The Crown on Blackfriars Street has been threatening to reopen for a few years now, and we believe it's still slated to open its doors once again in 2011 - though whether or not as a pub is unknown. The Crown dates back to the early 19th century and has been Grade II listed since 1980, due to features such as its Welsh slate roof, tiled frontage and arched doorways .
Crown, Blackfriars Street. (c) Tim Green aka atoach at flickr.
In its last incarnation the Crown Hotel, before that simply the Crown then the Crown Tavern, it is actually situated just across the River Irwell, over Blackfriars Bridge into Salford.
Crown, Blackfriars Street. (c) Franciscus51 at flickr.