Historic Coaching Inns of the Great North Road:- A guide to travelling the legendary highway

The Great North Road is part of British folklore, the Route 66 of Britain, except instead of gas stations and diners we have magnificent coaching inns, part of the living history of our islands. Taking in the history of these buildings (including a chapter on highwaymen, who often concealed themselves in secret rooms and tunnels in these inns,) as well as the literature that has celebrated them – from Charles Dickens through to J B Priestley – Roger Protz describes these coaching houses with an expert and discerning eye, producing not only a great pub guide but a gazetteer of the history and culture that are draped along this iconic road.

Publication date: 24th April 2017

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About The Author

Roger Protz

Roger Protz

ROGER PROTZ is a campaigner and broadcaster and the author of more than 25 books about beer and brewing. He was the editor of CAMRA's market-leading Good Beer Guide for over two decades and has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the British Guild of Beer Writers and the Society of Independent Brewers.

Roger appears regularly in the media and in 2016 was the subject of a BBC 4 Food Show special. He gives frequent talks and beer tastings at events in the UK and has also lectured at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC and Beer Expo in Melbourne, Australia.

Roger’s updates and comments on the brewing industry can be read on his website, www.protzonbeer.co.uk, and you can follow him on Twitter @RogerProtzBeer.

His most recent title Family Brewers of Britain is a lavishly illustrated guide to the contribution made to brewing by the family brewers of Britain. With hundreds of years of history and millions of pints of beer lovers ale it is a celebration of the importance of heritage, tradition and the personalities that have shaped our brewing industry.

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The Great North Road is part of British folklore, the Route 66 of Britain, except instead of gas stations and diners we have magnificent coaching inns, part of the living history of our islands. Taking in the history of these buildings (including a chapter on highwaymen, who often concealed themselves in secret rooms and tunnels in these inns,) as well as the literature that has celebrated them – from Charles Dickens through to J B Priestley – Roger Protz describes these coaching houses with an expert and discerning eye, producing not only a great pub guide but a gazetteer of the history and culture that are draped along this iconic road. Publication date: 24th April 2017 Member only discount code offers available until 31st December 2017. £8 only for members with the following codes: HC17, HCEMAIL, HCIOFF. When coupons are used, one code applies per order.