The Desi Pub began as a story of resistance. First established in the 1960s to break the racist colour bar, which saw many non-white customers refused service, they have since evolved into a modern-day celebration of multiculturalism. This is how ‘desis’ – people with Indian heritage – saved failing pubs and turned them into a joyful festival of mixed grills, naans and curries all washed down with plenty of beer.
In this new book, the first of its kind, award-winning British-Asian journalist and beer writer David Jesudason travels the length and breadth of the country, visiting ‘desi pubs’ run by British-Indian landlords who have stamped their unique identity on a beloved institution and helped to challenge our preconceptions of the pub customer: from rowdy cricket fans to vibrant bhangra nights via football supporters enjoying pre-match mixed grills and beers.
Desi Pubs will take you on a journey to parts of Britain that are seldom visited. This is a celebration of 2023 Britain and the forgotten people who created our modern multicultural country.
“If you want to know more about Desi Pubs this book is coming in May” – Jay Rayner
Read a review from Boak&Bailey here – https://boakandbailey.com/2023/06/book-review-desi-pubs-by-david-jesudason/