The Artful Dodger

The Artful Dodger, Exeter, Devon

Originally known as the John Bull, this pub situated close to Exeter St David’s Station had a short-lived incarnation as “Seamus O’Donnell’s” before closing in 2010 and being converted to a block of flats called “Artful Dodger House”. You can read more about the history of the pub here.

The Bridge House

The Bridge House, Hapton, Lancashire

A stone-built pub next to a bridge over the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. The latest news is that it may be converted into a nursery. The sign visible on StreetView suggests it is tied to (or supplied by) Congleton micro-brewery Beartown.

The Blacksmith’s Arms

The Blacksmith’s Arms, Marchington, Staffordshire

An attractive country pub in a quiet location south-east of Uttoxeter. Oddly, on the StreetView image, taken in 2009, it appears that the wing nearest the camera is in the process of being rebuilt from the ground up. Sadly the pub does not seem to have lasted long in its new guise.

The Red Lion

The Red Lion, Silsden, West Riding of Yorkshire

A stone-built pub on the main road through this small town, still open on StreetView. It appears to be in the middle of a busy shopping area. It is in John Smiths’ livery but the brewer’s name has been painted over.

The Earl of Warwick

The Earl of Warwick, West Auckland, County Durham

A small cream-washed pub just off the large green of this surprisingly picturesque village, which still looks quite appealing on StreetView but certainly doesn’t now.

Heaton Norris Conservative Club

Heaton Norris Conservative Club, Heaton Norris, Lancashire

For a change, a closed and boarded club, in an area where many pubs have also closed. Note the “Casino Lounge” on the right. While this may not seem promising territory for a Conservative Club, in fact Lancashire had a strong tradition of working-class Toryism.

The Queen’s

The Queen’s, Bingley, West Riding of Yorkshire

A mock half-timbered pub on the main street of this prosperous commuter town, still apparently thriving on StreetView.

The Spread Eagle

The Spread Eagle, Newhall, Derbyshire

Just round the corner from the New Inn, this small back-street pub also closed around the turn of the millennium, but in contrast the building has not been put to any good use and remains derelict.

The Shoulder of Mutton

The Shoulder of Mutton, Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire

An attractive village pub with double bay windows, which closed last year, and is now being converted into a private house. Taking on the functions of the village shop, as shown on the second picture, was obviously not enough to save it.

The Hereford Arms

The Hereford Arms, Newport, Monmouthshire

An impressive redbrick street-corner pub probably dating from the late Victorian or Edwardian period, once well known as a bikers’ haunt.

The Prince Arthur

The Prince Arthur, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

A distinctive free-standing street-corner pub that has had all its signage removed since being pictured on StreetView.

The Barley Mow

The Barley Mow, Church Gresley, Derbyshire

A once popular village pub overlooking Gresley Common. Planning permission for conversion to flats was obtained in 2010, although no progress has been evident so far.

The Clayton Arms

The Clayton Arms, Adlington, Lancashire

A white-painted pub near the village centre in the apex of two roads. The White Bear across the road still appears to be thriving.

The Sir John Warren

The Sir John Warren, Loscoe, Derbyshire

A solid brick-built estate-style pub with a feature bow window that replaced an older pub of the same name and site in 1969, but now appears doomed itself. The pub takes its name from local naval hero Sir John Borlase Warren - there is a pub bearing his full name in Nottingham.

The Corner House

The Corner House, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

Although it looks like an old pub, in fact this High Street pub only opened about fifteen years ago having previously been an estate agent’s and solicitors’ offices. It was a short lived venture, and has now been closed for the last three years with no sign of life.

The Lime Kiln

The Lime Kiln, Breedon-On-The-Hill, Leicestershire

Situated in a historic village a couple of miles south of East Midlands Airport, this old pub closed a number of years ago and is now used a office/storage for a business centre in the adjacent 17th century barn buildings (seen on the right), although the pub signage has been retained.

The Matilda Tavern

The Matilda Tavern, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire

A backstreet pub in a very tatty and run-down condition, surprisingly close to the city’s main railway station.

The Castle Inn

The Castle Inn, Tutbury, Staffordshire

A small pub named after the famous castle in this attractive large village. Although closed for a number of years and now used as flats, its general proportions still clearly indicate its pub origins.

The Engine Inn

The Engine Inn, Donisthorpe, Leicestershire

A creamwashed roadside pub in a former mining village, backing on to attractive countryside, as can be seen on the StreetView image.

The Plough & Harrow

The Plough & Harrow, Small Heath, Birmingham

A large pub on the main Coventry Road with a pair of distinctive onion-dome turrets, now sporting an unusual green boarding-up scheme. The changing ethnic mix of the local area has probably been a major factor in its decline.The poster is advertising an event in July 2008.

