The George & Dragon

The George & Dragon, Rough Close, Staffordshire

An attractive bay-windowed pub on the main road heading south from Stoke towards Stone, now in a sorry state of decay.

The Wellington Arms

The Wellington Arms, Reading, Berkshire

An imposing pub on the southern side of the town, that has been described as a tardis in reverse as it was much smaller inside than it looked.

The Woodshutts

The Woodshutts, Kidsgrove, Staffordshire

A typical post-war estate pub still bearing the distinctive Bass logo on the gable end. Note the sign over the door saying “Bar & Smoke”.

The Tumbledown Dick

The Tumbledown Dick, Farnborough, Hampshire

A historic red-brick former coaching inn now stranded amongst dual carriageways, multi-storey car parks and retail parks. There is a campaign to save it here.

The Punch Bowl

The Punch Bowl, Stapenhill, Staffordshire

A substantial inter-wars Brewer’s Tudor pub backing on to the Trent on the other side of the river from Burton.

The Railway

The Railway, Balsall Heath, Birmingham

A street-corner pub now converted to flats but with its general appearance still revealing its former use. It is shown here when it was still trading.

The Wren’s Nest

The Wren’s Nest, Kidderminster, Worcestershire

A red colour-washed pub in a surprisingly leafy location just west of the town centre. Since the StreetView car went by an outhouse and a smoking shelter on the end have been demolished. And surely this is one of the best pub names around!

The Plough

The Plough, Tividale, Staffordshire

A small redbrick pub on a long residential road near Dudley. On StreetView it is “For Sale or To Let”, but on the more recent photo it has been converted to flats and the car park is being used for a hand car wash.

The Valley

The Valley, Everton, Liverpool

An ornate mock-Tudor pub with a corner turret on a prominent site on the North side of the city in an area where much housing has been demolished. Take a step forward and it’s still open.

The Compasses

The Compasses, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

They just keep coming! Here’s another unassuming mid-terrace pub in the one-time capital of British brewing. It still appears in good decorative order, but look closely at the windows and you can see it’s no longer in business and in fact is in the process of being converted to apartments.