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public house

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

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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In terms of Irish theme pubs, O'Neill's is one of the largest.
The 28-year-old was out with pals from her ante-natal class at a wild west theme pub.
At a press conference held at a Russian theme pub in Glasgow city centre, Docherty, who until recently was almost an anonymous figure in his home town, insists the fight has caught the imagination of the Glaswegian public.
More money went into it when he transformed it into Irish theme pub Nelly Kelly's.
Back in 1990, slimy brewery executive Nigel Ridley decided he wanted to re-brand the Rovers - as a raucous theme pub.
THE luck of the Irish has finally run out as breweries are calling time on the Irish theme pub boom.
The Irish beauty (pictured above) kicks up a storm at O'Neill's theme pub in London's trendy Covent Garden.
He dragged himself away from the soccer theme pub Barfly he now owns and sped to the rescue in a black cab.
The Oz theme pub, Walkabout, in Durham City, wants to stay open until 3.30am on special occasions including Australia Day.
To every Plastic Paddy stumbling around an Irish theme pub with a tricolour daubed on your face, sporting a leprechaun hat, singing the wrong words to Pogues songs, drinking Guinness through clenched teeth and telling people on your mobile phone how great the "craic" is, why not try doing it all in Dublin next year and see which orifice your inflatable shillelagh ends up in.
The five categories are: Best Family Pub and Bar, Best Theme Pub and Bar, Best Food Pub and Bar, Best Traditional Community Pub and Bar, and Best Hotel Bar.