Food sold in pubs to allow you to continue drinking without leaving the pub due to hunger. This is extremely important when you consider 24 hour opening hours and how dangerous are streets currently are. Hardened drinkers could well starve without this service.
Pub grub is mostly mince...
- Burgers, chilli con carne, lasagne, pies, sausages etc. although veggie versions are usually available (they aren't really vegetarian, they just tell the veggies that!)
Add to the above chips (yes even with the chilli and the lasange) and you have sturdy meals that will allow you to drink your pay/benefit without having to leave said hostelry due to hunger. In addition larger pubs will have an auto-teller to ensure you don't run out of money either!