Skip to main content
26th August 2014

Yorkshire’s heritage pubs in the limelight as CAMRA releases new campaigning guide

reg Mulholland MP to launch new book at Whitelocks, Turks Head Yard, Leeds, LS1 6HB at 12.30pm Friday 29th August

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, will launch the new edition of its guide to pubs with real historic significance in Yorkshire and Humber at Whitelocks pub in Leeds on Friday 29th August at 12.30pm.

Yorkshire’s Real Heritage Pubs is a full-colour campaigning guide to the pubs which still have interiors or internal features of historical significance. This fully updated and re-launched revised edition builds on the success of the sell-out first edition (published in 2011) and is the only publication of its kind to cover the Yorkshire region.

Not only does the new guide aim to celebrate the heritage pubs that are open and trading but it also highlights the sad reality of how few are left and the threats they face. The guide highlights a disastrous planning ‘loophole’ that allows many pubs to be turned into supermarkets or converted for other retail or office use without the need of planning permission. In telling the story of important pubs we have recently lost, Yorkshire’s Real Heritage Pubs reflects on other major failings in our planning and heritage protection systems.

Editor Dave Gamston said, “We believe it will have wide appeal as an enjoyable and informative guidebook for locals and visitors to Yorkshire. At the same time we hope it will provide a serious working reference – and wake up call! – for the people and official bodies who control the destinies of Yorkshire’s pubs”

The new guide will be officially launched by Greg Mulholland MP, Leeds North West (and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group).

Yorkshire’s Real Heritage Pubs features 119 pubs and provides informative text to highlight their significance, with full colour photographs in many cases.

Yorkshire’s Real Heritage Pubs is available direct from CAMRA (01727 867201), in all good bookshops and some of the featured pubs, priced at £4.99 (excluding p&p)




Notes to Editors-

Review copies for editors can be requested from the CAMRA Press Office by emailing

High resolution front cover image:

CAMRA’s Pubs Matter campaign launched in August 2014 is specifically aimed at closing planning loopholes that allow pubs to be destroyed. More information is available at

The launch event on 29th August commences at 12.30pm. Representatives of CAMRA including the book’s editor and members of its compilation team, will be in attendance and available for interview.