Falstaff, St Wilfreds Street, Hulme. (c) Alan Winfield with permission.
The Falstaff was one of Hulme's many ugly new-build estate pubs that were built to serve the council's misguided attempts post-war Hulme estates. Replacing an existing Sir John Falstaff / Falstaff Hotel on the lost Bedford Street, It was sited next to St Wilfrids Church, which is pictured and described at the Manchester History site . Its proximity to the church is shown here in the 1970s, here confirming it as a Watney's house, and this one shows the kind of council houses it once served. It was later a Wilsons house offering cask Bitter and Mild when photographed by Alan Winfield for Pubs Galore . At least the site of the old pub is put to good use these days as a football pitch, off Jackson Crescent, just south of the Mancunian Way near the Chester Road roundabout.