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The Joy of Pubs

Frank Hopkinson

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  • A follow-on from the successful The Joy of Sheds (9781907554513)

  • Includes trivia, history, facts by the barrel and amazing pub stories including the most famous and infamous pubs in the country

  • It’s a heady brew of pub facts mixed with humour and an eye for the bizarre

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    Product Description

    Following on in the same vain of The Joy of Sheds, The Joy of Pubs is an intoxicating publication detailing everything and anything you want to know about pubs. It celebrates the many facets of the traditional British pub over the years, with chapters on: Pub Characters, Pub Games, Pub Fiddles (how the licensee has shafted his customers over the years), Pub Teams and Pub History from Geoffrey Chaucer to Jeffrey Bernard.


    It features the great pubs of literature – Robert Louis Stevenson’s Admiral Benbow, Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn and Charles Dickens’ The Grapes; the great pubs of film – The Crown Inn at Amersham (Four Weddings and a Funeral), the Crown Inn at Wells (Hot Fuzz); the great pubs of TV – apart from the Rover's Return, Queen Vic and Woolpack.


    It features tales of barring, of dodgy deals of riotous lock-ins and of strange hauntings. The perfect present for anyone who loves their pub or just the idea that they have a pub.

    More Information

    Imprint Portico
    ISBN 9781907554827
    Publication Date 3 Oct 2013
    Format Hardback
    Dimensions 198 x 129 mm (h x w)
    Page Extent 160
    Illustrations Over 20 illustrations
    View Inside Pages Not Yet Available
    Author Frank Hopkinson
    About the Author

    Frank Hopkinson is a pub connoisseur and has had a pint on every continent, including Antarctica. He knows his bitters from his wheats and his lagers from his stouts. He has written a variety of books (four as Ivor Grump in the Grumpy Handbook series) including one on beekeeping.

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