The Healing Well

The Healing Well, Butt Lane, Staffordshire

A modern roadside pub on the busy A34 near Kidsgrove, which changed its name from the Millstone a few years ago but does not seem to have prospered from its new identity, as reported here. I assume the pun in the name is deliberate. It still shows as being open on StreetView.

The Throstle’s Nest

The Throstle’s Nest, Congleton, Cheshire

A small terraced pub on the Buxton road to the east of the town, which has been closed for a number of years and now presents a very sorry sight. There’s an interesting comment on WhatPub? – “No further details as the landlord does not want to go into a real ale guide. Presumably, he does not want your custom.”