Alcohol is its own culture and way of life in the United Kingdom, so much so that other cultures, even ones that do not have that much exposure to the outside world, know of the United Kingdom’s reputation for alcohol consumption. Alcohol is a deeply ingrained tradition in the United Kingdom’s history and overtime it translated into the modern day phenomenon that it is now. For the average resident of the United Kingdom, alcohol consumption is simply a way of life, and few of them question it.
People in the United Kingdom learn early in life that pubs are a happening scene. Pubs are by far the most social venues in the United Kingdom. They are in many other countries and regions as well, but the people of the United Kingdom take it to a whole new level. Far more events are held in pubs drinking, or held at venues that serve alcohol, than in other countries or regions. People join in on the culture of drinking in the United Kingdom in order to be social. People naturally gravitate toward the most lively haunts, and in the case of the United Kingdom, this is overwhelmingly in pubs, drinking socially.
In the United Kingdom, alcohol is the primary expression of celebration and joy. It is a cultural instinct for people from the United Kingdom to include alcohol in all revelries, such as parties, graduations, sporting events, major milestones and many other special occasions. Alcohol is also frequently consumed by residents of the United Kingdom simply as a pass time and a means of being social. Alcohol consumption is more socially acceptable in the United Kingdom than in other places. This, in itself, is not problematic. How much alcohol people consume in a certain region is determined by their cultural practices. However, more cases of alcoholism, health problems and liver failure have also been observed within the United Kingdom than in most other countries, which would indicate that the United Kingdom’s cultural embrace of alcohol may be unhealthy on a large scale.