BRITISH PUBS Antonio Ángel Marrero Díaz Edwina Valiente Rodríguez
The pub, short for public house, is an integralpart of British life. In Britain, pub can be: o A meeting place. o An entertainment centre. o The central point of a community.The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) estimates that: o 80% of adults pub goers‘. o Over 15 million drink in a pub at least once a week.
Typical British pub? There is no such thing. They come in all shapes, sizes and styles: o From the traditional country pub, with real ales and an open fire (usually accompanied by an old man and his dog), o To the bustling city-centre hotspot, with teenagers shouting to each other over ear-splitting music.
The centers of the larger cities have the widest variety of pubs within easy reach of each other. o Some of them are very old: Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem
Can we eat here?Few pubs didn´t offer anything more than peanuts and crispsThe BBPA over a billion meals per yearPub grubsSpecific areas reserved for eatingGastropub
LICENSING LAWSAge is 18A child under 14Do not smokeOpening hours from 11:00 to 1:OO
GOLDEN RULESNever ask for a beer. Ask for a specific type or use a brand name. Pint of bitter: very popular and distinctively British. This brownish-red ale is strongly flavoured. Larger: more familiar and cold. Black beer: usually associated with Ireland
Do not sit at a table and wait for someone to take your order. Drinks must be paid at the moment.No tips except when a large group ...and one for yourself
PUB CRAWLA bar tour, bar crawl or bar-hopping.Act of one or more people drinking in multiple pubs or bars in a single night, normally walking or busing to each one between drinking.