The Green Man

The Green Man, Bellingham, London

A huge 1930s pub-cum-hotel with a mixture of Queen Anne Revival and Brewer’s Tudor architecture.

The Prince of Wales

The Prince of Wales, Hindley, Lancs

Former Thwaites pubs seem to have featured heavily on this blog. This one is just off the centre of this South Lancashire industrial town.

The Chequers

The Chequers, West Hougham, Kent

A half-timbered village pub near Dover that appears to have been mouldering away for a very long time.

The Dunrobin

The Dunrobin, Longton, Staffs

A functional-looking “flatiron” pub on a triangular corner site that has the architectural style of the inter-wars period, but the general proportions of one from the pre-1914 era. The name, incidentally, comes from a Scottish castle, not a thief’s retirement home.

The Parkway

The Parkway, Allerton, Liverpool

A typical big 1930s suburban pub opposite Allerton Station in South Liverpool. Note the graffiti on the roof.

The Cat & Fiddle

The Cat & Fiddle, Cheltenham, Gloucs

Not as well known as its Cheshire namesake, a typical 1930s pub in the north-eastern quarter of the town, in this case in an area of mixed housing rather than a council estate.

The Lion & Railway

The Lion & Railway, Northwich, Cheshire

A Victorian street-corner pub with a curved frontage, formerly tied to Greenalls, situated opposite Northwich Station.

The Hand in Hand

The Hand in Hand, Elephant & Castle, London

A 1950s Charrington pub in a residential area just off the busy Elephant & Castle junction in South London.

The Berwyn Arms

The Berwyn Arms, Glyndyfrdwy, Denbighshire

A well-known landmark on the main A5 road between Llangollen and Corwen, which has been closed for a number of years now.

The Furnaceman’s Arms

The Furnaceman’s Arms, St Helens, Lancs

A backstreet workingman’s pub in the intriguingly named Pocket Nook district of the town. Ironically, there’s a big poster advertising canned Foster’s on the side of the pub.

The White Hart

The White Hart, Dorchester, Dorset

An impressive-looking pub at the east end of the main street of Dorchester, with a statue of a white hart above the door. It’s surprising that a pub has closed and been allowed to fall into dereliction in this busy market town location. I remember having a very enjoyable pint of Tanglefoot in this pub in 1987.

The Bow and Arrow

The Bow and Arrow, West Derby, Liverpool

A flat-roofed pub on a spacious council estate intersection, probably dating from the 1950s. The next-door bookies’ is still in business.

The Staiside Inn

The Staiside Inn, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian

I’ve not had many Scottish pubs on here – this one, in an area of council housing a few miles south of Edinburgh, looks particularly grim, although it is on an A-road.

The Navigation

The Navigation, Rochdale, Lancashire

A former Holt’s pub in a run-down part of the town, ironically advertising “Happy Days”. The Rochdale Canal from which it takes its name is in fact the best part of a mile away.

The Railway

The Railway, Edgware, London

A magnificent inter-wars Brewers’ Tudor pub that even features a separate coach house linked by an ornamental archway.

The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak, Beckley, East Sussex

A cottage-style pub with some mock-Tudor detailing standing in the fork of two roads in a rural, but fairly prosperous, location between Rye and Bodiam Castle.

The Hope and Anchor

The Hope and Anchor, Cellarhead, Staffs

A large pub by a busy crossroads on the A52 east of Stoke-on-Trent. The sign and the size of the blocked-off car park suggest it was once a popular destination venue.

The Commercial

The Commercial, Blaenau Ffestining, Merioneth

A solid, stone-built pub close to the Ffestiniog Railway terminus in the centre of this slate-mining town.

The Marmion Arms

The Marmion Arms, Haltham, Lincs

A small and now rather forlorn-looking thatched, half-timbered pub taking its unusual name from Sir Walter Scott’s narrative poem.

The Yew Tree

The Yew Tree, Droylsden, Lancashire

This former Whitbread pub in an industrial area of East Manchester looks in a very sorry state.

The New Tiger’s Head

The New Tiger’s Head, Lewisham, London

An impressive “gin palace” type pub overlooking a busy crossroads in South-East London. If you look around there’s an “Old Tiger’s Head” opposite which is still trading.

The Weavers Arms

The Weavers Arms, Luddenden Foot, West Riding of Yorkshire

A typical small stone-built pub in the centre of a village on the main A646 road through the Calder Valley, formerly tied to Thwaites. There’s another unnamed closed pub just behind it.