Wednesday, February 19, 2014

ABC Wednesday: F is for the
Friendship Tavern

The Friendship Tavern is on Hyde Road, Gorton, Manchester on the corner of Friendship Avenue.

Its architectural style harks back to the Victorian period although the light-coloured stonework would have originally looked very dark. The redbrick sections would be the result of early 20th century renovations. I haven't been able to find out anything about the history of the pub so this is mostly conjecture.

This view shows how it is set alongside the normally busy A57 (I managed to pick a brief quiet moment on a Monday mid-morning to take these photographs) by the Reddish turnoff opposite Debdale Park.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday and signs, signs.


  1. Would love to have a drink in there !
    ABC Wednesday

  2. The sign indicates that one might meet, or even make, a friend there. The sign is quite charming.

  3. That's wonderful ... From a country that is full of wonderful pubs and pub signs this may be the best one I've ever seen!

  4. What a great name for a pub. If I lived nearby, it could be my local assuming they have a decent ale.

  5. There has got to be a great story behind this pub on the street called Friendship.
    Make one up....

  6. I love the British pub signs and this is a very good one!