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When is a Bar a Pub?

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

I grant that might seem a strange title for a post, but is there a difference between a [tag]bar[/tag] and a [tag]pub[/tag]?
In my opinion there is a definite distinction.

The word ‘Pub’ is derived from [tag]Public House[/tag], as Pubs in the UK were originally known as- therefore they were originally ‘Houses for the Public, so one would expect to find home comforts, such as sofas, comfortable chairs, carpets and probably an open fireplace.

On the other hand, a bar (in my humble opinion) is just that, a room or hall with a bar in it. I find it odd that some bar owners here in Spain take on a bare bones bar, with just a counter and some metal stools, add a few plastic tables and then call it “The Mucky Duck Pub” when there is nothing remotely pub-like about the place. A bit like opening a corner shop and calling it “The City of London Hypermarket” I guess it does not really matter, I mean we are not discussing a life or death situation here, but I feel more distinction should be made.


Pub Jokes can get Out of Hand!

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

Here is a very good example of how getting carried away on a Friday night can make you look a bit of a fool.

Every Friday night, here in Europe is the draw of the ‘[tag]Euromillions[/tag]’ a [tag]lottery[/tag] held Europe wide, that often ‘rolls over’ meaning the top prize can run into multi-million Euro prizes.

Last Friday night the jackpot was hovering around the 35 Million GBP mark, and after a few too many in his local pub, unemployed father of one Fergus Frater decided to pretend he had scooped the jackpot, like you do.

He called his son Jordon, a 25 year old roofer, told him the good news and informed him he would receive 5 million pounds.


2 Year Old Girl Attacked by Dog in Pub

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

A 22 month old girl has been attacked by a terrier dog. The attack happened at the [tag]Famous Old Pines Pub[/tag] in Winbourne, Bournemouth last Friday.

Fortunately the girl should now be out of hospital and scarring should be minimal due to her young age. No doubt she will now have a permanant dreadful fear of dogs, though.

The dog was siezed and the owner questioned, although he was not arrested.

The [tag]owners of the pub[/tag] have now banned all dogs.


Hamish Case Adjourned

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

[tag]Blackpool publican[/tag] [tag]Hugh Howitt[/tag] (known as Hamish) appeared in Blackpool magistrates court yesterday to face charges of allowing customers to light up in his pub, The [tag]Happy Scots Bar[/tag].

He was accompanied by his wife Joanne, son Hugh and a friend Warren Thompson who all face charges of smoking in the bar.

They have been ordered to return on 15th August.

Supporters were out in their droves to support Hamish, who has vowed to take his fight to the European courts if necessary.
Good Luck Hamish!

Bar Customers Panic as Flooding Threatens Ireland

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Flooding Bar


Famous Drinking Quotes

Friday, July 20th, 2007

I wish I was witty enough to make up some memorable quotes- but I am not so I have had to steal from others.
Anyway, not being famous wouldn’t give mine quite the same edge.

Famous Drinking Quotes by Famous People

“When I read about the evils of drinking I gave up reading.”
“My Grandmother is over eighty and still doesn’t need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle.”
-Henry Youngman (1906-1988)

“Work is the curse of the drinking class.”
-Oscar Wilde (1889-1945)

“I’ve stopped drinking, but only while I’m asleep.”
-George Best (1946-2005-Used up two livers)

Thirsty Swagman is at it Again!

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

As a practice run before the kick-off of the World’s Biggest Pub Crawl in march, Australian tour company [tag]Thirsty Swagman[/tag] are gearing up for the world’s first 11 Day cross-country pub crawl through Europe in September.

The drinking and fun will begin in the beer tents of the world’s biggest beer festival, the [tag]Oktoberfest[/tag] in Munich.

After Munich, it’s on to the Austrian Alpine village of Maria Alm for three boozy nights. Then the party will stagger onto Prague, for a beerstop, before returning to Germany, where this time they will visit Dusseldorf’s [tag]Bolker Strasse[/tag], where they will drink in as many of the 300 bars in the area as they can manage.