This fantastic looking flat-iron pub was at the meeting of Rochdale Road (to the left) and Collyhurst Road (right) at the point where Topley Street and Scropton Street still lead off Rochdale Road. Today Collyhurst Road doesn't go this far due to the small estate here today (with its pub, the Valley). The Balmoral Hotel was a Cornbrook Brewery house and the sign in 1958 proclaims 'Beer Is Best' - who are we to argue. Here's a side view of the Balmoral from the archives, also in 1958.
1. The Old Pubs of Rochdale Road and Neighbourhood Manchester, Bob Potts (1985).