Rovers Return Inn, Coronation Street. (c) Aidan O'Rourke.
Well, there is a proper bar in the studios somewhere, and on the Granada Studios tour you used to be able to have a drink in the mock-up bar. Were Granada inspired by Manchester's original Rovers Return on Shudehill, once the oldest pub in the country? The Rovers Return is, at present, threatened with demolition and rebuilding over at Salford Quays if ITV move from their Quay Street base to the old Manchester Docks site, out of town near to the Theater of Dreams™ .
Rovers Return Inn, Quay Street. (c) Tvor.