Definition of pub owner in English:

pub owner


  • A person who owns a public house.

    ‘rural pub owners seem resigned to the slow decline of their trade’
    • ‘Kieran's brother, Ian, is in love with the wife of the philandering pub owner.’
    • ‘The pub owner shook his head.’
    • ‘Both representative groups reacted angrily yesterday on learning of the station's request to charge pub-owners and accommodation providers an extra fee.’
    • ‘Planning permission had been given to the pub owners for housing.’
    • ‘Now many shopkeepers and pub owners - whose businesses relied heavily on match-day money - say they will have to shut in the coming months.’
    • ‘An Orkney pub owner is ready to stamp out smoking in her bar in the New Year - 14 months ahead of legislation.’
    • ‘Several pub-owners have come to me, asking how this will ever be enforced, and saying they do not believe it ever will be.’
    • ‘During the melee, pub owner Narine Nanansingh attempted to call the police from a back room.’
    • ‘In recent weeks we have learned that police and pub owners are more than willing to try new ideas in a bid to curb violence.’
    • ‘Only the handful of Army personnel, volunteers from the National Trust and the pub-owners live on the island, so when a boatload of divers arrive they are made to feel most welcome.’
    • ‘During the visit, he was introduced to Vincent Murray of Sligo and Joe O'Neill of Bundoran, both pub owners.’
    • ‘High-profile restaurant and pub owners Jay Foyle and Eoin Burke are planning a major extension to their Odessa restaurant on Dame Court in Dublin.’
    • ‘Further provisions, to be introduced in September, will give pub owners the discretion to exclude under 18s at any time.’
    • ‘A survey which shows the price of a pint in Dublin is the highest in Europe is misleading, pub owners claimed yesterday.’
    • ‘He became a restaurateur and pub owner.’
    landlord, landlady, hotelier, hotel owner, hotel keeper, proprietor, manager, manageress, host
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