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.