I loved this book so much - it was a birthday present from a friend who always struggles to buy for me. The illustrations of pub interiors are dazzling and the accompanying text (although not in the least academic) is interesting, lively and perfectly suited for book and its subject. The book covers not just pubs but also the history of brewing and drinking culture.
Great Christmas pressie for the bloke who isn't so much into reading but appreciates books and pubs and booze!
No lover of unspoilt pubs should be without this book. The photographs by Michael Slaughter are superb. The book is closely allied to the Campaign for Real Ale National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors. CAMRA is doing fantastic work in this area. Buy the book, read it, spread the word.