Pub Etiquette: Definition of a PUB and Ordering
British Pubs Vs. American Bars
A British pub must never be confused with an American bar. Pubs are an important part of the life and culture in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The word “pub” comes from “public house.” In older times, the term signified someone’s house that had been opened to the public. A pub is truly the neighborhood’s living room. It’s an everyday party for the neighborhood, and your welcome is a bit warmer than in an American bar. The owner or operator is referred to by various names: host, publican, landlord and governor. He often lives on the premises.
There is no table service in English pubs. Order and pay at the bar. The barman or barmaid is very aware whose turn is next. Signal your readiness to make a purchase by holding money in your hand. You will be waited upon in turn. All purchases are in cash. Not many pubs take credit cards. If you are seated at a table, it is customary for one or two persons to make the trip to the bar on behalf of the entire table.
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466 Old State RD 37, Bedford Indiana 47421