“Home From Home”
Considered to be one of the popular settings in the 18th century, it did not include any of the upper class pretensions but was entirely concentrated on the so-called homely frills. These even allowed people to be more comfortable and convenient staying inside the country pubs.
Good thing, the kitchen mainly served as the congregation room and it presented many of the drinking activities. This type of pub is simple and elegant and is truly a perfect place for workers to enjoy and relax along with others. This is truly a perfect place to feel good and be at ease while drinking beers, soft drinks and more.
“Grander than Home”
This pub setting was mainly created and developed in the 18th century and was continued until the 19th century. This pub was most likely found in small towns and suburbs and was located next to other hotels. This environment would never look so comfortable for an average pub-goer with its overdone décor and ostentatious atmosphere.
This drinking house was also the one seen in the Cruikshank sketch and was nonexistent during the 18th century. The good thing about this type is that its style mainly contributed to the so-called “The Gin Palace”. In fact, this establishment went through a lot of extreme changes from being simpler pubs because of their fashionable employees and intricate ornamentation.
The pubs also catered to the most powerful, most elite and most influential people and contributed to the involvement of the upper classes in the drink contribution. One of the main uses of pubs, including the larger pubs, is that they meet the formal entertainment and business meetings. This is part of the private conviviality. Apart from it, there are also privately-designed rooms that are offered for all travelers.
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Other inns also have their opulent rooms that are mainly available for all members, either kings, of the societies. Some of them also enjoyed staying in their rooms often described as the “draughty and cheerless”.
Nevertheless, people working in most pubs are known for their different reputations while landlords were known to be very generous and jovial. They are even popular for their hospitality shown to others and some behaved and cheated in such an unfriendly manner.
In the 18th century, the coaching age became popular with all of the travelers who visited England and swept through the place with their coaches. They even decided to stay and stop for a while at the inns for their comfort and relaxation.
At this time, landlords were very cruel because they knew from the start that guests would no longer return. Based on the novels presented in the past, stories were told about the unfortunate travelers ending up their horrific days arguing with landlords of the inn.
A small pub, inn or alehouse is most likely to be operated by a wife and his husband with the assistance of servants. A big-sized inn is also completed with the facilities to cater to the needs of travelers, with the assistance of the staff. Even a bigger inn also provides kept horses or stagecoaches for all of the guests. They are backed by the staff including those who are operating the stables, the drinking rooms and kitchen rooms. This was also the time that pubs have their outdoor benches along with the old folks that talk about the neighborhood. They mainly talked about the happenings in the neighborhood while there could be an advertisement for an improved and large alehouse.