A small backstreet pub in an industrial area to the west of Eccles.
A former Robinson’s pub on the main road between Mottram and Broadbottom, with no shortage of nearby properties, which I remember from the late 80s as being quite smart and having a healthy food trade. Three of the four pubs in Mottram have now closed – and indeed three of the four in Broadbottom.
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A large Brewer’s Tudor pub rather stranded in the middle of a gyratory system on the north side of the city. The StreetView camera seems to have been afflicted by spots of rain when shooting this one.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This pub on one of Bolton’s main radial routes has now been converted to a Spar convenience store, but retains its distinctive frontage lettering and a sign on the end wall advertising the former facilities – which manages to spell its name incorrectly!
A large redbrick street corner pub with a pair of distinctive gables, still open (although up for lease) on the 2010 StreetView image.
This pub was closed following a fire in 2007, and later bought by the Co-op, who flattened the site with the intention of building a shop on it. However, they subsequently bought the Lord Nelson opposite, which is on a bigger site and which they were able to convert to a shop using the existing building without needing planning permission.
A prominent corner pub just north-east of Stoke-on-Trent city centre that was once popular with Stoke City fans on matchdays. Clearly the introduction of cask ale – as advertised on a banner – failed to save it.
A large pub with an attractive cobbled forecourt in a well-populated area of terraced housing. Recently closed by Robinson’s Brewery as part of their cull of under-performing pubs and apparently destined for redevelopment as yet more housing. Still open – and looking quite appealing – on StreetView.
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A large inter-wars pub in the Art Deco style on the main A444 road south out of the town heading to Nuneaton. Still open on StreetView in 2009, although looking rather tatty, but as the picture shows it deteriorated rapidly and the site has now been redeveloped for housing.
A monumental Rochdale Road pub built by Threlfalls in 1896 and now serving as Manchester Creative Learning Centre. Maybe surprisingly, it survived as a pub well into the 21st century.
A substantial Holt’s pub on the Ashton Old Road that within my drinking memory received an extension to cater for burgeoning trade, but is now closed and boarded. The section in the foreground of the picture appears to be undergoing conversion for alternative use.
A massive inter-wars pub in “Brewer’s Tudor” style on the Bolton road south of the town centre, which has been closed for several years and is now in a sadly derelict and burnt-out state.
Situated just north of the town centre, this main-road corner pub has at some stage had a handsome stone-faced frontage added with bow windows. Note the globe carving above the main door.
An imposing 1930s pub in the Moderne Style, complete with tower, once well-known as a live music venue. In its day it was considered an example of enlightened contemporary pub design. Now in the process of redevelopment as retirement apartments.