Pubs… and pints!
The title says it all! Pubs are are a fundamental part of British life, there are no places like them anywhere else in the word; pubs may be owned by companies or individuals, run by landlords or managers, but they belong to the community. There is a well-known story of a vicar preaching against the evils of drink who dropped a worm into a glass of water and another into a glass of beer. At the end of his sermon the worm in the beer had died and he asked what the congregation learned from this. A voice from the back came clearly: “If you don’t want worms, drink beer.”