The Wheatsheaf

The Wheatsheaf, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

A solid, white-painted pub just off the market square, now looking very sorry for itself. It’s already closed, although more identifiable as a pub, in the 2009 StreetView image.

(First picture my own)

The Shand

The Shand, Dundee, Angus

A grim looking post-war pub in a suburban part of the city, which has been described in the local press as an eyesore.

The Crown

The Crown, Evesham, Worcestershire

A large roadside pub facing the River Avon on the south side of the town, still apparently trading in the 2015 StreetView image. The extensive site, including spacious car park, makes this a prime site for redevelopment.

(My own picture)

The Cape of Good Hope

The Cape of Good Hope, Billingsley, Shropshire

A substantial roadside pub with an unusual name, halfway between Bridgnorth and Cleobury Mortimer. In the past it was popular for food, but now looks distinctly forlorn. The StreetView image seems to have been taken on a particularly dark day.

(My own picture)

The Bowling Green

The Bowling Green, Lancaster

A modern pub on the main A6 south of the city centre, which was sold by Mitchells to Thwaites, who proceeded to close it as they already had the more appealing Boot & Shoe just down the road.

The Antelope

The Antelope, Stafford

A substantial inter-wars Brewer’s Tudor pub on the main A34 road heading north out of the town towards Newcastle-under-Lyme.

The Barton Inn

The Barton Inn, Eccles, Lancashire

A big 1930s (or maybe even 1950s) pub, still in Whitbread livery, situated amongst postwar flats close to the Bridgwater Canal. It has been demolished since the 2012 StreetView image was taken.

The Old Plough

The Old Plough, Hanley, Staffordshire

Four-square pub on the main road west out of Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent’s “city centre”, which once had a good reputation for food. Now looking rather lost amongst the surrounding retail sheds.

The New Inn

The New Inn, Gravesend, Kent

A small street-corner pub, still in Whitbread livery, on the east side of the rather tatty town centre. Still open on StreetView.

(My own picture)

The Boat

The Boat, Darlaston, Staffordshire

This inter-wars canalside pub in a rather grim industrial estate location would appear to have hit the rocks some time ago. See this press report. The site is currently being used as a hand car wash.

The Eagles

The Eagles, Cressage, Shropshire

A distinctive weatherboarded pub with a large car park, situated on a tight bend on the main Shrewsbury-Bridgnorth road close to the River Severn. Not boarded up on StreetView, but showing few signs of life.

(My own picture)

The Black Eagle

The Black Eagle, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

A typical back-street pub that retains its signage despite its current use as a Muslim education centre.

The Red Lion

The Red Lion, Chellaston, Derbyshire

A typical modern suburban pub whose situation on a major road junction has made it eminently suitable for conversion to a Tesco Express.