The Weavers

The Weavers, Cheadle, Cheshire

This is actually a modern pub in the centre of Cheadle village, converted from former shop premises. After a fairly short life it is now apparently to become a Turkish restaurant. It is believed that Wetherspoons took a look at it but decided it was too small for their format.

The Black Lion

The Black Lion, Stockport, Cheshire

A former Boddington’s pub on Hillgate with an ornate late Victorian or Edwardian exterior. Note the stone lion carving on the side wall.

The Eagle & Tun

The Eagle & Tun, Digbeth, Birmingham

An unusually named redbrick street-corner pub just east of the city centre in an area undergoing redevelopment.

The Romping Donkey

The Romping Donkey, Hassall Green, Cheshire

An old half-timbered pub near the Trent & Mersey Canal that was extended over the years and, judging by the extensive car park, became a popular destination venue. There’s no shortage of nearby population, or prosperity, here, so the question has to be asked why this pub has failed. It’s still open, although up for sale and looking a touch run-down, on StreetView.

(My own picture)

The Dog in a Doublet

The Dog in a Doublet, Peterborough, Northamptonshire

An isolated pub in a bleak Fenland location east of Peterborough. It gives its name to the nearby Dog in a Doublet lock, which is the furthest point reached by tides on the River Nene.

The Tredegar

The Tredegar, Cardiff, Glamorgan

A prominent street-corner pub in an area of working-class terraced housing in the Roath district of the city. It was recently reported as having been taken over by squatters. And yes, despite appearances, that is a colour photo.

The Three Crowns

The Three Crowns, Heaton Norris, Lancashire

A modern Boddingtons estate-type pub that went through a short-lived and unsuccessful incarnation as the Cosmopolitan entertainment venue – as shown on StreetView – before its final closure.

The Railway

The Railway, Salford, Lancashire

A small, narrow street-corner former Boddingtons pub now marooned in the inner-urban wastelands.

The Royal Mortar

The Royal Mortar, Stockport, Cheshire

Now looking very sorry for itself, this former Robinson’s pub in the once heavily-pubbed Hillgate area has now been closed for about ten years.

The Island House

The Island House, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire

A distinctive mock-Tudor building in the fork of two roads on the main Stafford Road running north out of the city.

The Unicorn

The Unicorn, Halebarns, Cheshire

A striking 1930s pub in a prosperous commuter village, previously tied to Hydes, that went through a misconceived incarnation as “Corbans” (as shown on StreetView) before finally earlier this year being being turned into a locksmith’s.

The Viaduct

The Viaduct, Limpley Stoke, Wiltshire

A large Georgian pub built of Bath stone at the foot of a steep hill in the picturesque Avon valley.

The Black Horse

The Black Horse, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire

Another monumental example of inter-wars Brewer’s Tudor, on the Birmingham New Road south of the city centre. Note how you can see the sky through gaps in the roof tiles. Move a few yards up the road and it magically disappears.

The Stoneleigh Arms

The Stoneleigh Arms, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

A small former Banks’s pub just south of the centre of this Midlands spa town which is much less upmarket than often imagined.

The White Horse

The White Horse, Wem, Shropshire

An old pub, once tied to Greenall’s Wem subsidiary, right in the centre of this small Shropshire market town.

The Hop Pole

The Hop Pole, Shoreditch, London

A tall, narrow street-corner pub just north of the City, that appears to have been converted into offices. The image on StreetView shows impressive “Truman, Hanbury & Buxton” lettering along the top of the facade, which is washed out on the photo.

The Chapel House

The Chapel House, Heaton Chapel, Lancashire

An impressive redbrick Edwardian pub, originally tied to Whitbread, that went through incarnations as the “Tut & Shive” and “Conor’s Bar” (as shown on StreetView) before recently being converted to a Tesco Express.

The King

The King, Newport, Monmouthshire

An imposing two-bay brick-built pub, possibly late Victorian or Edwardian, formerly known as the King of Prussia, on the eastern side of the Usk.

The Plymouth Grove

The Plymouth Grove, Brunswick, Manchester

A monumental early Victorian landmark pub with an ornate clock tower, once tied to Boddingtons, which has been closed and mouldering for many years.

The Angel

The Angel, Sparkbrook, Birmingham

A striking, tall, narrow street-corner pub from the Regency or early Victorian period, whose site seems to be in the process of being redeveloped around it as something else.

The De Trafford Arms

The De Trafford Arms, Croston, Lancashire

A pub near the station that at some point has had an ostentatious colonnaded frontage added to the original building. Still open on StreetView.

The White Lion

The White Lion, Withington, Manchester

An impressive Victorian corner pub with a prominent turret, that was closed and boarded for a number of years before recently becoming a Sainsbury’s Local, as shown in the second picture. The StreetView picture appears to have been taken in a deluge.

The Woolpack

The Woolpack, Radcliffe, Lancashire

A surprisingly imposing pub in the bypassed town centre of Radcliffe close to the River Irwell. Still shows as open on StreetView.

The Anchor

The Anchor, Thetford, Norfolk

A large half-timbered hotel just outside the centre of this East Anglian market town. Very sad to see such a striking historic building in a closed and boarded state.

The Bell & Bear

The Bell & Bear, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

A striking Edwardian mock-Tudor pub with a possibly unique name, situated on the main road between Stoke itself and Hanley.

The Tipsy Gent

The Tipsy Gent, Bordesley Green, Birmingham

A small backstreet pub in a run-down part of Birmingham. It was originally called the Gipsy’s Tent, but the name was changed, whether for reasons of humour or political correctness it is impossible to say.

The Church Inn

The Church Inn, Northenden, Manchester

A large, brick-built former Tetley’s pub that in its last years had something of a chequered history.

The County Hotel

The County Hotel, Alderley Edge, Cheshire

A large Victorian Gothic building that doubled as a residential hotel and a “Wacky Warehouse” family dining pub. In this prosperous location it will probably be redeveloped as flats.

The Happy Prospect

The Happy Prospect, Reading, Berkshire

The prospects for this modern white-painted estate pub in a suburb to the west of Reading don’t look very happy.

The Ball

The Ball, Darnall, Sheffield, Yorkshire

An imposing Edwardian pub with distinctive bow windows in John Smith’s livery in a down-at-heel suburb of Sheffield.

The Shepherd’s Cottage

The Shepherd’s Cottage, Wednesbury, Staffordshire

A main-road pub in the Black Country, dating from the 1930s or maybe 1950s, but much more plain and modest than many of the architectural extravaganzas of that era.

The Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel, Hornby, Lancashire

A large Georgian building that looks like a residential hotel, now in an advanced state of decrepitude in this attractive village by the River Lune.

The Parkside

The Parkside, Moss Side, Manchester

A huge Edwardian pub close to the former Maine Road football ground, in the past tied to Whitbread, which in its day must have been one of the most magnificent in the Manchester area. Looks as though it has now been converted to flats.

The Masonic

The Masonic, Runcorn, Cheshire

Although now in Boddingtons livery, this was once a Tetley house, known locally as the “Long Pull”. Still open on StreetView, it had been boarded up within the two weeks prior to taking the photo. I remember it from the 1960s having a third storey which was later removed. You can just see the left-hand side of the pub with its third storey on this old photograph.

(My own picture)