Former location of Caught on the Hop, Withington Road, Whalley Range. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.
The Caught on the Hop stood on Withington Road near the junction with Yarburgh Street and Range Road in Whalley Range. These days the new-build Range Medical Centre sits here and the pub was a similarly-bland looking 1970s estate-style boozer, though a picture has proved elusive. The Caught on the Hop was closed in the early 1990s with problems related to drug dealing being one reason for its boarding up. The Manchester CAMRA December 1991 issue of What's Doing mentions the Caught on the Hop closing (though as a Hulme pub), along with the Spinners, Crown, Bulls Head (pictured below; recently demolished), and further out, the Greyhound in Partington . None of these pubs survived.
Caught on the Hop, Withington Road (Bulls Head, Chester Road). (c) What's Doing .
1. What's Doing, CAMRA (December 1991).