There is both a healthy humour and an interesting irony in the maxim telling us to eat, drink and be merry for the next day we are going to perish. It definitely has a taste of sad reality and an appetite for happiness knowing that man as a social animal, is gregarious; thus, would like to mingle and socialise with other people in a setting like a tavern. People come to a tavern with different thoughts and emotions but with the same intention. Friendships are either strengthened or destroyed depending on one’s temper or self-control. Others find acceptance and love from a stranger, and a majority of those who spend the night in Richlands Tavern go home tipsy and sleepy.
The above-mentioned scenario is living proof and concrete evidence that no man is an island. He cannot survive without the need to ask for help from other people. Even affluent and influential people need friends to talk to. Friends may come and go, but the right to be happy and full is both a right and a privilege. A right because of our freedom of choice or want. A privilege because not everyone has the audacity to come to a place of entertainment without bringing a dime or two for his food and drinks.
What is a tavern?
A tavern is a place of business where people gather to drink alcoholic beverages and to be served food. In most cases, travellers or transients avail of room and food service. A tavern is also considered as an inn since it has a license to welcome and accept guests and lodgers. Over time the terms “tavern” and “inn” became interchangeable and synonymous. In England for example, inns started to be referred to as public places, houses or pubs and the term became the standard for all drinking houses.
Difference between a tavern and a pub
Some establishments may also serve food, or have entertainment but their main purpose is to serve alcoholic beverages. Although the terms are increasingly used to refer to the same thing, there is a slight difference between pubs, bars, inns, taverns, and lounges where alcohol is served commercially.
Why is a tavern can be called a bar?
A pub, or public house, is an establishment licensed to sell alcoholic drinks and beverages, which traditionally include beer such as ale or cider. Pubs can be traced back to Roman taverns, through the Anglo-Saxon alehouse to the development of the tied house system in the 19th century.
Traditional Richlands Tavern setting
- Alcohol-free bar
- Beer garden
- Beer hall
- Biker bar
- Cider house
Most popular mixed drinks
- Daiquiri stocksy
- Manhattan Stocksy
- Whiskey Sour Stocksy
- Dry Martini
- Moscow Mule
Tasty food to taste
- Irish Soda bread
- Welsh rabbit
- Shepherd’s pie
- Luxe bubble and squeak
- Banger and egg sandwiches
- Beef hand pies
- Beef stew
- Fried beer- battered fish and chips
Aside from serving food and drinks, customers in Richlands Tavern can entertain themselves with a series of songs from a solo singer or a famous band. There is a chance to sing alone or with a pair or group of friends, and or join in a community singing or dancing with a partner to the tune of classic or country folk music.