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private bar

(Brit) the saloon or lounge bar of a public house Also called the private Compare public bar
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  • You will be surprised to hear as the Doctor himself dropped in to the private bar yesterday evening.

    The Secret Service Submarine Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • He put his head inside the private bar to the horror of everyone there.

  • “Used to be private bar—once,” muttered the man, with an eager, thirsty look in his bleared and bloodshot eyes.

    Sir Hilton's Sin George Manville Fenn
  • I shouldn't be surprised if it's in the private bar of the Reindeer.

    The Great Adventure Arnold Bennett
  • She told George all about it as they sat in the private bar of the public-house, drinking a little Scotch whisky.

    Orientations William Somerset Maugham
  • He came into the private bar at the usual time last night, and remained for twenty minutes.

    In Friendship's Guise Wm. Murray Graydon
  • They were telling each other stories in the private bar, and apparently they had been telling each other stories ever since.

  • Mrs. Roper, the housekeeper, also felt that the time was come for rest and a private bar.

    Old Kensington Miss Thackeray
  • Passing through the hall they saw Gentleman Sharper standing carelessly by the door of the private bar.

    Over the Sliprails Henry Lawson
  • In France they call this the heure de laperitif, as Monty probably knows, and I have a private bar of my own.

    Under Cover Roi Cooper Megrue

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