Pubs of Manchester

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Monday, 7 March 2011

Tallow Tub / Dog & Partridge, Chapel Street

Tallow Tub, Chapel Street. (c) deltrems at flickr.

The Tallow Tub on the corner of Chapel Street and Deal Street in Salford was pulled down in 1992 despite being a Grade II listed building and opposition from CAMRA and the Victorian Society.  As with so many of Salford's pubs, a once thriving locals boozer was pulled down as the area decayed.

Tallow Tub, Chapel Street. (c) deltrems at flickr.

The Threlfall's Brewery which you can see behind the pub was re-developed by Whitbread and that meant the end for the Tallow Tub which can be traced back to 1802 when it was the Dog & Partridge [1].  Predictably, nothing has really been done with the site of the pub except to close off Deal Street.

Former location of Tallow Tub, Chapel Street. (c) googlemaps.

In the early 1800s the pub was known as the Two Boards or Three Boards, reverting to the Dog & Partiridge, then adopting the Jolly Crofters name in 1825.  It was the Spinners Arms by 1829, named after the woollen mill on Deal Street, then the Queens Arms in 1840.  Licensee John Higgin was also a tallow chandler and the pub was nicknamed the Tallow Tub by the 1850s.

Tallow Tub, Chapel Street. (c) Salfordonline.

Threlfalls took over the Queens Arms towards the end of the nineteenth century and the Tallow Tub was officially renamed in 1969 [1].  Thanks to deltrems at flickr we have a photo of the pub out of the office window opposite, a 'Blue Bus' of Horwich trundling past.

Tallow Tub, Chapel Street, 1992. (c) deltrems at flickr.

1. Salford Pubs - Part One: The Old Town, including Chapel Street, Greengate and the Adelphi, Neil Richardson (2003).


  1. I used to frequent this pub on a regular basis, 1979 to 1988, when I used to work at the photography studio on the opposite side of Chapel Street, a site now occupided by the Lowry Hotel. In 1979 you could get an excellent lunch there for just 75 pence & washed down with a pint of Chesters 'fighting' Dark Mild. For a good part of that time it was run by Lil a hard working Scottish lady. A sad loss.

  2. Why on earth did they knock this pub down? I've searched the planning applications but found no mention of the demolition even though the database stretches back that far. If anyone can tell me why SCC demolished this building can they post it as a reply here?

  3. I used to work there part-time in the early 1970's when the landlady was called Beryl (the boss) and her husband Phil. Great place to work. Used to serve both dark and light mild. Marvellous!.