The Criterion

The Criterion, Gloucester

A long-closed Georgian pub on a side street just south of the city centre.

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The Mermaid

The Mermaid, Handforth, Cheshire

A typical 1960s pub on a Manchester overspill estate just over the Cheshire boundary, which backs on to the main railway line between Stockport and Wilmslow.

The Seven Stars

The Seven Stars, Helston, Cornwall

An old pub on the broad, sloping Coinagehall Street which has streams of fresh water flowing down either side. WhatPub describes it as mainly appealing to a younger clientele, but it seems that it was unable to complete agains the nearby Blue Anchor, the historic home-brew house, which is just a few doors down, and the new Wetherspoon’s opposite.

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The King’s Head

The King’s Head, Ore, East Sussex

A substantial white-painted roadside pub situated to the east of Hastings. The pub itself isn’t boarded up, but the extensive car park is fenced off – surely ripe for residential redevelopment.

The Oswestrian

The Oswestrian, Oswestry, Shropshire

A substantial cream-painted pub facing a small square on the southern edge of the town centre that was previously Oswestry Conservative Club.

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The Iron Duke

The Iron Duke, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

A distinctive 1930s Art Deco pub bearing Whitbread livery at the north end of the town’s promenade that is now a Grade II listed building. The road at the side is called Jellicoe Way, suggesting a First World War naval theme, HMS Iron Duke having been Jellicoe’s flagship at Jutland.

The King’s Head

The King’s Head, Wells, Somerset

An old brick-built pub in the picturesque main street of England’s smallest city. I don’t know the history, but surely this is an entirely viable location, unless it is slated for retail conversion.

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The Monson Arms

The Monson Arms, Lincoln

A typical post-war pub on the south-west side of the city, although its appearance suggests family dining, not just an estate boozer.

The Highfield

The Highfield, Blacon, Cheshire

Another characteristic inter-wars pub on a large housing estate on the western side of the city of Chester.

The Broughton Arms

The Broughton Arms, Balterley Heath, Staffordshire

A former Greenalls pub, prominently situated on a road junction just on the Staffordshire side of the border with Cheshire. Still open on the StreetView image, which dates from 2011. Not far from the Rising Sun at Shraley Brook.

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