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Donald Stuart

Old Sussex Inns

Old Sussex Inns

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In Old Sussex Inns Donald Stuart explores the historic, interesting, quirky and haunted pubs of East and West Sussex, describing more than 270 establishments in over 170 villages and towns across the county.

Illustrated with a fine collection of the author’s own photographs, the book is an essential read for anyone interested in what the history of inns, taverns and pubs can reveal about the local area

The inns of Sussex are rich in stories, and the origins of the names of the pubs themselves are often fascinating. Here too are tales of smugglers and sea-farers, and of ghosts that still haunt their drinking dens of old.

From busy coaching houses to sleepy village taverns, Donald Stuart uncovers a wealth of historic detail, from architectural features to legends and myths.

The result is a book that is sure to appeal to a broad spectrum of readers, from those with an interest in local history to pub enthusiasts and those seeking an atmospheric place to enjoy a decent pint

About the Author

Donald Stuart has been a journalist and pub enthusiast for 50 years. He is a member of the Pub History Society, the Inn Sign Society and CAMRA.

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