Sunday, 6 March 2011
Bank Cottage Inn, Throstle Bank Street
I'm lucky here because I can say I drank here quite a few times.... mostly in my dinner times from Throstle Bank Mill and UCD Dairies. I felt sad when I heard this pub had shut down, I think that was mid 1980's but please correct me on that if I'm wrong.
Hyde author Paul Taylor as a picture of this pub, in his book 'A History Of The Pubs Of Hyde And District' and covers it very well. I will not quote him word for word, if you want to see what Paul's wrote you'll need to buy a copy..... I'm pleased to say Harrisons News Agent at the bottom of Market Street still have copies for sale. What I will say is that this Pub opened around 1869..... and served and quenched the thirst of many a mill worker in its day. I was reminded of this pub as I had cause to visit the area this week... it is now a home to someone, what stories those walls must hold.