A comprehensive analysis of the history of the English pub over the last 3 centuries. Describes the evolution and development of the pub with Society, Free Trade and Licensed Trade. The main aspects of the pub are brought out - its operation, the customers, policing and politics. The main changes in the 20th century - the first World War, the improved pubs pre and post WW2 and the events in the last decades are explained.
Full reference notes and index.
This is the Paperback version of the 2007 original hardback book.