The Beech Hotel

The Beech Hotel, Leeds, Yorkshire

A compact 1930s pub in the Wortley district on the south-west side of the city, built in 1931 for the local Melbourne Brewery, later taken over by Tetley’s. The StreetView image dates from 2014, but fortunately it has since reopend and still merits a place on CAMRA’s National Inventory of historic pub interiors.

The Nag's Head

The Nag’s Head, Bridge Trafford, Cheshire

Another large and once smart 1930s roadhouse on the A56 between Helsby and Chester, a couple of miles down the road from the Wheatsheaf, and from the same school of design. Now Neptune Home Accessories & Furniture.

The Bowling Green

The Bowling Green, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester

Despite being in a busy area close to the University and Manchester Royal Infirmary, with many student flats nearby, this former Greenall’s pub wasn’t able to survive. It has since been demolished.

The Wellington

The Wellington, Leeds, Yorkshire

A neat inter-wars pub on a busy main road to the south of the city centre. The premises are now used as an orthodontic centre.

The Double Barrel

The Double Barrel, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

A post-war pub on an estate of owner-occupied housing on the south side of the town, now converted to a Co-op convenience store.

The New Inn

The New Inn, Betchton, Cheshire

A former Marston’s pub standing on a rural crossroads on the main road between Sandbach and Kidsgrove. It is now used as offices, but looks quite appealing on the 2009 view.

The Lorimers Arms

The Lorimers Arms, Collyhurst, Manchester

A classic 1960s estate pub in a redeveloped area on the north side of the city, now converted to a religious centre.

The Norfolk Arms

The Norfolk Arms, Sheffield, Yorkshire

An impressive late Victorian or Edwardian tiled pub with a curved frontage, in an industrial area on the north-eastern side of the city. Apparently the building is now used as a sauna.

The Lord Kelvin

The Lord Kelvin, King’s Lynn, Norfolk

An old pub with a more modern facade, situated on the eastern fringe of the town centre near the station. I’m not aware of any connection between the famous Victorian scientist and King’s Lynn.

The Nell Gwynne

The Nell Gwynne, Hereford

A small corner pub with a rounded facade in a back street near the station, formerly called the British Oak. I stayed the night here on a CAMRA trip many years ago. It has since been converted to flats.

The Albion

The Albion, Burnage, Manchester

A large inter-wars mock-Tudor Hyde’s pub in an area of council housing on the south side of the city. I’m not sure whether it is permanently closed or just boarded up “for the duration”, although it has given the impression of living on borrowed time for quite a white. Just down the road from the Green End, which has been demolished since I wrote that blogpost and the site redeveloped for housing.

(My own picture)

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)