tied house

noun

Definition of tied house

  1. 1 British :  a business house that is under contract to buy of a particular firm; especially :  a public house rented from or mortgaged to a brewery with or through whom the local proprietor is pledged to do all his liquor buying

  2. 2 British :  tied cottage

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