We therefore decided that we would sleep out on fine nights; and hotel it, and inn it, and pub.
A great many pub-lovers, it seems, confine their love not to just one pub but one specific room in that one specific pub.
The pub was also one of only six in the UK to be named a finalist for Most Family Friendly pub.
The awards, which drew a record number of entries this year, feature 16 categories, including ones for the best live entertainment pub, best freehouse, best cider bar or pub, best spirits bar or pub, best managed pub, best food pub and best student pub.
ere's also a new "market rent only" rule so that a pubs on a tied lease should pay no more rent than a similar free trade pub.
Pubs have had to contend with a lot over the last 10 years - the smoking ban, cheaper alcohol in supermarkets, etc - but the biggest problem has been that pub companies have been too greedy and taken too big a share of the profits made by each pub.
A light beer and a summer day mutually enhance each other, but nothing beats drinking in a great pub.
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Pubs are closing at a rapid rate and if action is not taken now, the great British pub will become extinct - leaving the next generation unable to visit a traditional pub.
Licensees Colin and Myra Hughes have completely changed the pub's image in the three years they have ran the nautically themed pub.
Just as the nineteenth century witnessed the development of the pub, it also witnessed the development of women's roles in the pub.
Hopeful candidates are arriving in the Co Limerick town of Newcastlewest to get a look at the pub.