A Quick Introduction to British Pub Culture

A staple in British culture is the pub, which is short for public house, but nobody will ever call it that. They’re essentially a bar that serves as a local meeting place where people can socialise and relax over a drink. A visit to the local pub is mandatory if you want to really immerse yourself, not only in British pub culture but also in the culture of the local area too. Pubs usually serve a variety of branded and local beers, as well as spirits and wine, and many serve traditional British pub food too. You’ll probably not find cocktails and an enormous range of fancy drinks with fancy names – that is the realm of a bar, not the local pub. It’s estimated that there are over 45,000 pubs in England today.

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