Pubs of Manchester

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Monday, 17 October 2011

Rovers Return, Guy Fawkes Street

Former location of Rovers Return, Guy Fawkes Street, Ordsall. (c) Google 2011. View Larger Map.

This Rovers Return is barely celebrated unlike its famous namesake at Granada Studios, the oddly ale-free surviving Rovers Return on Chapel Street, and even the old, lost Amalgamated Inn over on Gloucester Street, Ordsall, which doubled as the Coronation Street pub in the 1960s [1]. It was an estate pub built in 1977 for the Lancaster Taverns division of Grand Metropolitan, who owned Wilsons Brewery.  Eric and Margaret Ogden were the first licensees but sadly closed in 1991 after just 14 years.  The street on which the Rovers Return stood runs down the side of Ordsall Hall, the place where, legend has it, Guy Fawkes hatched the Gunpowder Plot [2]. 

Guy Fawkes Street, Ordsall, Salford. (c)

1. Salford Pubs - Part Two: Including Islington, Ordsall Lane and Ordsall, Oldfield Road, Regent Road and Broughton, Neil Richardson (2003).

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