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public house

1. Brit the formal name for pub
2. US and Canadian an inn, tavern, or small hotel


1. A place which provides eating and drinking, but no lodging, for the public; a tavern.
2. A hotel.
3. A student hostel or residence.
4. A hospice.
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But it is a shrinking market and the dominance of a few chains has contributed to the disappearance of traditional British pub names, and led to a profusion of bland corporate makeovers.
A campaign for cheaper beer has been launched by MPs worried about the future of the traditional British pub.
No one would really want to see the traditional British pub disappear, but that is the ultimate threat.
I want to create a place where visitors can feel at home and mix with my regular customers in a traditional British pub atmosphere.
Clearly it is hard to imagine many of these activities being welcomed and nurtured in the traditional British pub.
URGENT moves must be made to save the traditional British pub before it's too late.
On June 2, Steve Smith, from Freemasons at Wiswell in Lancashire, will be treating diners to modern adaptations of traditional British pub classics.
The Queen's Room has a 1,000sq ft dance floor and the Golden Lion makes a fair stab at being a traditional British pub - although no pub I know on land adds a 15 per cent surcharge to its bar bills.
What we do is essentially traditional British pub grub cooked very well," said its assistant manager, Ben Redwood, of the menu created by the pub's head chef Jeremy Holbrook.
We want to be a traditional British pub and we will be offering a great choice of food and drink and we are hoping we'll attract more people deciding to give themselves a night off from the kitchen.
We were eating outside on the decking, but as we selected from the menu inside it gave us chance to take a peek at what it still a very traditional British pub.
They found cafes play a vital part in public life which could potentially threaten the future of the traditional British pub.

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