148 St Alban’s Avenue, Ashton under Lyne, OL6 8TU.
Opening in 1968 as Peg’s Lantern, to serve the new St Alban’s Estate, on an area of almost green between Ashton and Oldham, subsequently becoming known as Peg’s Tavern and latterly The Waterhouse.
Pub names are not protected, shifted according to whim and fancy – rarely for the better.
Just so pub architecture, what was a well considered period exterior of brick, tile and cladding, has become a confused amalgam of faddish Farrow and Ballisation and a bare wood and rope scheme, that speaks loudly of marine aspirations on this seriously land-locked site.
The integrity of the asymmetric, zig-zag volumes remains intact.
Coffee is 49p a cup.