Fully illustrated with stunning photographs of dray horses, coopers and grand Victorian architecture, this book is an elegy for the loss of so many of our classic homes or beer.
The latest is Tetley’s in Leeds: in 2011 the classic Yorkshire beer stopped being brewed in the country, and it's historic brewery in the city closed. But Britain's classic breweries have been closing since the sixties, usually taking their much-loved and flavoursome beers with them.
Chris Arnot visits thirty towns and cities from which the historic brewery has disappeared; from Sunderland and Vaux in the north-east to Brighton and Tamplin's on the south coast, and London, the closure of Truman's, Young's, Mann's, and many others have left the capital with only one major brewery. He finds out from those who used to brew beers, and those who drank them, how much was lost.