An inn is an establishment which offers travellers food, drink and lodging. Inns were first established in the Roman times when a lot of roads were built. At the time inns were also community gathering places. Many hotels or bars use the word ‘inn’ in their names eg Holiday Inn. The difference among inns, pubs and taverns is becoming less noticeable. In Europe inns still provide lodgings, whereas pubs and taverns do not.