Pubs of Manchester

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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Angel Inn, Chester Road

Angel Inn, Chester Road, Stretford. (c) Trafford Council. Click here to view full image [1].

This spot on Chester Road in Stretford has boasted a pub for well over two centuries.  Today the brilliantly-designed estate-style pub, the (Bass) Drum, sits sadly empty though still illuminated at night, apparently waiting for conversion into (or replacement by) a drive-through MacDonald's.  Before the Drum was the Angel Hotel, which was a replacement for the original pub.  The Angel Inn dates back to 1780 and the brew-pub was a popular stopping off point for stagecoaches on the way into Manchester [1]. 

Former location of the Angel Inn, Chester Road. (c) Google 2014. View Larger Map.

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