A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921.
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ORDER XXVII.—PERSONS ENGAGED IN PERSONAL SERVICE (including Institutions, Clubs, Hotels, etc.)

914.—Inn, Hotel-Keepers; Publicans; Beersellers

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ale agent
purchases ale of particular brand in large quantities from brewery; receives and executes orders from retailers or consumers for consumption off the premises; usually deals also in other alcoholic liquors; actual duties vary greatly according to size of business and staff; sometimes owns bottling stores in which ale received in casks is bottled by staff; may himself canvass for orders or employ travellers.
ale dealer
buys and sells ales, and other alcoholic liquors, wholesale as middleman; of. ale agent.
bar keeper
keeps or tends a bar, for sale of alcoholic liquors for consumption on or off the premises.
basement manager
in large hotels performs work of hotel foreman (q.v.)
beerhouse keeper
proprietor of shop in which he sells beer for consumption on or off the premises.
beer retailer
sells beer, in small quantities, direct to consumer for consumption off the premises.
brewing victualler
brews the liquors sold on the premises and also supplies provisions or refreshments.
canteen manager (wet)
buys supplies for and is in charge of canteen supplying alcoholic liquors as well as food and non-alcoholic drinks.
hotel controller
checks waiters' service bills and money taken; sees that all contracts for supply of food, etc., are fully carried out; checks expenditure and keeps it within proper limits; keeps accounts, usually with assistance of bookkeepers and clerks (939), whom he supervises.
hotel foreman
is in charge of male cleaning maintenance and porterage staff; often acts for hotel keeper in engagement, discharge, and general discipline; duties are usually supervisory but in small hotels is frequently also a general utility man.
hotel inspector
visits hotels run by syndicate or brewers, etc., and checks stocks and receipts; tests spirits and wine for specific gravity; reports oil general arrangements, management and similar matters.
hotel manager
manages and conducts the business of hotel; engages and supervises staff; orders supplies of food and other necessities; deals with complaints; responsible for accounts, expenditure and general good conduct of hotel.
hotel proprietor
owns and controls one or more hotels; frequently also acts as manager (q.v.) of one of them.
inn keeper, landlady (inn), landlord (inn) ; tavern keeper
owns, or manages for owner or syndicate, an inn (a small country hotel).
licensed victualler
provides victuals or refreshments and also sells alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises of hotel, inn or public house.
off-licence shop assistant
serves customers with liquor in a beer, wine and spirit shop for consumption off the premises.
provider (gun stores, dockyard)
a canteen manager (q.v.) in a gun store or dockyard.
manager or owner of public house licensed to sell beer and often wines and spirits also, either on or off the premises.
railway refreshment room manager
orders supplies of food and drink for and generally superintends railway refreshment room.
tavern keeper
see inn keeper.
temperance hotel keeper
manages an unlicensed establishment, available for the reception of guests, and frequently including a restaurant or cafe, open to the public; duties as for hotel manager (q.v.).

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From: A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921,
Ministry of Labour, 1927. Digitised by Peter Christian, August, 2016.   This text is in the Public Domain.