Lincolnshire pubs are being celebrated as traditional coaching inns of historical significance in the latest publication from the Campaign for Real Ale, “Historic Coaching Inns of the Great North” by acclaimed beer writer Roger Protz.
Two pubs in Lincolnshire have been showcased in the informative traveller’s guide, which takes you on a fascinating journey from London to Edinburgh. Known as “the Route 66 of Britain”, the Great North Road is a huge part of British folklore, serving as the main route between London and Scotland for many centuries. The fabulous coaching inns along it are part of the nation’s living history, and include:
- The George in Stamford, which boasts a long list of famous people that have stayed there, including Charles I, William III, the King of Denmark and the Duke of Cumberland.
- The Angel & Royal in Grantham, which is believed to be the oldest of all surviving coaching inns in Britain.
Lavishly illustrated throughout, Historic Coaching Inns of the Great North Road includes over view maps showing key roads for each section of the route, practical information including recommendations for local visits, and quirky anecdotes to convey the history and legends of the Great North Road.
Roger Protz, author and acclaimed beer writer says: “The Great North Road is part of British folklore, which is still alive today thanks to the survival of these magnificent coaching inns. Travellers can use this guide to retrace old routes and enjoy some of Britain’s most fascinating traditional pubs while learning about the history and culture that is draped along this iconic road.”
CAMRA’s Historic Coaching Inns of the Great North Road is available to order.
For more information visit www.camra.org.uk