An inn provides temporary accommodation for travelers. It also serves beverages and cooked food on the premises. The core function of a public house is to serve alcoholic drinks on the premises, but it may also serve food and provide accommodation or have done so in the past.
Offers information about the society, including its events diary and reports on meetings. Lists the contents of its journal.
A record of pubs and publicans from the mid-18th to the mid-20th century, gleaned from local trade directories and census returns. Includes a selection of old photographs.
An article from the Regency Collection describing the plan and function of inns catering to horse-drawn travelers, illustrated with historic engravings.
Geoff Sandles lists all public houses in the county, past and present, with supplementary information on breweries and landlords and old images.
Data from F. White and Co.'s Warwickshire Directory of 1874.
Originally built as a pilgrims' inn to house visitors to the shrine of King Edward II in Gloucester Cathedral, and rebuilt in 1455, one of the few medieval galleried inns existing today. Includes history, description of the facilities, and events hosted.
Provides a timeline of the brewery and old photographs of related pubs and off-licenses.
The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) provides a database of historic pub interiors in the United Kingdom: images and descriptions. There is also an introduction to types of heritage pubs and a list of architectural terms.
Simon Fowler explains how to research the history of a public house. Includes a bibliography and a checklist of clues from the physical structure.
This Georgian tavern in Annapolis, Maryland, is one of the oldest in the United States and has been restored to its former use. Includes history, description and photographs.
Lists data from census returns and trade directories on thousands of pubs, beer houses, taverns and hotels in London, Essex, Kent and Suffolk over the last 200 years. It includes a few images.
Built in 1420 as the principal inn of Rye, on the south coast of England, the Mermaid is a jettied timber structure. Includes brief history and images.
This National Historic Landmark Hotel in Riverside, California is an astonishing assemblage of exotic architecture. Includes a history and virtual tour.
This historic coaching inn, re-built in 1617 and much altered since, retains historic features. Includes history by Tomos Roberts and photographs.
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