Pubs of Manchester

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Monday, 5 September 2011

Kettledrum, Heywood Way

Kettledrum, Heywood Way, Salford, late '80s. (c) deltrems at flickr.

This distinctive Bass house, the Kettledrum, on Heywood Way in Salford went against most conventions of pub building.  The living quarters were on the ground floor with the bar upstairs, and the pub building was circular, with offices to the rear making the pub semi-circular with a long straight bar within.  The Kettledrum was opened in December 1974 by Bass North West and lasted a quarter of a century until being demolished in 1999 [1].  It actually has a still-surviving sister pub in Stretford, The Drum (formerly the Bass Drum; sadly closed as of 2013), on Chester Road which will be familiar to many south Mancunians and United fans (the outside, at least).

The Drum, Chester Road, Stretford. (c) Gene Hunt at flickr.

1. Salford Pubs - Part Three: Including Cross Lane, Broad Street, Hanky Park, the Height, Brindleheath, Charlestown and Weaste, Neil Richardson (2003).

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