Pubs of Manchester

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

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

022. Deansgate, Deansgate

The Deansgate, Deansgate, 2010. (c) Pubs of Manchester.

Pleasant little pub that has completely reinvented intself. Previously known as Crown Inn (see the stone work above the door, and as a Wilsons house in the '70s and '90s) and Galvin's Irish Bar (obviously a crap faux Irish bar), it was once a typical back street boozer (despite being on Deansgate).

Galvin's Irish Bar, Deansgate. (c) carling/Local Data Company.

Now they've got rid of the pool table, done up the insides and put a good selection of real ales and foreign lagers on. Slightly pricey, but probably mainly down to location, the beer was on excellent form on our recent visit. They also have a function room upstairs (where Ant and Dec filmed their Wii adverts) and a seperate roof top external bar area for smokers which is quite a pleasant area. The current owners have succeeded in doing what others have tried and failed to do previously, in turning a little forgotten pub into a thriving business. Well done to them!

The Deansgate, Deansgate, 2009. (c) Adam B. at flickr.

Before being a Wilson's house, the Crown was a Walker & Homfrays pub - Wilsons buying out the smaller Salford brewery in 1949.

The Crown, Deansgate. (c)

Deansgate advert. (c) SSM CAMRA Opening Times Dec 2009.

1 comment:

  1. Was a Vaux pub when it was the GBG and then sold Boddingtons when Vaux disappeared. Galvins was crap but they did attempt to sell cask-Robinsons as I recall.