Grey Horse Inn, Portland Street, 2010. (c) Pubs of Manchester.
If the Circus Tavern is the smallest pub in Manchester this must rank a close second. Like its tiny neighbour, the Grey Horse only received its public house licence in 1961, being a beerhouse before that . This is a pleasant little pub two doors down from the Circus, as shown on the right hand side of the photo. This Hydes house is another that has stood the test of time as other pubs and bars around it have come and gone. The bitter was in tip top form as usual, and although it had been quite a long day by this point, we were still made to feel very welcome in this busy little pub. Not much has changed to the facade of the Grey Horse since 1971 and 1990 (below); if anything it looks smarter these days.
Grey Horse Inn, Portland Street, 1990. (c) deltrems at flickr.