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Historic pub interiors in peril

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

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...

Birmingham , Aston, B6 7ST

Update 25/05/2024 : Closed since 2015. No planning applications have been lodged in respect of the site.

Bradford , BD1 3AA

Update 23/05/2024 : The pub has been closed for over two years now. The new owners submitted a change of use planning application to which CAMRA and others lodged strong objections. The application was withdrawn in November 2022. However, there were signs that work was taking place inside the pub and the Council were a...

Coalville , LE67 3EE

Update 25/05/2024 : After the death of the long-serving landlord in 2023, Admiral Taverns put the freehold on the market with Everard Cole. They are now showing the property as sold but for what purpose?

Farnworth , BL4 7DN

Update 25/12/2023 : The premises are currently being advertised as 'commercial space' by a local property company (with a modest rent of £500 per week). There has been no planning application for change of use though.

Grays , RM17 6HR

Update 25/05/2024 : The pub closed in controversial circumstances in May 2023. After originally seeking new tenants, owners Admiral Taverns put the freehold on the market, wanting offers in excess of £575k. Agents Savills currently show it as Under Offer.

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.

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...

Ilford , IG1 1TZ

Update 25/05/2024 : Closed in 2018 after a fire. Planning consent granted in 2023 for refurbishment and internal alterations. Work began, then ceased, and the property is currently back on the market, ominously as 'the former Cauliflower public house'.

Leeds , Hunslet, LS10 2QB

Update 23/05/2024 : Re-opened in February 2024 after nearly a year's closure during which the state of the building deteriorated significantly. Some remedial work has been commissioned, notably replacement of two broken glass door panels, but much remains to be done.

London , Finsbury, EC1V 4PH

Update 25/05/2024 : Closed in May 2023 for refurbishment, it was repossessed by the freeholder in April 2024.

Manor Park , E12 5AF

Update 25/05/2024 : Planning permission was granted in December 2018 for alterations to this long-closed pub which would have seen a pub/restaurant use retained on the ground floor with nine flats above - but the work has not been carried out. In the meantime, there has been use of the building by the Council as tempor...

Oldham , OL9 7BN

Update 25/12/2023 : Planning permission granted in December 2023 for conversion to house of multiple occupation.

Oldham , OL1 1EN

Update 08/12/2023 : Owners Inglenook Inns closed the pub in November 2023 and sold it to persons unknown. Internal damage has occurred notably flooding caused by clumsy removal of a dishwasher. The grade II listing prohibits any internl alterations unless Listed Building Consent is obtained. The Council is keeping a cl...

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.

Sheffield , City Centre, S3 8HS

Update 09/04/2024 : Lease expired September 2023. Pub then closed. Some work has occurred inside the pub.

Smethwick , B66 4RQ

Update 09/12/2023 : 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 25/12/2023 : 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. Update December 2023 - the former licensee has sadly died but we believe that his widow still lives there.

Withington , M20 4BT

Update 25/05/2024 : Closed since 2018, supposedly whilst owners Sam Smiths find a new manager, but this is an inordinate length of time even by their standards which raises obvious concerns.