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Saturday, 16 August 2014

Airport Hotel, Liverpool Road

Airport Hotel, Liverpool Road, Barton, Eccles. (c) Tony Flynn [1].

The Airport Hotel opened in 1931 to cater for passengers using Barton Aerodrome, then a busy airport which had opened in 1930 as the country's first municipal airport. 

Airport Hotel, Liverpool Road. (c) Bryan Burton [2].

This converted farmhouse, previously known as Fox Hill Farm, almost didn't get off the ground when a local objection to the license claimed that pilots would use the pub before flying [1]. 

Airport Hotel, Liverpool Road. (c) City Airport & Heliport [3].

The Airport Hotel was owned by the directors of the Grand Hotel, Manchester, and it passed to Whitbread and Chesters before becoming more of a restaurant, although still offering residential accommodation [1].

Airport Hotel, Liverpool Road. (c) City Airport & Heliport [3].

The Airport Hotel was closed and knocked down at some point in the early 2000s.

Airport Hotel, Liverpool Road. (c) Wikipedia under Creative Commons.

Nothing much has been done with the site of the old Airport Hotel.

Former location of the Airport Hotel, Liverpool Road. (c) Google 2014. View Larger Map.

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


  1. Never actually been there, but I was surprised to learn it had closed as I'd always seen it as something of an institution.

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  4. Airport Hotel was my home from 1955 to 1965. Dad was manager

  5. Dad's name. Jack Stewart

  6. In about 1969 I used to drink there after the scouts (4th Eccles 1st Barton) on a Friday evening. Very accommodating as we were all somewhat underage. sad to see its gone.

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