Pubs of Manchester

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Sunday, 13 November 2011

Broughton, Great Cheetham Street East

Broughton, Great Cheetham Street East, Higher Broughton. (c) deltrems at flickr.

This imposing old pub still stands as the Oriental Pearl Chinese restaurant on Great Cheetham Street East in Higher Broughton.  The pub dates back to 1875 as a Threlfalls house and was built as a commercial hotel to cater for the expanding districts of Higher Broughton.

Broughton, Great Cheetham Street East, Higher Broughton. (c) Alexander P Kapp at geograph under Creative Commons.

By the 1980s the Broughton was owned by the dreaded Whitbread and was styled as a "Chesters" house.  A 1986 refurb saw it reopen under the Delamere Inns pub company arm of Whitbread, but by 1995 it was boarded up, never to reopen as a pub [1].

Broughton, Great Cheetham Street East, Higher Broughton, 1978. (c) Salford Pubs of the 70s at flickr.

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

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