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!"