The Puffing Billy

The Puffing Billy, Smethwick, Staffordshire

A post-war estate-style pub in a back street location close to the Birmingham border. Its licence was revoked following a fatal stabbing in 2015, and there are now plans to demolish the derelict building, presumably for redevelopment as housing.

The Skinners Arms

The Skinners Arms, Leeds, Yorkshire

A substantial Jacobean-style pub alongside a widened main road on the north side of the city, next to what looks like a row of back-to-back houses.

The Downsman

The Downsman, Hove, Sussex

A cottage-style inter-wars pub with a steeply-pitched roof and dormer windows, in an estate on the north side of the town close to the South Downs. It has since been demolished to be replaced by housing.

The Wagon & Horses

The Wagon & Horses, Oldham, Lancashire

A mock-Tudor pub on the edge of the town heading out on the main road towards Ripponden and Halifax. It later went through various incarnations as as Asian restaurant, as shown on the picture, but has since been demolished and replaced by housing.

The Allan Fold

The Allan Fold, King Cross, Yorkshire

A substantial stone-built pub to the south-west of Halifax commanding a view over the Calder Valley. It later reopend as the Hills View Hotel before closing again. The building next door with a pub-type sign but resembling a Victorian school is the King Cross Working Men’s Club.

The Battle Inn

The Battle Inn, Reading, Berkshire

A white-painted street-corner pub on the western side of the town that has gone through various incarnations in recent years, including a spell as a Polish-themed bar called Gospoda.

The Black Greyhound

The Black Greyhound, Wincham, Cheshire

A large inter-wars roadhouse on a crossroads to the east of Northwich, that once had a reputation for upmarket food.

The Tramways Hotel

The Tramways Hotel, Sheffield, Yorkshire

A distinctive street-corner pub on the south side of the city centre close to Bramall Lane football ground. The corner shows an image of a post-war Sheffield tram. Apart from Blackpool, Sheffield was the last town or city in England to operate trams until their revival in recent years.

The Angel

The Angel, Bewdley, Worcestershire

A Brewers’ Tudor pub close to the bridge over the Severn, now converted to a Tesco Express. Surely there was no lack of footfall in this prime tourist location.

The Crown

The Crown, Leeds, Yorkshire

A large inter-wars pub with a tiled frontage on a corner site in the shadow of some tall blocks of flats, just a couple of doors down from the Beech. Now used as a dietary supplements shop.

The Izaak Walton

The Izaak Walton, Cresswell, Stafforshire

A country pub to the south-east of Stoke-on-Trent, once a Burtonwood tied house also serving Draught Bass and a regular entry in the Good Beer Guide. Now undergoing conversion to a private house. Still open on StreetView.

(My own picture)

The Castle Inn

The Castle Inn, Highley, Shropshire

A roadside pub, now in a very poor state of repair, in this large former mining village on the western side of the Severn, which has a station on the Severn Valley Railway. Still open on the StreetView image, which I guess is quite a few years old. The wording on the gable end reads “The Turret Restaurant”. There is another pub tucked away off the road to the left called the Malt Shovel, which is still open.

(My own picture)