public house meaning

  "public house" in a sentence
Noun: public house
Usage: Brit
  1. Tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms; often provides light meals
    - pub [Brit, Cdn], saloon [Brit], pothouse [US], gin mill [N. Amer], taphouse [archaic], tavern, boozer [Brit]

Derived forms: public houses

Type of: tap house, tavern

Encyclopedia: Public house


Same as tavern.

Under the Local Government Act 1966,any premises licensed for the sale of intoxicating liquor for consumption on the premises, this (apart from any ancillary or incidental trade or business) being the only trade carried on there.


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