Definition of alehouse in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈeɪlhaʊs


  • An inn or public house.
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    • Like today, London had many inns and alehouses throughout it and drinking was as popular then as it is today!
    • The licensing of alehouses and inns was the responsibility of justices of the peace.
    • In England pubs were either inns, providing accommodation and food to wealthy travellers; or taverns, providing only wine and spirits to the local neighbourhood; or alehouses, selling only beer to a poorer clientele.

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