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.