Broadoak HotelBroadoak Road
Ashton under Lyne
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This impressive, red brick, 4 Star Hotel and Restaurant, was built in 1939, when breweries invested in superb quality buildings. On entering, the pub has more the feel of a country house, than a suburban hostelry, with it's wooden beams and panelling. It was extensively refurbished in 2013. To the left and right, are very comfortable seating areas, with the enclosed restaurant area separated from the long bar by stained glass partitions. The 100 seat concert room has it's own bar and features regular live entertainment, before which, pre-concert dining is popular. The A La Carte restaurant also has special offers, e.g. Early Diners, Sunday Lunch and Chippy Tuesday. Quiz night Thursday from 20:30. The Blue Plaque outside commemorates the first ever broadcast of the popular radio 4 show "Gardeners Question Time", from the "Singing Room" at the Broadoak Hotel in Ashton-under-Lyne on April 9th 1947. It featured Bill Sowerbutts, known locally for his market gardening expertise and selling his produce in Ashton Market. To mark the 65th anniversary of the programme in 2012, the BBC returned to the Broadoak for another broadcast.