Time Gentlemen Please – Madeley’s lost pubs and the survivors

You might want to start by reading a

The Past & Present Pubs of Madeley, an alphabetical listing

In the listing that follows we have tried to gather together what is known about the various local pubs. In at least one case (The Red Lion/Chestnuts/Red Lion) the same pub has been known by different names during its history. Where available we have included the pub’s entry in the 1901 Much Wenlock Borough Magistrates Return of Public Houses. Please use the alphabetical list on the right to read about individual pubs.

Please Note

Incorporated in the following pages (2010) is material from a booklet ‘Parish Pubs – Licensed Premises of Madeley Past and Present’ produced by the Madeley Living History Project. This book is by Kevin McLean with Eric Green and edited by Shelagh Lewis. Copies are available from Madeley Town Council to visitors to the Council Office at Jubilee House, Madeley. It contains more detail that we can reproduce here. Reproduction by kind permission of the Living History Project. (It is not possible always to identify here which information/pictures are from which source.)

The full archive of photographs, documents and memorabilia and reminiscences relating to the pubs is held in Madeley Library, where it can be consulted during library opening hours.

You might like to visit – to read an independent opinion of some of the pubs mentioned here.

  • Ale & Porter Stores Inn, (also known as “The Sump”) Church Street
  • All Nations, Coalport Road
  • Anchor, Court Street
  • Anstice Memorial Institute, Park Avenue
  • Avenue Club, Woodside Avenue
  • Barley Mow, Court Street
  • Beacon, Ironbridge Road
  • Commercial, Park Avenue
  • Coopers Arms, High Street
  • Crown Inn, Court Street
  • Cuckoo Oak, Bridgnorth Road
  • Dolphin, Woodside
  • Elizabethan, Woodside
  • Foresters Arms, High Street
  • Hammer Inn, Park Lane
  • Heart of Oak, Court Street
  • Hills Lane, Social Club Queen Street
  • Madebrook House, Bridgnorth Road
  • Miners Arms, Prince Street
  • Nelson, Bridgnorth Road
  • New Inn, Park Lane
  • Park Inn, Park Street
  • Pheasant, Coalport Road
  • Prince of Wales / White Horse, Queen Street
  • Railway Inn, Station Road
  • Red Admiral, Sutton Hill
  • Red Lion / Chestnuts, Park Street
  • Royal Exchange, High Street
  • Royal Oak, High Street
  • Six Bells, Church Street
  • Three Furnaces, Bridgnorth Road
  • Three Horseshoes, The Square (junction High St/Court St)
  • Turners Arms, High Street
  • Tweedale Inn, Bridgnorth Road