the Wheatsheaf

The Wheatsheaf, Dunham-on-the-Hill, Cheshire

A characteristic large 1930s roadhouse, once owned by Greenall’s, on what was the busy main road between Warrington and Chester before being bypassed by the M56. In times past it was a very smart and popular pub with a good reputation for food. The StreetView images suggest that it closed some time between the summers of 2018 and 2019.

(My own picture - the first closed pub bagged as we emerge from lockdown)

The Corner Pin

The Corner Pin, Sheffield, Yorkshire

An unusual small triangular pub overshadowed by industrial buildings on the north-east side of the city.

The Porcupine

The Porcupine, Mottingham, Kent

An inter-wars cottage-style pub on a busy road junction in South-East London. There are plans to demolish the pub and build a a Lidl supermarket on the site. The aerial photo on the news report reveals that the pub is in fact deceptively large.

The Black Horse

The Black Horse, Leeds, Yorkshire

A street corner pub with pointed doorway and gables, situated just to the north of the city centre, that has now been converted into flats.

The Dog

The Dog, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire

A mock-Tudor pub close to the town centre that went through a variety of incarnations, including a spell as an O’Neill’s. Although the StreetView image shows it closed, it has more recently been taken over and reopened by Black Country Ales.

The Sawyers Arms

The Sawyers Arms, Kendal, Westmorland

An impressive former coaching on the north side of the town that previously belonged to Stockport brewers Robinson’s, and before them to Hartleys of Ulverston. The first pub on this blog in the historic county of Westmorland.

The Fir Tree

The Fir Tree, Reddish, Lancashire

A large post-war pub in a northern suburb of Stockport, that by the time it closed was the only pub for at least half a mile in any direction, despite there being plenty of nearby housing. In 2010 it won an award as Community Pub of the Year, but in more recent years had gone downhill, although it still looks smart enough in the 2019 StreetView image. It closed in the Autumn of that year.

(My own picture; the last I took before the lockdown)

The Travellers

The Travellers, Leeds, Yorkshire

A neat inter-wars Brewer’s Tudor pub on the east side of the city. The image dates from 2008; it has since been demolished and replaced by a Tesco Express.

The Ram

The Ram, Wandsworth, London

The former Young’s brewery tap, an impressive late-Victorian street-corner edifice. Pictured here in a boarded-up condition in August 2014, fortunately this one has later reopened.

The Hulstone

The Hulstone, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

A classic post-war estate pub set back behind an extensive car park on a steeply sloping site on the north side of the town. The site is now going to be redeveloped into “affordable housing”.

The Cow & Calf

The Cow & Calf, Romiley,Cheshire

A four-square, brick-built pub, formerly a Robinson’s tied house, standing on a busy, elevated crossroads between Romiley and Bredbury. As the image shows, there is no shortage of nearby housing, and surely the site had potential that was never realised.

The Bingley Arms

The Bingley Arms, Horbury, Yorkshire

A substantial early 19th century stone-built pub situated between the River Calder and the Calder & Hebble Navigation canal west of Wakefield. It has recently been acquired by the local Ossett Brewery and is currently undergoing refurbishment, although obviously at present it remains up in the air when this will come to fruition in view of the coronavirus crisis.