And I reckon the Milton Hotel deserves some credit. Part of “a select group pf hotels in Europe’s most beautiful locations”, namely Perth, Carlisle, Paisley and Eccles.
Believe me on this, the Milton is a cracker. Clean, modern, efficient and £34 for a twin room. With this view from the seventh floor;
They’ve even got craft beer ! (the Bud, not the Goose).
I’ll stay here again. The train to Manchester Deansgate takes ten minutes, or you can take the slow tram and explore Weaste. Which sounds like something to do to honour the spirit of Alan Winfield.
Alan loved Eccles, I’ve no doubt, and the Wetherspoons had that great atmosphere you get with Professional Drinkers settling in for the long haul at 9am. They even have little rooms below the main floor where you can do your blog in peace.
The cask range is one of the better ones I’ve seen in Spoons of late. If you think I’m drinking Wobbly Bob (6%) or True Grit (5%) with my mushroom benedict you probably live in Stafford.
Not a lot of cask being drunk, even when I left at 10am (3 flat whites later). But then, Bud Light is £1.99.
Worth the £4.45 breakfast deal for the wonderful staff, carpets,
and the banter;
“There ya go sugar t**s ” isn’t something you hear in the Regal, let alone when it’s a barmaid saying it to her octogenarian clientele.
Eccles really is a must visit for the Proper Pub lover.