This is a bar where men can relax and be themselves. lt's a place where a fellow can meet other chaps and have a laugh, down a few ales and smoke a pipe or two.
A sensible place really.
It's not that women are not welcome. Indeed these fellows greatly enjoy the company of women. But she has to be the right kind of gal if you understand the meaning. Women no doubt have their own clubs, similar in many ways to these fellows. They too would also welcome a man into their midst, but he too would have to be the right kind of man to feel at home among the ladies.
Don't see too many women in these parts anyways.
What we do see is a new chap. He's not like the other boys. But as he makes an effort to fit in he'll be OK.
What more could a man want?