The pub is a cultural mainstay in the UK. Whether you are a local or a tourist, your experience with the country will never be complete if you have not walked into a pub. If you are planning to go to one, take this article as your guide.
But first, make sure that you are of legal age. People under 18 years old are not allowed to drink in licensed premises, such as a pub or restaurant.
Here’s what you need to do to make the most of your stay at a pub:
Know the Language
Essentially, a pub is a world of its own. It has its own set of rules, culture, and of course, language. To relate, you must know them and use them properly. If you are not sure of how to say it, do not try hard. Be honest instead. The regulars will not mind it, and the bartender will appreciate it.
Tag Along Your Friends
Whether it’s a pub in Tunbridge Wells or a place at the corner of the street, your trip to a pub for the very first time will be much more fun if you bring your mates with you. Having a group is an advantage, especially if you are planning to have a good time; someone can take charge of driving. And if you have a friend who is a regular at a pub, you are extremely lucky.
Do not broadcast that it is your first time at a pub; there is no need for that. If the menu is complicated, just order the safest one. More importantly, do not pick up fights. You can always have a memorable first-time pub experience by just appreciating the vibe and the people.
Keep things simple. Another piece of advice you need is learn how to say 'No'.