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The Donkey, Syke, Rochdale

21 Syke Road
Rochdale
OL12 9TB
Phone: 01706648480
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ROB Camra left this review about The Donkey

This pub was called “The Green Gardens” for years, but everyone knew it as “The Donkey”. This was because there is a public footpath at the side of the pub called the donkey path locally, as there used to be several donkeys roaming free on the land the footpath crossed. Being friendly (and greedy) critters they used to stand at the top of the path and wait for people to pet and feed them, especially the kids. When the dads were going down the pub later that evening when asked where they were going by their kids they used to say “I’m going to visit the donkey”, hence the name of the pub.

It’s a two roomed pub with a large nicely furnished lounge to the rear with good views over the moorland. There are plenty of decent settles and dining tables and chairs along with a number of bar stools, there are also display cabinets holding lots of bric-a-brac. The front room is smaller and is the tap room with a pool table, dartboard and a quiz machine. There are 3 handpumps on the bar, two in the lounge and one in the tap room. It’s a Lee’s tied house and only the bitter was available on cask, although there was a pumpclip for the Coronation Street ale turned round on another handpump. It’s an acquired taste is Lee’s but it’s a decent pint in here and at £2 it’s a bit of a bargain.

On 7th January 2010 - rating: 8
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On 24th September 2009 - no rating submitted
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Andrew Evans left this review about The Donkey

Used to be called Green Gardens.Extreme value for money, look carefully out of the windows to the east and you'll usually spot wild deer.

On 11th April 2007 - rating: 8
[User has posted 151 recommendations about 149 pubs]

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Rochdale, 1.72 miles, 33 min walk (show)
Smithy Bridge, 2.17 miles, 41 min walk (show)
Littleborough, 2.93 miles, 56 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Donkey, Rochdale
14th Oct 2013, 20:35
Picture submitted by peter ashworth approved
 
14th Oct 2013, 20:35
Picture submitted by peter ashworth approved

Pub Details

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  • Darts : Yes last updated 07 January 2010 by Moby Duck
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 31 March 2010 by Dave McNally
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 07 January 2010 by Moby Duck
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 January 2010 by Moby Duck
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