Pubs of Manchester

All pubs within the city centre and beyond.
A history of Manchester's hundreds of lost pubs.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

003. Crown & Anchor, Hilton Street

Crown & Anchor, Hilton Street, 2010. (c) Pubs of Manchester.

The Crown & Anchor is a quaint pub tucked away on the back street of Hilton Street just off Newton Street. Real ales served are Deuchars IPA, Timothy Taylors Landlord and Spitfire (plus the usual other suspects, see here).  Not the most inspiring selection but well-kept real ales nontheless.  The pub is let down a little by its high prices, but has a decent pool table, a roof-top smoking area, and is welcoming to all.  It gets busy enough on match days and weekends, due to its location at the east end of the Northern Quarter, near its sister bar, Lammars.  Recently refurbished, the interior is a touch gaudy, but don't let that put you off; it's well worth calling in for a pint or three.

Crown & Anchor, Hilton Street. (c)

Dating back to 1791, these three photos on the Image Archive show the Crown & Anchor as a Chesters house in the '60s and '70s with a main entrance on the corner of Hilton and Port Street.  These more recent photos from 1986 and 1989 show its once great signage.

Crown & Anchor, Hilton Street. (c) Mick Burke / Frank Heaton [1].

The Port Street side incorporates a house which was next door and the C&A used to have a 150-capacity meeting room upstairs with another drinking room.  Downstairs was a wine and spirit vault, two parlours and tap room [2]; these internal divides are now gone.

Crown & Anchor, Hilton Street, 1991. (c) deltrems at flickr.


Crown & Anchor, Hilton Street. (c)


1. Ancoats Lad, Mick Burke / Frank Heaton (1996).

1 comment:

  1. Did this used to be called the Prince of Denmark 57 Hilton St.?