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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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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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The public house trade has been dying for some time now through heavy taxation on alcohol, then on July 1 2007 the smoking ban was the final nail in the coffin for the public house.
In Public Houses takes a novel look at one of colonial America's best known institutions, the tavern.

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