alehouse

(redirected from alehouses)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

ale·house

 (āl′hous′)
n.
A pub or tavern.

alehouse

(ˈeɪlˌhaʊs)
n
1. archaic a place where ale was sold; tavern
2. (Brewing) informal another name for pub

ale•house

(ˈeɪlˌhaʊs)

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
a tavern where ale or beer is sold; bar; pub.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alehouse - a tavern where ale is soldalehouse - a tavern where ale is sold    
gin mill, pothouse, pub, public house, taphouse, saloon - tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms; often provides light meals
Translations

alehouse

(o.f.) [ˈeɪlˌhaʊs] Ntaberna f

alehouse

[ˈeɪlhaʊs] (old-fashioned) ntaverne f

alehouse

n (old)Wirtshaus nt, → Schenke f, → Schänke f
References in classic literature ?
Moreover they had Grip in company; and when they must otherwise have changed the guinea, it was but to make him exhibit outside an alehouse door, or in a village street, or in the grounds or gardens of a mansion of the better sort, and scores who would have given nothing in charity, were ready to bargain for more amusement from the talking bird.
This incident only suggested to the widow's mind, when they halted at an alehouse some miles further on, and heard the justice's character as given by his friends, that perhaps something more than capacity of stomach and tastes for the kennel and the stable, were required to form either a perfect country gentleman, a thoroughbred Englishman, or a genuine John Bull; and that possibly the terms were sometimes misappropriated, not to say disgraced.
They then separated; the gamekeeper returned home to Mr Western's, and Jones walked to an alehouse at half a mile's distance, to wait for his messenger's return.
I said no more to her, or she to me, a good while; but by and by, somebody calling her at a door a little way off, she desired me that if anybody called for the Barnet coach, I would step and call her at the house, which it seems was an alehouse.
As soon as I had got the bundle, and the maid was out of sight, I goes on towards the alehouse, where the porter's wife was, so that if I had met her, I had then only been going to give her the bundle, and to call her to her business, as if I was going away, and could stay no longer; but as I did not meet her, I walked away, and turning into Charterhouse Lane, then crossed into Batholomew Close, so into Little Britain, and through the Bluecoat Hospital, into Newgate Street.
To render these recollections the more vivid, it came on to snow as night set in; and, passing through Stamford and Grantham, and by the little alehouse where he had heard the story of the bold Baron of Grogzwig, everything looked as if he had seen it but yesterday, and not even a flake of the white crust on the roofs had melted away.
He was somewhat dashed in spirits, having passed a long day alone skulking in the county, and made but a poor meal in an alehouse near Dundas.
In point of cleanliness and comfort it would have suffered by no comparison with any English alehouse, of a homely kind, in England.
All these proceedings naturally made the child more watchful and suspicious, and she soon observed that whenever they halted to perform outside a village alehouse or other place, Mr Codlin while he went through his share of the entertainments kept his eye steadily upon her and the old man, or with a show of great friendship and consideration invited the latter to lean upon his arm, and so held him tight until the representation was over and they again went forward.
I stayed to dine at a decent alehouse, some mile or two from the Ferry I have mentioned before; and thus the day wore away, and it was evening when I reached it.
In addition, the Pyramid Alehouses (located in Seattle, Berkeley and Walnut Creek) will be hosting "Tilted Tuesdays" where for a special price customers can drink like a Scotsman and take home their logo'd Tilted Kilt pint glass for future enjoyment.
He said that the increase was due to both increased prices and patronage at the Company's Pyramid Alehouses located adjacent to its breweries in Berkeley, California, and Seattle, Washington.