A modern sports bar on the main road to the west of the town centre, previously known as Dukes.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
A handsome mock-Tudor Edwardian roadhouse formerly tied to Whitbread. For many years it traded as a Beefeater, but in its latter days was rebranded as “Home”, as shown on the StreetView image. Not boarded up as such, but looking very sorry for itself now.
(My own picture)
Once a prominent landmark on the A5104 Chester-Corwen road, this pub closed in 2007, although it still looks in good condition on the 2009 StreetView image. The photo was taken in 2012 and it is now in a much sorrier state. There are plans to redevelop it as housing. In its latter days I recall it being owned by Hydes Brewery.
A handsome corner pub just north of the town centre next to the M67 motorway, which appears in the photo, taken on 2 January 2017, to have been freshly boarded up.
(My own picture)