Sympathy or Solitude
Whether a person wants to have a quiet drink alone and think or company during a bad time in their life, a pub is the perfect place. Many people go to the same pub throughout their lifetime. They know all the other regulars and are comfortable with them. It is one of the few places in the modern world where people take the time to get to know each other. Many know what is going on in each other's lives. They have the familiarity to know when it is best to offer advice or just quiet sympathy. No matter what a person needs, they are likely to find it at their favorite pub.