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Public House Collection

Step into the rich history of public houses, where stories are shared and friendships forged

Background imagePublic House Collection: Falcon Inn, St Mawgan in Pydar, Cornwall. Around 1920

Falcon Inn, St Mawgan in Pydar, Cornwall. Around 1920
The rear of the Falcon Inn as seen from the garden in winter or early spring. Photographer: Unknown

Background imagePublic House Collection: Buddy Rich, London, 1967. Creator: Brian Foskett

Buddy Rich, London, 1967. Creator: Brian Foskett
Buddy Rich, London, 1967

Background imagePublic House Collection: Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, the oldest inn in England, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, the oldest inn in England, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePublic House Collection: Spaniards Inn, Hampstead Heath a071901

Spaniards Inn, Hampstead Heath a071901
SPANIARDS INN, Hampstead Heath, Hendon, London. The No. 210 bus driving through the narrow gap between the Spaniards Inn and the old Toll House at the junction of Spaniards Road and Hampstead Lane

Background imagePublic House Collection: Southwold, Suffolk K022028

Southwold, Suffolk K022028
SOUTHWOLD, Suffolk. View of the Sole Bay Inn with lighthouse visible to rear

Background imagePublic House Collection: Chanctonbury ring of Morris dancers outside the Lewes Arms pub, Lewes, Sussex

Chanctonbury ring of Morris dancers outside the Lewes Arms pub, Lewes, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePublic House Collection: Red Rum in the pub

Red Rum in the pub
The racehorse Red Rum and pub goers in the Public House Dover Castle in London 1979

Background imagePublic House Collection: View to Ty Coch Inn on beach at Porth Dinllaen village

View to Ty Coch Inn on beach at Porth Dinllaen village in bay on Lleyn Peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Gwynedd, North Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePublic House Collection: Murphys Pub in Dingle, County Kerry, Munster, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Murphys Pub in Dingle, County Kerry, Munster, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Background imagePublic House Collection: Pubs in Dingle

Pubs in Dingle, County Kerry, Munster, Eire (Republic of Ireland), Europe

Background imagePublic House Collection: Tower Bridge Hotel, Bermondsey, London 1897 BL14122

Tower Bridge Hotel, Bermondsey, London 1897 BL14122
TOWER BRIDGE HOTEL, Bermondsey, London. Interior of the saloon bar. Photographed in June 1897. From the Bedford Lemere collection

Background imagePublic House Collection: Margaritaville Pub on the Hip Strip

Margaritaville Pub on the Hip Strip, Montego Bay, Jamaica, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

Background imagePublic House Collection: The Grenadier, Belgravia CXP01_01_045

The Grenadier, Belgravia CXP01_01_045
The Grenadier, Wilton Row, Belgravia, City of Westminster, Greater London. A view from the south-east showing the front of The Grenadier and a man walking up the steps to the entrance of the pub

Background imagePublic House Collection: The Marylebone pub, Marylebone, London, England, UK

The Marylebone pub, Marylebone, London, England, UK

Background imagePublic House Collection: Old pub on the River Thames, London, 1926-1927

Old pub on the River Thames, London, 1926-1927. An old tavern on the riverside at Limehouse. Illustration from Wonderful London, edited by Arthur St John Adcock, Volume I

Background imagePublic House Collection: Whitelocks Pub in yard off Briggate, dating back to 1715, Leeds, Yorkshire

Whitelocks Pub in yard off Briggate, dating back to 1715, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePublic House Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20100838

EyeUbiquitous_20100838
Ireland, County Dublin, Dublin City, Temple Bar traditional Irish public house on street corner with cobbled street

Background imagePublic House Collection: Beer Street, 1751. Artist: William Hogarth

Beer Street, 1751. Artist: William Hogarth
Beer Street, 1751. Working people enjoying a tankard of beer outside the Barley Mow public house. The figures include two women with baskets of fish and a butcher holding a joint of meat

