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A warm welcome to the Pub History Society (PHS) website.

Our Society was founded in 2001 by a small group of like-minded pub history enthusiasts. The PHS mission statement is ‘Promoting the heritage of British pubs and the people connected with them’ although over time this has come to embrace any and every aspect of the public house in all its forms, from its architecture, its history and its licensees to licensing law, pub games and pub furniture, including pewter tankards and other drinking vessels, and so much more.

We sincerely hope that you will find something of interest. Please feel free to search the website and find out a little more about what we do and what we have achieved. A selection of articles, some examples of the PHS quarterly Newsletter and reports on a number of our events and Society meetings can be easily accessed. Ask us questions via our ‘Can we help?’ feature and we will do our utmost to answer them.

If, like us, you love the institution that is the British pub and have a passion to find out more about the history and development of all aspects of this uniquely British institution or would like to share your research with us, then why not join the Society? Details of joining fees and the benefits to be derived from membership can be found here.

Thanks for your visit.

Best wishes,

The Pub History Society
on behalf of all members of the PHS

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  • Mail List

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  • Membership

    Becoming a member of the Pub History Society is a great idea. You'll have access to all of our back issues of our newsletter and even a downloadable bibliography should you need it. More details can be found by following the link below.

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