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Post  sarah on Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:06 am

There are visitors who come to England and leave thinking they have never
been inside a pub, They don't realize that the words "pub" or "public house" are
rarely included in the tifie of the place. So how do you know whether a building
is a pub and what does a pub offer the visitor?
The first thing to look for is a large sign either hanging over the street or
placed on a pole outside the building. This sign may have a name like The Kings
Arms, The Black Rabbit or The Duke of Kendal or an appropriate picture. Many
pubs have names linked to royalty, popular heroes, sports or great occasions.
There is a pub called The Concorde after the new airliner.
On the doors of a pub you may see the words "Saloon Bar" or "Public Bar".
The "Saloon Bar" is more comfortably furnished. Occasionally the words "Free
House" can be seen beside the name of the pub. This doesn't mean they serve free
food and drink; it refers to the fact that the pub doesn't buy its drinks from one
particular brewery only. It isn't a "tied house" -- tied to a brewery.
The services a pub offers vary around the country. The basic service is the
sale of alcoholic drinks at certain times of the day. Opening times, as these
periods are often called, are usually from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to
11 p.m. on weekdays. On Sundays the opening times are 12 noon until 2 p.m. and
7 - 10:30 p.m. although these times can vary slightly according to the region. Pubs
can also offer food and accommodation. To help visitors, an experimental system
of symbols has been tried out in Southern England and East Anglia. These
symbols indicate just what is available from a particular pub.
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Post  Human on Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:43 am

we learned it in our listening classes haha
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Post  Alex on Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:06 pm

One of my favourite pubs is called "The Moon & Sixpence"

and another near it is the "Elephant and Wheelbarrow"

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