In the shadow of the Ancoats high-rises in Miles Platting, this furniture shop and 'Tropical Mini Market' is actually a big old estate pub, the Nottingham Castle. As with many pubs around this part of inner city North Manchester, the Notts Castle - as it was known to locals - had a rough reputation.
Former Notts Castle, Oldham Road. (c) Google 2011. View Larger Map.
It's likely that an original Nottingham Castle pub was on this site and was replaced by the (then) modern and ugly estate pub that still stands today on this corner of Oldham Road and Naylor Street, unsurprisingly at number 342. Here is a picture of the Nottingham Castle in its 1970s heyday.Notts Castle, Oldham Road. (c) Miles Platting, Ancoats and Collyhurst Facebook .