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Historic pub interiors

CAMRA's Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors, is comprised of two categories:

national inventory of historic pub interiors lists those pub interiors which CAMRA regards as being in the "first division" when it comes to pub preservation priorities. Work on the inventory started in 1991 and it currently comprises 283 entries. The national inventory of historic pub interiors includes two types of pubs:

  • Pubs whose interiors have remained wholly or largely intact since World War Two or, in some exceptional cases, since 1970.
  • Interiors which, though altered to an extent, retain exceptional rooms or features which are of national historic importance. It also includes outstanding pub-type rooms in other kinds of establishment like hotels or station buffets.

Regional Inventories of Historic Pub Interiors are the next tier in the pub preservation hierarchy. They list, those interiors which, whilst altered, still have significant historic or architectural value.

The National and Regional Inventories of Historic Pub Interiors are constantly evolving. Sadly, some pubs currently listed will either close or be ruined despite our best efforts to stop this. More happily, we continue to discover previously unreported interiors deserving inclusion.

CAMRA's Pub Heritage Group is always eager to hear from anyone who feels that a particular pub interior is worthy of consideration. Similarly, we need to know of any threat to an existing entry so that we can take what action we can.

Historic Pub Interiors can be accessed on this web site in a variety of ways:

Six Real Heritage Pubs guides have so far been published for London, East Anglia, North East England, Scotland, Wales and Yorkshire. You can purchase copies from the CAMRA bookshop. The 'East Midlands Real Heritage Pubs' will be published during 2011 and by 2013 all the remaining Real Heritage Pubs guides should be available. You can also view some Real Heritage Pubs guides for some parts of the UK on this website.

If you have any updates or comments about these pubs, or can identify other possible candidates please email info[AT SIGN]pubheritage[DOT]camra[DOT]org[DOT]uk

Dyffryn Arms, Pontfaen
Circus Tavern, Manchester