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Pubs were an important part of our social history because they were, and still are to some extent, the working man's front parlour. In the pub or beer house our ancestors could meet with their friends, with an endless supply of liquid refreshment to dull their senses and blot out the misery of their daily grind.The pubs of Nuneaton were, and still are, a resort of comfort in times of relaxation, in distress and marital infidelity. Back then they became political headquarters, a home of sporting clubs and friendly societies and a venue for entertainments such as darts and dominoes - which were all taken seriously. Pub-goers, like actors on a stage, played out their part at the bar as the soap opera of their lives was forgotten. In Nuneaton Pubs, Peter Lee explores how public houses thrive today, with a new clientele, new decor, and different (or indifferent) beer, and shows that the pub continues to form an essential and integral part of the history and social fabric of our towns.
Ipswich is a brewery town. The administrative centre of the agricultural county of Suffolk, world famous for its barley and brewing, Ipswich was for decades the home of the Cobbold (later Tolly Cobbold) brewery, which was not only a prominent local employer but influenced the development of the town, through the Cobbold family's interest in and patronage of sport, the arts, and politics. Ipswich is also a town of pubs. From the Middle Ages, when its taverns were filled with pilgrims to its famous shrine and many religious houses, through to the twentieth century when local brewers provided refreshment to factory workers and visitors to the busy port. This book is a record of that history - Ipswich's breweries, public houses, taverns and inns, many of which no longer exist. It uses historical records and local sources to bring them back to life as an intrinsic part of the town's history and culture, bringing it right up to date with a look at its thriving present-day pub scene, illustrated by a large number of old and new photographs.
With a focus on vernacular roadside architecture built between 1920 and the late 1960s, Road Trip is a time capsule of an extraordinary era and its roadside buildings, restaurants, gas stations, motels, and places of amusement, most of which are now long since gone.
Brighton has long been an important seaside town, and today draws in visitors from all over Britain and beyond for its varied nightlife, rich history and attractive waterfront. In 1800, Brighton had forty-one inns and taverns, and by 1860 there were well over 450, echoing the town's growth in popularity through the Regency and early Victorian eras. A recent resurgence of interest in real ale has also seen a welcome boom in micro-breweries, placing Brighton firmly on the beer-lover's map. David Muggleton takes us on a tour of these watering holes, including the long-established venerable Greyhound, elegant Regency Cricketers, high-Victorian Colonnade, elaborate mock-Tudor King & Queen and the English Renaissance revivalist Good Companions, the pub reputed to have opened on the very day that the Second World War began. Brimming with quirky tales and fascinating facts, this carefully crafted guide initiates readers into the fascinating history of Brighton's pubs.
Within Conwy's striking medieval walls is a treasure trove of historic taverns and inns. For centuries visitors and locals alike have whiled away their time within them, seeking solace, catching up with friends, and raising a toast or two. Although some old alehouses are no longer trading, the town and surrounding area still boast more than their fair share of quaint, cosy and fascinating establishments in which to enjoy a drink. Peter Johnson and Catherine Jefferis take the reader in and around Conwy, recounting tales of the more colourful characters and events in the history of the area's inns. Conwy & District Pubs is beautifully illustrated with over seventy full-colour images, in addition to a number of charming historical pictures that provide a glimpse into the past of these intriguing Welsh pubs. It has much to offer Jackdaws (those born and bred within the town walls) and other birds of a feather keen to experience the area's most charismatic, oldest or unusual establishments.
Whether you're looking for uber-trendy style bars or traditional boozers, the capital boasts an unbeatable range of places to drink. This handy guide tells you where to find the beautiful people, the happy hours, the historic inns, the classic cocktails, the gastropubs, the sunny-day hang-outs...Whatever your taste, with over a thousand suggestions this guide is sure to help you find the bar or pub your looking for.
In Texas and throughout the South, myriad barbecue joints claim the title of "best barbecue." Many barbecue enthusiasts would nearly fight to the death to defend their favorite, and the Salt Lick is certainly a contender. But Salt Lick owner Scott Roberts doesn't care about that. He's more interested in the smiles on his customers' faces as they leave the restaurant. With more than 600,000 customers served each year, he may be onto something. That's because Roberts is building on the foundation his family laid down more than 130 years ago, as his great-grandparents made their long journey to Texas. On the trail, they prepared food and cooked meat in ways that preserved it. Roberts keeps those techniques because they are simple and proven. His great-grandparents settled in Driftwood in the 1870s, and his grandparents farmed the land and were sustained by its bounty. They helped raise Roberts and instilled in him a love of the rural way of life. This is not a book just about Salt Lick barbecue. It's about how the barbecue came to be: a story of respect for the land, its history, and the family that planted its roots in Driftwood and cultivated a well-deserved reputation.
