Drink in exceptional surroundings in these historic pubs
Raise your glass to these famous watering holes
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Bar, tavern, saloon, inn, hostelry... whatever you like to call it, the pub (public house) is the place where most people head for when they feel like a drink. An establishment licensed to sell alcoholic beverages on the premises, the pub as we know it first appeared in 10th-century Britain as an alehouse. Soon, coaching inns were catering to tired and thirsty travelers. In time, the bar became the place to meet and socialize. Many public houses have since become historic, listed properties, famous as much for their architectural heritage as the assortment of celebrity patrons spilling through their doors.
Click through the following gallery and take a drink in pubs across England, Ireland, the USA, and elsewhere as you 'pour' over these historic watering holes.
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