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 28/05/2022 : Closed in 2014 on the death of the long-serving landlord. Subsequent attempts to secure planning permission for residential conversion were rebuffed. Bought in 2019 by a couple who reportedly intended reopening it as a pub and who have recently obtained a premises licence; however, no current signs...

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 01/08/2022 : The pub was sold in early 2022 to a nearby Indian restaurant but before the listing was confirmed. The new owners have already carried out work including removal of a counter and replacement of the front windows with uPVC. The Council's planning enforcement team has been asked to act.

Chorlton-on-Medlock , M13 9SQ

Update 29/05/2022 : An application for listed building consent to restore and make changes at this long-closed pub was submitted in 2020 but as of May 2022 had not been 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 28/05/2022 : 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. Premises licence granted in January 2022 to Northern Union Pub Company - no planned opening date yet announced.

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...

Hull , HU1 1JG

Update 28/05/2022 : In May 2022, it was noticed that the fittings from one of the two historic bars had been removed. The Council's planning enforcement team has been notified of this shocking unauthorised action. Given the public outcry in 2017 when similar changes were proposed, strong and urgent action by the Counci...

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 28/05/2022 : Currently closed but available to let with offer from owners Berkeley Castle Estates to improve/extend the property. Tragically, they have ripped out the bar counter and bar-back so destroying its inventory credentials.

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 29/05/2022 : Closed in 2012 and sold to new owners in 2016. The upper floors are in residential occupation but the former pub parts remain boarded up. There was a fire in early 2022 but seemingly no significant damage was done to the bar area. The Council's Conservation Officer keeps a close eye on the property...

Stoke-on-Trent , Pittshill, ST6 6LS

Update 28/05/2022 : Closed early 2021 by the elderly owner/licensee who continues to live on the premises. The Council's planning enforcement team has been informed but has not yet investigated.

Telford , Wrockwardine Wood, TF2 7AL

Update 04/06/2022 : 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. However, there has as yet been no sign of activity apart from erection of a 'To Rent' sign. UPDATE JUNE 2022 - local press reports t...