Pubs of Manchester

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Saturday, 30 January 2010

Yates's, Oldham Street (middle)

Yates's, Oldham Street, 1990. (c) deltrems at flickr.

The smallest of Oldham Street's Yates's Wine Lodges, this one is now the jazz club, Matt & Phreds (opens 9pm; charges at weekends).  Like most of the pubs and bars on this side of the street, it has another entrance on Tib Street behind.  Back in the day the old Yates's butcher's and teetetal tavern occupied 77 to 83 Oldham Street, and this photo from the early 1900s is likely to be the Yates's in question, on the right.

Yates, Tib Street entrance, 1974. (c) NAH1952 at flickr.

This was where they did soup and bread for the dossers from nearby hostels [1].  Quite fitting that it ended up serving dossers years later - harder stuff this time, definitely not teetotal - in this grim Yates's Wine Lodge.  It was also PJ Bells and Kaleida in the 1990s and early '00s.

Matt & Phreds, Oldham Street / Tib Street. (c) touchmanchester and insitumanchester.

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

1 comment:

  1. When did Elsie leave - the Landlady in the mid-1970s?