Why is it that an English male on the other side of the planet can be drawn to cry when he can’t find a good local pub to hang out at?
The English pub is the cornerstone of English culture. Where they socialise and meet, where they unwind with a nice warm or cold beer, and where they are entertained, through pub sports, darts and pool, and all of this can happen while enjoying the favourite beverage Beer.
Great Britain’s pubs, formally known as public houses; because they are of course public, are a place to gather and relax for all.
Pubs are usually close to most places, and offer a variety of entertainment: Including quiz nights, karaoke nights, and bingo nights, amongst some also providing live bands too. Not to mention the darts and dominoes nights.
There is 60,000 pubs still going in the United Kingdom, but apparently two are always closing every single day of the week. Imagine that. Also, 22,459 pubs have been listed to date that have closed and never reopened, which is quite a shame.
But, the atmosphere of a public house is a great get away for so many people, and is also a reachable meeting point to start the night, end the night, or stay the night; depending on your preference.
It is also a home to socialising with not just people you know too, as well to the popular pub grub like sausage and mash, pie, the classic burger, fish and chips and lasagne. It is rare that there isn’t a good menu to entice the taste buds. Pubs want to make money, so they want to give you quality and the best service possible, right. Right.
So you’ve played a game of darts, got some food. But what’s that in the background you hear… music; it’s almost natural for most places to have it on in the background. It’s hard to imagine a pub without a tune playing these days. Sometimes a song that you adore just might come on, then, it is only a matter of time before you get lost in it, and start to sing and bop your head to the beat. Happy days.
Finally, the reason most people come to a pub, is to have an alcoholic beverage. In England, lager, wine, and gin and tonic are probably the more classic drinks people associate with pubs. I think it would be hard not to find someone who doesn’t like any of the three classics, which is probably how they came to be such things… makes sense.
The other great think about English pubs are the names. You visit great local bars like “The Office”, The Jolly Taxpayer, The Blood and Bucket, The Carthaginians Mathematics Base, The Spitting Into South Harrow, The Pope and Anchor. Any great names you can think of ? Otherwise check out this link to many of the funniest pub names in England.