Closed pubs in Wolverhampton

This list was provided by Derek Meredith. Many thanks. Derek tells us that it is a list of Wolverhampton pubs which have closed but he has no details of who drew it up.

The original list is hand written, in block capitals, in two columns on each of two pages. The list is divided by asterisks, as reproduced below. This division into districts may be something to do with licensing areas. The list is signed but, part from the final "...fort", the signature is not legible. Beside the signature is the date: 5.11.1991 which is presumably the date the list was made. That date tells us how up to date the list is; but we do not know how far back the list goes.

The list may well jog people's memories of the many pubs which Wolverhampton has lost. Of course, without more figures we do not know how far the overall number of licensed premises has changed; but the list does hint at changes in the distribution of pubs. As always, comments and further information will be appreciated.

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Little Swan Piper's Row   Kings Head Dudley Street
Barley Mow Piper's Row   Swan & Peacock Snow Hill
Blue Ball Piper's Row   Hen & Chickens Snow Hill
Blue Bell Bilston Street   Coach & Horses Snow Hill
Crown & Cushion Bilston Street   The Gondolier Wulfrun Centre
Red Cow Bilston Street  


Bulls Head Bilston Street   New Inns Horseley Fields
True Briton Bilston Street   Crown & Anchor Horseley Fields
The Queens Hospital Street   The Wheel Corn Hill
The Newmarket Cleveland Rd.   Star Vaults Horseley Fields
Holy Bush Mary Ann St.   Union Tap Union Mill Street
The Dukes [?] Head Walsall Street   Shakespeare Horseley Fields
Three Crowns Gough Street   Horseley Fields Tavern Horseley Fields
The Bradford Commercial Rd   Red Lion Corser St
Fountain Inn York Street   The Stag Willenhall Road
Red Lion Sharrocks St.   Roebuck Willenhall Road
Horse & Jockey Bilston Road   The Bush Moore Street
Wagon & Horses Bilston Road   Mazzeppa Inn Willenhall Road
Coach & Horses Bilston Road  


Royal Oak Bilston Road   Star & Garter Victoria Street
Why Knot Steelhouse Lane   Seven Stars John's Lane
Steelhouse Tavern Steelhouse Lane   New Hotel John's Lane
Hen & Chickens Eagle St   The Barrel Bell Street


    Mitre Cleveland Street
London & North Western Victoria Square   The Oddfellows Worcester Street
Caernarvon Castle Berry Street   Tiger Church Street
The Lichfield Lichfield St.   Fox Penn Road
Valhalla Lichfield St.   Vine Penn Road
Cafe Royal Queen Square   Graisley Brook Sydney Street
Gate Hanges Well(Copes) Queen Square   The Lamp Sydney Street
Tavern in the Town Queen Square   Cross Pistols Graisley Street
Harley's Vaults Queen Square   Gunmakers Graisley Street
Hippodrome Bar Queen Square   Golden Cups Merridale Street
Poulton's Cheapside   Golden Cross Merridale Street
Saddle & Stirrups Market Hall   Three Crowns Pool Street
Darlington Arms Darlington St.   The Bloomsbury Pool Street
Tiger North Street   Hare & Hounds Bloomsbury St.
Chequer Ball North Street   Swan with Two Necks Pool Street
Molineux Hotel Wadhams Hill   The West End Peel Street
Gladstone North Street   Royal Oak Great Brickiln St.
Colonel Vernon North Street   The Oak Oak Street


    Summer House Oak Street
Bodega Dudley Street   The Nelson Salop Street
Madam Clarkes King Street   Rose & Crown Middle Vauxhall
The Angel Queen Street   New Inns Finchfield
Dudley Arms Dudley Street      


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This image from an old lantern slide shows the demolition of the original Talbot Hotel in Princess Street. It was rebuilt and retained its name until the mid 1990's when it was refurbished and became Seamus O'donnells.

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The Greyhound Princess Street   Butler's Arms Kempthorne Rd.
Duke of York Princess Street   Atkinson's Corner House Showel Road
The French Duck Princess Street  


Clifton Bar Tower Street   The Vine Newhampton Rd.
Garricks Head Bilston Street   Wheel Inn Greathampton St.
The Clock Garrick Street   Heart of Oak Sweetman Street
Red Lion Temple Street   Three Crowns Hordern Road
Pied Bull Temple Street   Five Ways Whitmore Reans
St John's Vaults St John's Square   The Round House Whitmore Reans
White Rose Powlett Street   Fitters Arms Evans Street
The Melbourne Melbourne St.   Yew Tree Evans Street
New Inns Dudley Road   The Grapes Gatis Street
Ring O' Bells Dudley Road   The Junction Dunstall Street
George & Dragon Dudley Road   The Australian Staveley Road
The Victoria Pountney Street  


Rose & Crown Pearson Street   The Squirrel Broad Street
Villiers Arms Villiers Street   Union Inn Broad Street
Travellers Rest Franchise Street   The Culwell Tavern Bridge Street


    Lamp Tavern Grimstone Street
The Vine Stafford Street   The Poplar Wednesfield Rd.
The Limerick Westbury Street   Sir Colin Campbel Inkerman Street
Dan O'Connel Westbury Street   Royal Oak Alma Street
The Warwick Herbert Street   General Havelock Alma Street
Four Ashes Charles Street   The New World Heath Town
Staffordshire Knot Charles Street   The Star Wolverhampton Rd.
Brittania Stafford Street   The Railway Railway Street
The Junction Cannock Road   Forgehammer Heath Street
The Park Inn Cannock Road   The Stores Grove Street
The Hussar Lwr Stafford St.   The Manley Arms Deans Road
The Wellington Five Ways   The Swan Church Street
Locomotive Inn Five Ways   The Crown New Cross
The Great western Stafford Road   Red Lion Prestwood Road
Northumberland Stafford Road   The Wagon Prestwood Road
The Bridge Inn Stafford Road   The Squirrel Bushbury Road
Oxley Arms Bushbury Lane      

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David Nicholls adds to this list:  The Lord Nelson (later known as the Sheriton); and the Lord Raglan, in Raglan Street, once a venue kept by Tommy Burton who played there too - now closed because of the Sainsbury development.

Thanks also to Terry Fairclough for his help. He points out that the Crown was located on the Wolverhampton/Wednesfield Road very near and opposite New Cross Hospital grounds on the right hand side of the road as one goes towards Wednesfield and away from Wolverhampton, the pub garden backed onto the canal.   The Landlord in the 1960's was one Charlie Whittaker, who kept and raced pigeons and the Crown pub was a place where local pigeon owners would clock in the arrival times of their returning pigeons.

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