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Friday 14 May 2010

Reference Book- The Illustrated History of Derby's Pubs.

The Illustrated History of Derby's Pubs by Maxwell Craven is a great reference book for anyone who is interested in the history of Derby Inns. ISBN-10: 1859833306

It was published by Breedon Books Publishing in Sep 2002, this book is a an updated version of the 1992 book called Inns and Taverns of Derby which I also have in my Derby book collection. The orignal book has a yellow cover (ISBN 1 873626 21 5).

Inns and Taverns: The Illustrated History of Derby's Pubs is a book I often refer to as its seems to have pretty much every pub that has ever exisited in Derby along with lots of historical information on each.
Some pubs often change their names several times over the years so you may remember a pubs name as something different to what its called today.
Many pubs in Derby have closed down in recent times but also some have been restored such as The Brewery Tap on Derwent Street, formally The Royal standard. Another pub which is just about to reopen on Thursday 20th May ay 8:30pm is The Greyhound on Friar Gate both of these pubs have had new life brought into them thanks to http://www.derbybrewing.co.uk/

If you love Derby history and want a great reference book on Derby's pubs then this is the book for you:

Originally priced at £16.99 and hard to track down, If you have problems finding this book for sale then you may have to resort to ebay or car boots, happy hunting.


  1. Does it have info on the Woolsack Inn Parliament Street in 1800s?