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Pubs!2019.02.07


Pubs!

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Dear readers,
 
It’s February already! Time flies. It’s now the new year in China, too. Did you know I was born in the year of the pig/boar? Technically it’s my year this year. I used to be disappointed about being the boar, because many of my friends were born in the year of the dog, and I loved dogs when I was growing up. But, recently, I’ve come to like pigs and boars too.
 
Anyway, today I’m not going to talk about the zodiac! Today I want to talk about pubs. I’m sure you know at least a little on this topic: a pub is a special kind of bar/restaurant in the UK, which isn’t found anywhere else in the world.
 
Pubs have a unique atmosphere. They’re very relaxed, and are designed to feel comfortable like people’s homes. In fact, the word ‘pub’ comes from ‘public house’ – a pub is a cosy house for visitors and people in the community. You can even bring your dogs! Unlike an izakaya, pubs are very open in terms of their design, and don’t have separate small rooms. A lot of people stand or sit around the bar and talk to other people from the community, and to the bartenders. In the winter, a lot of pubs light their fireplaces and put up Christmas lights, so the atmosphere is really warm and lovely. Additionally, some pubs have live music evenings, comedy nights, and football nights when a lot of people go to the pub to watch an important match on TV.
 
Pubs are everywhere in the UK. Every small area has at least one pub. For example, if there were pubs in Hitachi, there would be a few in Heiwa-cho, a couple in Kashima-cho, Benten-cho, and so on. You might hear people saying “I’m going to the local” – this is short for “I’m going to the local pub”.
 
In the area near my family’s house, there are a few pubs that we can walk to, and they’re all a little bit different. There’s one called The Horseshoe, one called The Red Lion, and one called The Dog and Partridge (pubs’ names always start with ‘the’ and are always nouns, often items or animals).
 
I used to work at The Red Lion as a waitress during the holidays! It was a nice place to work, as I could make friends with the local people, and the other staff members were friendly. The Red Lion is a slightly more upmarket pub than the others, and does fancier food. Often pubs don’t really have waitresses, because you order your food at the bar. The Horseshoe and The Dog and Partridge are like this. But at some upmarket places, half of the pub is restaurant style, and as such you order food and drinks from a waitress while sitting at your table.
 
Whichever pub you choose, however, the food will have some similar themes. Most pubs do roast dinners on Sundays, for example. In addition, a lot of pubs will sell fish and chips, homemade pie, and British beef burgers. Other than this, depending on the pub, the menu will be different. The Red Lion also did a nice fish pie, and good pastas and pizzas.
 
I highly recommend going to a pub if you visit the UK, because they’re a big part of normal British culture! If you get the chance though, you should do a little bit of research beforehand, to check that your pub has a nice atmosphere and sells good food.
 
I hope that my blog entry this week gave you a good idea of what pubs in the UK are like, and didn’t make you too hungry. If you have any questions about pubs in the future, please ask me!
 
All the best for this week,
 
Sarah
 

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