Traditionally, a kitchen pub table was a heavy wooden or metal table that looked a lot like the tables found in traditional British pubs or taverns. These days though, there really is no ‘standard’ pub style kitchen table because of the wide selection of styles and colors available, and ‘pub style’ usually refers to a smaller, taller wooden table with matching stools.
Most pub style tables are black or brown in color in order to match the colors found in pubs. Pub tables are usually much higher than normal tables but they are smaller. These tables are usually taller because they are made to be used with stools.
A common use for pub tables is in breakfast nooks and other corners of the kitchen or home used for breakfast. The pub table is designed for quick informal dining so it is perfect for serving breakfast or lunch on.
A pub table is usually much smaller than a traditional kitchen table so it can usually accommodate only one or two diners. A pub table probably wouldn’t be a good table for family dining. It would be ideal in a bachelor pad or other small apartment inhabited by a single person.
Types of Kitchen Pub Tables
A great many of these tables have an antique look designed to match the furniture found in historic pubs and English country houses. This usually means that they are made of dark, heavy woods and built in a very traditional style.
Pub style kitchen tables may be designated by other names. The term bistro table is sometimes used because these tables are a great deal like those used in French bistros or cafes. They are also very similar to the tables found in many American diners, coffee shops and restaurants.
Some four piece pub dining sets are available. These are usually very heavy and very functional dining sets. A pub dining set would be ideal for use in a smaller home or in a more informal place such as a vacation cabin.
A major selling point for pub tables is their relatively low prices. A pub style table and chairs can be purchased for under $500 and this makes them a perfect piece of kitchen furniture for those on a budget.