An attractive small inter-wars pub in a rural village just outside Milton Keynes, which closed suddenly during 2021.
An impressive inter-wars former Tetley’s pub set back from the road on the west side of city, now repurposed to a variety of retail uses. When open, it featured in several episodes of the TV drama series “The Beiderbecke Tapes”.
An old three-storey pub, still in Mansfield livery, overlooking a roundabout on the west side of the town centre. There are now plans to redevelop the building to provide 15 studio apartments.
A plain modern pub on a post-war housing estate on the west side of the town. Originally tied to local brewers Wadworth’s, but presumably it no longer fitted the desired profile of their estate.
A distinctive modern pub in an elevated position next to the tram route on the south side of the city, which apparently once appeared in an Arctic Monkeys video. It has since been converted to a convenience store
A substantial free-standing pub in a rather out-of-the-way location on the eastern fringes of Stoke-on-Trent. Local residents are not happy with plans to replace it with sheltered accommodation for young adults with “complex needs”.
An unusual-looking pub, rather reminiscent of a chapel, set back from the road in the Sheepscar district on the north side of the city centre. It has since been demolished, but plans to replace it with flats fell through and the site is now just used as a car park.
A large inter-wars roadhouse a couple of miles south of Leek on the main road to Stone. This isn’t really a major arterial route, and it’s difficult to understand why such an impressive pub was ever built in this semi-rural location.
(My own photo)
A redbrick roadside pub close to the Shropshire border on the A519 between Eccleshall and Newport, still displaying a Banks’s sign. Although not actually boarded up, the car park has been fenced off.
Although this appears like a typical parade of estate shops, looking back to the 2008 StreetView image shows that the ground floor was in fact entirely occupied by the pub, clearly from the same design school as the Fernlea. The most recent view suggestes it has been converted to flats during the current year.
A handsome inter-wars Brewer’s Tudor pub on the north-west side of the city, photographed by StreetView on a beautiful, sunny Spring day in 2015. Unsurprisingly, there are now plans to demolish it and build a four-storey block of flats in its place.
A substantial, free-standing white-painted pub with distinctive arched windows on the south-east side of the city. The trendy moniker of “The Queens @ Stourton” clearly wasn’t enough to save it.
A modern estate-style pub in an area of new housing redeveloped from old terraced streets. It opened in 1977 to coincide with the Jubilee and thus managed to last 44 years. It closed earlier this month and owners Robinson’s lost no time in boarding it up and removing their signage.
(My own photo)
A large pub next to the still operational station, with an ornate Jacobean-style extension that appears to date from the Edwardian period. It is now on the “wrong side of the tracks” from most of the town centre.
Pictured under threatening skies, a small white-painted roadside pub overlooking the sea near the defunct Pegwell Bay hovercraft terminal. Although not boarded up as such, the blackboard outside states “Closed Since 2017/04”.
A four-square, flat-roofed inter-wars pub, distinguished by ornate stone door surrounds, standing in an elevated location on the south side of the town. In its latter years it was acquired by Lancashire brewery Thwaites.
A cream-painted three-strey pub next to Wakefield Kirkgate, the less busy of the city’s two stations. It has been in a derelict and steadily deterioriating condition for many years.
A functional modern pub standing high above a busy road junction on the western side of the city. The large unused grassed area must have increased the attraction of the site for redevelopment as the housing which it has since become.
Situated at the rear of a modern shopping precinct, you would hardly think this had ever been a pub, but it certainly was, replacing an imposing Victorian building of the same name in the 1960s. It its latter years it went through various incarnations as Boogie Piano Bar and Stage One Bar.
Originally the British Oak, this backstreet pub near the Town Hall was run for a period as the brewery tap for the Old Cottage Brewery.
A large three-storey post-war estate pub in the Farnley district on the south-west side of the city (see where they got the name from?), that looks more like a parade of shops. Since demolished and the site redeveloped for housing.
An old pub that later became a Brewer's Fayre and had a Premier Inn added on to the back. It was a familiar landmark on the busy A556 road that connected Manchester to the M6, but once that was bypassed the amount of passing trade will have dramatically declined.
(My own picture)
A modern pub built in 1961 by Liverpool brewery Higson’s, in a large housing estate at the northern tip of the Wirral peninsula, which closed in 2016. Renamed as Brambles in its final years, as shown in the photo.
A street corner pub on the north-west side of the town near the town hall and station. On some earlier StreetView iterations it is called the Berkeley Arms, but the street it is on is Byrkley Street. The name comes from the site of a now demolished stately home to the west of the town, that once belonged to the Bass family and is now used as the St George’s Park National Football Centre.