The New Inn

The New Inn, Newhall, Derbyshire

A redbrick pub in a former mining area that has been closed for about ten years, but has been put to good use as a community centre and café.

The Bell & Brewer

The Bell & Brewer, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

A redbrick pub in the sharp apex of two roads, with a traditional core and a later, more ornate extension in the corner. Originally known as the Rose & Crown, the name was changed when a one-way system introduced in the 80s necessitated the installation of the bell in front of the pub to protect it from turning lorries. It has been closed since about 2006.

The Vine

The Vine, Stockbridge, Hampshire

A sizeable three-storey inn on the main street of this prosperous town on the River Test noted for its trout fishing. Given the amount of money about locally, it surely can’t be long before it is reopened.

The Crown

The Crown, Castle Gresley, Derbyshire

A recently closed village pub currently surrounded by fencing and apparently undergoing some kind of residential conversion. It looks quite smart on StreetView and has new decking outside.

The Rams Head

The Rams Head, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

Yet another unassuming street-corner local in an area of terraced housing across the railway from the town centre. Currently in the process of being turned into retail units.

The Miners Arms

The Miners Arms, Fenton, Staffordshire

Situated on the main road between Fenton and Longton, this pub is still very much open on StreetView, although up for sale, but since then has obviously experienced a rapid decline.

The Park Farm Hotel

The Park Farm Hotel, Allestree, Derby

A surprising find in a leafy suburb, a 1960s brutalist concrete bunker that has now been closed for the best part of a decade.

The Wheatsheaf

The Wheatsheaf, Winchester, Hampshire

A long-closed pub in the city’s southern suburb of St Cross, retaining a distinctive legend along the side of “Ale and Stout Drawn from the Wood” which it is believed originated from the Eldridge Pope brewery.

The Sportsman

The Sportsman, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

A small mid-terrace local just outside the town centre. Still looks reasonably smart on StreetView, but now converted to a private residence.

The Strutt Arms

The Strutt Arms, Milford, Derbyshire

An impressive stone-built pub-cum-hotel situated near where the main A6 road road crosses the River Derwent north of Derby. It closed earlier this year, and is currently up for sale at £375,000 freehold.

The Foresters Arms

The Foresters Arms, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire

A relatively modest inter-wars pub in the domestic architectural style of the period, situated to the south of the city centre in an area of retail and business premises.

The Boathouse Inn

The Boathouse Inn, Stapenhill, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

A modern pub in a secluded spot on the banks of the River Trent known as The Dingle. It closed as a pub in 2007 and a subsequent attempt to revive it as an Indian restaurant did not prove successful. The StreetView car could only get close enough for a glimpse.

The New Queen’s Head

The New Queen’s Head, Winchester, Hampshire

A modern estate pub, possibly 1950s, that is still going on StreetView but has now been bricked up behind its windows.

The Masons Arms

The Masons Arms, Swadlincote, Derbyshire

A substantial redbrick pub commanding a busy junction on the former A50, with prominent BASS lettering on the corner. Plans have been submitted to turn the site into yet another convenience store.

The Copper Hearth

The Copper Hearth, Stapenhill, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

Another modern suburban pub that has fallen victim to Tesco Express. On StreetView it appears to be thriving, with a recently smartened-up exterior, but this did not stop it closing in March of this year.

Ye Olde Nelson

Ye Olde Nelson, Salford, Lancashire

An ornate late Victorian or Edwardian pub on Salford’s run-down Chapel Street. Note the variation in spelling – is it “Old” or “Olde?”

The Nelson Inn

The Nelson Inn, Winshill, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

A backstreet pub in an eastern suburb of the town, that closed around 2005 but still looks surprisingly spick-and-span. The building plot has outline planning permission for ten houses.

The Beer Barrel

The Beer Barrel, Derby

Originally called the Football Tavern, this substantial three-storey corner pub is very close to the location of Derby County’s old Baseball Ground.

The Blue Bell

The Blue Bell, Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

A pub that has been closed for a number of years and was for a while used as a women’s refuge. It retains its distinctive moulded bell design with the name arching over it.

The Horseshoe

The Horseshoe, Little Hulton, Lancashire

A big modern pub standing on the crossroads at the centre of this large village on the periphery of Salford.

The Labourers Union

The Labourers Union, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

A small, tatty-looking back-street local in an area of densely-packed terraced housing. Now converted for private use.

The Harrington Arms

The Harrington Arms, Alvaston, Derby

A modern estate-style pub in a suburban shopping precinct, actually still looking quite smart on StreetView.