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.

The Rutland Arms

The Rutland Arms, Baslow, Derbyshire

A well-located pub in the centre of picturesque Baslow village, with its own car park, that surely has potential for reopening. I recall it being a Mansfield tied house in the past.

The Gainsborough

The Gainsborough, Bristol, Gloucestershire

A typical post-war estate pub in a new development on the north side of Bristol, built by the local George’s Brewery in 1959, originally called the Blue Boy. See this post by Boak & Bailey for more information.

The Old House at Home

The Old House at Home, Withington, Manchester

Once tied to Whitbread, this large suburban pub ended up in the hands of Greene King under their Meet and Eat brand. The site, including car park, will no doubt be very valuable for residential redevelopment.

(My own picture)

The Weld Blundell

The Weld Blundell, Lydiate, Lancashire

A prominent white-painted corner pub in a well-populated suburban area, just down the road from the National Inventory-listed Scotch Piper.