Book Description

Real ale, log fires, low beamed ceilings, and a good dose of village gossip.... Brian P. Martin has traveled all over the country to meet some great characters, including Britian's oldes landlady, a lifetime teetotaller who served drinks until she was ninety-nine; the customer who regularly sank eighteen pints; the landlord who hung a yellow duster out of his window to warn salmon fisherman that the bailiff was coming. From the smallest pub in the country to the "pub with no name", here is a record of richness as experienced by some of our most colorful publicans -- and their customers!