Background imagePublic House Collection: Rag and bone cart a064811

Rag and bone cart a064811
A horse-drawn rag and bone cart standing on the road outside the Builders Arms public house at 1 Kensington Court Place, Kensington, London, with St. Albans Mansions visible beyond. John Gay

Background imagePublic House Collection: Prospect of Whitby CXP01_01_111

Prospect of Whitby CXP01_01_111
Prospect of Whitby, Wapping Wall, Wapping, Tower Hamlets, Greater London. The river elevation of the Prospect of Whitby pub seen from south-west on the riverbank at Wapping

Background imagePublic House Collection: The Emperor Hadrian pub, at Battle Hill, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear. 6th April 1998

The Emperor Hadrian pub, at Battle Hill, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear. 6th April 1998

Background imagePublic House Collection: Revelling with Harlots, plate III of A Rakes Progress, 1735

Revelling with Harlots, plate III of A Rakes Progress, 1735. Tom Rakewell and a companion consorting with harlots in a tavern

Background imagePublic House Collection: The Stonehouse themed pub, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, 1971. Artist: Michael Walters

The Stonehouse themed pub, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, 1971. Artist: Michael Walters
The Stonehouse themed pub, Sheffield, 1971. Popular with both students from the local university and drinkers taking advantage of the busy night life Sheffield had to offer

Background imagePublic House Collection: Skittles DP083724

Skittles DP083724
Bridport, Dorset. Played In series: Played in the Pub. Skittles at the Shave Cross Inn. Detail of skittles

Background imagePublic House Collection: Red Lion, Kilburn BL09810

Red Lion, Kilburn BL09810
RED LION, Kilburn High Road, Kilburn, Hampstead, Camden, Greater London. The Red Lion from across the street with various people posed in front

Background imagePublic House Collection: George Inn, Botley CC97_02370

George Inn, Botley CC97_02370
GEORGE INN, Botley, Oxfordshire. View from Seacourt Stream showing a group outside the George Inn in 1892. Henry Taunt

Background imagePublic House Collection: Manchester City players and management staff celebrate with a few drinks

Manchester City players and management staff celebrate with a few drinks and cigars at the Fletchers Arms, Denton following their victory over local; rivals Manchester United in their successful

Background imagePublic House Collection: The Keigwin Arms, Mousehole, Cornwall, 1936. Creator: Unknown

The Keigwin Arms, Mousehole, Cornwall, 1936. Creator: Unknown
The Keigwin Arms, Mousehole, Cornwall, 1936. The Keigwin Arms, 16th century hotel, dating to 14th century, the oldest building in town

Background imagePublic House Collection: The Horns Tavern, Kennington, in 1820, (c1878). Creator: Unknown

The Horns Tavern, Kennington, in 1820, (c1878). Creator: Unknown
The Horns Tavern, Kennington, in 1820, (c1878). The Horns tavern in Kennington, south London, acted as a meeting place, lecture hall and exhibition space

Background imagePublic House Collection: Men playing shove-halfpenny in Hollist Arms, Lodsworth

Men playing shove-halfpenny in Hollist Arms, Lodsworth with barman looking on. c1934 George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Garland N10280

Background imagePublic House Collection: The Burford Bus CC57_00488

The Burford Bus CC57_00488
BURFORD, Oxfordshire. A horse drawn bus " The Burford Bus" with passengers standing outside the Bull Hotel. Photographed by Henry Taunt (active 1860 - 1922)

Background imagePublic House Collection: The Tabard or Talbot Inn DD97_00055

The Tabard or Talbot Inn DD97_00055
Tabard Inn, Talbot Yard, Southwark, London. A view of the courtyard with a wagon in the foreground and a group of people. The Tabard was an established inn during the Middle Ages

Background imagePublic House Collection: Teniers - A Village Merrymaking at a Country Inn N070476

Teniers - A Village Merrymaking at a Country Inn N070476
APSLEY HOUSE, London. " A Village Merrymaking at a Country Inn" by David TENIERS the younger (1610-90). WM 1499-1948

