Awash With Ale

by Kirsten Elliott & Andrew Swift

Drinking has reached crisis level – or so we are told. The truth is that drinking has been at crisis level for centuries. AWASH WITH ALE tells the story of how Britain’s first pleasure resort coped with our ancestors’ relentless desire to drink more than was good for them. From the Gin Epidemic to the Beerhouse Boom, from the Cider Rebellion to the Drunken Election – AWASH WITH ALE tells the story of Bath in a way you’ve never heard it told before.

“A true delight … Local historians up and down the country should read Awash With Ale as an object lesson in how to present their subject. The rest of us should read it for pure pleasure.”

Ted Bruning, Editor, What’s Brewing