The Emergence of Gastro Pubs

The Emergence of Gastro Pubs

The emergence of gastro pubs is something that has been happening over an extended period of time. As early as the start of the 20th century publicans started to realize that in order to increase their trade they needed to attract a wider customer base from just working men, who would view the pub as…

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Pubs with a Criminal Past

Pubs with a Criminal Past

With pubs being at the heart of a community they tend to reflect the activities of that area. Inner city pubs for centuries have been a magnate for like-minded young men and women to meet and sometimes that has resulted in certain pubs getting reputations for certain types of illegal activity. One of England’s most…

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British Television and Public Houses

British Television and Public Houses

Public Houses have played such a big part in British culture and everyday life that they have been heavily featured in many television soaps and programs. On occasions there has been a conflict of interest as on the one hand government agencies promote the pub highlighting all the great things about being British, especially community…

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The decline of Britain’s Public Houses

The decline of Britain’s Public Houses

There could be an argument put forward that Britain’s Public Houses have been declining since 1900 when there was 100,000 of them. However, even though there was a drop during the 20th century the quality of the establishment had improved, and it was still seen very much as the centre of the community. The number…

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The original Inns and Taverns

The original Inns and Taverns

Ale has been drunk in the British Isles since the Bronze Age, but it was the Romans who first brought their “tabernae” to the country. These inns were established as a stopping point on the Roman Roads where travellers could purchase beer and other refreshments. The Anglo Saxons then established ale houses from domestic dwellings.…

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