The Black Eagle

The Black Eagle, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

A typical back-street pub that retains its signage despite its current use as a Muslim education centre.

The Red Lion

The Red Lion, Chellaston, Derbyshire

A typical modern suburban pub whose situation on a major road junction has made it eminently suitable for conversion to a Tesco Express.



The Horsfield Arms

The Horsfield Arms, Bredbury, Cheshire

A former Robinson’s pub situated on a busy road junction in front of the brewery’s packaging plant, visible in the background. On the edge of the Brinnington council estate, which is now entirely devoid of pubs.

The pub has been demolished since the StreetView image was taken.

The Five Oaks

The Five Oaks, Knutsford, Cheshire

A free-standing Victorian redbrick pub on the less smart eastern side of Knutsford, in recent years just known as “The Oaks”. Situated on a main road, with plenty of housing nearby, surely this could have been viable with the right formula.

(My own picture)

The Station Hotel

The Station Hotel, Creswell, Derbyshire

An imposing redbrick corner pub probably dating from around the turn of the last century, situated in a former mining village. It looks rather smarter on the 2009 StreetView image than on my recent picture. Situated close to the well-known Creswell Crags beauty spot.

(My own picture)

The Bay Horse

The Bay Horse, Newton-by-Hyde, Cheshire

A substantial inter-wars pub, originally owned by Robinson’s, on a corner site in a residential area to the north-east of Hyde.

The StreetView image from April 2011 shows the brewer’s dray making a delivery.

(My own picture)

The Beech Tree

The Beech Tree, Barnton, Cheshire

A substantial inter-wars pub in Jacobean style with distinctive mullioned windows, originally built by Greenalls. It was the last pub in Barnton, a village with a population of over 5,000.

(My own picture)

The King Arthur

The King Arthur, Dudley, Worcestershire

Another massive inter-wars West Midlands roadhouse on the northern approach to Dudley. The site is now being redeveloped as an ALDI supermarket.

The Waggon

The Waggon, Mottram-in-Longdendale, Cheshire

A former Robinson’s pub on the main road between Mottram and Broadbottom, with no shortage of nearby properties, which I remember from the late 80s as being quite smart and having a healthy food trade. Three of the four pubs in Mottram have now closed – and indeed three of the four in Broadbottom.

(My own picture)

The Elm Tree

The Elm Tree, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire

A large Brewer’s Tudor pub rather stranded in the middle of a gyratory system on the north side of the city. The StreetView camera seems to have been afflicted by spots of rain when shooting this one.

The Black Boy

The Black Boy, Eccles, Lancashire

A street-corner pub in a well-pubbed area to the west of the town centre, that was originally a Wilson’s house, was then sold to Banks’s and ended up in Marston’s livery.

The New Inn

The New Inn, Cradley Heath, Staffordshire

A small white-painted street-corner pub in a typical Black Country area of mixed residential and industrial development.

The White Lion

The White Lion, Birmingham

A former Davenports pub with a clock tower, just outside the city centre, that later became Scarlets nightclub. The StreetView image shows it covered in scaffolding.