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