The Pub History Society
Who are we and what do we do
The Society was initiated in February 2001 to help bring together like minded individuals who enjoy some aspect of pub history. Many of our members have written books and articles about the history of pubs, others are just enthusiasts who enjoy nothing more than visiting unspoilt or historic pubs.
Essentially the PHS exists to:-
Encourage research into the public house, the people who worked in them, and their importance to society as a whole.
Co-ordinate and publicise the work of people already researching the subject using newsletters and the website.
And above all, to celebrate and commemorate a unique heritage - join one of our guided pub-crawls of historic pubs.
Over the last couple of years we have had various meetings in different parts of the country and we host regular 'Pub Tours' during the year. These Tours are suited to anyone with a passing interest in unspoilt pubs and provide a nice comfortable social environment in which to meet fellow enthusiasts. Details can be found on our Diary Dates page as well as dates for Non Society activities.
Many people who contact us are looking for ways to trace their ancestors who may have been in 'the trade'. Simon Fowler, Founder Member of the Society, past Editor of Ancestors Magazine and professional researcher has put together a guide to tracing ancestors who worked in pubs. The guide also gives general details about tracing the history of a pub. You can find links and ideas on how to carry out you own research on our Researching the History of a pub page.