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.

(My own picture)

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.

(My own picture)

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.

(My own picture)

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.