The narrow, three-storey Grove Inn on Regent Road was a landmark for a time, as all the shops around it had been pulled down. It had been a less-striking-looking beerhouse in the middle of a row of seven houses and shops, first licensed in 1848, before being taken over by Groves & Whitnall in the 1890s.
Groves & Whitnall rebuilt the Grove in front of the shops, in what is described as a "doll's house" style by Neil Richardson. Following conversion to a Greenall Whitley house after the brewery buyout, the Grove finally closed on New Years Eve 1982 .
Grove Inn, Regent Road, Salford. (c) Neil Richardson .
Bizarrely this wonderful image of the Grove Inn is actually available as a jigsaw puzzle.
Grove Inn, Regent Road. (c) Media Storehouse at amazon.
2. Salford Pubs - Part Two: Including Islington, Ordsall Lane and Ordsall, Oldfield Road, Regent Road and Broughton, Neil Richardson (2003).