Definition of alehouse in English:

alehouse

noun

dated
  • An inn or public house.

    • ‘One of his examples was the case of a brewer who sold kegs of beer to alehouses on credit but charged a price high enough to cover an interest charge and the risk of default.’
    • ‘In England pubs were either inns, providing accommodation and food to wealthy travellers; or taverns, providing only wine and spirits to the local neighbourhood; or alehouses, selling only beer to a poorer clientele.’
    • ‘Like today, London had many inns and alehouses throughout it and drinking was as popular then as it is today!’
    • ‘The licensing of alehouses and inns was the responsibility of justices of the peace.’
    • ‘Mr Thomson said: ‘It will be a traditional alehouse, selling our full range of beers plus lagers, Guinness and so on.’’

Pronunciation:

alehouse

/ˈeɪlhaʊs/