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Monday, 7 January 2013

Prince of Orange

The Prince of Orange pub is a prominent landmark in the centre of Ashton, standing on Wellington Road almost opposite the railway station and near the bus station and council offices.

The pub dates from around 1817 although it was completely re-built in 1926 after it was taken over by Robinsons brewery. Its Tudor-style timbered gables were a popular feature on pubs built between the wars (such as the Broadoak Hotel).

The Prince of Orange pub could well have been named after William, Prince of Orange, who would have been well known in Britain, leading a Dutch government in exile, and who died a few years before the pub was built.

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See Google Street View of this location.

"Prince of Orange" is my contribution to this week's "My World" feature. Please check out the other blogs participating in this week's My World.


  1. A great looking pub/building and a great capture for the day!! Have a good week ahead!

  2. I wouldn't mind being there right now -- looks a great place to "hang out" for a while.. and I enjoyed learning a little of the history of your area.

  3. Looks like a great place!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  4. An interesting pub style! The "upstairs" facade looks so different from the "downstairs" appearance! I guess it is the different brick tone that gives this impression! But the window style is the same in both areas so the building is "linked together"!

  5. Neat pub, I like the top part of the building outside. Thanks for sharing your world. Have a happy week!

  6. Interestingly, on the other side of Wellington Road and directly opposite the Prince of Orange is the Irish National Institute.

  7. Very interesting photo ... along with Sylvia K, I also like to read about the history involved with these buildings. I found the Google Street View helpful as Its over fifty years since I was last in Ashton and everything has changed soooo much.
    A little late but HAPPY NEW YEAR to you.

  8. 53 years on and the Prince Of Orange remains where it IS!! I had my Hen's Night in there and remember Mine Host making Gammon Ham with lovely Pickled Onions attached to a hot- dog "Bunnie?" Bun. Always a nice place for a quiet drink and meeting friends.


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