The Unity

The Unity, Stockport, Cheshire

A redbrick pub with attractive stonework prominently situated on the busy A6 right opposite the access road to Stockport station. It is believed that Robinson’s Brewery may still have plans to resurrect this one.

The Sozzled Sausage

The Sozzled Sausage, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

A relatively modern opening on the town’s Market Place, previously called the Academy, that appears to have had a chequered career.

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The Myerscough

The Myerscough, Samlesbury, Lancashire

An attractive rural pub that has for a long been a prominent landmark on the A59 east of Preston. The fact that Robinson’s have removed their signgage suggests they have no plans to reopen it themselves, but it’s hard to believe that a pub cannot be viable in this location.

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The Bull’s Head

The Bull’s Head, Pensnett, Staffordshire

A medium-sized inter-wars pub situated next to a branch of the Stourbridge Canal. The image dates from 2009, but it was still disused in 2016, although showing signs of redevelopment.

The New Inn

The New Inn, Bradford, Yorkshire

A small stone-built pub left high and dry alongside the much widened Manchester Road dual carriageway.

The White Lion

The White Lion, Stockport, Cheshire

An exuberant Edwardian pub right in the town centre that has now been closed for a number of years with little sign of redevelopment.

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The Countess’s Arms

The Countess’s Arms, Weston Heath, Shropshire

A large roadside pub on the A41 south of Newport, that has obviously received considerable investment in the relatively recent past, but according to StreetView has been closed since at least 2009.

The Dane Valley

The Dane Valley, Margate, Kent

An impressive three-storey inter-wars estate pub on a housing estate on the south side of the town.

The Crown

The Crown, Inchbrook, Gloucestershire

A three-storey pub in a rather sorry state, situated on a sharp bend on the A46 on the fringes of the Cotswolds.

The Pheasant

The Pheasant, Welland, Worcestershire

A white-painted pub with a portico entrance prominently situated at a busy rural crossroads. Still looks very much open and inviting on StreetView.

The Railway

The Railway, Whitchurch, Shropshire

A distinctive Edwardian pub in an Arts and Crafts style standing on a busy crossroads halfway between the town centre and the station. It appears to have been converted to housing, but still carries some elements of Greenalls signage.

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The Becconsall

The Becconsall, Hesketh Bank, Lancashire

A large inter-wars roadhouse-style pub, still in Tetley livery, that seems somewhat incongruous well off the main roads in a West Lancashire village.

The Swan

The Swan, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire

A double-fronted terraced pub, still in John Smith’s livery, on the main road between Ashton and Stalybridge. Also note the impressive green tiling on the front of the still-open White Horse a few doors to the right.

The Waterloo

The Waterloo, Stockport, Cheshire

A solid redbrick former Robinson’s pub south of the town centre just off Hillgate. The pub was situated opposite the former Strawberry Studios and in the past has seem many famous musicians enjoying a drink. Closed in August 2016 and still open on StreetView.

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The Wheatsheaf

The Wheatsheaf, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

A solid, white-painted pub just off the market square, now looking very sorry for itself. It’s already closed, although more identifiable as a pub, in the 2009 StreetView image.

(First picture my own)

The Shand

The Shand, Dundee, Angus

A grim looking post-war pub in a suburban part of the city, which has been described in the local press as an eyesore.

The Crown

The Crown, Evesham, Worcestershire

A large roadside pub facing the River Avon on the south side of the town, still apparently trading in the 2015 StreetView image. The extensive site, including spacious car park, makes this a prime site for redevelopment.

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The Cape of Good Hope

The Cape of Good Hope, Billingsley, Shropshire

A substantial roadside pub with an unusual name, halfway between Bridgnorth and Cleobury Mortimer. In the past it was popular for food, but now looks distinctly forlorn. The StreetView image seems to have been taken on a particularly dark day.

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The Bowling Green

The Bowling Green, Lancaster

A modern pub on the main A6 south of the city centre, which was sold by Mitchells to Thwaites, who proceeded to close it as they already had the more appealing Boot & Shoe just down the road.

The Brown Jug

The Brown Jug, Willenhall, Staffordshire

A typical West Midlands inter-wars “improved” roadhouse, this one in a more domestic architectural style.

The Antelope

The Antelope, Stafford

A substantial inter-wars Brewer’s Tudor pub on the main A34 road heading north out of the town towards Newcastle-under-Lyme.

The Barton Inn

The Barton Inn, Eccles, Lancashire

A big 1930s (or maybe even 1950s) pub, still in Whitbread livery, situated amongst postwar flats close to the Bridgewater Canal. It has been demolished since the 2012 StreetView image was taken.

The Old Plough

The Old Plough, Hanley, Staffordshire

Four-square pub on the main road west out of Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent’s “city centre”, which once had a good reputation for food. Now looking rather lost amongst the surrounding retail sheds.

The New Inn

The New Inn, Gravesend, Kent

A small street-corner pub, still in Whitbread livery, on the east side of the rather tatty town centre. Still open on StreetView.

(My own picture)

The Boat

The Boat, Darlaston, Staffordshire

This inter-wars canalside pub in a rather grim industrial estate location would appear to have hit the rocks some time ago. See this press report. The site is currently being used as a hand car wash.

The Eagles

The Eagles, Cressage, Shropshire

A distinctive weatherboarded pub with a large car park, situated on a tight bend on the main Shrewsbury-Bridgnorth road close to the River Severn. Not boarded up on StreetView, but showing few signs of life.

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The Black Eagle

The Black Eagle, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

A typical back-street pub that retains its signage despite its current use as a Muslim education centre.

The Red Lion

The Red Lion, Chellaston, Derbyshire

A typical modern suburban pub whose situation on a major road junction has made it eminently suitable for conversion to a Tesco Express.

The Station

The Station, Ripon, North Riding of Yorkshire

A long, white-painted pub on the main road north out of the city, near to its long-closed railway station.

The Horsfield Arms

The Horsfield Arms, Bredbury, Cheshire

A former Robinson’s pub situated on a busy road junction in front of the brewery’s packaging plant, visible in the background. On the edge of the Brinnington council estate, which is now entirely devoid of pubs.

The pub has been demolished since the StreetView image was taken.

The Five Oaks

The Five Oaks, Knutsford, Cheshire

A free-standing Victorian redbrick pub on the less smart eastern side of Knutsford, in recent years just known as “The Oaks”. Situated on a main road, with plenty of housing nearby, surely this could have been viable with the right formula.

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