The Sawyers Arms

The Sawyers Arms, Kendal, Westmorland

An impressive former coaching on the north side of the town that previously belonged to Stockport brewers Robinson’s, and before them to Hartleys of Ulverston. The first pub on this blog in the historic county of Westmorland.

The Fir Tree

The Fir Tree, Reddish, Lancashire

A large post-war pub in a northern suburb of Stockport, that by the time it closed was the only pub for at least half a mile in any direction, despite there being plenty of nearby housing. In 2010 it won an award as Community Pub of the Year, but in more recent years had gone downhill, although it still looks smart enough in the 2019 StreetView image. It closed in the Autumn of that year.

(My own picture; the last I took before the lockdown)

The Travellers

The Travellers, Leeds, Yorkshire

A neat inter-wars Brewer’s Tudor pub on the east side of the city. The image dates from 2008; it has since been demolished and replaced by a Tesco Express.

The Ram

The Ram, Wandsworth, London

The former Young’s brewery tap, an impressive late-Victorian street-corner edifice. Pictured here in a boarded-up condition in August 2014, fortunately this one has later reopened.