Rare, but still current.
Have a listen here.
This afternoon holding a conversation in English, suddenly a word (learned time ago) came to my mind : "homewards", "pubwards" meaning leading that direction (mainly used in British English). Do English speakers use it frequently nowadays?
'Homewards' is used occasionally, as in the Simon and Garfunkel song 'Homewards Bound.'
However, I have never heard it before as in 'pubwards.'
If you want to learn some more useful British vocabulary, I recommend 'Phrasal Verbs in Britain.'
There are plenty of more 'modern' spoken terms that are useful in British English plus you can listen to them in use. I hope this helps.