Looking at Buildings

, printed from the Looking at Buildings website on Tuesday 13th April 2021

Pubs 1 & 2

RenaissanceGlossary Term [1] architecture. Many pubs were being rebuilt around this time, partly in response to restrictions on licensed premises: if new pubs could not be opened, then old ones could at least be rebuilt to attract new custom.

lightGlossary Term [2]), and a coloured tile friezeGlossary Term [3].

Old EnglishGlossary Term [4] style associated with traditional values and solid quality. It was no coincidence that the same half-timbered style was used for countless suburban houses, giving the pub a suggestion of a 'home from home' rather than an alcoholic escape into a different world.

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Last updated: Monday, 26th January 2009