Back in the days when Upper Brook Street was simple Brook Street, there were a number of pubs at the city centre end, one being the Druids Arms, on at the top end of Grosvenor Street on the other side. It was originally a Hardy's Crown Brewery pub but before it closed in 1962, it had been a Walker's of Warrington house for many years . Nowadays, most of the properties along Upper Brook Street have been pulled down, and this almost forgotten artery into the city centre is a depressing route.
Former location of Druids Arms, Upper Brook Street. (c) Google 2011. View Larger Map.
1. The Old Pubs of Hulme & Chorlton-on-Medlock, Bob Potts (1997).