The Windmill

The Windmill, Mellor Brook, Lancashire

A handsome, four-square white-painted pub prominently situated in a village on the main road between Preston and Blackburn.

The Argyle Arms

The Argyle Arms, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire

A neat street-corner pub in an area of terraced housing on the south side of the town that has now been turned into a convenience store.

The Queen’s Hotel

The Queen’s Hotel, Sheffield, Yorkshire

An imposing former hotel tied to erstwhile local brewery Ward’s in a run-down industrial area on the north side of the city centre.


Players, Totton, Hampshire

A relatively modest 1930s mock-Tudor pub, originally the Cooper’s Arms, set back from the road on a housing estate to the west of the town. The extensive site must have considerable potential for residential development.

The Grapes

The Grapes, Coventry, Warwickshire

A characteristic large inter-wars pub on the north side of the city, where several attempts to redevelop the site as flats have so far been rejected.

The Shoulder of Mutton

The Shoulder of Mutton, Oakthorpe, Leicestershire

A small back street pub that, when it closed in 2019, was the last pub in the village. It has now been converted for residential use – the StreetView image shows it in mock-Tudor livery, a striking contrast with its current appearance.

The Saltersgate Inn

The Saltersgate Inn, Levisham, Yorkshire

A familiar landmark on the road between Pickering and Whitby across the North York Moors, it was noted for having a fire continuously burning for over two hundred years. It closed in 2008 and, after various attempts to redevelop it fell through, was finally demolished in 2018.