Old Packet House
Trafford & Hulme branch have voted the Old Packet House, Navigation Road, Broadheath as their Pub Of The Season for Spring 2013. Built in the 1770’s the Old Packet House was the second stopping place on the journey, by boat or barge, from Manchester to Runcorn along the Bridgewater Canal, providing shelter for passengers and storage facilities for packages for dispatch or collection. Now run, since June 2004, by the father & daughter team of Terry & Claire Hardman. The pub is now a cheery & welcoming local serving two cask ales, Little Bollington from Dunham Massey and Golden Best from Timothy Taylors
Very much a locals pub Terry, Claire and their staff work hard to support the local community with charity events, karaoke every Friday, live music on occasional Saturdays and Quiz Nights on Monday where you might even meet Quizmaster Basil. When not performing this role he is happy to be the pub dog and accept any amount of fussing.
Food is served daily from noon until 3pm and for those wishing to stay over there are four en-suite bedrooms at reasonable rates for B&B. Once again, the Old Packet House has joined Mild Magic so please come along and honour Terry & Claire with your presence when they receive their award on Tuesday 16th April from 8pm and collect your Mild Magic sticker whilst you are there.