PUBS have continued to close across Britain through the 2010s and the picture is much the same in Herefordshire.

They might be a great British institution, but changes in social habits, drink-drive restrictions and the cost of a night out - as well as other factors - have all seen a number of once-popular watering holes take on a new existence.

Here are 10 pubs, hotels and bars to all close their doors since 2010.

1) The Chase Hotel, Ross-on-Wye

Hereford Times:

The owners of the town centre hotel, Camanoe Estates Limited, said they would close the hotel on September 30, 2019 as the business was no longer making a profit.

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2) The Old Boot, Wellington

Hereford Times:

This village pub closed down at short notice in October 2019 after months of "difficult trading".

The business was placed into administration and as a result will remain closed indefinitely, having only reopened in 2017.

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3) Wilton Court Hotel, Ross-on-Wye

The most-recent addition to the list of closed pubs, bars and hotels, Wilton Court ceased trading on December 30 owing to the ill-health of one of the owners.

The hotel has been sold by Helen and Roger Wynn, but at this stage the couple do not know what the plans are of the new owners.

READ MORE: Hotel to close its doors for final time

4) Treacle Mine, Hereford

The Treacle Mine in St Martin's Street closed in 2015 as the licensees have decided it is time for a belated honeymoon.

Jen and Cliff McMahon ran the South Wye pub for five and a half years but rang last orders for the last time to take a well-deserved rest.

In 2017, plans were approved to turn the building into a Pizza Hut takeaway.


The Treacle Mine shut until further notice

The Treacle Mine will be turned into a Pizza Hut

5) Heart of Oak, Hereford

Hereford Times:

This pub, on a busy route into the city, ceased trading on July 30, 2016.

The Heart of Oak, on Newtown Road, has been unused since.

6) The Old Market Inn, Hereford

The pub is one of the businesses which fell victim to redevelopment in Hereford, but the building was kept as the Old Market Shopping Centre sprung up around it.

Last orders were called in September 2011.

7) Crown and Sceptre, Bromyard

The company behind the pub on Sherford Street was liquidated in 2017 and has since seen a planning application passed to turn it into flats.

The planning application, submitted in February 2018, was to convert the listed public house into three one-bed flats, demolish the function room and associated building so four two-bed flats could be built.

8) Horse & Jockey, Ross-on-Wye

In the middle of Ross-on-Wye, the Horse & Jockey was thought to have been in operation as a pub for 200 years before it closed.

9) The Royal Oak, Leominster

Hereford Times:

Another town centre watering hole, this hotel was sold at auction in January 2019 The Royal Oak for £380,000.

Cottons Auctioneers held the sale at Aston Villa Football Club when the grade II listed hotel premises was sold.

10) Booth Hall, Hereford

Hereford Times:

The Booth Hall closed in 2017 but developers have since been given the green light by planners to renovate the building.

The proposals included a replacement frontage and works to create a restaurant and eight letting rooms for hotel use at the 15th-century timber-framed building on East Street.

The new restaurant will occupy the former pub on the ground and first floors of the timber-framed hall.

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