The St Loyes

The St Loyes, Exeter, Devon

A striking 1930s pub in the “Moderne” style, unexpectedly tucked away in suburban Exeter. The Heavitree brewery has an estate of pubs but hasn’t actually brewed for decades.

The Castle Inn

The Castle Inn, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

The weeds are growing up around this old pub just a short walk from the English Bridge, which closed in 2008.

The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak, Frodsham, Cheshire

A small four-square brick-built pub just off the town centre that has been the Frodsham Tandoori for many years now.

The Spread Eagle

The Spread Eagle, Woolley Bridge, Derbyshire

A prominent former Whitbread pub on the A57 between Glossop and Mottram, that has been closed and decaying for at least fifteen years.

The Staffordshire Knot

The Staffordshire Knot, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs

A modern pub, maybe built as late as the early 1980s, rather off the beaten track in a location with no through traffic, that now has planning permission for residential redevelopment.

The New Inn

The New Inn, Bury, Lancs

A former Wilsons pub, once a Good Beer Guide entry, now in the process of being converted to a nursery. An attractive stone building, on a main road in a prosperous residential area, you have to question why this one is no longer viable.

The Owen Glendower

The Owen Glendower, Ford, Shropshire

An attractive 1930s mock-Tudor roadhouse on the main A458 road between Shrewsbury and Welshpool, that has now been turned into the “Saffron Cottage” Indian restaurant.

The Rising Sun

The Rising Sun, Shraley Brook, Staffs

An attractive, white-painted pub on the Cheshire/Staffordshire border that once enjoyed a reputation as a multi-beer free house and also for a while brewed its own beer. Although closed for some years it retains its pub appearance.