Have lunch with the inmates of a high security prison, stroll through a sex shop into a Mexican restaurant, sing your heart out in a clandestine Korean karaoke club, tap your toes in a gypsy swing club, get pickled in a marooned Irish pub, join the sixties club that's still swinging, drink cappuccinos made by murderous bikers, play petanque in a central London cellar, tap an oak-tree trunk for whisky... Discover over 140 places with eye-popping decor, eccentric owners, and unusual menus. This guide to London's most peculiar and under-the-radar bars and restaurants is for serious foodies, intrepid drinkers, urban explorers - and anyone curious to discover the infinite possibilities to have fun in London.
The initiative of the Gloucestershire Craft Brewers, this guide presents the only comprehensive list of local pubs serving Gloucestershire-brewed beer, promoting real ales and atmosphere. With a history of brewing in the county combined with general and historical information on the pubs themselves, this illustrated book offers the chance to sample and enjoy the best the county has to offer. Maps make it possible to follow the trails across the county, and by visiting the pubs and participating in the competition the reader can do their own bit to preserve and continue to enjoy Gloucestershire's beer-drinking heritage! The Gloucestershire Craft Brewers is an association of eight microbreweries who are working together, despite their competition for the same market, because they believe that the overall market for quality local beers can be improved if consumers and pubs have a greater interest and loyalty to Gloucestershire beers, and better information about where to buy them.
In the vein of a nostalgic, stomach-satisfying Where the Locals Go, this colourful travel planner helps you discover the best local foods and eating experiences throughout the United States. Follow the locals to their favourite foods throughout the United States, state by state, with the help of this gorgeously packaged travel planner. Anchored by regional specialties and the best places to sample them, Great American Eating Experiences serves up real-deal comfort foods (New Orleans Po' Boys, Chesapeake crab cakes), sprinkled with fun food factoids, food surprises, and more. The book is organized state-by-state, highlighting the best regional eating experiences both tried-and-true and unexpected.
Oxford is famous for offering an `Education in Intoxication'. The city's historic and picturesque pubs have been frequented by countless visitors, ranging from local students to movie stars such as Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Home to some of the finest ales in Britain, Oxford is a must for any connoisseur of ale or fan of the traditional English pub. From the famous riverside to the outskirts of the city centre, the author provides an indispensable guide to Oxford's pubs. The book is filled with fascinating stories and photographs that illustrate why these establishments deserve to be on all discerning drinkers' must-visit lists. For instance, did you know some of Oxford's pubs were once home to exotic animals, perhaps most bizarrely a shark? It is easy to be overwhelmed by the vast choice, but from the watering hole of `The Inklings' to the set of Inspector Morse, Dave Richardson proves that these traditional and welcoming pubs have something to suit any need.
The perfect way to explore Hampshire and the New Forest is with a scenic circular walk followed by tea and cake. The carefully selected cafes in this book range from traditional farmhouse tearooms looking out over gardens to a converted station house with tables on the station forecourt, and modern teashops with sea views. The 20 walks range from 2 to 6 miles, taking in stunning countryside and some of the area's loveliest villages. Highlights include the thatched cottages of Minstead in the heart of the New Forest; woodland and heath at Lyndhurst; and a coastal walk at Milford-on-Sea. All walks include: * Directions to the start * Parking info * Numbered route map and directions * Distance * Recommended local tea shops and cafes * Points of interest along the way
Presenting a collection of approximately 200 archive photographs, sketches, and paintings, accompanied by captions, this book provides a pictorial history of the pubs of Mid-Cheshire, taking in Northwich, the Over Ridge, Castle Hill, Sandiway, Middlewich, Winsford and Wharton. It offers insights into the buildings, names, and drinkers of the pubs.
Using images held in the archives of the Abergavenny Museum, this illustrated volume of the town's pubs traces the development of the licensed trade in this area of Wales. Abergavenny Pubs will delight all those who want to know more about the history of the town's pubs, their clientele, landlords and ladies.
