Angel Inn, Chester Road, Stretford. (c) Trafford Council. Click here to view full image .
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 .
Former location of the Angel Inn, Chester Road. (c) Google 2014. View Larger Map.