The History and Heritage of the Public House
English Heritage 2011
Paperback 212pp Illustrated
9781848020856   Product Code: 17685
One of the intentions of the Beerhouse Act of 1830 was to discourage the consumption of more powerful liquor, gin in particular, but the relaxing of the laws governing the selling of beer marks a turning point in the development of the public house from the inns and alehouses of earlier times. This colourful illustrated history describes the changing concerns in the design, construction, layout and decoration of the buildings as well as changing tastes in beer and pub entertainment.