public house

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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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This aside, the guide contains many of the cream of British public houses and presents the information in a way that is both easy and enjoyable to read.
A new e-commerce system introduced on 1 July in the UK could boost the profits of the British public house, hotel and leisure industry by over GBP100m.
When we ask ourselves why his opposition should be so vehement we quickly see that it has nothing to do with fears for the drunken punter, for the sacred atmosphere of the British public house, or for the future of civilisation as we know it.

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