Moon Bar, Jackson's Warehouse, 2006. (c) SleepyOne at SSC.
Seek and you will find is what they sometimes say, and that really is the case for this hidden little bar adjacent to the Rochdale Canal, accessed through a little hole in the wall. Sat on an old docking basin behind the mill, most people would never find this little place, even if they had heard of it, and yet it's quite a nice place to while away a few hours on a pleasant sunny afternoon.
Entrance to Jackson's Warehouse, Brewer Street. (c) googlemaps.
As a bar it's previously been Moon Bar, Jackson's 1836, a gay bar, an Italian restaurant, and in its latest guise remains a three-roomed bar, all interjoined which means it can be sectioned off for private parties and the like. The central bar area is a decent size but unfortunately doesn't supply any real ales. Guinness is on draught and the usual cooking and bottled lager suspects are in evidence. Outside, the usual standard fayre of silver tables and chairs adorns the quayside, though they don't overdo it and its tastefully done. Worth a trip for the novelty value alone if you're in the area.
Jackson's Warehouse, Tariff Street. (c) Aidan O'Rourke.