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.

The Hollywood

The Hollywood, Stockport, Cheshire

A monumental Late Victorian or Edwardian pub in the back streets of Edgeley, formerly tied to Wilsons, which has now become Little Giggles day nursery.

(My own picture)

The Stormy Petrel

The Stormy Petrel, Tern Hill, Shropshire

An imposing 1930s roadhouse that looks as though it might have doubled as a residential hotel. In the past was well-known for biker meets. It has been demolished in recent weeks.

This is the 600th pub to be featured on this blog.

The Bull & Stirrup

The Bull & Stirrup, Chester

An impressive former Higson’s pub just to the north of the city walls, once famous for its tiled mural of “Edgar’s Eight”. Since the StreetView image was taken it has been restored to life as a Wetherspoon’s.