Pubs of Manchester

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

Monday, 1 February 2010

Red Lion, Red Lion Street

Red Lion, Red Lion Street, 2008. (c) Gene Hunt at flickr.

The Red Lion stood here from the early 19th century until the early to mid 20th century.  I'm not sure if the pub took up the whole building shown or just the left side.  The section to the right was once a gallery, where it exhibited sets from the excellent but underrated BBC series, Cutting It.  

Red Lion, Red Lion Street, 2008. (c) Gene Hunt at flickr.

There is barely a record of this pub anywhere, and only the road's name led us to suspect the building was a pub, as we clocked it leaving the Unicorn, from this view:

Red Lion, Red Lion Street (2). (c) Google 2010. View Larger Map..


  1. Soon to become the Red Lion again thanks to Hydes.

  2. Great news. Must be 60-70 years since it last served a pint...

  3. There exists an oblique photo of the pub (wrongly attributed to the Barley Mow, which was the diagonally opposite corner of the block) on Manchester Images Collection, a wonderful resource. Catlow Lane was then (1892) Church Lane.