Pubs of Manchester

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Wednesday, 3 February 2010

St Matthews Tavern, Tonman Street

St Matthews Tavern, Tonman Street. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image.

St Matthews Tavern was named after the impressive St Matthews Church which once stood in the Castlefield area just off the lower end of Deansgate around Liverpool Road.  It is seen here in 1949 and here with the White Lion pub on the right in 1955.  The pub itself was fairly nondescript as shown in these two photos from the 1970s - the only indication is the small Whitbread tankard sign.  It was next-door-but one to the Haymarket Tavern as shown on the right in this map from Manchesterhistory.net.


St Matthews Church, Castlefield, around 1830. (c) Antique Maps and Prints.

1 comment:

  1. My gt.gt.gt. grandfather Ebenezer Heap, who was born in 1797, was the licencee of St. Matthew' Tavern in 1850. I think he was probably there only a year or two and handed over the licence to Rosetta Johnson. (from The Manchester Times 20 November 1850)

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