There is something very satisfying about the Great British Pub. Nostalgia, warmth, refreshment and companionship all add to the charms of this most enduring of institutions and wherever you travel, the length and breadth of the country, you'll never find yourself very far from a welcoming fireside and a pint of real ale. "Great British Pubs" is a fascinating celebration of everything that is so special about these traditional meeting places, ranging from the Scottish Highlands to the Cornish coast. Not only will you get a potted history of the public house, more importantly you'll also be able to experience every kind of Great British Pub imaginable. Try an old smuggler's inn, a haunted hotel, a drover's rest, a murderer's tavern and a whole host of intriguing hostelries, ending up in a classic country local, where fine ale, good food and great company abound. You never know, "Great British Pubs" may help you to discover such pleasant watering holes on your own doorstep, all too often overlooked due to the hectic pace of modern life. Cross a pub's threshold, even in a busy city centre, and there's every chance you'll be transported back in time, to a place where the simplest of life's pleasures are still truly appreciated.