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The Rovers Return, Salford

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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
[User has posted 520 recommendations about 473 pubs]

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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
[User has posted 38 recommendations about 38 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Salford Central, 0.27 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Manchester Victoria, 0.47 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Deansgate, 0.94 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Rovers Return, Salford
22nd Oct 2019, 21:01
Review submitted by Rob Hunter
14th Jul 2017, 19:22
Pub map correction submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved

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