Public houses are an important part of Wiltshire's
social life. The pub is more than just a shop where drinks
are sold and consumed.
For centuries it has been a place where friends meet, colleagues
'talk shop' and business people negotiate deals. The place
where people gather to celebrate, play games or to seek quiet
Due to changes in the law, the pub is now a place for families.
It is re-establishing itself as the place
to eat, a tradition that all but disappeared after the
last war. Many provide affordable accommodation, particularly
in rural areas.
Popular Pub names! The
Rovers Return, the Queen Vic, the Bull and the Woolpack are
all well known English pubs, but you can't have a drink in
any of them. That's because they exist only in soap-opera fiction.
They illustrate how the pub is at the heart of the community,
in villages, towns and cities, all over England.