The Public House
The word “pub” is an affectionate term for “public house.” Unfortunately, in America the word “pub” is thrown loosely about, referring to bars and taverns. A true public house – as they are still found in the countryside of Ireland and Scotland today – is a place where everyone is welcome, including children. It is the community living room. It is where the school board meets, the town council convenes, and the circuit judge holds court. It is where citizens gather to banter about community issues over a pint while the children play games in front of the fireplace.
With very rare exceptions, we are always open seating and sharing tables, encouraging patrons to talk to each other, seizing the opportunity to communicate with neighbors on the issues of the day. The result is a warm, friendly, atmosphere that welcomes all ages, races, and creeds. This is the true spirit of a public house.