The Crown

The Crown, Clowne, Derbyshire

This large white-painted corner pub in a Derbyshire mining village makes a poignant sight in the Autumn sunshine.

The Roebuck

The Roebuck, Hilderstone, Staffordshire

The only pub in a substantial village in the north of the county. I understand there may be plans for a community buy-out.

(My own picture)

The Pack Horse

The Pack Horse, Stockport, Cheshire

A former Whitbread pub on the once heavily-pubbed Hillgate, which has been closed for a number of years. It recently has been boarded up following some alternative use, not directly from its time as a pub.

(My own picture)

The Old Bull & Butcher

The Old Bull & Butcher, Ryton, Warwickshire

A small roadside pub on the main road from Coventry to Banbury, near to the site of the former Rootes/Chrysler/Peugeot car plant, which appears in its last years to have become an Indian restaurant.

The Maskery

The Maskery, Congleton, Cheshire

A Smith & Jones branded pub right in the centre of this busy Cheshire market town. Still open, although up for sale, on StreetView.

The Stag

The Stag, Charlton-All-Saints, Hampshire

A prominent roadside inn on the main road between Ringwood and Salisbury, that in its latter years was more of a restaurant called the Café Continental.

The Healing Well

The Healing Well, Butt Lane, Staffordshire

A modern roadside pub on the busy A34 near Kidsgrove, which changed its name from the Millstone a few years ago but does not seem to have prospered from its new identity, as reported here. I assume the pun in the name is deliberate. It still shows as being open on StreetView.

The Throstle’s Nest

The Throstle’s Nest, Congleton, Cheshire

A small terraced pub on the Buxton road to the east of the town, which has been closed for a number of years and now presents a very sorry sight. There’s an interesting comment on WhatPub? – “No further details as the landlord does not want to go into a real ale guide. Presumably, he does not want your custom.”

The Raven

The Raven, Cobridge, Staffordshire

An imposing three-storey brick-built pub on the main Leek Road in an area of retail and industrial premises to the north of Stoke-on-Trent city centre. It has recently been brought back into use as a pharmacy.