Bob osborn's new book

Bob's new book

Inns, Taverns, Alehouses, Pubs and Beerhouses of Yeovil



book & DVD will
only be available from
Yeovil Waterstones,
by post directly from me
UK & International
(see below)


Inns, Taverns, Alehouses, Pubs and
Beerhouses of Yeovil

Yeovil, in Somerset, has always had a large number of licensed premises. In 1610, an order was made that only nine be allowed in the borough and two outside, with the rest being 'suppressed'. However, Yeovil at this time was about a hundredth of the size of Yeovil today. After several years of research, local historian and author Bob Osborn has discovered over 140 of Yeovil's inns, taverns, alehouses and public houses, plus over 100 beerhouses. All of these are described in a fascinating and informative tour of Yeovil's hostelries, past and present.

A DVD is included with the book to offer the reader a large number of additional photographs, advertisements, maps, plans, etc. Also included are extensive documentation, research material and family information of licensees.

Fully illustrated with photographs from the past and present, this book and DVD will appeal to anyone interested in Yeovil's history.


100 pages (book) plus 605 pages (DVD)

Images 531 monochrome and colour

Maps 22

Plans 21

Licensee Info



Release Date

1 October  2019

ISBN 978-1-78972-281-9


The print run of this book will be very limited and copies will only be available in person from Waterstones, Yeovil, or by post from me (click appropriate button below).

The book and DVD cost £14.99 and will be dispatched in a padded envelope and sent via Royal Mail's 2nd Class service. The cost for this postal service is £1.99 within the United Kingdom, but a staggering £10.48 for Royal Mail's international 'Signed For' service for anywhere else in the world (sorry, it's their pricing structure not mine).

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