It makes sense that you would find this wood and iron pub table in your local pub. But did you know that a pub, which is short for public house, originated in private homes that were licensed to sell alcohol to the general public. Pubs first began in the countryside and remote villages of Britain and Ireland. Since people in these villages lived so far apart, pubs were a focal point for the community to share information and a few beers, wine and snacks. The local pub fulfilled their social and cultural needs to stay abreast of the news and times.
Wood and Iron Pub Table
It was the pub that first introduced the idea of a bar counter to serve beer and beverages. Until that time pubs would serve their beer to patrons sitting on benches and standard height dining tables. Once the bar counter became a common staple to every pub the dining tables followed suit and they were raised to bar height just like this wood and iron pub table. The concept of a pub was based on small intimate conversations between villagers. It was a chance to get to know your neighbor. So the pub tables were created to honor this tradition and to maintain a sense of closeness. This wood and iron pub table can seat four persons comfortably but it’s no surprise to find two friends chatting away at one of these tables. Based on the design aesthetic of Gustav Stickley, this pub table is made of solid oak with simple lines and hand made iron accents below. Pull up a stool and let’s get to know each other. Cheers