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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Nawabi Balti

It isn't just pubs that are closing down these days.

The Nawabi Balti on the corner of Edna Street is currently looking for new owners.

Meanwhile I understand that Route 66 next door (originally the Church Inn) has been closed down by the authorities after recent troubles arising there.

As shown in a photo from 1902 on Old Hyde the Nawabi Balti itself started life as "The Borough Inn".


Cezar and Léia said...

I hope someone can open this place again, without problems!

ascu75 aka Don said...

I havent had a balti for years in fact I havent been in a restraunt for ages this recession has affected us all.Trouble is an unfortunate by product of our times shame the owners were unable to control it

Lizzy said...

It also used to be a travel agents

Frank said...

That old photo on Old Hyde of the original pub is great (and its history.) Now you have me curious:

What is a "balti"?

What sort of "trouble" closed down the pub?

Lois said...

I love it when you show us the comparison shots!

Hyde DP said...

Frank a balti is a type of curry peculiar to Asian restaurants in the UK - see Wikipedia for more info.

As for the troubles at Route 66 I only know what I've read in the newspaper - let's just say - drunken rowdiness getting out of hand - the details I don't know nor wish to.

So far as I know I don't think the troubles at the pub next door were connected with the closing of the restaurant.

Jacob said...

A very dramatic and ultimately sad photo. I don't understand the name, though...

Tom said...

I too remember the Traval Agents on this corner... I have had a meal at this place not long after it opened... I never went back... As for it going out of business .. I'm not surprised as the road is now full of places to eat... all competing for the same customers.
As for Route 66.. or as I know it the 'Church Inn', that is a shame this pub is now closed... It was in it's day a very popular place to drink... it had a good vault for workmen to drink in... and the early evening trade was mostly from the building trade. In the 1960s to the 1980s this was a great place to get work from..... If a builder needed a roofer... he only had to drink in here to find one... same with bricklayers, plasterers, joiners, sparks, plumbers.. all these lads now drink in the Shepherds Call or the Railway, and jobs are passed backwards and forwards from these popular pubs.
The resent trouble as seen many pubs hiring doormen.... which in itself says a lot for Hyde town centre at night... and of course the same goes on in most town centres across the UK.

marley said...

Another sign of the times. Staying in to eat is the new going out apparently!

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