'Let's go to the pub and' *place any activity here*

Posted on February 15, 2009 by yankeebean

yankeebeanAhhhhhh, the pub.  The PUB.  The pub the pub the pub the pub the pub…

Say it out loud and notice how NICE it is… even just to speak the phrase.

There’s something round and hug-able about the pub.  Something non-threatening and comforting, like the guy-friend you know will never put the moves on you.

The pub is a category in which England wins – there is no competition – no equivalent.  The pub stands alone on the 1st-place podium with nothing coming even close to 2nd or 3rd.  They say it’s lonely at the top, but the pub is never lonely…

No matter how many tube maps, pictures of Diana, cobbles stones, red phone booths, bowler hats or Big-Bens an American place plasters all over their walls, it can not, and will not, make it a pub.

You can celebrate, commiserate, relax, party, chat, sing, and even quiz at the pub.

You can eat, drink and snack at the pub.

You can get dressed up and go to the pub, or wear old jeans and a t-shirt to the pub.  (Especially since the smoking ban, since your clothes won’t end up pong-tastic)

You can meet old friends or new friends at the pub.

Almost any phrase you could come up with, you could precede with ‘Let’s go to the pub and…’ and it would work!

I case you haven’t guessed, I like the pub…

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  1. Keith February 17, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    “When you have lost your inns, drown your empty selves. For you will have lost the last of England.” Hilaire Belloc

    DR. JOHNSON declared a tavern seat “the throne of human felicity.”

  2. Iota February 17, 2009 at 1:57 am

    I heard that thousands and thousands are closing, as they are really struggling, with supermarket alcohol being so cheap, and smokers no longer able to enjoy an evening out. If there ever was a case for government subsidy, the pub is right up there with the post office.

  3. peacefulyorkshire February 17, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Pubs are great! I love how there is a pub for every type of person and every mood. There are the bistro pubs with swish “gastro food” and low lighting, then there are your boozer pubs like Yates where curry is only 4 quid and beer is cheap. There are your boisterous family pubs that have 2 for 1 offers and big play equipment for all your kids to use, then there are your local ones where you can get to know the barstaff and go in for a quick pint. Then there are your small village pubs where if you walk in everyone stares because you’re very new.
    If I were to move back to the USA, I would miss them all! So many are closing and it is a bit sad…. NOW where are people going to go to lose their troubles? ;)

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