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public house

noun
1.
British. a tavern.
2.
an inn or hostelry.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75
Synonyms
See hotel.
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  • You're within walking distance of the railway station when you come to stay in this public house.
  • Apply for additional licenses, such as the off-premises sales license, winery license or brewery-public house license.
British Dictionary definitions for public house

public house

noun
1.
(Brit) the formal name for pub
2.
(US & Canadian) an inn, tavern, or small hotel
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