Pubs of Manchester

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Monday, 31 October 2011

Railway, Broughton Road

Railway, Broughton Road, Salford. (c) deltrems at flickr.

This closed old Salford boozer can be traced back to 1859 when beer retailer, John Scott, applied for a full licence to cater for passengers at nearby Pendleton Station.  He detailed the 54 trains and 3,000 passengers a day that used the station, but unfortunately he was turned down, and the Railway held only a beer licence until the 1960s [1].

Railway, Broughton Road, Salford. (c) Anthony Parkes / Creative Commons at

A Boddingtons house for most of its life, the Railway closed in 2003 but still displays its Boddies sign today as offices.

Railway, Broughton Road, Salford. (c) Google 2011. View Larger Map.

1. Salford Pubs - Part Three: Including Cross Lane, Broad Street, Hanky Park, the Height, Brindleheath, Charlestown and Weaste, Neil Richardson (2003).

1 comment:

  1. frequented this pub in 1981, I was a student living in Larch Court in the precinct;4 of us enjoyed 4 pints of Boddies at 28p each every night; we were the only students there among local workers; we got on ok...not like the hooligans who preyed on us at the Woolpack