PICTURE GALLERY: Long lost Doncaster pubs - pt 2

Karisma nightclub in Duke Street.
Karisma nightclub in Duke Street.
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You loved raising a glass to some of Doncaster’s long lost pubs - so we’ve delved into the archives again to find some more great photos.

Here’s another selection of much loved bars and pubs from the Doncaster drinking scene of days gone by.


The White Swan, Frenchgate, Doncaster - 3rd May 1996

The White Swan, Frenchgate, Doncaster - 3rd May 1996

We’ve dipped back into the past to dig out some photos of bars, pubs and clubs that are no longer with us or have changed beyond recognition with new names or layouts since these photos were taken.

Do you remember having a drink in them?
What are your most fondly remembered watering holes? Let us know!

Oh, and don’t forget to raise a glass to your Free Press this weekend!

The Great Northern and Nelsons in Cleveland Street.

The Great Northern and Nelsons in Cleveland Street.

The Sportsman''A new pub and restaurant The Sportsman, holding  a prime position near to the Armthorpe Road/Leger Way junction, was converted by Mansfield Breweries from what used to be the Wheatley Golf Club, and opened on 14 August 1975. A great deal of alteration and improvement to the building was carried out, while still retaining the characeristic flat roof of the original design. The conversion involved extending the building and transforming the whole interior, to provide high standard facilities in the pub and integral restuarant.''On taking control of The Sportsman, the first licensee George Bearder, and his wife,  brought with them years of experience in the trade. George had been in the catering trade from the age of 14, and was a Continental-trained chef. Before he turned to management he specialised in French and Greek Cuisine.  The couple previously managed a Mansfield Brewery hotel  in the Sheffield area, before taking charge of The Sportsman.''Mansfield ales were already established in popula

The Sportsman''A new pub and restaurant The Sportsman, holding a prime position near to the Armthorpe Road/Leger Way junction, was converted by Mansfield Breweries from what used to be the Wheatley Golf Club, and opened on 14 August 1975. A great deal of alteration and improvement to the building was carried out, while still retaining the characeristic flat roof of the original design. The conversion involved extending the building and transforming the whole interior, to provide high standard facilities in the pub and integral restuarant.''On taking control of The Sportsman, the first licensee George Bearder, and his wife, brought with them years of experience in the trade. George had been in the catering trade from the age of 14, and was a Continental-trained chef. Before he turned to management he specialised in French and Greek Cuisine. The couple previously managed a Mansfield Brewery hotel in the Sheffield area, before taking charge of The Sportsman.''Mansfield ales were already established in popula

Abenaki on Hall Gate

Abenaki on Hall Gate

The Alma Inn.

The Alma Inn.

The Plough and the Spread Eagle pubs, side by side in, West Laith Gate in 1985. The Spread Eagle later became Joplins wine bar and is now the Tut 'n' Shive.

The Plough and the Spread Eagle pubs, side by side in, West Laith Gate in 1985. The Spread Eagle later became Joplins wine bar and is now the Tut 'n' Shive.

Doncaster Collonades Shopping Centre 1984

Doncaster Collonades Shopping Centre 1984

Doncaster - Old Vienna Restaurant - 1990

Doncaster - Old Vienna Restaurant - 1990