We learn about haunted pubs, themed pubs, estate pubs and temperance pubs, as well as one or two pubs which are not what they seem at all. There's an explanation of pub names and signs, revealing loyalties to crown, church and squire, an introduction to a few pub heroes and villains, rituals and merry-making, plus a slightly baffled look at some odd pub pastimes involving toes, chickens and a hole in a wall.
Along the way we raise a glass to some of the many local pubs that have been consigned to the great brewery wagon in the sky, and see how others are adapting to the challenges of today from changing social patterns and lifestyles through to a global pandemic with small-scale brewing and pub shops, micropubs and community ownership.
This book gives an insight into the history of each Inn featured. Great for anyone whose interested in pubs whether visiting them or merely taking photos for social media. I recommend this book wholeheartedly.