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The Rovers Return, Salford

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
91 Chapel Street
M3 5DF
Phone: 01618332783

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Rob Hunter left this review about The Rovers Return

Somewhat apprehensive about paying this pub a visit after seeing some of the reviews both on here and other sites. However for the sake of completeness I just had to include it on a crawl of the area on Saturday night. I can only back up Mr Bundy's statement in the previous review and can state it is not as bad as I was expecting! It helps that it is larger than it looks from the outside as the pub goes back quite a bit, so even if there had been a hostile reception there would have been a corner to hide away in. However make no mistake, it feels very much like a locals' pub, bordering on a working man's club kind of place.

At the bar are four hand pulls, one offering Holts Bitter, two were off and one was unclipped but had a chalk board in front of it proclaiming to offer a "Rovers Return Bitter 3.6%" at a suspiciously cheap £2.20 a pint. The Holts Bitter was I think £3 a pint, so this is not an expensive establishment by any stretch of the imagination.

It's definitely not what you would call a hidden gem, but it's a bit off the beaten track and a "proper" boozer without a doubt. It was a bit rough around the edges with bits of ceiling missing, wallpaper peeling off the ceiling near the bar, paintwork not patched up where light fittings had been changed and a general feeling of neglect. I'm sure it could be updated a little without losing any of that "charm" factor of old style pubs.

Do I regret going? Not at all. Will I be back? Not in any hurry.

On 22nd October 2019 - rating: 6
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Al Bundy left this review about The Rovers Return

Nowhere near as bad as previous reviews suggest, though I was here of an afternoon. A very friendly barmaid was polite and courteous. No real ale but if you can get past the rather gimmicky name its ok.

On 25th September 2015 - rating: 7
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Spinko Spinko left this review about The Rovers Return

I was served a pint in here which was half full from who knows where, topped up with slops, and then filled. Appalling atmosphere.

On 7th January 2013 - rating: 1
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ROB Camra left this review about The Rovers Return

Doesn't really sell Newton & Ridleys and is as rough as a robbers dog. Called in on the way back to Victoria Station, won't be doing it again. No real ale and far too much "atmosphere" for me and the other half.

On 10th May 2012 - rating: 1
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Rovers Return

The Rovers Return is one of the smarter Salford pubs i have been in.
When i visited this pub i only noticed the one room this was deceked out fairly smart and was a comfortable enough pub to have a few drinks in,there were two real ales on the bar i had a drink of John Smiths bitter which was on handpump and this was a fairly nice drink the other beer was Tetley bitter.
It is nice to see that this pub is still up and running.

Pub visited 3/8/1995

On 3rd August 1995 - rating: 7
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