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Britain's historic pub interiors - an introduction

Unspoilt pubs — here is your definitive guide to the nation's most important historic pub interiors. Since the 1960s few pubs have escaped major changes but this website helps you seek out the best historic examples we have left. They range from simple unaltered village pubs to glorious late-Victorian extravaganzas. Each is very special in its own way.

This list has been compiled by CAMRA's Pub Heritage Group and is the product of over twenty years careful research. It identifies pubs with intact traditional interiors or which have features and rooms of national importance.

To find pubs in your area of interest use search for historic pub interiors.

If you are a potential pub operator or owner, see the benefits of running a pub with an important historic interior.

If you are a planning official, review how we work to protect pubs with important historic interiors.

If you are a CAMRA member, and you would like to volunteer to help Pub Heritage Group, read about the surveying we do.

News

WASHINGTON, Englands Lane, Belsize Park, NW3

Added to the National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors for its stunning late Victorian fittings. There’s mosaic and ornamental tilework in the lobby off the side road and there is much screenwork remaining, plus lovely back-painted mirrors depicting flora and fauna. The most extraordinary thing is the high screen set forward from one side of the servery. Well worth a visit.

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FELLOWSHIP INN, Bellingham, SE6

To be rejuvenated with a £4m. grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Heritage Enterprise scheme. This is gigantic 1920s ‘super-pub’ originally had two bars, a 200-seat dance and music hall, a vast function room, an off-licence bottle shop, and accommodation. At present parts are in terrible condition and desperately in need of renovation. The resurrected building will house a cinema, new live music venue, cafe, micro-brewery, bakery and artists’ studios.

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Britain's Best Real Heritage Pubs

Britain's Best Real Heritage Pubs book cover

The second edition of this definitive printed guide to CAMRA's National Inventory of Historic Pubs Interiors with details of 260 pubs throughout the UK with interiors of real historic significance – many stretching back a century and more. This is a totally new edition of our book published in 2013, with new photography (nearly 700 high-quality illustrations), updated information and a further 'try also' selection of 75 other historic pubs we know you'll enjoy. 320 pages, easy-to-use listings, helpful mapping and a series of articles explaining the history of the pub and its fascinating features. Just £9.99 with a £2 discount for CAMRA members. Order at www.camra.org.uk