110 Gilda Brook Road, Eccles, Salford M30 0DX
This was a pub, now it isn’t.
This is a pub with history.
Beverly Callard her story:
A make believe Coronation Street Rover’s Liz MacDonald, in a real life bar.
Situated at the head of a seriously urban dual- carriageway, hard by a motorway roundabout, a quintessential Sixties Boozer. Pale brick two-storey heart, with lower level lounge extensions.
Once a Robinson’s house, now like so many of their estate, divested of lustrous gold branding, festooned in the Sainsbury’s Local colours of burgundy and orange.
Their orange is a mix of two Pantones – 60% Pantone 021 and 40% Pantone 804.
They seem less forthcoming about their background shade of red.
Things didn’t work out for Bev – as the Manchester Evening News, so sympathetically reported.
“Bev Callard took over the pub in 2005 and later bought the Gallery in Hale Barns.
But she was diagnosed with clinical depression in 2008 after the pubs went bust leaving the couple with debts of £150,000.”
Subsequent tenant Bernadette Harvieu fared little better, she took over the pub after winning £250,000 with a National Lottery scratch card, however –
“I couldn’t afford the prices Robinsons were charging for their beer and brought in beer so they have told us to leave.”