Historic pub interiors in peril

The number of nationally-important historic pub interiors considered to be 'at risk' remains at a disturbing level.

Ampney St. Peter , GL7 5SL

Update 17/06/2021 : Closed in 2014 on the death of the long-serving landlord. Subsequent attempts to secure planning permission for residential conversion were rebuffed. Reported in 2019 that it had been bought by a couple who intended reopening it as a pub but no news since.

Birmingham , Handsworth, B21 9LX

Update 01/12/2021 : Sold October 2016 to Toofan Singh Ltd, a video production company from Derby. Nothing has happened since. Despite being Grade II-star listed, the pub has suffered from a lack of maintenance and care for many years; it closed in 2008 and is considered 'at risk'. Latest information is that it is likel...

Bradford , BD1 3AA

Update 01/12/2021 : Not in a very good location and the owner has been gloomy about its financial prospects. Had been up for sale for some time but the owner has taken it off the market to 'give it another go,. At the time of writing (December 2021), only open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

Chorlton-on-Medlock , M13 9SQ

Update 17/06/2021 : Planning application for refurbishment submitted but not yet decided

Hammersmith , W6 9JJ

Update 17/06/2021 : June 2021: Permission to convert to residential with proviso that ground floor remains intact. Is being advertised as a film set etc. - https://jjmedia.com/locations/hammersmith-pub-location so is clearly under threat.

Hayes End , UB4 8HX

Update 17/06/2021 : Bought by Hayes Muslim Centre but planning permission for conversion to community centre refused.

Highgate , N6 5BA

Update 17/06/2021 : Currently closed and used as a storeroom for the upper floors building works. October 2016 planning application to convert part to residential use rejected by Haringey Council. Further application to change use of part of the pub space refused in August 2019.

Hull , HU3 1LR

Update 01/12/2021 : The Polar Bear reopened on 24/8/21 initially only as a late-night music venue (10.30pm - 2.30am) and usually with an admission charge. However, music events are now taking place that start earlier in the evening and some have no cover charge. Discussions are to place shortly with the lessees to enco...

Leslie , KY6 3AZ

Update 17/06/2021 : Recorded on WhatPub as permanently closed though there is no extant planning permission for change of use. Was put up for sale (as a pub) for £75k a few years ago.

Mill Green , CM4 0PT

Update 17/06/2021 : New owner has promised to carry out a refurbishment that is sensitive to the historic (and listed) interior but there are concerns locally.

Purton , GL13 9HU

Update 30/07/2021 : Currently closed but available to let with offer from owners Berkeley Castle Estates to improve/extend the property. In July 2021 they reported 'A number of interested parties have come forward and we are continuing to liaise with potential tenants'.

Renton , G82 4NL

Update 17/06/2021 : Planning permission for change of use to residential agreed in 2021 so almost certainly lost.

Smethwick , B66 4RQ

Update 30/07/2021 : Closed in 2012 and sold to new owners in 2016. The upper floors are in residential occupation but the former pub areas remain boarded up. The ground floor is currently (July 2021) being advertised to let at £18k per annum. The Council's Conservation Officer keeps a close eye on the property.

Stoke-on-Trent , Pittshill, ST6 6LS

Update 01/12/2021 : Closed early 2021 by the elderly owner/licensee who continues to live on the premises.

Telford , Wrockwardine Wood, TF2 7AL

Update 01/12/2021 : Currently closed but purchased in 2021 by Inglenook Inns who have submitted a listed building consent application to replace/repair windows and redecorate the outside.