Hostelry vs Pub - What's the difference?

hostelry | pub |


As nouns the difference between hostelry and pub

is that hostelry is an inn that provides overnight accommodation for travellers (and, originally, their horses) while pub is a public house where beverages, primarily alcoholic, may be bought and consumed and also provides food and sometimes entertainment, normally television viewing or pub can be a publication.

As a verb pub is

to go to one or more public houses or pub can be (informal|transitive) to publish.

hostelry

English

Noun

(hostelries)
  • an inn that provides overnight accommodation for travellers (and, originally, their horses)
  • the art and skill of guest management at a commercial facility such as a hotel, inn, motel, bed and breakfast, or hostel; the hostelry trade'', ''a degree in hostelry and tourism
  • See also

    *hostler

    pub

    English

    Etymology 1

    Short form of public, from public house

    Noun

    (wikipedia pub) (en noun)
  • A public house where beverages, primarily alcoholic, may be bought and consumed and also provides food and sometimes entertainment, normally television viewing.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=Foreword citation , passage=Reg liked a chat about old times and we used to go and have a chinwag in the pub .}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=52, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The new masters and commanders , passage=From the ground, Colombo‚Äôs port does not look like much. Those entering it are greeted by wire fences, walls dating back to colonial times and security posts. For mariners leaving the port after lonely nights on the high seas, the delights of the B52 Night Club and Stallion Pub lie a stumble away.}}
    Synonyms
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * gastropub * pub crawl * pub quiz * superpub

    Verb

    (pubb)
  • To go to one or more public houses.
  • See also

    * inn * off-license * tavern

    Etymology 2

    (en) of (publication)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A publication.
  • registered pubs

    Etymology 3

    (en) of (publish)

    Verb

    (pubb)
  • (informal) to publish
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