DBD 7-16-2021: Public

Public Houses are English in origin. While these establishments existing well into Roman times, the actual term first appeared in the 17-century as a way to describe a tavern that was open to the public without membership. Hence… “pub”.

The Churchill Arms, just west of Kensington Palace is an example. Google describes it as a “[f]lower-bedecked real ale boozer, filled with Churchill memorabilia, serving Thai noodles and curry.” It is now owned and operated by Fuller’s Cider.