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The Metropolitan catches fire

West Didsbury pub subject of blaze

Published on February 4th 2011.

The Metropolitan catches fire

The Metropolitan pub in West Didsbury was on fire this morning.

The popular Burton Road boozer needed three fire engines to calm the blaze and the police shut down the surrounding roads.

We’ll bring you more details when we get them – in the mean time, fingers crossed the fire didn’t do too much damage to the building and no people were hurt or injured.

Thanks to our man on the street, James Walker, for sending in the pics.

Click here for our 2008 review of the pub

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9 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

M20February 4th 2011.

It was probably a dehydrated punter, who spontaneously combusted after waiting so long at the bar.

CresswellghostFebruary 4th 2011.

Probably a punter fed up with the bar prices you mean. £7.80 for two drinks ho ho ho. They are having a larrrrf (at our expense).

Anon TooFebruary 4th 2011.

The Met is on fire. 31 people 'like' this.

CRESSWELLGHOSTFebruary 4th 2011.

Joo think it'll have got rid of all those disgusting bar flies?!

Local WAGFebruary 4th 2011.

Quick pour some Pinot Grigio on me - I'm melting, I'm meeeeellltttinnng....

MR BARBECUEFebruary 6th 2011.

Oh dear Manchester's entire marketing and advertising workforce has gone up in smoke while stood up in a long long very long queue at the bar waiting to be served up a a 6 pound glass of Shiraz at the bar and a bag of wasabi nuts !

Graham Leslie WigginsFebruary 9th 2011.

I agree with the prices comments..vote with your feet....I have!

MR DATA PROTECTION ACTFebruary 9th 2011.

Yeah cheaper Shiraz please!

Eminem HaddockSeptember 4th 2011.

Wonder if the firemen were Marlboro Light smoking southerners aswell?

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