Pubs and Restaurants in Hampshire
Hampshire has a variety of pubs and restaurants to visit, each establishment with its own character, food, and drinks on offer.
Pubs and Restaurants
Is there a difference between a pub and a restaurant? Both sell alcoholic beverages and both might sell food. The difference comes with the original intent each establishment was started for. Pub is short for “Public House”, a place where customers can order drinks and a light meal.
A restaurant is a place built and specifically planned to prepare and sell food and beverages to customers. Customers are seated at a table and food and drinks are ordered from a menu. A restaurant mostly serves a bigger, more specialised range of food and beverages.
Where a pub is a public house, a restaurant is not.
Menus and Drinks
Menus and drinks can be different for each restaurant. The menu will depend on the restaurant’s specialties. A pub’s menu will contain mostly light meals.
Wine lists will be mostly used in a restaurant. A pub might serve wine, but mostly it concentrates on beer, drafts, ciders, and other alcoholic drinks. A restaurant would have a whole range of wines to suit each meal.
Pub events can include a variety of entertainment offered to their customers. It could range from live bands, karaoke nights, talent nights, and much more.
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