The Pineapple

The Pineapple, Marple, Cheshire

A four-square redbrick pub at one end of the town’s pedestrianised shopping street. Yet another victim of Robinson’s recent cull of their poorer-performing pubs.

(My own picture)

The Rose & Crown

The Rose & Crown, Carlisle, Cumberland

A characteristic Harry Redfern-designed State Management Scheme inter-wars pub on a peripheral estate. Now demolished. See here for a news report about its closure.

The All Labour in Vain

The All Labour in Vain, Horsehay, Shropshire

A distinctively named pub on the fringes of Telford New Town that appears to have been left isolated by road realignments. Featured in this article about closed Shropshire pubs.

The Bullcote

The Bullcote, Denton, Lancashire

A large modern pub on the main A57 between Denton and Hyde, built in the more optimistic times of the late 1980s, which ended up as an Indian restaurant but is now closed and “tinned up”.

(My own picture)

The Old Smithy

The Old Smithy, Winson Green, Birmingham

A distinctive triangular mock half-timbered pub near to Winson Green prison that bizarrely seems to have ended up in the hands of erstwhile Salisbury brewers Gibbs Mew.

The Oddfellows Arms

The Oddfellows Arms, Winsford, Cheshire

A roadside pub on a long road of terraced housing to the east of the town, now looking rather sorry for itself, but shown as open by StreetView in 2009.

(My own picture)

The Boot

The Boot, Warton, Warwickshire

A sizeable pub in a rather off-the-beaten-track Warwickshire village close to the M42 that has fallen by the wayside despite acquiring a trendy modern paint job and lettering. Its prospects can’t have been helped by the presence of the more traditional-looking Hatters Arms next door.