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Britain's historic pub interiors - an introduction

Unspoilt pubs — here is your definitive guide to the nation's most important historic pub interiors. Since the 1960s few pubs have escaped major changes but this website helps you seek out the best historic examples we have left. They range from simple unaltered village pubs to glorious late-Victorian extravaganzas. Each is very special in its own way.

This list has been compiled by CAMRA's Pub Heritage Group and is the product of over twenty years careful research. It identifies pubs with intact traditional interiors or which have features and rooms of national importance.

To find pubs in your area of interest use search for historic pub interiors.

If you are a potential pub operator or owner, see the benefits of running a pub with an important historic interior.

If you are a planning official, review how we work to protect pubs with important historic interiors.

If you are a CAMRA member, and you would like to volunteer to help Pub Heritage Group, read about the surveying we do.


Greater Manchester, STANLEY ARMS, 295 Liverpool Road, M30 0QN. Recently listed at Grade II following an application by CAMRA. This is a rare unspoilt street-corner local which was taken over by brewers Joseph Holt in 1909 and was remodelled, no doubt shortly afterwards. Three rooms and lots of colourful green tiling. See the entry on the Heritage Pubs website

Cheshire, HOLLY BUSH, 75 Palmerston Road, Bollington, SK10 5PW. Another Grade II listing, also resulting from an application by CAMRA. In this case this is a rebuilding of about 1935 in 'Brewers' Tudor' style. The layout is relatively little altered and many original fittings survive. See the entry on the Heritage Pubs website

Oxford, FAIRVIEW. Currently closed for building works.

Feature Article

Britain's Best Real Heritage PubsBritain's Best Real Heritage Pubs is the definitive printed guide to CAMRA's National Inventory of Historic Pubs Interiors. Details of 270 pubs throughout the UK with interiors of real historic significance – some of them stretching back a century. It is the first time that these pubs have been collated into a single volume. Illustrated with high-quality photography, the guide’s extensive listings are the product of years of surveying and research by CAMRA volunteers dedicated to preserving and protecting our rich pub heritage. 288 pages with full-colour photography, easy-to-use listings and helpful mapping. Just £9.99 with a £2 discount for CAMRA members. Find out more and order at