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  1. 101 Beer Days Out

    101 Beer Days Out

    Explore 101 of the best beer and brewing-related days out from around, Britain. This second edition contains many new entries and is packed with details including local accommodation and other nearby attractions.

    Published October 2015

    'You will find museums, stately homes, farms, battlefields, coastal paths and, of course, some of the UK's most fascinating pubs, all gathered together, and arranged by region, in this neat, clearly laid-out volume.' Jeff Evans, Inside Beer

    This book is a sheer delight.  It underscores the way in which beer are brewing are part of the warp and weft of the British way of life.'  Roger Protz, Protz on Beer

    Tim Hampson is Chair of the British Guild of Beer Writers, and an established beer writer and author. He writes for the Guardian, the Telegraph, the Independent and What's Brewing, CAMRA's monthly newspaper.

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    £12.99
  2. CAMRA's Beer Anthology

    CAMRA's Beer Anthology

    A highly quaffable collection of quotes about beer, pubs and drinking, edited by Roger Protz. Contributors range from classic writers such as William Blake, AE Housman and Thomas Hardy, to contemporary beer commentators, including Melissa Cole and Breandán Kearney. Excerpts from radio, theatre and other media are also included.

    Published July 2016

    'A lovely little book to dip into whilst you are supping a late night ale' - David Harris, British Guild of Beer Writers.


    'A good local pub has much in common with a church, except that a pub is warmer, and there's more conversation' - William Blake

    'A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it is better to be thoroughly sure' - Czech proverb


     

     

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    £9.99
  3. Britain's Best Real Heritage Pubs (new edition)

    Britain's Best Real Heritage Pubs (new edition)

    Our beautiful celebration of Britain's pub heritage has been fully updated, with a wealth of new content and over 650 new colour photographs.

    Published August 2016

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    £9.99
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    Unusual Pubs by Boot, Bike and Boat

    The author has spent three years seeking out quirky hostelries that offer more than your average local. They're Britain's most surprising licensed premises, where the reader's curiosity will be sated as well as their thirst. Walking and cycling trails to the pubs are included, as are waterways, making this a useful companion for leisure travellers.

    Entries include pubs in a castle, abbey, windmill, shed and stable; former cinemas, a jail, a chapel, England's first car factory and the world's oldest grand music hall. Others are on boats, in caves and even a disused public toilet. Yet more have collections such as bookmarks, ties or musical instruments. There's an inn where Oliver Cromwell held court, others that inspired Charles Dickens.

    The author has been on Britain's most bizarre pub crawl and now you can, too. Fully illustrated with more than 150 author's photos and 17 historical ones.

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    £16.99
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    The Yorkshire Beer Bible: A Drinkers Guide to the Brewers, Beers and Pubs of God's own County

    In this comprehensive new guide to Yorkshire brewing, renowned beer writer Simon Jenkins trawls the length and breadth of Britain's biggest county seeking out the brewers old and new, large and small, which between them have created an astonishing resurgent beer scene.

    From fiercely traditional brewers producing time-honoured beers in slate Yorkshire squares, to the new-wave craft brewers embracing a dizzying variety of imported hops; from the ancient brewer hemmed in by a tight knot of cobbled streets to the brewery established in the disused toilets of a rugby league ground - Simon found them all.

    This entertaining journey around the county lists every brewer Simon could find - 166 at the last count - and features lots of his favourite beers and some of the best places to drink them.

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    £11.99

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    20th Century Pub

    This book is a culmination of more than a decade looking and thinking about pubs of all kinds. With a huge current interest in craft beer and pubs, this is a timely reflection on the various different guises of the English pub throughout the 20th century, from early working pubs, architecturally modern pubs of the 1950s and 60s, to mock-Tudor roadside pubs, corner locals and 1980s theme pubs.

    Boak and Bailey, award-winning beer writers, have their own inimitable, informative and entertaining writing style that has made their beer blog so highly regarded.

