The Golden Lion

The Golden Lion, Eccles, Lancashire

A former Boddingtons pub right behind Holts’ impressive Royal Oak, now in a very sad state and looking as though it has been closed for a number of years.

The Woodcroft

The Woodcroft, Wavertree, Liverpool

An attractive cream-washed pub with inter-wars detailing opposite Aldi and ASDA in Liverpool’s inner-city wastelands.

The Queens

The Queens, Nottingham

A monumental former Shipstone’s pub right opposite Nottingham Station that is now a fireplace showroom.

The Ash Hotel

The Ash Hotel, Heaton Norris, Lancs

An impressive redbrick Edwardian pub that was reported as having a smoke-in on its last night of trading. My picture again – it still shows as open on StreetView.

This pub has now re-opened as "The Ash Tea Rooms" - an apparently unlikely venture in this location!

The Oban Inn

The Oban Inn, Oban, Argyllshire

A pub in a prime spot by the harbour, well-known to tourists for many years. Surely this one can’t be permanently unviable.

The Beaufort Arms

The Beaufort Arms, Wootton Bassett, Wilts

A cottage-style pub, possibly 1930s from the look of it, near the long-closed station of a town that has been much in the news recently.

The Setter Dog

The Setter Dog, Walker Barn, Cheshire

Once the “other pub” on the famous Cat & Fiddle road, this former Marston’s tied house has been closed for a number of years now. It had a characterful interior with a number of small, cosy rooms.

The Citizen

The Citizen, Rochdale, Lancs

A three-storey pub silhouetted against the sunset in a run-down part of the town, just down the road from the Navigation. Take a step forward on StreetView and, miraculously, it’s open again.

The Old Castle

The Old Castle, Abersychan, Monmouthshire

A white-painted pub in the backwaters of the South Wales mining valleys. And no, that isn’t smoke rising from the chimney. If you move forward in StreetView you will see that many windows are broken.

The Butcher’s Arms

The Butcher’s Arms, Walpole Cross Keys, Norfolk

A long-closed pub on a bypassed road in a remote part of the Fens. Despite its semi-derelict condition, it appears to be occupied.

Jack Stamps

Jack Stamps, Streatham, London

A pub occupying part of a shopping parade in a busy South London high street. The pub next door – Taylors – is still trading.

The Mountblairy Arms

The Mountblairy Arms, Pole of Itlaw, Banffshire

A small single-storey pub at a remote roadside location in North-East Scotland. The sign says “High Road Pub & Steakhouse”.

The White Hart

The White Hart, Wix, Essex

An attractive, white-painted, weatherboarded pub mouldering away in a village near Harwich now bypassed by the A120.

The Globe

The Globe, Odd Rode, Cheshire

A small former Marston’s pub tucked away on a narrow country lane in the shadow of Mow Cop.

The Horse & Groom

The Horse & Groom, Royston, Herts

A long-closed pub alongside the A505 west of Royston, which has over the years been developed into a fast, busy dual carriageway where passing trade might be reluctant to stop.

The Highwayman

The Highwayman, Rainow, Cheshire

Yet another Thwaites pub, this one in an isolated location on the fringes of the Peak District on the road between Macclesfield and Whaley Bridge. In times past it was a true classic, with a warren of small, low-ceilinged, thick-walled rooms warmed by real fires. This is my recent photo – on StreetView it still shows as invitingly open.