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Public-images-osm logo.svg amenity = dead_pub
Osm element tag.svg
Group: Amenities
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasmay be used on relations
Status: unspecified

Consider using disused:amenity=pub instead.


A 'dead pub' is a pub which is no longer open. It may be set to re-open after a period of closure for refurbishment.

Fairly useless thing to tag perhaps, but deadpubssociety.org.uk is cataloguing closed down pubs, and could map them within OSM. This explains the fairly esoteric name of the tag. We should change it once we've decided what to do about disused/abandoned features, but in the meantime...

Just a handful of dead pubs mapped around London so far. Try this OSMXAPI query:


Better tag?

In general... go join in the debate at Comparison of life cycle concepts

But amenity=disused, disused=pub - Seems to be a consensus forming over at question:'How to mark a pub as (permanently) closed?'

There are also other discussions on sk53's blog or tlatet's blog