The Izaak Walton

The Izaak Walton, Cresswell, Stafforshire

A country pub to the south-east of Stoke-on-Trent, once a Burtonwood tied house also serving Draught Bass and a regular entry in the Good Beer Guide. Now undergoing conversion to a private house. Still open on StreetView.

(My own picture)

The Castle Inn

The Castle Inn, Highley, Shropshire

A roadside pub, now in a very poor state of repair, in this large former mining village on the western side of the Severn, which has a station on the Severn Valley Railway. Still open on the StreetView image, which I guess is quite a few years old. The wording on the gable end reads “The Turret Restaurant”. There is another pub tucked away off the road to the left called the Malt Shovel, which is still open.

(My own picture)

The Sandpiper

The Sandpiper, Sandbach, Cheshire

A four-square former Robinson’s pub on the south-east side of the town on the main road heading towards Stoke, now converted to a Co-op convenience store. Only a couple of miles away from the New Inn.

The Staging Post

The Staging Post, Leeds, Yorkshire

Another functional post-war estate pub in the Swarcliffe area of the city, now used as a carpet and furniture clearance outlet. Despite having a population of nearly 7,000, the Swarcliffe estate is now completely devoid of pubs.