England is certainly well-known around the world for its pubs with the names, signs, and history being a good part of its uniqueness & charm. Books on this subject are quite rare, therefore it rates at least three stars. The book certainly has many pub names (around 3000), and naturally with 60 or 70 thousand pubs in the UK, one would expect a lot to be missing, but I was frankly surprised at all the famous pubs that were not included (e.g. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, the Black Friar, Prospect of Whitby, etc. in London), nor many of the unique ones (e.g. the Bucket of Blood in Cornwall). FatBadgers website has a good list of strange pub names, yet you won't find many of them in this book. This book does have a few black & white photos of pub signs, but they're all the general ones you see every day. I would have expected photos of the strange pubs signs as that would have been much more interesting (e.g. the Silent Woman in Slaithwaite where a woman is holding her cut-off head on a dark night). Why not include pubs with strange backgrounds or stories? Bottomline is the book provides some background on many of the general pubs (and a few odd ones), but still misses out on being intriguing.