Nantwich Pubs provides a detailed look at the public houses in the town of Nantwich and give a street by street description, and history, of each licensed premises. The book is well illustrated, with pictures of the buildings themselves, and also the signs associated with many of them. Many pubs are now no longer in existence. Some have been demolished, or turned into private houses, or converted into restaurants and shops. Many have a unique story to tell, like selling beer containing arsenic to a child, and several are associated with ghosts!
As a market town, Nantwich can boast of having a high number of public houses. In 1893 there were 80 licensed victuallers, 14 beer sellers, and four others (who sold off the premises)! This book covers all pubs, past and present, and helps give a nostalgic flavour to what is an essential part of the Nantwich social scene.
The book will be launched at Nantwich Museum, on Saturday 23rd June 2018. There will be a book signing, by the authors, from 10:30 am – 12:00 noon. The book costs just £11.95 (with all profits going to Nantwich Museum). It’s a limited edition – and copies are expected to sell out fast!