Waverley Hotel, Eccles New Road, Salford. (c) Salford Pubs of the 70s at flickr .
The Waverley Hotel building is still open for business on the corner of Thurlow Street and Eccles New Road, behind the monolithic flats that mark the very start of the M602. Although unfortunately it's as a Chinese take-away rather than a public house these days.
New China Sea, former Waverley Hotel. (c) Google 2012. View Larger Map.
The Waverley Hotel opened in 1875 under Thomas Shepherd and advertised Threlfall's celebrated ales, Bass & Allsopp bitter, and Truman, Hanbury & Buxton stout, plus 'every accommodation for travellers and cyclists' .
Waverley Hotel, Eccles New Road, Salford, 1996. (c) Neil Richardson .
Threlfall's had the pub in the first half the twentieth century and it then passed to Whitbread in the 1960s. The Waverley Hotel closed in 1995 and is pictured a year later, sadly boarded up, in Neil Richardson's fine book (Part Three) .
New China Sea, former Waverley Hotel, Eccles New Road, Salford. (c) Whose View.
2. Salford Pubs - Part Three: Including Cross Lane, Broad Street, Hanky Park, the Height, Brindleheath, Charlestown and Weaste, Neil Richardson (2003).