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Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Lima Arms / Squealing Pig, Peru Street

Lima Arms, Peru Street, Salford. (c) rednumber9 at youtube.

The Lima Arms was a South American themed estate style pub built by Whitbread in 1970.  Presumably the rather odd theme was down to the Peru Street and Mayan Avenue nearby.  In 1975 it was described as a community centre with the "Inca Room" (lounge) including a mural of the Andes to go with the obligatory bright lights and plastic seating. The vault, or should I say "Andes Room", had colour TV, electric tennis, one-armed bandits and two dartboards - a Manchester dart board (smaller, with no trebles) and a Rest of the World standard one [1].

Possible former location of Lima Arms, Peru Street. (c) googlemaps.

Beer on offer was push button Trophy and Chesters mild, Stella Artois, Heineken, Guinness and Tankard.  Pub grub ranged from rump steak to hotdogs and fish and chips for the delectation of the Adelphi estate regulars [1].  One of the infamous regulars in here was "Vinegar Vera" (look it up yourself!).  In 1993 the Lima Arms was renamed the Squealing Pig and then back to the Lima Arms in 1997.  By 1999 it had closed down and was demolished a year later in the new century [2].  Not sure precisely whereabouts the Lima Arms was on Peru Street - could have been somewhere on the wasteland pictured...

Possible former location of Lima Arms, Peru Street. (c) googlemaps.

1. The Manchester Pub Guide, Manchester and Salford City Centres (1975).


  1. The Lima was further up on the next part of Peru St after it has crossed North George Street (called Mayan Ave now???) I used to go there in 1986 when I went to the Tech across the way. It had hand pulled Chesters and Trophy at that point. It was dying on its arse by the late 90s.

  2. Seems it's where a new build called Richmond Court now is.

  3. I used to sup in there in '92/'93 when at college down the road. It was rough as F** and dead on its arse.. closed soon after.. shame cos I liked it in there

  4. Used to go in there when at College next door late 70's early 80's..
    Was too young and niave to realise how rough it was.
    Was a regular thing to have our cars stolen from the college car park.