Pubs of Manchester

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Thursday, 25 February 2010

Bolton Arms, New Bridge Street

Bolton Arms, New Bridge Street. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image.

The Bolton Arms at 83 New Bridge Street (now Trinity Way), north of Victoria Station, is seen here as a Youngers house in the 1970s.  It was once owned by the literally literary-named William Shakespeare Yates.  It's claimed there was a tunnel leading from the pub cellar to the nearby Cathedral, which had been bricked and whitewashed over [1].  In the 1970s it was a Scottish & Newcastle pub selling Tartan keg beers, and not surprisingly, was popular with Scottish folks.  A few years earlier it had served Youngers by beer engine, indicative of the near-death of real ale in Britain in the '70s [2].

1. Underground Manchester, Keith Warrender (2007).
2. The Manchester Pub Guide, Manchester & Salford City Centres (1975).

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