Victuallers' Licences: Records for Family and Local Historians. 2nd edition. Jeremy Gibson & Judith Hunter
Of all widely- held occupations, those who ran pubs are the best recorded. For the 19th and 20th centuries there are voluminous local archives, and much in Quarter Sessions for earlier times. National archives record the issuing of wine and occasional ale licences after 1552 naming licensees, places and often the inns themselves. This guide explains the background of the various types of licensing records, and provides detailed and comprehensive listings of holdings for England, Wales and Scotland.