The founder members of the Society for the Preservation of Beers from the Wood. SOURCE: John Keeble; Mrs Gore.)
Becky’s Dive Bar, photographed by Grant W. Corby (we’d still like to get in touch with him) and supplied by Eric Schwartz (pictured right).
Label for Brahms & Liszt Pale Ale by the Selby Brewery. (SOURCE: Martin Sykes.)
The premises that would become North Bar, Leeds, before its refurbishment. (SOURCE: North Bar.)
Christian Townsley (left) and John Gyngell, founders of North Bar, c.1997. (SOURCE: North Bar.)
Martin Dickie (left) and Stefano Cossi, the ‘a beery equivalent of Noel and Liam Gallagher’, at Thornbridge, c.2005. (SOURCE: Simon Webster, Thornbridge.)
Justin Hawke. (We took this photo — it’s not very flattering, but we and he wanted to get the wooden sign in…)
Andrew Cooper (left) and Brett Ellis of the Wild Beer Company in the summer of 2013. (Our photo.)
Featured image: David Bruce outside the Flounder & Firkin, Islington, in the early 1980s. (SOURCE: David Bruce.) These are photos we didn’t use in
Brew Britannia because they were too low in resolution, too low in contrast, or, in the case of a couple we took ourselves, rotten.
We’ve also thrown in a colour version of the Brahms & Liszt beer label which appears in black-and-white in the book.
With thanks to John Keeble, Brian Schwartz, Martin Sykes, David Bruce, Christian Townsley & John Gyngell and Simon Webster.
PS. We’ve captioned each photo but those don’t seem to be showing up in the enlarged gallery view for some reason. If you want to know who’s in a particular pic and where we got it, then hover over the thumbnails above.
“Gertcha! A pint of Courage Best.” Highbury, North London.
Meux’s Original London Stout advertised on a derelict pub building at Finsbury Park, North London.
Former pub building, now a creative media advertising thoughtspace, Islington, North London.
Former pub building, now residential, Islington, North London.
Engraved windows, Islington, North London.
“Taylor Walker Ales & Stout” — the legendary Hope & Anchor, Camden, North London.
A 1930s former Young’s house in Fitzrovia, Central London, given an unfortunate cod-Victorian makeover.
‘Charrington’s Entire’, former pub-building, now under redevelopment, in Hammersmith, West London.
There are lots of pubs and former pubs on almost every street in London, often with advertisements for long-gone brands.
The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, in the ‘Northern Quarter’.
The bar in the Castle Hotel, Oldham Street.
Crown & Anchor, Port Street, Manchester. Chester’s were famous for their ‘fighting mild’.
The Crown Hotel, Salford, most recently a beauty salon.
The Lower Turk’s Head, central Manchester. ‘MB’, we are told, stands for ‘Manchester Brewery’.
The Salutation, Chorlton on Medlock, currently undergoing preservation work and renovation.
Many Manchester pubs have more or less elaborate tiling and we managed to snap a few pictures on our visit last week.
We’re taking a couple of days off from the old blogging game. We’ll be back on Friday with a post for
the 86th beer blogging session but, in the meantime, the picture above is from a Franconian Biergarten that we walked for two hours to reach.
The Thirsty Scholar in Penryn wasn’t open when I walked past. Lots of students live nearby.
Entering Falmouth on foot from Penryn, the Star & Garter is one of the first pubs you pass.
The Seven Stars, Penryn. I didn’t pop in this time but we have drunk here before: Sam Smith’s Old Brewery Bitter, oddly enough. Teen Wolf was on the telly. Sort of liked it.
The Seven Stars, Falmouth, is ‘An historic pub interior of national importance’ according to CAMRA.
Depending on your taste in pubs, the entrance is either very enticing or rather intimidating.
The Oddfellows Arms, Falmouth, is an an enticing looking back-street boozer up a steep flight of steps.
It’s huge and has a lovely portico. I wasn’t quite read for a beer at this point, though.
The Kings Arms, Penryn. The typeface is a dead giveaway: surely a former Devenish house.
Think Finn Mcoul’s might be an Irish pub. Always very busy and, like many Falmouth pubs, allows you to bring your own food.
The featured image of Penmere Station is a cheat: it was taken in the summer of 2013 on a previous trip to Falmouth.