From the Publisher
Britains best-selling annual pub guide, provides full details the outstanding pubs serving real ale in the UK.
The beer lovers bible includes information about pubs in villages, towns and cities throughout the country and, to help you track them down, it also provides location maps, public transport information and telephone numbers. CAMRA members check the pubs listed in the guide many times throughout the year and tell you exactly what each pub is like in this unique guide.
One of the Guardian's Books of the Year 2002
*4,500 of the best real ale pubs in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
*Pubs in towns, cities and countryside: the only guide to list thousands of urban pubs.
*Every pub a full entry with information on food, history, and facilities for families and children, as well as accommodation.
*Every pub inspected regularly by CAMRA members. No fees charged for selection.
*For the first time, post codes to help you find the pubs. Plus information on trains, Underground, Metro and buses.
*The Good Beer Guide's unique listing of all real ale breweries and their beers, including tasting notes. Organic beers and beer suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
*Top food writer Fiona Beckett matches beer with food.
*Martyn Cornell describes how the 'experts' play down real ale's share of the beer market.
'CAMRAs defence of time-consuming, careful, small-scale methods of beer production is in perfect tune with the organic and real food movements.' -- David Horspool reviewing the 2003 Guide in the Guardian.
About the Author
Award-winning beer writer and broadcaster Roger Protz contributes regularly to The Guardian and Observer and is a regular broadcaster on beer matters.
He is the Editor of the CAMRAs Good Beer Guide one of The Guardians books of the year 2002. In 1997 he became the only the third beer writer to win the Glennfiddich Drink Writer of the Year award, and in the same year won the Gold Tankard at the British Guild of Beer Writers.