The Healing Well

The Healing Well, Butt Lane, Staffordshire

A modern roadside pub on the busy A34 near Kidsgrove, which changed its name from the Millstone a few years ago but does not seem to have prospered from its new identity, as reported here. I assume the pun in the name is deliberate. It still shows as being open on StreetView.

The Throstle’s Nest

The Throstle’s Nest, Congleton, Cheshire

A small terraced pub on the Buxton road to the east of the town, which has been closed for a number of years and now presents a very sorry sight. There’s an interesting comment on WhatPub? – “No further details as the landlord does not want to go into a real ale guide. Presumably, he does not want your custom.”

The Raven

The Raven, Cobridge, Staffordshire

An imposing three-storey brick-built pub on the main Leek Road in an area of retail and industrial premises to the north of Stoke-on-Trent city centre. It has recently been brought back into use as a pharmacy.

The Hollywood

The Hollywood, Stockport, Cheshire

A monumental Late Victorian or Edwardian pub in the back streets of Edgeley, formerly tied to Wilsons, which has now become Little Giggles day nursery.

(My own picture)

The Stormy Petrel

The Stormy Petrel, Tern Hill, Shropshire

An imposing 1930s roadhouse that looks as though it might have doubled as a residential hotel. In the past was well-known for biker meets. It has been demolished in recent weeks.

This is the 600th pub to be featured on this blog.

The Bull & Stirrup

The Bull & Stirrup, Chester

An impressive former Higson’s pub just to the north of the city walls, once famous for its tiled mural of “Edgar’s Eight”. Since the StreetView image was taken it has been restored to life as a Wetherspoon’s.

The Robin Hood

The Robin Hood, Newark, Nottinghamshire

Once the town’s smartest hotel, it has been derelict since 1998 and is now scheduled for demolition. Note the illuminated neon sign just below the roofline.

The Angel

The Angel, Preston, Lancashire

A double-fronted pub on a side street just west of the town centre, which I understand is soon to be reopened.

The Spotted Cow

The Spotted Cow, Huddersfield, Yorkshire

A substantial stone-built inter-wars pub on the main Rochdale road to the west of the town, still displaying Bass livery.

The Greyhound

The Greyhound, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

An attractive gabled pub on a corner site on the main Worcester Road to the south of the town. Still open on Streetview in July 2016.

The Alsager Arms

The Alsager Arms, Alsager, Cheshire

A substantial pub next to the station to the south of the town centre that has recently been demolished.

The Pudding & Pint

The Pudding & Pint, Kingstanding, Birmingham

A typical West Midlands inter-wars suburban pub that StreetView shows as having been closed since at least 2009 and is now in a very sorry state.

The Stamford Arms

The Stamford Arms, Little Bollington, Cheshire

A handsome mock-Tudor Edwardian roadhouse formerly tied to Whitbread. For many years it traded as a Beefeater, but in its latter days was rebranded as “Home”, as shown on the StreetView image. Not boarded up as such, but looking very sorry for itself now.

(My own picture)

The Liver Inn

The Liver Inn, Rhydtalog, Denbighshire

Once a prominent landmark on the A5104 Chester-Corwen road, this pub closed in 2007, although it still looks in good condition on the 2009 StreetView image. The photo was taken in 2012 and it is now in a much sorrier state. There are plans to redevelop it as housing. In its latter days I recall it being owned by Hydes Brewery.

The Silver Springs

The Silver Springs, Denton, Lancashire

A handsome corner pub just north of the town centre next to the M67 motorway, which appears in the photo, taken on 2 January 2017, to have been freshly boarded up.

(My own picture)

The Four in Hand

The Four in Hand, Hattersley, Cheshire

A striking 1960s estate pub built in to one side of a tower block of flats, with the main drinking area on the first floor.