A unique guide to more than 120 pubs in the Yorkshire region whose interiors have been little altered over the past 40 years. Full-color campaigning guide to the 120 or so pubs in Yorkshire and Humberside which still have interiors or internal features of real historic significance--some of them stretching back a century or more. It is the first ever publication of its kind to cover the entire Yorkshire region. The book is the product of many years of surveying and research by CAMRA volunteers who are dedicated to helping preserve and protect the UK's pub heritage. This guide sets out to celebrate the genuine pub heritage that survives in Yorkshire, to share an understanding of its importance, and to sound a call-to-arms for its better protection. Including some that are much as they were before the Second World War, the featured entries cover the whole spectrum of pub heritage, from simple rural "time warp" establishments to Victorian drinking "palaces" with spectacular décor and fittings. The guide moreover advances the claims to recognition for the more unsung interiors of the inter-war and early post-war eras that we take so much for granted. Companion volume to Scotland’s True Heritage Pubs and Real Heritage Pubs of Wales, also published by CAMRA.
With a background in historic building conservation and town planning, David Gamston was the initiating force behind CAMRA's National Inventory and founding chairman of CAMRA's Pub Heritage Group. His past titles have included CAMRA National Inventory, Historic Pubs in York, and Trouble Brewing.