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Virtual backgrounds celebrating our nation's pubs

Immerse yourself in some of the country’s most unique national treasures.

Free to download

Be the envy of your friends and colleagues by transporting yourself to a national treasure! Enjoy introducing people to a few of our nation’s unique, historical and well-preserved pubs with our free downloadable images for Zoom meetings and other virtual get togethers. It’s a great way to bring a bit of extra interest to your calls and online meetings, and to share some unique pub locations. 

All of these pubs are recorded and logged by CAMRA’s Pub Heritage Group, who are dedicated to protecting, preserving and promoting the nation’s unspoilt pubs. Pubs with traditional interiors, or unspoilt features and rooms are visited and logged up and down the country and many are now protected and recognised as pubs of historical and architectural importance. 

To find out more we have a number of regional guides, which now includes the South East of England, as well as the Best of British Real Heritage Pubs, all available from the CAMRA Bookshop.

For a definitive guide to the nation’s most important historic pubs visit: pubheritage.camra.org.uk


Click on the image you want to download, right click and save it as a jpg. Then go into your Virtual Meeting software of choice – Zoom, Teams etc – and follow the instructions to change your background effects or settings. Note images that may appear reversed to you will appear correct to other meeting participants

Britain's Best Real Heritage Pubs (new edition)-0
Black Friar London

The Black Friar, London
A pub themed around the friars of the Dominican friary of 1276, with a barrel-vaulted area with reliefs of Aesop’s fables and nursery rhymes. Find out more  Buy associated book

Kings Head Bristol

Kings Head, Bristol
A long narrow pub dating from the 17th century. It contains the delightful ‘Tramcar Bar’ – a snug supposedly shaped to look like an old tramcar! Find out more  Buy associated book

Mr Thomas's Chop House Manchester

Mr Thomas’s Chop House, Manchester
A pub with a fancy Jacobean interior dating from 1901. Light green ceramic arches and cream tiling, and an outstanding ceramic fireplace included. Find out more  Buy associated book

Peter Kavanaghs Merseyside

Peter Kavanagh’s Merseyside
Large murals of Dickens and Hogarth scenes, together with stained glass and jokey woodwork cover the walls, commissioned by the remarkable namesake licensee. Find out more  Buy associated book

The Kenilworth Edinburgh

The Kenilworth, Edinburgh
An impressive pub with an island bar, walls covered in tiles and coloured plasterwork and Art Nouveau-style stained glass windows. Find out more  Buy associated book

Tuckers Grave Somerset

Tucker’s Grave, Faulkland, Somerset
This 18th-century cottage has housed a pub for over 200 years. There is no bar but casks of beer and cider are stacked in the bay window of the public bar. Find out more  Buy associated book

Discover more about Pub Heritage and CAMRA

Heritage pubs

Shop now: Pub Heritage Books

Discover more of Britain’s Best Real Heritage Pubs with CAMRA’s Pub Heritage Group publications. Various regions available. A great gift for all beer and pub lovers!

Christmas CAMRA Gift Membership

CAMRA Gift Membership

Give the gift of CAMRA membership to the beer or pub lover in your life. Support CAMRA, get involved, and help save our nation’s beloved pubs for future generations.

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