The former King pub on Somerton Road, Lliswerry, Newport is in the process of being demolished to make way for flats. Once known as the King of Prussia, it became the King of Russia in 1916 but was just the King by 1923, although the pub sign still had "Frederick William III 1797-1840" on it until recently. The King was owned by local brewers Phillips, who sold out to Courage but in more recent times it became a freehouse, run by Newport AFC. The pub has been closed and derelict for a number of years, as with the nearby Black Horse which is awaiting demolition to be turned into a supermarket. Shame about the King, it was a nice piece of nineteenth century architecture with its tilled frontage. Another Newport pub lost, that's 42 local pubs closed since New Labour came to power in 1997.
Postscript: I'm reliably informed that the pub is not going to be demolished but converted into flats. The original planning permission was for demolition but that has now changed. Not for historical reasons but due to flood concerns. Always happy to put the record straight.