The Village Pub

The Village Pub

Paperback Country Series

By (author) Roger Protz, Photographs by Homer W. Sykes

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  • Publisher: Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 250mm x 19mm | 550g
  • Publication date: 1 January 1997
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0297835610
  • ISBN 13: 9780297835615
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 130 colour photographs, bibliography, gazetteer
  • Sales rank: 1,109,386

Product description

For centuries, the village pub has been at the core of rural community life, acting as meeting place, lodging, post office, barber shop and polling station. These photographs and text provide a snapshot of the rural inn at the end of the 20th century.

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Part 1 The first draught: a brief history of beer, brewing, the pub and the British. Part 2 West Country: "Tucker's Grave", "Miner's Arms", "Tom Cobley Tavern", "The George Inn". Part 3 Wessex: "The Boot", "The Jolly Sailor". Part 4 Wye Valley and Malverns: "Boat Inn", "The Old Bull", "The Plough". Part 5 Heart of England: "Red House", "Case is Altered", "The Star". Part 6 The lakes and borders: "The Crook Inn", "Hole in't Wall", "Tibbie Shiels Inn", "Black Bull". Part 7 Yorkshire: "Hare Inn", "Falcon", "The School House". Part 8 Eastern England: "The But and Oyster", "Cat and Mouse". Part 9 Thames Valley and Cotswolds: "Bull and Butcher", "The Pear Tree". Part 10 Hop country: "The Volunteer", "Three Chimneys".