Within Conwy's striking medieval walls is a treasure trove of historic taverns and inns. For centuries visitors and locals alike have whiled away their time within them, seeking solace, catching up with friends, and raising a toast or two. Although some old alehouses are no longer trading, the town and surrounding area still boast more than their fair share of quaint, cosy and fascinating establishments in which to enjoy a drink.
Peter Johnson and Catherine Jefferis take the reader in and around Conwy, recounting tales of the more colourful characters and events in the history of the area's inns. Conwy & District Pubs is beautifully illustrated with over seventy full-colour images, in addition to a number of charming historical pictures that provide a glimpse into the past of these intriguing Welsh pubs. It has much to offer Jackdaws (those born and bred within the town walls) and other birds of a feather keen to experience the area's most charismatic, oldest or unusual establishments.
Peter has a background in academic research. He is a qualified environmental studies teacher and was a part-time Open University lecturer from 1990-99.He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society in 1979, and has published various papers in the Numismatic Chronicle. He is currently studying for an Advanced Diploma in Local History at Oxford University. In addition, he has been a keen writer of fiction for many years, winning several competitions. Catherine has been a published author of children's fiction for almost 30 years, and writes for children of all ages, from pre-school to teenagers. Her last published work was a history of north Wales for children. She has also written, published and broadcasted numerous non-fiction pieces for children and adults, including many contributions to BBC Radio Wales and BBC World Service.