Many of our readers will by now have seen the Sheffield’s Real Heritage Pubs e-book, which was released during the Steel City Beer and Cider Festival last October and at the time of writing, is on the cusp of reaching 50,000 downloads! Talks with local sponsors and publishers regarding a physical copy of the book are still ongoing.
Following on from the success of this book, the next instalment in the series of Real Heritage Pubs books has been released. East Anglia’s Real Heritage Pubs: Pub Interiors of Historic Interest is now available as a free download at pubheritage.camra.org.uk/rhp/EastAnglia.
< Note: April 2020 : when this message was originally posted in March 2018, it was possible to download the EA PHG from the National Pub Heritage Website. However, in August 2018, this website went down and was subsequently replaced by the new one – https://pubheritage.camra.org.uk/ – the new site has more functionality than the previous site, but unfortunately, the provision for Regional Guides is not yet in place. Hence, at present it is not possible to download Regional PH Guides. >
Edited by Paul Ainsworth, chair of the CAMRA National Pub Heritage Group, this ground-breaking publication aims to create an up-to-date snapshot of the East Anglian Pub Heritage picture.
Paul said: “Over the past 25 years, CAMRA has developed its national and regional inventories of historic pub interiors. These highlight the crème de la crème of interiors which have either escaped much alteration for many years or contain features of exceptional interest. ”
For example, the Cock in Broom is one of only ten remaining examples in the country of pubs with no bar counter.
Included are over 60 images and detailed comment on the 120 East Anglian pubs listed on the CAMRA Pub Heritage website. The guide is freely available from the CAMRA Pub Heritage website.
Grateful thanks are given to numerous individuals, the National CAMRA Pub Heritage Group and local Archives, the latter for providing access to unique historic documentation.