UK Pubs and Beer

The history of the British culture of beer.

 

Sneak Thief Landlords and Pub Survival

Sneak Thief Landlords and Pub Survival is a story of viral contamination which could threaten our pub heritage in 2020. Whilst we are all looking in one direction, the sneak thief steals behind our backs and robs us of something we treasure. Today, 14th April 2020, as...

The Mayflower WGC

The Mayflower : Our pubs change with the times because they are a part of our culture. Culture itself can be defined as ‘the interface of the human psyche with the environment’, consequently, in more simple words, as the world changes so does our culture. Therefore as the world changes so do our pubs change.

Old London Pubs and Landscapes

Old London Pubs and Landscapes.Seven Sisters, North London, 2018.Old London Pubs and Landscapes Old London pubs and landscapes and their history 200 yrs ago is always interesting. In this article we can see some of what London looked like before development and place...

Beer, history and archaeology

Beer History and Archaeology is a blend of fiction and fact. This amalgamation seems appropriate given the title and I thought I would try to merge writing as entertainment with writing as knowledge. For all those interested in brewing, beer and pubs, I would hope...

The history behind Micropubs

The History Behind Micropubs The history behind micropubs in the UK is intrinsically linked to the traditions of a 'public house'. This unique history is discussed in the blog article 'Is Pub History Real History' but the point of this piece is to look at a pub which...

The Reading Rooms Wheathampstead

The Reading Rooms, Wheathampstead 07.56 Planning a trip out tonight to go and sample The Reading Rooms Wheathampstead. A micropub with a great name for someone like me. I will get some photos and write a report here later. Lesson Number One When planning a trip out to...

The Lambeth Walk

The Lambeth Walk, London The Lambeth Walk pub in London is named after a road in the UK's capital but also reflects the local indigenous Pearlie Kings and Queens culture. In other posts, I have been talking about our history of pubs and its connection with the social...

Pub History Disney World

Pub History Disney World Our English pubs are more riddled with history than they are with woodworm. However, as with all histories, we need to ask critical questions about what we believe versus what is actually real. In the words 'Pub History Disney World' we are...

Is Pub History Real History?

Is pub history real history? The essence of this question concerns the historical importance of pubs within the discourse of history. Meaning that we are questioning if pubs are more than places where people go to drink alcohol. Whilst to all people fascinated by pub...

Old London Pub Lost to Property Development

Old London Pub Lost to Property Development Going down the pub When you find an old London pub somewhere in the historical archives you don’t always know if it is still alive or not. Pub culture in London and the UK is a very specific idiosyncrasy of British culture...

British Pubs and Beer

There can be no doubt that the world knows about the British pub and our own particular love of beer. These are not just institutions of our cultural heritage but also, in historical terms, the bellwether of our cultural health.