Heritage Pubs of the Southwest

WHAT SHAPED PUBS IN THE SOUTH WEST? written by Paul Ainsworth Is there such a thing as a ‘typical’ South West pub? Given the large and varied nature of the region and the fact that its pubs have taken shape over many years, the answer, essentially, is‘no’. By and large, pubs developed in much the same ways as in the rest of the country, though with only one large city (Bristol), the South West is short on the grand late-Victorian edifices which adorn the likes of London, Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester. On the other hand, the area is especially rich...

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A new title in the Pub Heritage series is due for publication

Unspoilt pubs, is there really such a thing, time capsules of days gone by or simply hidden gems that have become so familiar that their provenance has been forgotten? The Pub heritage group have been traversing the UK in search of pubs that really are national treasures and they have provided definitive guides to the nation's most important historic pub interiors. Since the 1960s few pubs have escaped major changes but the Pub heritage Guides will help you seek out the best historical examples we have left and by association, you may be able to help them spot a hidden...

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