Pubs of Manchester

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Saturday, 26 July 2014

White Horse Hotel, Broom House Lane

White Horse Inn, Broom House Lane, Eccles. (c) Tony Flynn [1].

When the old White Horse (formerly the Shovel & Broom, Trafford Volunteer and Volunteer) was rebuilt by Robinsons Brewery, the grand-looking White Horse Hotel opened in 1935.  It dodged a bombing in 1941 during WWII but couldn't survive the M602 being built in 1969, and the estate-style White Horse was built to replace it, about 200 yards away on the Eccles-Salford border.  This pub itself, well known for being ran for years by Coronation Street's 'Liz McDonald', was reported to be at risk and is now closed awaiting conversion into a Sainsbury's supermarket.

1. A History of the Pubs of Eccles, Tony Flynn (1980).

1 comment:

  1. What a pity the 1930s pub had to be demolished, as it looks a magnificent building. However, trade-wise it would have probably been equally dead in the water in the 21st century :-(