In this country, there are two institutions that have been fundamental to the development of communities: the church and the pub. There has been plenty written – rightly – of the magnificence of Romney Marsh’s churches, but less on its pubs. Down the years, the Marsh has been served by some wonderful licensed establishments. Some of these have inevitably and unfortunately gone to the wall, although there are many fine examples still to be found. This book, by Keith Swallow, author of The Book of Syn, explores the history of the area’s hostelries and breweries and seeks to address some of this imbalance. Within it you will find dark deeds, ghosts, eccentric landlords and more.
2017 ISBN 978-0-9933203-1-6 Price £15.00