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A Brief History of the English Pub

Have you ever wondered how English pubs got started? The history of the pub goes as far back as the Roman Empire,

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where people used to gather to drink and socialize. At first, pubs were referred to as “alehouses” in England, and then soon were called “public houses,” which is where their abbreviated name comes from. Here are some facts about the history of the English pub and how this commonplace became a center for people to drink, eat, and be merry together.

The Romans invaded the area that is now Britain in 43 AD, according to Ben Johnson of Historic-uk.com. Not only did the Romans bring civilization to the area, but they also brought along something called “tabernae,” which was a small store on the side of the road that sold wine. As time went on, the British started serving ale, a fermented drink that was made from barley, which is also known as cask beer. With the growing popularity of ale, pubs began also serving food to their guests in addition to also giving them a place to stay. Pubs also started becoming a common meeting place for military men as well.

If you are looking for authentic British pub experience in restaurants near downtown Tampa, FL, stop into our place at Yeoman’s Cask & Lion. For more information about our hours, menu, or events we are holding at our Tampa location, contact us here today.

Welcome to Yeoman’s Cask & Lion’s Blog

Welcome to Yeoman’s Cask & Lion’s blog! Here on our blog, we will talk about our two locations in Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL, as well as any menu updates, information on our hours, or other essential details. Additionally, we also want to talk about the history of our one-of-a-kind, neighborhood British pub, our loyalty program, and any positions we have open in our two restaurants. Our cuisine and décor are like none other at Yeoman’s Cask & Lion, and we want our patrons to feel like they are a part of our something special when they visit our locations or blog.

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It all started in the late 1980’s on Davis Island in Tampa when Yeoman’s Cask & Lion was just a tiny corner bar. We wanted to celebrate the unique culture of the British and bring their authentic, flavorful cuisine to the Tampa area. With two locations, almost three decades, and plenty of fun stories, delicious dishes, and events under our belts, we continue to bring a touch of the UK to the greater Tampa and St. Petersburgh areas of Florida.

If you want to keep up with us, our promotions, new dishes, and exciting events check back to our blog at least once a month. If you are looking for one of the most unique, action-packed downtown Tampa restaurants and bars to visit when in southern Florida, stop by one of our Yeoman’s Cask & Lion locations. For more information on hours, directions, or menu options, contact us here today!