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What is a pub?

Good question. This section has been inspired by the lunacy of CAMRA's Pub Committee trying to redefine a "pub" as any prenise that serves alcohol be it restaurant, cafe, bar or anything else.

Let's start with Geroge Orwell and move on from there.

The Moon Under Water The Flying Swan Landlords or Managers?
George Orwell got it right before Wetherspoon's got it so horribly wrong. Robert Rankin knows a proper pub when he sees one. Without a "Mine Host", it's not a pub.
Gastropubs Pubcos Families & Food
How to ruin a British Institution. A revolting abbreviation for a revolting business. Is it a pub? Is it a restaurant? Is it a crêche?
Wetherspoons
Better than Watney's but...