Hopefully the football team you're rooting for wins, and the people you're with don't eat all your chips. Have a look through today's paper and choose from our can't-go-wrong list of British pub classics. And why not try a cold beer or an authentic cocktail - sure to cap off your visit like the Queen is walking by.
Monks brewing beer in the Middle Ages were allowed to drink five pints of beer a day. Beer is the third most popular beverage in the world, coming in behind tea and water. The oldest known written recipe is for beer Bavaria still defnes beer as a staple food In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender used to yell at them to mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. This is where we got "mind your P's and Q's." One of the reasons the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620, rather than sail further south to a warmer climate, was because their supplies were dwindling, "especially our beer."
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