The Grapes Hotel, Eccles - pub details
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|This is one of several magnificent pubs built by the Holt's brewery in Eccles, and possibly the grandest. Four separate drinking areas all denoted in etched glass on their doors - 'Vault', 'Bar Parlour', 'Smoke Room' and 'Billiard Room'. The left hand entrance to the pub brings you into a large drinking lobby with servery from the Vault. |
Two pumps dispensing Holt's Bitter and Mild - though the Mild wasn't on on this occasion . I can take or leave Holt's beers but my pint of bitter was drinkable enough.
I sat in the Bar Parlour and the Smoke Room -both are large, carpeted rooms with richly carved mahogany fireplaces.
A pub of great character and well worth a visit.
holbornboy - 15 Sep 2009 20:52
|Massive place, not too far from Patricroft railway station. Superb interior and many rooms, as stated similar to the Lamb and also the Royal Oak, these three being remarkable survivors from Holts' Edwardian pub-building heyday, which makes Eccles a must-visit place for admirers of traditional pub architecture.|
Carlurmston - 7 Sep 2008 13:40
|Large Edwardian Holt's drinking den on the A57 Liverpool Road out of Eccles.|
The Grapes features in CAMRA's National Inventory of Unspoilt Interiors for its splendid mahogany bar, etched glass screens and wall tiling. The building dates back to 1903 and, with its red bricked exterior, bears a marked similiarity to the nearby Lamb.
There is a large billiards room with Man United memorabilia and the usual northern drinking lobby and layout.
Has often featured in the GBG for its beer quality, which was OK on my visit
Well worth visiting if you get the opportunity.
JohnBonser - 29 Aug 2008 12:45