Pubs

Public refreshment facilities with more emphasis on drinking, normally alcoholic beverages, than on eating or entertainment, which if provided usually occurs in separate, often back rooms, and offering no accommodations; use "saloons" for similar places but with staged entertainment provided in the main room; use "taverns" for establishments offering public accommodations as well as general refreshments, but no entertainment other than social gatherings.

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Pub
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alehouses
ale-houses
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café Dutch
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Public refreshment facilities with more emphasis on drinking, normally alcoholic beverages, than on eating or entertainment, which if provided usually occurs in separate, often back rooms, and offering no accommodations; use "saloons" for similar places but with staged entertainment provided in the main room; use "taverns" for establishments offering public accommodations as well as general refreshments, but no entertainment other than social gatherings.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300005166. The J. Paul Getty Trust.