An Ode To The Lost Council Estate Pubs Of The UK

all labour in vain

Home to shitty cocaine and watery beer.

What with the gentrification of pretty much every city across the country, more and more local council estate pubs are being closed down in way of chain restaurants and wine bars.

But these establishments used to be an absolute staple for the council estate gods. In all their grimy glory, they were home to shitty cocaine, Kappa joggers and watery beer. The kind of places where there would be a hushed silence if a non-estate lurker walked in and a brawl could break out at the smash of a glass.

These watering holes epitomise the gritty culture of council house living and so we thought it was about time they got the recognition they deserve. This is the Sick Chirpse ode to the lost council estate pubs of the UK.

The Anvil –Manchester

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The Flying Shuttle – Bolton

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Boundary – Merseyside

Boundary Merseyside

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The Cherry Tree Inn – Cheshire

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The Shand – Dundee


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Cuillins Bar – Glasgow

Cuillins Bar

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Ravenscroft Pub – London


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John O’gaunt – Sheffield

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The Arctic Ranger – Hull

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All Labour In Vain – Shropshire

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For a similar photo collection, check out ‘Alcohol and England’.


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