The Florist

The Florist, Stockport, Cheshire

An impressive early-Victorian pub in the Italianate style, yet another casualty of Robinsons’ drastic cull of their tied estate. Robinsons are always quick to remove the signage from their pubs.

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The Darlaston Inn

The Darlaston Inn, Meaford, Staffordshire

A prominent landmark at the A34/A51 junction just north of Stone, this pub is actually situated within the roundabout. In recent years it has concentrated mostly on the dining trade.

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The Triangle

The Triangle, Triangle, Yorkshire

An imposing three-storey stone-built pub with Venetian windows on the main A58 between Ripponden and Sowerby Bridge. Currently reported as being tied up in planning appeals due to the owners wanting to demolish the listed cottage at the rear as part of redevelopment.

The Cocked Hat

The Cocked Hat, Stockport, Cheshire

Standing opposite the Parish Church on Stockport Market Place, this mock-Tudor pub was formerly a Tetley’s house called the Pack Horse.

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The Sumpter Horse

The Sumpter Horse, Penwortham, Lancashire

A large free-standing pub on a main road, whose frontage looks to date from the 1950s, but may originally be older. It is scheduled to be demolished for a new road scheme. A sumpter is an archaic name for a pack horse.

The Britannia

The Britannia, Mold, Flintshire

A small street-corner pub that looks to be in Greenall’s livery, on the south side of the town centre.

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The Rising Sun

The Rising Sun, Brownhills, Staffordshire

Prominently situated on the A5 roundabout to the north of the town, this pub seems to have been left to moulder for many years.

The Tollgate

The Tollgate, Aberystwyth. Cardiganshire

A short-lived modern estate pub, formerly owned by Brains Brewery, on the south side of the town. Planning permission is now being requested to build seven houses on the site.

The Bee Hotel

The Bee Hotel, Abergele, Denbighshire

A substantial pub-cum-hotel with an unusual name, owned by Greater Manchester family brewers J. W. Lees, in the centre of this small North Wales market town, which was once notorious as a traffic bottleneck on the A55.

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The Bull

The Bull, Spalding, Lincolnshire

A modern pub, formerly owned by Home Brewery of Nottingham, on the east bank of the River Welland close to the town centre.

The Shakespeare

The Shakespeare, Southport, Lancashire

A substantial free-standing Victorian pub dominating a road junction on the east side of the town centre.

The Oakdale

The Oakdale, Poole, Dorset

A typical large 1930s redbrick roadhouse. It faces on to Wessex Way and looks as though it once enjoyed access from the main road – taking this away may have been the reason for its demise. There are now plans to build an 84-bed care home on the extensive site.

The Aclet

The Aclet, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

A monumental 1930s pub serving a large estate on the south side of the town. Still open on StreetView.