the Tollgate

The Tollgate, Aberystwyth. Cardiganshire

A short-lived modern estate pub, formerly owned by Brains Brwery, on the south side of the town. Planning permission is now being requested to build seven houses on the site.

The Bee Hotel

The Bee Hotel, Abergele, Denbighshire

A substantial pub-cum-hotel with an unusual name, owned by Greater Manchester family brewers J. W. Lees, in the centre of this small North Wales market town, which was once notorious as a traffic bottleneck on the A55.

(My own picture)

The Bull

The Bull, Spalding, Lincolnshire

A modern pub, formerly owned by Home Brewery of Nottingham, on the east bank of the River Welland close to the town centre.

The Shakespeare

The Shakespeare, Southport, Lancashire

A substantial free-standing Victorian pub dominating a road junction on the east side of the town centre.

The Oakdale

The Oakdale, Poole, Dorset

A typical large 1930s redbrick roadhouse. It faces on to Wessex Way and looks as though it once enjoyed access from the main road – taking this away may have been the reason for its demise. There are now plans to build an 84-bed care home on the extensive site.

The Aclet

The Aclet, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

A monumental 1930s pub serving a large estate on the south side of the town. Still open on StreetView.

The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak, Hazel Grove, Cheshire

A large 1930s Robinson’s pub situated in a residential area away from the main street. Currently in the process of residential redevelopment – not sure whether this will involve demolition of the building.

The Old Roundabout

The Old Roundabout, Stanningley, Yorkshire

A four-square stone-built pub in a run-down area where a lot of properties have been demolished. I assume the name refers to the fairground attraction rather than a traffic island.

The Swallow’s Nest

The Swallow’s Nest, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

A distinctive gabled, three-storey pub in a council estate on the south side of the city. Although it looks like an older building, presumably it is contemporary with the surrounding houses. It has been closed for twenty years, but the site has only recently been approved for residential redevelopment.