    Meticulously researched, engagingly written and highly informative, this is the definitive book about the social history and culture of a particularly British institution.

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    £16.00
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    The Apple Orchard: The Story of Our Most English Fruit: (Signed editions available)

    'An orchard in not a field. It's not a forest or a copse. It couldn't occur naturally; it's definitely cultivated. But an orchard doesn't override the natural order: it enhances it, it dresses it up. It demonstrates that man and nature together can - just occasionally - create something more beautiful and (literally) more fruitful than either could alone. The vivid brightness of the laden trees, studded with jewels, stirs some deep race memory and makes the heart leap. Here is bounty, and excitement.'

    Taking us through the seasons in England's apple-growing heartlands, this magical book uncovers the stories and folklore of our most familiar fruit.

    'His ability to laugh at himself, openness to wonder and willingness to go wherever the search takes him make Brown an engaging writer and The Apple Orchard an entertaining journey' - Mail on Sunday

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    £16.00
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    IPA - A Legend in Our Time

    This is a long-awaited book from Roger Protz, a highly respected authority on beer, on the rebirth of IPA or India Pale Ale, one of the most popular styles in today's craft beer revolution.

    Around the world, young brewers, with passion, reverence and commitment, are bringing flavour back to beer after decades of domination by global giants and their bland products. Such is the fervour for IPA that the journey started by India Pale Ale in Victorian England is far from over.

    How the revival started: Covers the fascinating events that caused IPA to take off in the early 1990s, both in London at seminars and festivals, and in the US. By 2014, IPA is the leading category at the annual Great American Beer Festival. The renaissance is now worldwide, with IPAs brewed in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan and elsewhere.

    The history of IPA: its rise and fall were equally spectacular: Starting out as a beer for India, the style was first developed at the turn of the 19th century by a small brewery, Hodgson's, in East London. A three or four month journey to India was ideal for the style of beer and soon other breweries were sending large supplies to India. But IPA s hey-day is brief. By the end of the century, American and German brewers were sending lager beer to India and supplying ice to keep it cold. British brewers retreated and classic Victorian IPAs were dead.

    How IPA is made: Covers the 19th-century method of brewing IPAs in Burton; and other recipes from craft breweries now using Victorian recipes?

    Classic IPAs: Classic IPAs from the 19th century Ballantine's IPA in the US, Worthington's White Shield in England and McEwans in Scotland.

    The great revival: The role of New World hops from the US and New Zealand in creating dynamic new aromas and flavours for modern IPAs. Country by country tasting notes and key recipes for some 250 of the world s best IPAs, including the US, Britain, Canada, Australia & New Zealand, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, and Japan.

    New beers on the block: The worldwide popularity of IPA has led to imaginative spin-offs from the traditional style

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    £19.00
  9. The Pub - a Cultural Institution

    The Pub - a Cultural Institution

    Legendary beer writer Pete Brown presents pubs that ooze atmosphere, be it associated with food, people, architecture, locations or decor. For Pete, the best pubs are those that invite you to stay longer. Some are Victorian palaces, others ancient inns with stunning views across the hills; some are ale havens, others gastropubs. A favoured few are uniquely eccentric, the kinds of places that are just as likely to have terrible reviews on Trip Advisor as great ones, because many people don't realize that the outside toilets, limp sandwiches on the bar and really disturbing full-size mannequin glaring at you from the corner are all part of the charm.

    Discover 300 atmospheric pubs alongside fascinating snippets of local history, pen portraits of punters and publicans, legends, yarns and myths, and a look into trends and types in the pub world.

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    £22.50
  10. London Pub Walks (third edition)

    London Pub Walks (third edition)

    Refreshed and revitalised, this CAMRA best-seller is the ideal companion for the beer-curious London pedestrian.  Over 200 pubs are embraced by more than 30 walks, with each journey of exploration defined by clear mapping and instructions, detailed pub listings and notes on cultural and historic highlights en route.

    Published October 2016

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    £11.99

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