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Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Eagle Inn, Regent Road

Former location of Eagle Inn, Regent Road. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

The drive-thru at KFC next to the Grosvenor Casino on Regent Road is actually an old street called Calder Street, still marked on googlemaps.  On the casino corner used to stand the Eagle Inn, which backed onto the old Globe Works, the Mineral Waters part of the Groves & Whitnall Brewery.  Also recorded as the Eagle & Child, the pub opened in 1858 and became a Walker & Homfray house in the 1880s.  However, when Regent Road was widened at the turn of the century, the Eagle Inn was demolished.  This was not before a valiant attempt to keep the Eagle flying at nearby Crookell Street off Ordsall Lane.  Mr Homfray of the brewery submitted plans to the council for the rebuilt pub (below) and offered it to them for £2,500.  The council were against the idea and no new pub was built as the Eagle Inn was demolished in 1900 [1].

Plans for rebuilding the Eagle Inn, Crookell Street off Ordsall Lane. (c) Neil Richardson [1].

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

1 comment:

  1. the eagle pub on regent road was inbetween oldfield road and the duke of York pub and I think was demolished in the 70s