What is pub?

Pub

A pub (IPA: pʌb), formally public house (a house "open to the public", as opposed to a private house), is a drinking establishment fundamental to the culture of Britain, Ireland, Australia, Newfoundland, Canada and New Zealand. In many places, especially in villages, a pub can be the focal point of the community. The writings of Samuel Pepys describe the pub as the heart of England.

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The Running Horse - History
... The pub has recently celebrated 600 years of providing hospitality ... The poem can be found on the wall in the pub ... It is rumoured that in the 17th century the pub was used as a frequent meeting place for smugglers ...
Pubs Outside Great Britain
... See also Public houses in Ireland and Australian pubs Although "British" pubs found outside of Britain and its former colonies are often themed bars owing little to the ... long tradition of brewing—a number of pubs have opened which eschew "theming", and which instead focus on the business of providing carefully conditioned beer, often independent of any particular brewery or chain ... interest in British cask beer and the British pub tradition is reflected by the fact that some 56 British cask beers were available at the 2008 European Beer Festival ...
Golden Lion (pub)
... Cambridgeshire is a former coaching inn, now more known as a pub and popular night spot and for alleged ghost sightings ... The pub dates back to 1605 though it has been renovated many times since ...