The County Arms

The County Arms, Glen Parva, Leicestershire

An imposing 1930s pub in the Moderne Style, complete with tower, once well-known as a live music venue. In its day it was considered an example of enlightened contemporary pub design. Now in the process of redevelopment as retirement apartments.

The Halfway House

The Halfway House, Tettenhall, Staffordshire

A corner pub on a road junction in a prosperous suburb of Wolverhampton that from the look of it suffers from a lack of car parking.

The Malt Shovels

The Malt Shovels, Cheadle, Cheshire

A post-war estate-style pub, still open on StreetView. With plenty of housing nearby and not a particularly run-down area surely there is some potential for this site.

(My own picture)

The Navigation

The Navigation, Bedworth, Warwickshire

A large white-painted canalside pub on the eastern edge of the town. Pictured on a damp, miserable day, this one looks particularly sad and forlorn and seems to sum up the plight of pubs in Britain today.

The Waggoners

The Waggoners, Whixall, Shropshire

A pub on a remote rural crossroads that was severely damaged by fire in 2008 and, despite restoration plans, remains derelict today.

The Fossway

The Fossway, York

Pubs may be thriving in York’s tourist-choked city centre, but that has not stopped this substantial inter-wars pub in the north-eastern suburbs near the NestlĂ© factory from being closed and “tinned up”.

The Jester

The Jester, Carlisle, Cumberland

Originally called the Earl Grey, this inter-wars pub was designed for the Carlisle State Management Scheme by architect Harry Redfern in an Art Deco style rather than his usual Arts and Crafts idiom. It is now, as the StreetView image shows, a Taekwon-do school.