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The Local : A History of the English Pub, Hardback Book

The Local : A History of the English Pub Hardback


Paul Jennings traces the history of the British pub, and looks at how it evolved from the eighteenth century's coaching inns and humble alehouses, back-street beer houses and 'fine, flaring' gin palaces to the drinking establishments of the twenty-first century.

Covering all aspects of pub life, this fascinating history looks at pubs in cities and rural areas, seaports and industrial towns.

It identifies trends and discusses architectural and internal design, the brewing and distilling industries and the cultural significance of drink in society.

Looking at everything from music and games to opening times and how they have affected anti-social behaviour, The Local is a must-read for every self-respecting pub-goer, from landlady to lager-lout.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
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  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9780752439945

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