The Good Beer Guide is fully revised and updated each year and features pubs across the United Kingdom that serve the best real ale. Now in its 42nd edition, this pub guide is completely independent with listings based entirely on nomination and evaluation by CAMRA members. This means you can be sure that every one of the 4,500 pubs deserves their place, plus they all come recommended by people who know a thing or two about good beer. The unique 'Breweries Section' lists every brewery - micro, regional and national - that produces real ale in the UK, and the beers that they brew. Tasting notes for the beers, compiled by CAMRA-trained tasting teams, are also included. The Good Beer Guide 2015 is the complete book for beer lovers and a must-have for anyone wanting to experience the UK's finest pubs.
The caffe is indisputably central to Roman life. Cafe Life Rome is the first guide book dedicated solely to the cafes and bars of Rome. This book, with its rich photography and informed descriptions, steers travellers to Rome's 22 best bars and to the perfect caffee. Some of these establishments are hundreds of years old and some are relatively young, but each has a story to tell. These cafes also offer food and drink at reasonable prices, but you can also try one of the specialities of the house which is worth a small splurge. Visitors will be able to choose a comfortable bar close to their accommodations, make it a haunt of their own and watch the Romani at close quarters. It may even be a place where Hemingway or Fellini came to unwind too.
London is packed with pubs, but finding a really good one is not always easy. Whether you want to relax in a garden or shelter from rain, marvel at architecture or enjoy a live act, find a convenient meeting point or a place to hide, bring your dog to the pub or stroke the resident cat, it is Herb Lester's role to anticipate your desires and act as your guide. With 161 tried-and-tested pubs, plus a handy fold-out map of London.
From the first diner in 1872 to the "rediscovery" of diners in the 1990s, Richard J. S. Gutman's "American Diner Then and Now" covers the history, architecture, menus, and the appeal of this uniquely American creation. With 275 photographs in color and black and white, this book is the landmark work on its subject, a revised and expanded edition of Gutman's classic "American Diner"--the book, published in 1979, that inspired people to buy, restore, and reopen diners across the country. This edition includes a state-by-state directory, "Where the Diners Are," listing locations for currently operating diners.
This lavishly illustrated book offers a cultural survey of the
Londoner's eating habits from 1500 to the present day.
In The Paris Gourmet , Trish Deseine serves up a definitive guide to French cuisine, divulging her secrets on all aspects of Gallic food and entertaining. Her extensive black book of foodie addresses in Paris and online is an essential resource for stocking your kitchen with indispensible cooking utensils and table trimmings, procuring the best ingredients, or dining at her most treasured restaurants. Her practical advice covers everything from selecting produce at the market to a sampling of her favorite French recipes. Trish distills tips gleaned over two decades of living in France into lists of "rules" on all aspects of enjoying food and entertaining tips from hosting a great cocktail party to being the perfect guest. A glossary of French cookery terms completes this handsome book that features a leatherette binding and ribbon page marker. Trish has become one of France's most celebrated food writers thanks to her unpretentious approach to food. This accessible book provides all the information you need to delight in French culinary traditions-in the style of Patricia Wells's seminal Food Lover's Guide to Paris - and to host like a true Parisienne.
A delicious memoir that takes us from Buenos Aires to New York to Berlin as the author, driven by wanderlust and an unrelenting appetite, finds purpose, passion, and unexpected flavor. After putting her dream of opening her own restaurant on hold, Layne Mosler moves to Buenos Aires to write about food. But she is also in search of that elusive "something" that could give shape to her life. One afternoon, fleeing a tango club following a terrible turn on the dance floor, she impulsively asks her taxista to take her to his favorite restaurant. Soon she is savoring one of the best steaks of her life and, in the weeks that follow, repeating the experiment with equally delectable results. So begins the gustatory adventure that becomes the basis for Mosler s cult blog, "Taxi Gourmet." It eventually takes her to New York City, where she continues her food quests, hailing cabs and striking up conversations from the back seat, until she meets a pair of extraordinary lady cab drivers who convince her to become a taxi driver herself. Between humbling (and hilarious) episodes behind the wheel, Mosler reads about the taxi drivers in Berlin, who allegedly know as much about Nietzsche as they do about sausage. Intrigued, she travels to the German capital, where she develops a passion for the city, its restlessness, its changing flavors, and a certain fellow cab driver who shares her love of the road. With her vivid descriptions of places and people and food, Mosler has given us a beguiling book that speaks to the beauty of chance encounters and the pleasures of not always knowing your destination.
A celebration of coffee, comprising in-depth reviews, comprehensive cafe listings, expert articles, brewing guides and historical information. Second Edition.
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