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.

The Angel

The Angel, Bolsover, Derbyshire

Just round the corner from the White Swan, this Brewer’s Tudor pub shown on StreetView in 2008 has now become Bolsover Antiques. Bolsover seems to have suffered particularly badly from pub closures, with three recently lost on or just off the central square, although the former premises of “The Keep Sports Bar” almost next door have now become Wetherspoon’s Pillar of Rock.

The Delamere Forest Inn

The Delamere Forest Inn, Hatchmere, Cheshire

A small white-painted roadside pub in a popular tourist spot next to the Forest. It was converted from a private hotel in the 70s or 80s, but never seems to have prospered as a pub.

The King Edward

The King Edward, Aston, Birmingham

An impressive triangular corner pub boasting its own clock tower, situated right next to the Aston Expressway.

The Farmers Arms

The Farmers Arms, Lymm, Cheshire

A large roadside pub, still in Greenall’s livery, in an area that has seen large numbers of new houses built recently, so lack of potential customers cannot be used as an excuse for its closure. Between the 2011 StreetView image and my current picture it had a brief incarnation under an Italian pizzeria brand. Fairly close to the now-demolished Railway.

(My own picture)

The New Inn

The New Inn, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

A rambling old redbrick pub a short distance up the road from the Foresters Arms, with an extensive garden that looks as though it may once have been a bowling green.

The Jolly Hatters

The Jolly Hatters, Denton, Lancashire

A four-square redbrick former Hydes pub on the Stockport road just south of the town-centre crossroads at Crown Point. Since the StreetView image was taken, it appears to have been revived in some form but is currently listed as closed again.

The Wheel

The Wheel, Findern, Derbyshire

A four-square, cream-painted pub on the main street of this attractive village south-west of Derby near the Toyota plant. On the StreetView image from 2009 it is displaying banners saying “Under New Management” and “Finest Cask Ales and Lagers”, but now is sadly de-signed and with peeling paintwork.

The White Swan

The White Swan, Bolsover, Derbyshire

An attractive double-gabled stone-built pub in the centre of this small former mining town noted for its magnificent 17th century castle.

(My own picture)

The Foresters Arms

The Foresters Arms, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

A large corner pub on the north side of the town that closed earlier this year after having experienced a steady decline and being the scene of one or two unfortunate incidents.

The Waggon & Horses

The Waggon & Horses, Derby

A former Marston’s pub on the main Ashbourne Road with distinctive stone window surrounds, still displaying all its signage on StreetView.

The White Lion

The White Lion, Castle Gresley, Derbyshire

A small pub set back from the main A444 that has now made someone a nice house – even though it is opposite a van sales depot.

The Oddfellows’ Arms

The Oddfellows’ Arms, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

A small redbrick street-corner pub in an area of terraced housing on the south side of the town, which has had its signage remoed but isn’t actually boarded up. Just down the street from the Labourers’ Union.

The Navigation

The Navigation, Overseal, Derbyshire

A roadside pub in a former mining area in the extreme south of the county, still looking quite smart on the 2011 StreetView image. The name refers to the Ashby-de-la-Zouch canal which once terminated nearby at Moira.

The Rose & Crown

The Rose & Crown, Thringstone, Leicestershire

A tall, shallow, three-storey pub facing the village green in a former mining area near Coalville. Still open on StreetView, but if you take a few steps forward it’s been tinned up.

The Old Bush

The Old Bush, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

An old, gabled, half-timbered pub on Abbey Foregate, east of the town centre, once the main road to London.