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Come and spend the evening in the convivial company of Pete Brown!
Named British Beer Writer of the Year multiple times, and winner of the title “Industry Legend” at the Imbibe Hospitality Awards in 2020, Pete will take us on a journey through the history of the working men’s clubs from the movement’s founding by social reformer Rev Henry Solly to its mid-century heyday. This warm-hearted book reveals how the clubs became the cornerstone of Britain’s social life, and reminds us that long before the days of Phoenix Nights, 3,000-seat venues routinely played host to stars like Shirley Bassey, and Louis Armstrong, offering entertainment for all the family, whilst also playing a huge role in defining masculinity, community and class identity for generations of men in Britain’s industrial towns.