Pubs of Manchester

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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Two Brewers, Regent Road

Two Brewers, Regent Road, Salford. (c) Salford Pubs of the 70s at flickr.

Opposite the old Globe / Park Royal that is now the petrol station on Regent Road between Ordsall Lane and Oldfield Road was the 'Piazza' shops [1] which the Two Brewers pub was part of from the 1960s.  Behind the shops were flats and maisonettes built to replace the old terraced housing that stood before it.  With the old houses was an older pub, the Queens, which was demolished and replaced on an adjacent plot by the Two Brewers.  The landlord of the Queens then was Derek Jolly, and he simply left the Queens and walked up the steps and into his new pub, the Two Brewers in 1963 [2].

The Two Brewers was so-called due to the merger of the two local brewers, Threllfalls and Chesters [3].  In the 1970s the Two Brewers played host to the likes of the Brownsville Jug Band and the Oldham Tinkers.  After only two decades though, Salford Council in their wisdom decided to demolish the flats and shops to redevelop the area so the pub closed and was flattened  by about 1986 [2].  Now the Sainsbury's car park marks the spot of the old Two Brewers (and the Queens of course).

Former location of Two Brewers, Regent Road. (c) Google 2011. View Larger Map.

2. Salford Pubs - Part Two: Including Islington, Ordsall Lane and Ordsall, Oldfield Road, Regent Road and Broughton, Neil Richardson (2003).

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