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The Pelican, Timperley, Altrincham

Manchester Road
West Timperley
WA14 5NH
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Flaming Grill (Spirit Pubs)

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Rob Hunter left this review about The Pelican

It seems this pub's days are numbered, as the pub and hotel to the rear are up for sale as a development opportunity. The Pelican used to be a regular haunt of mine and it used to be a fairly decent busy pub 20 years ago. However the pub has changed, not for the better, and attempts at refurbs just seem to have stripped the pub of the character it once had. There is a massive sports screen with a pool table in front of it, a separate section with a dart board in, and seating along the windows. A large area to the right appears to be mainly set up for dining and lacks any character whatsoever. The pub is a shadow of its former self and wasn't that busy last night (Thursday). If I had my way I'd probably move all the sports stuff over to the right hand side and have the rest of the pub set up with relaxed different seating types offering decent pub food, decent real ales and a few craft keg beers. The hotel out the back could be demolished (apparently it has already closed) and a massive beer garden built incorporating a play area for the kids. This pub could really up its game and do quite well. I don't think becoming a cheap and cheerful Flaming Grill chavvy sports bar has done it any favours at all.

Three hand pulls which, according to WhatPub "change constantly" but as of last night one was off and the other two had the oh-so-predictable Abbot Ale and Greene King IPA.

To be honest I won't be that sorry to see it turned into apartments or whatever is going to happen to this site. It's an uncared for mess of a place, and just like an aging pet, its time has unfortunately come.

On 20th September 2019 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Malden man
Navigation Road, 1.18 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Altrincham, 1.77 miles, 34 min walk (show)
Hale, 2.28 miles, 44 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Pelican, Altrincham
20th Sep 2019, 15:52
Web Link submitted by Rob Hunter approved
20th Sep 2019, 15:51
Picture submitted by Rob Hunter approved

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No - Altrincham Lodge Hotel to the rear has now closed - last updated 20 September 2019 by Rob Hunter
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 20 September 2019 by Rob Hunter
  • Darts : Yes last updated 20 September 2019 by Rob Hunter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 30 July 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 20 September 2019 by Rob Hunter
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 September 2019 by Rob Hunter
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 20 September 2019 by Rob Hunter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 September 2019 by Rob Hunter
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 20 September 2019 by Rob Hunter
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