The former site of this little pub on Deansgate now faces the new Hilton Hotel, but in the mid-1800s when run by Margaret Malkin it would have faced Knott Mill Police Station . Not many guests in the hotel or revellers in Cloud 23 will realise they are on the site of an old cop shop! The exact location of the Hen & Chickens was the third premises down from Liverpool Road, which puts it to the left of the white door.
Former site of Hen & Chickens, Deansgate. (c) googlemaps.
1. Manchester (Oxford Street & Gaythorn), Alan Godfrey Maps (2010).