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===Drinks===
ale or wine depending upon country
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Ale or wine, depending upon country and preference.
   
===taverns===
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===Taverns===
 
Taverns were open fronted establishments located on the ground floor of buildings (like shops), with benches, stools and a few trestle tables, and kegs of wine or ale tapped for customers.
 
Taverns were open fronted establishments located on the ground floor of buildings (like shops), with benches, stools and a few trestle tables, and kegs of wine or ale tapped for customers.
   
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===gaming===
 
===gaming===
 
====dicing====
 
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Playing (gambling) dice games was a popular pasttime at taverns
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Playing (gambling) [[dice games]] was a popular pastime at taverns.
   
 
====Wassail====
 
====Wassail====
A popular drinking game with the english, which probably gave them a reputation as either big drinkers or drunkards in foreign countries.
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A popular drinking game with the [[English]], which probably gave them a reputation as either big drinkers or drunkards in foreign countries.

Revision as of 14:29, 5 January 2004

Drinks

Ale or wine, depending upon country and preference.

Taverns

Taverns were open fronted establishments located on the ground floor of buildings (like shops), with benches, stools and a few trestle tables, and kegs of wine or ale tapped for customers.

If a drinker could not pay for his drink, the barkeeper would take articles of clothing instead, like a pawnbroker.


gaming

dicing

Playing (gambling) dice games was a popular pastime at taverns.

Wassail

A popular drinking game with the English, which probably gave them a reputation as either big drinkers or drunkards in foreign countries.