Saturday, December 27, 2008 1:28:45 AM
Truly, the word pub is short for public house where alcoholic drinks are sold for people to consume in the premises. The things that make a pub not be the bar has some kind of homely atmosphere. There might be lots of wood in 'decor, carpets in the floor, with your lucky, you can sit with your drink and keep warmly in the winter night at open fire.
Pubs are usually identified by a sign hanging outside. These signs are originally compulsory a 14th Century Low which said whoever are making beer to be sold had to hang out a sign.
These days, most pubs are still marked by the signs, and the names of pubs is also very traditional as The King's Head, the Rose and Crown, the Carpenter's arm
Do you know "the booze" is the slang word for alcohol. And boozer is another name of a pub.
The ultimate thing makes the people come to pubs, the beer is important but the most importances are the atmosphere, environment, the people who work there and come there. It makes it all very a social and specially experience.
In most pubs, you can buy a wide range of alcohols, soft drinks, wines and spirits. There are difference beers and lagers. In British, if you order a beer, you get what you called, a bitter, a dark beer which isn't very gassy. Lager is the yellow one with gas, which is common in many other countries. They can be served by a pump which brings up a drink from barrels in the cellars of the pub. They are sold in measures of a pint, or a half of pint. A pint is about a half of litter.
When you want to invite your friends to come to a pub, please say "fancy a pint". And to order your drinks, "a pint of lagers please" or "half a lager please"
When you order your drink, let go to and talk directly with the person behind the bar, there are no waiters come to your table and take the order.