Pubs of Manchester

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Thursday, 20 October 2011

Poets Corner, Lower Broughton Road

Poets Corner, Lower Broughton Road, Salford. (c) Lost Sites of Broughton.

This fantastic looking boozer was on the corner of Lower Broughton Road and Hough Lane, just over the River Irwell into Salford.  In 1864 the Poets Corner was known as the Albion Inn and although offering a multi-roomed downstairs plus seven bedrooms, it was denied a full licence until Groves & Whitnall took it in 1903.  The brewery enlarged the premises by incorporating the Peel Park Inn beerhouse next door on Hough Lane.  The Poets Corner survived the Lower Broughton demolition order in the 1960s and was again spared in 1976 when owners Greenalls absorbed another pub, the neighbouring Beehive, and a few shops in between.  The new, larger pub now included both the impressive turrets as was a famous landmark until it was sadly demolished in 1993 after final try as 'Poets' under Ascot Taverns pub company [1].  The Poets Corner may be the only example in Manchester of three pubs becoming one pub.

Poets Corner, Lower Broughton Road, Salford. (c) Lost Sites of Broughton.

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

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