Some pubs have Latin inscriptions

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See ocean puns entry for more. People who eat fish often cover it in a floury semi-liquid which gives it a crisp coating.

The local police officer

Pubs for use in a chain are bought and sold in large units, often from regional breweries which are then closed down. The snug was for patrons who preferred not to be seen in the public bar. Gin houses of this time had developed from gin shops and the serving counter had stayed, as part of that evolution. This law has now been repealed but while in force it dramatically altered the industry.

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This is a name for chopped fish and fish fluids thrown overboard as bait. These island bars became popular as they also allowed staff to serve customers in several different rooms surrounding the bar.

There are a number of pubs in central or northern England which still retain this set up but these days the beer is fetched by the customer from the taproom or public bar. The local police officer might nip in for a quiet pint, the parish priest for his evening whisky, or lovers for a rendezvous. Interesting origins are not confined to old or traditional names, however. Balls Pond Road in Islington was named after an establishment run by a Mr. Their popularity ended with the outbreak of the Second World War when recreational road travel became impossible, and the advent of post-war drink driving legislation prevented their full recovery.