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Guided walk- Old Salford pubs

The city of Salford was once the home of hundreds of pubs, but sadly few remain. This is another guided pub walk from newmanchesterwalks.com. Back in March, some of us enjoyed their "Hidden Manchester" tour, and this guided walk offers a similar mixture of history and stories of pubs that have long gone, with a drink or two in some of those that remain.

The walk starts at the Kings Arms which, for those who don't know, is just a couple of minutes' walk from Salford Central station.

£5 payable to the guide on the night.

The guided walk will finish at around 8 o'clock, after which we can remain for a drink or two in the last pub visited.

From the newmanchesterwalks.com site:

"The Round O’ Beef: gone. The Tripedressers’ Arms: shut. The Quiet Woman: rightly closed down by the PC police.

But don’t fear, old Salford still has some of the best pubs in drinksland.

The King’s Arms on Bloom Street, in the shadow of a formidable tower straight out of Renaissance Venice, has its own theatre night.

The Oxford, smart and snazzy by the old Town Hall, is so esoteric in its beers it’s been dispensing bitters named after Newcastle United greats; let’s hope the Tony Green is on.

If we’re still standing, we’ll finish at The Crescent, downhome and demesne, spit-and-sawdusty, the Red Dragon when Marx and Engels drank there in the 1840s. We’ll get the beers in before the Media City types turn up!"

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  • Richard

    In the photos section, I have posted some pictures from Flickr of some of the old pubs that used to stand on Greengate, just round the corner from the Eagle. There are a lot of interesting photos on Salford Pubs of the 70s on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/61756486@N05/

    May 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed the night out. Thanks Richard for organizing it and Ed of course.

    1 · May 11, 2013

  • Richard

    The guided walk leader, Ed, held our interest and was a mine of historical information, but I would have appreciated more about the pubs- both those we visited and the many "lost pubs". So, four stars for the walk, but six stars if it were possible for the night as a whole- everyone seemed to get on really well from both this Meetup group and Lancashire Walking Group http://www.meetup.com/Lancashire-Walking-Group/

    May 10, 2013

  • tony b.

    Four stars only, because of the terrible wind!

    1 · May 10, 2013

  • Maimuna

    have sprained my foot wearing a pair of creepers...don't ask..not up too much walking. Enjoy your evening.

    May 9, 2013

    • Richard

      Ok, won't ask!! Hope it recovers swiftly.

      May 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Just checking into accommodation. Wondered when you depart start point.

    May 9, 2013

    • Richard

      Glad you arrived ok. Walk sets off at 6 but I suggest we get to Kings Arms 15-25 mins earlier to get drink in. Meet in room left as you go in. My no. was in email.

      May 9, 2013

  • tracy

    sorry, I won't be able to finish work early enough to get into town for the start

    May 9, 2013

    • Richard

      That's a shame- the second pub is the New Oxford but you may consider it not worthwhile joining the event late in.

      May 9, 2013

  • Mike L.

    I really would have like to be able to go on this but unfortunately it clashes with my holiday :(

    April 29, 2013

    • Richard

      That's a shame but we will keep an eye on the guided walks programme and will post them here.

      April 29, 2013

    • Clare

      Hi, this does sound good, if there is another date I'd be interested in coming along, unfortuanately can't make tomorrow. Thanks, Clare

      May 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Over from London for 4 days so this will be an excellent intro to the area.

    May 7, 2013

  • Darren T.

    The missus and I are big fans of all three of those pubs, but alas I'm already booked that night. Real shame, would have been good to hear the local history as well. Next time, definitely.

    April 24, 2013

    • Richard

      Hi Darren, keep an eye on the newmachesterwalks.com site and let me know if there's one on a date you can do and I'll post it.

      April 25, 2013

  • tony b.

    I regularly visit these pubs but I'll go anyway, the history side will be interesting!

    1 · April 21, 2013

    • Richard

      Yes it should be- although Salford has so many pubs that have gone it can only scratch the surface. It's a while since I visited the Crescent so looking forward to that.

      April 21, 2013

  • Mike L.

    I'll be away on holiday

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry working

    April 14, 2013

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