A Public House, or Pub as it’s more commonly referred to today, began in Ireland in order to provide an alternative for the working class to the Private Houses, a place frequented by the affluent in society that required membership. The pub atmosphere was simple—hard bench seats, and bare board walls and floors that were sometimes covered with sawdust to absorb the spitting and spillages. They provided a central point for the local community to gather and listen to Irish music, exchange stories, and indeed gossip over a cheap beer. Not only did the local pub offer ales, it also offered essentials such as food and hardware.
In more recent times, the Irish Pub has spread throughout the world, and developed into a resemblance of what we have today. Although banned in the early 19th Century by British legislation, pubs naturally began to flourish as a form of opposition. In Ireland there are over 10,500 public houses and 90 percent of all beer sold in Ireland today is sold in pubs.
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