Further to my post ‘The pubs we’ve lost‘, I noticed a couple of weekends ago that the Old Corner House Hotel, formerly The Muckley Corner Inn, had closed and was boarded up. Last weekend, I got chance to photograph it, it’s a huge site – it must have been quite a business in its day. Positioned in the middle of nowhere, it stands on the traffic island that forms the junction of the A5 and A461. It’s always mystified me as to how the pub got enough trade to survive – it wasn’t in a particularly attractive spot and there was no local trade to speak of, the only custom being drivers passing. It did function as a hotel and Italian restaurant for some time, but I’ve never noticed it being particularly busy. Oddly, it’s not a house I’ve ever had a drink in.
Lets hope something can be done with it. Perhaps those nice people at The Lichfield Blog have some more information about the situation there?