The Public House (commonly referred to as the pub) is a tradition that goes back many years and is quite unique to the United Kingdom.
There are over 60,000 pubs in Britain and between them they have over three-quarters of the adult population visiting them at one time or another.
In this day and age where more and more pubs serve food - and we’re not just talking pie, chips and peas anymore – people who at one time were averse to going into a pub for one reason or another will now happily go there be it for Sunday lunch or a celebratory birthday meal.
Even though the price of alcohol steadily rises year upon year (thanks to those who are trying to keep us from staggering all over the place), people will still go down their local. There are of course a growing number of people (and it is a very small percentage) who have opted to drink at home and maybe even brew their own beer or make their own wine.
It is a meeting place after all – why do you think it’s called a Public House?? You can live in a small village with one pub and a local shop, but if you don’t frequent either, then the chances of meeting other residents are pretty slim (unless you go around knocking on door and introducing yourself). Here are some fantastic Pub Food Recipies that you can try yourself at home.
The pub is a community unto itself where local issues are debated upon, religious beliefs aired and yesterday’s football match analysed kick by kick. Needless to say, many is the occasion where the red carpet by the bar turns out to be comprised of more than just spilt tomato juice!!
Public Houses can be found in every village, town or city and vary in size from small local pubs, privately owned to large pubs such as those owned by Brains. All pubs usually do a fabulous Sunday roast. Toby Carvery is one chain of pubs offering its customers tasty roasts. Keep an eye out for online Toby Carvery Vouchers. Any restaurant you are planning on eating out in always check online first as there are always great offers about.