Do you tip the bartender? How do you order a drink? I'M gonna tell you some of the important things to know before you visit a pub in London by the way I'm Jess and I've lived in London for over five years, and I make videos for people who are coming to visit London.
If you've never been Before I have a special freebie for you. Order at the bar at most pubs you'll go up to the bartender order, drink pay for it there and then take it to wherever you are sitting. The same goes for if you're also going to be having food, you just go to the bar. Tell the bartender what you want to put the order in and you pay the bartender there. The only difference is if the pub has a special restaurant section, then you'll have regular table service, like you would at a typical restaurant when in doubt, if you're, not sure how the pub works just find a staff member and ask what the deal is order. Beer insider by the pint, so it's customary to go up to the bartender and say I'd like a pint of whatever drink, is on tap that you want. You can also ask for a half pint if you don't want a big drink and you just want a little bit. Most bars will also have bottled beer in fridges behind the bar, so you can kind of have a look at what they have or ask the bartender and order yourself a bottled beer or cider as well.
You can stand outside with your drink when a pub starts to get crowded and all the seats are taken up. People start to just stand around in circles with their drinks or, if it's a somewhat decent day, they'll go outside and spill out onto the streets and the pavement outside of the pub. In fact, you know when it's quittin time, because you'll see all the pubs around London have people spilling out of them or crammed inside if it's too cold to be outside pubs are Family Affairs. Almost all Bub's around London are Family Affairs during the day, especially on the weekend.
In fact, it's really common for families to bring their kids and their dogs to the pub on a Sunday and have or Saturday, and have a really nice Saturday or Sunday, pub lunch or even dinner. It feels more like a casual restaurant rather than like a bar. So if you really want to feel like a local, take the whole family to a pub and act like you're British you order by rounds typically, when Londoners go to a pub together, what they do is they all order rounds so that people don't have to each Go up individually and get their own drinks.
You can kind of tell if you're in a big group that would be pretty easy for you to get drunk fairly quickly with this method, and you don't have to go by this method. If it's just you and your travel buddy, but it does make things a lot easier, so everyone doesn't have to go and wait up at the bar for like 15 minutes for their drink. Its casual, dress, lowest pubs during the day, are super casual in terms of what you wear. The only exception is later in the evening where you might start to see people who are more dressed up because they are either going for a nicer dinner afterwards or they plan to go to the club after they're at the pub. So in the evening you can do either or you can be a little more casual or it's totally fine to be dressed up to see yourself.
Generally speaking, at pubs, it's a seat yourself kind of affair. You might see there's little reserved signs on some of the tables, as a lot of pubs do take reservations. So if you can think that far ahead, it would be good to make a reservation. If you have a little bit of a larger group, and especially if you want to eat on a weekend or later in the evening, otherwise it's every person for themselves when it comes to seating, not all pubs are equal. There is a huge range of pubs in London all the way from really fancy nice gastro pubs with like really beautiful high-end food and that are more expensive down to chains like Wetherspoons, which are known for doing really cheap food and also cheap alcohol. Of course, the food quality is gonna vary greatly across all different types of pubs, but if you're just going for a drink, don't stress too much about finding the perfect pub.
You can't really go wrong if you're just ordering pints from somebody at a bar, it's and if you get a drink and you're, not keen on the atmosphere, just finish the drink and move on to the next one. You don't tip the bartender's Americans. I think you'll love this. You do not need to tip bartenders when you are here in London or even in the UK. Do you plan on visiting a pub when you're here in London? Let me know down in the and if it's your first time visiting London grab my free London, 101 guide, it tells you everything you need to know before you touch down here in London. Town can get that by clicking the card popping up there or the link. Thats down in the description and it's fo free. I have lots and lots of videos for people who are coming to visit London. You can watch a couple of my really good ones by clicking over here and I'll. See you in the next video