Background imagePublic House Collection: The Swan pub, Walton on Thames, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, Europe

The Swan pub, Walton on Thames, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePublic House Collection: Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePublic House Collection: Steen - The Egg Dance J040065

Steen - The Egg Dance J040065
APSLEY HOUSE, London. " The Egg Dance: Peasants Merrymaking in an Inn " by Jan STEEN (1625/6-79)

Background imagePublic House Collection: Morris Men BB76_04939

Morris Men BB76_04939
Headington Quarry Morris Dancers outside the Chequers public house, Headington, Oxfordshire. It was a meeting between this group

Background imagePublic House Collection: Chequers Inn, Dagenham, Essex, 1960

Chequers Inn, Dagenham, Essex, 1960

Background imagePublic House Collection: The Dickens Inn, London

The Dickens Inn, London

Background imagePublic House Collection: Yarmouth from The Solent in summer, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Yarmouth from The Solent in summer, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePublic House Collection: A woman barmaid pulls a pint of beer for male customers in a London pub, England. 1950s

A woman barmaid pulls a pint of beer for male customers in a London pub, England. 1950s

Background imagePublic House Collection: The Grenadier in Wilton Mews, Where Coachmen Drink No More, c1935. Creator: Unknown

The Grenadier in Wilton Mews, Where Coachmen Drink No More, c1935. Creator: Unknown
" The Grenadier" in Wilton Mews, Where Coachmen Drink No More, c1935. Public house in Belgravia, London, built in 1720 as the officers mess for the senior infantry regiment of the British

Background imagePublic House Collection: The Mitre tavern, London, 1926-1927. Artist: Paterson

The Mitre tavern, London, 1926-1927. Artist: Paterson
The Mitre tavern, London, 1926-1927. The Mitre lies between Ely Place and Hatton Garden. From Wonderful London, volume II, edited by Arthur St John Adcock, published by Amalgamated Press (London)

Background imagePublic House Collection: Australia

Australia
Willam Creek Hotel, Oodnadatta Track, Outback, South Australia, Australia

Background imagePublic House Collection: Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePublic House Collection: Pub sign, Dingle

Pub sign, Dingle, County Kerry, Munster, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Background imagePublic House Collection: Village pub, Shere, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Village pub, Shere, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePublic House Collection: Alfriston, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Alfriston, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom, Europe




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Step into the rich history of public houses, where stories are shared and friendships forged. In 1967, Buddy Rich mesmerized audiences at a London public house, leaving them in awe of his musical prowess. Brian Foskett's creation brought this unforgettable moment to life. Nestled amidst the scenic beauty of Hampstead Heath stands Spaniards Inn, an iconic pub that has stood the test of time since its establishment in a bygone era. Its walls echo with tales from centuries past, captivating visitors with its charm and character. Traveling further east to Southwold in Suffolk, one discovers a hidden gem - a quaint pub that exudes warmth and hospitality. With every sip taken within its walls at K022028, one can taste the essence of true English tradition. Crossing over to Ireland's enchanting Munster region lies Murphy's Pub in Dingle County Kerry. Here, locals and travelers alike gather to revel in Irish music and laughter while immersing themselves in the vibrant culture that defines this corner of Europe. Venturing northward brings us to Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem - England's oldest inn nestled within Nottinghamshire's historic cityscape. Dating back centuries, it proudly wears its heritage on display as patrons indulge their senses with hearty fare and fine libations. Returning once more to Dingle reveals yet another facet of this picturesque town - pubs aplenty dotting its charming streetscape. Each establishment offers respite for weary souls seeking solace or merriment after exploring all that Dingle has to offer. A step back through time takes us along the River Thames where an old pub stood tall between 1926-1927. It witnessed countless tales unfold along its banks as locals gathered under its roof seeking refuge from bustling city life. Across continents we journeyed next; Margaritaville Pub on Jamaica’s Hip Strip beckons visitors with tropical vibes and island rhythms.