Pubs of Royal Leamington Spa - Two Centuries of History Paperback
Many books have been written about Leamington's history, but this one is unique - it is the first to document the history of its pubs.
The authors have painstakingly researched more than 200 years of history tracking back to a time in the late 1700s when the small village of Leamington Priors had around 300 residents and just 2 inns.
With more than 220 entries and 250 illustrations, this comprehensive work traces the number of co-existing pubs from just 2 to a peak of over 100 before the progressive decline to less than 60 at the end of 2013; opening/closing dates, licence listings and snippets of social history are also included.
Whether you are a serious historian, a nostalgic Leamingtonian with a hankering for the local pubs of bygone days or someone who will just enjoy checking out the photos over a quiet pint, this is the book for you.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 440 pages, 253 colour + b&w illustrations
- Publisher: Brewin Books
- Publication Date: 01/03/2014
- Category: Local history
- ISBN: 9781858585222