The Folly

The Folly, Ackleton, Shropshire

A roadside pub on the B4176 between Dudley and Telford which is known locally at the “Rabbit Run”. Its closure back in 2011 was blamed on excessive rents from Marston’s: it doesn’t look as though it’s been open since then.

The Mile House

The Mile House, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham

A large inter-wars pub on a main road on the north side of the town. It’s still open on StreetView in 2017, but since then has deteriorated to the extent that the local MP has called it a dangerous eyesore.

The Sneyd Arms

The Sneyd Arms, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

A distinctive “flat iron” pub in the sharp angle of two roads on the west side of the city, that eventually become “Harry Ramjams” Indian restaurant.

The Bird in Hand

The Bird in Hand, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

A substantial inter-wars pub on a main road to the north of the town centre. It still looks fairly spick-and-span on the StreetView image from last year, but it closed in November 2018, although a community group is aiming to reopen it.

The Halfway House

The Halfway House, Bontddu, Merioneth

A rather impressive former Robinson’s pub on the scenic road between Barmouth and Dolgellau along the north side of the Mawddach estuary.

The Fleece

The Fleece, North Cotes, Lincolnshire

A substantial mock-Tudor roadside pub in a small village a few miles south of Grimsby, once tied to Hewitts Brewery. Still open on the StreetView image, which has not been updated since 2010.

The Criterion

The Criterion, Gloucester

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

(My own picture)

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.

(My own picture)

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.