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From Taverns to GastropubsFood, Drink, and Sociality in England$
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Christel Lane

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198826187

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198826187.001.0001

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The Historical Development of Taverns, Inns, and Public Houses

The Historical Development of Taverns, Inns, and Public Houses

(p.19) 1 The Historical Development of Taverns, Inns, and Public Houses
From Taverns to Gastropubs

Christel Lane

Oxford University Press

This largely descriptive chapter introduces the reader to the specific features and functions of each type of hostelry and provides a broad-brush picture of their historical development, activities, ways they influenced each other, and importance in their role in out-of-home consumption of food, drink, and sociality. It outlines their social, economic, and political functions, and places them in their societal context. The pub was always the lowest in the social hierarchy among the three. Yet, it has been the longest survivor and has gradually taken over some of the functions formerly performed by inns and taverns. Inns and taverns, however, persist in the British social imagination and, where their buildings have survived, they lend distinction to a village or part of town. Both continuities and changes over time, as well as some overlap between the three hostelries, are described using examples of places and personalities.

Keywords:   alehouse, hostelry, inn, public house, tavern

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