The Wanted Inn

The Wanted Inn, Sparrowpit, Derbyshire

A white-painted pub on a sharp corner in the Peak District. Robinson’s signage now removed but not actually boarded up as such. It was originally called the Duke of Devonshire but gained its later name after it was up for sale by the Devonshire estate for two years in the 1950s until someone made a bid for it.

Apparently it has been bought by new owners who plan to reopen it as an agricultural supplies store with small attached bar.

(My own picture)

The Soho Tavern

The Soho Tavern, Hockley, Birmingham

A small street-corner pub in an area of light industrial units to the north-west of the city centre.

The White Horse

The White Horse, Penrith, Cumberland

An imposing three-storey inn on one of Penrith’s several irregular market squares that still looks quite thriving on the StreetView image from 2009.

(My own picture)

The Foxcote

The Foxcote, Little Barrow, Cheshire

A small country pub, originally called the Railway. It was then renamed the Foxcote Manor when the licensees acquired the nameplates of the GWR Manor class locomotive of that name, and then just the Foxcote. StreetView shows it still trading as a pub in 2009, proclaiming “Seafood is our Speciality”. It is now a weekends-only tearoom and antiques centre.

(My own picture)

The King’s Head

The King’s Head, Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire

A stone-built main road pub on the south-west side of the city with a distinctive bow-windowed frontage. Note the chap walking along with his jacket slung over his shoulder.

The Vale

The Vale, Birkenhead, Cheshire

A four-square street-corner pub to the south-west of the town centre, still bearing Higson’s livery.

The Bird in Hand

The Bird in Hand, Trent Vale, Staffordshire

An impressive inter-wars pub just off the main A34 road south of Newcastle-under-Lyme. Note the Bass sign at the top right. Its erstwhile bowling green makes the site more attractive for residential redevelopment.