The Old Mitre

The Old Mitre, Essington, Staffordshire

A large white-painted pub with a conservatory extension in a rural location just outside Wednesfield and Bloxwich close to the M6 motorway. Still open on StreetView.

The Royal

The Royal, Rochdale, Lancashire

A small mid-terraced pub with a distinctive archway leading through to the rear, situated to the south of the town on the main road towards Oldham.

The Farm Yard

The Farm Yard, Harpurhey, Manchester

A monumental Rochdale Road pub built by Threlfalls in 1896 and now serving as Manchester Creative Learning Centre. Maybe surprisingly, it survived as a pub well into the 21st century.

The Seven Stars

The Seven Stars, Ardwick, Manchester

A substantial Holt’s pub on the Ashton Old Road that within my drinking memory received an extension to cater for burgeoning trade, but is now closed and boarded. The section in the foreground of the picture appears to be undergoing conversion for alternative use.

The Prince of Wales

The Prince of Wales, Buxton, Derbyshire

A small former Marston’s pub just off the town centre on the main road to Chapel-en-le-Frith. The proximity of Buxton’s Wetherspoon’s may have contributed to its demise.

The Albion

The Albion, Armley, Leeds

A pub with a distinctive tiled frontage in a run-down inner-urban area with few nearby houses. Still retains its pub livery although closed for some time.

The Greenwood Arms

The Greenwood Arms, Horwich, Lancashire

A massive inter-wars pub in “Brewer’s Tudor” style on the Bolton road south of the town centre, which has been closed for several years and is now in a sadly derelict and burnt-out state.

The Greaves Hotel

The Greaves Hotel, Lancaster

A large stone-built pub-cum-hotel on the main A6 to the south of the city centre, now sold off by Mitchells for conversion to assisted living accommodation.

The Globe

The Globe, Rochdale, Lancashire

Situated just north of the town centre, this main-road corner pub has at some stage had a handsome stone-faced frontage added with bow windows. Note the globe carving above the main door.

The Miners Arms

The Miners Arms, Penrith, Cumberland

A small back-street pub near the new Sainsbury’s that is little changed from 2009 apart from being boarded up.

(My own picture)

The County Arms

The County Arms, Glen Parva, Leicestershire

An imposing 1930s pub in the Moderne Style, complete with tower, once well-known as a live music venue. In its day it was considered an example of enlightened contemporary pub design. Now in the process of redevelopment as retirement apartments.

The Halfway House

The Halfway House, Tettenhall, Staffordshire

A corner pub on a road junction in a prosperous suburb of Wolverhampton that from the look of it suffers from a lack of car parking.

The Malt Shovels

The Malt Shovels, Cheadle, Cheshire

A post-war estate-style pub, still open on StreetView. With plenty of housing nearby and not a particularly run-down area surely there is some potential for this site.

(My own picture)

The Navigation

The Navigation, Bedworth, Warwickshire

A large white-painted canalside pub on the eastern edge of the town. Pictured on a damp, miserable day, this one looks particularly sad and forlorn and seems to sum up the plight of pubs in Britain today.

The Waggoners

The Waggoners, Whixall, Shropshire

A pub on a remote rural crossroads that was severely damaged by fire in 2008 and, despite restoration plans, remains derelict today.

The Fossway

The Fossway, York

Pubs may be thriving in York’s tourist-choked city centre, but that has not stopped this substantial inter-wars pub in the north-eastern suburbs near the NestlĂ© factory from being closed and “tinned up”.

The Jester

The Jester, Carlisle, Cumberland

Originally called the Earl Grey, this inter-wars pub was designed for the Carlisle State Management Scheme by architect Harry Redfern in an Art Deco style rather than his usual Arts and Crafts idiom. It is now, as the StreetView image shows, a Taekwon-do school.

The Wanted Inn

The Wanted Inn, Sparrowpit, Derbyshire

A white-painted pub on a sharp corner in the Peak District. Robinson’s signage now removed but not actually boarded up as such. It was originally called the Duke of Devonshire but gained its later name after it was up for sale by the Devonshire estate for two years in the 1950s until someone made a bid for it.

Apparently it has been bought by new owners who plan to reopen it as an agricultural supplies store with small attached bar.

(My own picture)