In recent years, scores of pubs across Southampton have shut down.

They were all focal points for their communities during their time, and the loss of the traditional boozer is often lamented.

It was revealed today that Southampton is one of the pub capitals of the UK, with nine per square mile - a total of 172.

The Daily Echo is going back through the archives to piece together a record of Southampton's pubs which have been lost.

Some were sold because the owners' could get more money for housing, others because landlords could no longer afford the expensive rents and costs of running a pub, while others may have simply seen their trade dry up.

Today, we have the first gallery of more than 50 pubs that are no longer with us.

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In coming weeks we will have more galleries to add to the list of pubs which are no longer serving their communities.

If you have photos of Southampton pubs which have closed down, please send to them to and we will include them in the next gallery.