Pubs of Manchester

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Saturday, 16 February 2013

Feathers, Barlow Moor Road

Feathers, Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy. (c) MEN.

The Feathers is a recent pub closure in the otherwise popular Chorlton, which these days is probably second only to the city centre in terms of numbers and quality of pubs and bars in Greater Manchester.  Opening in 1959 [1], it lasted just about half a century, closing in 2009, followed a year later by a stealthy conversion to a Tesco metro (doubly-expensive version of their normal offering).  

Feathers, Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, 2008. (c) Manchester Libraries (photo Tedknott3 at flickr).

The Feathers had something of an edgy reputation in the last few decades, and along with the Royal Oak, was the only boozer around here that can be described as rough.  Locals campaigned against Tesco after the Feathers closed, though I suspect these were the sort of Chorltonians who shop in the suburb's ethical vegan craft shops and who'd rarely set foot in the pub.

Feathers, Barlow Moor Road, 2008. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

A claim to fame for the Feathers was its occasional feature on TV in the 1990s, when it featured in a few of the popular Manchester-based dramas - Cold Feet, Cracker, Cutting It, etc.  Here's the Feathers being built in 1959 as a Threlfalls house, finally open in November of that year ('Outdoor Dept'?).

1 comment:

  1. Quite old-fashioned for a pub built in 1959 - without knowing better I would have put it as 1930s.