Pubs of Manchester

All pubs within the city centre and beyond.
A history of Manchester's hundreds of lost pubs.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Waterloo Hotel, Waterloo Road

Waterloo Hotel, Waterloo Road, Cheetham. (c) Gene Hunt at flickr.

This one is north of the city centre in Cheetham, north of Strangeways on the corner of Waterloo Road, Elizabeth Street and Alderglen Road. However, the Waterloo Hotel is such an impressive and imposing building, we had to feature it.  Not to mention the fact that there appears to be no history of the place lurking online or in our collection of references.  

Waterloo Hotel, Waterloo Road, Cheetham. (c) Gene Hunt at flickr.

These great photos from Gene Hunt taken in 2008 suggest that the hotel can't have closed that long ago, and the attached off licence is still going.  The once elegant sign proclaiming "Brewers of Quality Fine Ales and Lagers" had a Foster's stuck crudely over the "Vaux", hinting at a deterioration in beer quality in the Waterloo's death throes.  Any help on the history of the Waterloo Hotel gratefully received...

Waterloo Hotel, Waterloo Road, Cheetham. (c) Gene Hunt at flickr.


  1. The signage looks like the Vaux house style.

  2. Yes, it is indeed, thanks. Was on the top of my tongue, but couldn't get Hydes out of my head. Fosters plastered over the VAUX

  3. It was a Boddingtons House in the 1970's

  4. Glad to hear this has reopened as of February 2012...