Sportsman Inn

Greater Manchester - Hyde

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

57 Mottram Road
Hyde
SK14 2NN

Tel: (0161) 368 5000

Website http://www.rossendalebrewery.co.uk/The_Sportsman.php

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Newton for Hyde

Station Distance: 650m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Newton for Hyde) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

The Sportsman retains many Victorian fittings including tiling in the passage and up the staircase. There has been much opening up but something of the traditional layout is apparent. The servery is right of the corridor and the original counter has a Formica (1950/1960s?) top. The left-hand rooms have Victorian fireplaces and fixed seating with bell-pushes, but both now have wide openings and the top section of walling between them has been removed. Upstairs is a rare intact former billiard room complete with extensive bench seating and a barrel vaulted ceiling: the full-size table was removed in 2011. The toilets retain inter-war fittings. Much inter-war etched and frosted glazing.

Retains a lot of Victorian fittings including tiling in browns and cream with tiled panels on the dado of the passage from the front door to the rear and up the staircase. Downstairs there has been a great deal of opening up but something of the original early 20th century can be easily worked out – the servery is right of the central tiled corridor and there are two former separate rooms (left). The original bar counter in the passageway has a Formica top - in the vault it has new panels added as do the walls.

Two two rooms on the left of the passage have Victorian fixed seating with bell-pushes all around them and Victorian fireplaces but both have wide arch openings and the top section of the wall between them has been removed 'for supervision'. Up the tiled staircase, is a rare intact former billiard room complete with bench seating around most of the room and a barrel vaulted ceiling but the full sized snooker table was removed in 2011. The toilets retains their interwar fittings - tiled walls in the gents'; also lots of inter-war etched and frosted windows.

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