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An establishment for the sale of beer and other drinks, and sometimes also food, to be consumed on the premises.The word pub is short for public house. Pubs are popular social meeting places. People talk, eat, drink, meet their friends and relax there. If you want to drink alcohol, make sure you do so responsibly. Pubs often have two bars, one usually quieter than the other. Children can go in pub gardens with their parents. Groups of friends normally buy 'rounds' of drinks, where the person whose turn it is will buy drinks for all the members of the group. Most pubs belong to a brewery (a company which makes beer) but sell many different kinds of beer, some on tap (from a big container under the bar) and some in bottles. Beers are served in "pints" for a large glass and "halves" for a smaller one. Most pubs offer a complete range of beers, local and imported. Pubs sell soft drinks as well as alcohol. Although most people think pubs are places where people drink alcohol, pubs in fact sell soft drinks (non alcoholic) drinks too. Various games, especially darts, are common features of pubs. One of the most popular ways to spend an evening - a place where people in the community can come together. 

Most pubs are very welcoming, safe places but a minority can be rowdy. Make sure you choose pubs with a friendly atmosphere where you feel comfortable. 

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