Pubs of Manchester

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Tuesday, 13 July 2010

New Theatre Hotel / Hop Pole Inn, Hardman Street

New Theatre Hotel, Hardman Street, 1965. (c) Frank Heaton/Neil Richardson [1].

Situated on Hardman Street off Deansgate, where the Spinningfield development has sprung up, the New Theatre Hotel was a pub where theatricals used to stay and sometimes drink when they were on at the nearby Manchester Opera House [1].  However, the nearby Crown was far more popular and was known as "the Opera House's stage door".  In the mid-1800s this pub was known as the Hop Pole Inn, with Walker Street and Dole Field to either side [2].

1. The Manchester Village: Deansgate Remembered, Frank Heaton/Neil Richardson (1995).
2. Manchester City Centre 1849, Alan Godfrey Maps (2008).

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