noun (plural hostelries)archaic or humorous
An inn or pub.
More example sentences
- Being born in a pub, and not unknown to frequent his local hostelry for a shandy or two, Pembrokeshire author Keith Johnson is eminently qualified to be the author of his latest volume on county watering-holes.
- The Prince of Wales came to the rescue of village life yesterday when he called in for a pint and a whisky chaser at a hostelry in the Yorkshire Dales.
- Local hostelries offering liquid and solid refreshment include the Inverkip Hotel and Village Inn in Inverkip; and the Wemyss Bay Hotel, Wemyss Bay.
late Middle English: from Old French hostelerie from hostelier 'innkeeper', from hostel (see hostel).
Definition of hostelry in:
- The US English dictionary