Pubs of Manchester

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Thursday, 7 July 2011

Clarence, Wilmslow Road

Clarence, Wilmslow Road, Rusholme. (c) NewtonBluesMCFC.

The Clarence was in the middle of Rusholme's 'Curry Mile' and, although always doing a decent trade from curry goers, eventually turned into a restaurant itself a few years after City moved from Moss Side to Bradford.

Former Clarence, Wilmslow Road. (c) Pubs of Manchester.

As of 2011, the old Clarence is a garish pink, alcohol-free restaurant.  The pub had existed on this site for over 150 years, shown below in a 1905 postcard as a Hardy's Crown Ales house.

Clarence, Wilmslow Road, 1905. (c)

The Clarence was an rare pre-match haunt of ours - don't remember much in the way of real ale, just the wood interior and occasional mither with visiting fans.

Former Clarence, Wilmslow Road. (c) Google 2011. View Larger Map.


  1. The Clarence on Wilmslow Road was previously called the 'Horse & Jockey' during the 19th century.................Bruce Anderson

  2. Coming to Manchester in April. Would love to track down Eric Wilson who was landlord here in the 70s and 80s. Thanks Harry

  3. Anybody got any info on teams there, football, dominoes etc. Particularly interested in the 20s as lolling for photo of William Godwin aka Dublin Bill who was a regular. I know pubs did days out and wondered if anything like that. My mam's dad but we've never seen a photo. Thanks.