Thursday, 20 July 2017

Nottingham's Closed Pubs Part Three, Clifton

This will be a short list of Cliftons closed pubs,it will be short as Clifton never had that many pubs in the first place.
Clifton was a very large post war estate built to the South of the River Trent and fairly close to the nice village of Ruddington.

Clifton Bridge Inn
Photo taken by Alan Winfield
 
The Clifton Bridge Inn was a decent estate pub that served the small Silverdale estate that was next to Clifton and next to the Clifton flyover,it was situated on Brookthorpe Way.
It had the usual two room estate pub layout with a bar and smarter lounge.
When i first did this pub it was an Home Ales tied house with a decent drink of Home Bitter and Mild on the bar.
Sadly the pub closed down in 2010 and was boarded up for a few years,it was finally pulled down around 2015.
I first went in the Clifton Bridge Inn on the 20th February 1983.
Photo taken 13th June 2009

Grey Mare 
Photo taken by Alan Winfield

The Grey Mare was a large Shipstones tied house that was situated on Farnborough Road.
The pub had a few different rooms,i have only been in the pub twice,the first time was back in 1983 when it had a decent drink of Shipstones Bitter and Mild on the bar.
When i returned to take a photo of the pub it had no real ales and just John Smiths smooth crap on the bar.
This pub has now sadly closed down.
Grey Mare first visited 20th July 1983.
Photo taken 13th June 2009

Man of Trent
Photo taken by Alan Winfield
 
The Man of Trent was a very large pub that was situated on the busy A453 which runs through Clifton.
The pub was a Shipstones tied house when i first went in it,there was a decent drink of Shipstones Bitter and Mild on the bar.
The pub had a large bar and lounge and large function room.
In later years the pub stopped doing any real ales.
The Man of Trent was pulled down around 2013 and they built a crap donalds on its site.
What a shame as it used to be a decent pub.
Man of Trent first visited 20th July 1983.
Photo taken 13th June 2009.

The Winning Post
Photo taken by Alan Winfield
 
The Winning Post was an Home Ales tied house that was situated on Farnborough Road.
The pub had the usual two roomed layout that most estate pubs that i have been in have,there was a basic bar and a more comfortable lounge,the Home Bitter and Mild were decent enough drinks here.
On a later visit the pub only had keg beers on the bar like John Smiths smooth crap.
Sadly the Winning Post is no more as it has been pulled down.
Winning Post first visited 14th February 1983.
Photo taken 13th June 2009.

This is a sad tale of more of Nottingham's closed pub stock.

The tram now goes to Clifton and there are still three pubs left there to do.

The Peacock  Southchurch Drive
The Fareham  Farnborough Road
The Crusader  Hartness Road,next to A453


 

2 comments:

  1. 3 pubs for anybody but yourself to do?

    Recently been to Salford and discussed with my dad about the closures around Chapel Street when doing them, suspect you did them all looking the PuG photos.

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    1. Yes you are right Jon,but who apart from me would want to go to Clifton to do three pubs,i have done all Clifton pubs twice.

      I really tried to do every pub in Salford in the late 80s and early 90s,i was not that many short,i did all pubs on Chapel Street and into the badlands of Ordsall and Pendleton and the Broughtons,there are a few photos missing of Salford pubs that i deleted while having a tat with rob.

      I am really getting into doing all pubs in Bristol,after doing 18 with the wife year ago,i have now done six pub crawls there so close to the 150 mark.

      I have also done over 250 new pubs this year.

      Many thanks for reading my blog Jon.

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