Pubs of Manchester

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Thursday, 22 December 2011

Grove Inn, Regent Road

Grove Inn, Regent Road, Salford. (c) Salford Pubs of the 70s at flickr.

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.

Grove Inn, Regent Road, Salford. (c) Neil Richardson [2].

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 [2].

Grove Inn, Regent Road. (c) Mary Evans at amazon.

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).


  1. I'll always remember my one and only visit here on a crawl just before most of the remaining Regent Road pubs were demolished. By that time the pub was essentially a one room vault and all of the tables had Playboy centrefolds pasted on them - so you eneed up putting your oints down on what I believe are termed "beaver shots". However the highlight was the solitary item on the noticeboard. This was the centre spread from a magazine called "Knockers & Nipples" - it was their "Milk Special featuring Mona and her fabulous squirting jugs". You don't get pubs like that any more!

  2. My Gran stayed straight across the road from the Grove,number 6 Derby street

  3. Tommy Clifford4 May 2018 at 13:28

    Ian your gran must have been Mrs Daniels then,we stayed at number 10 Derby street.I remember a lad who came down from Scotland to stay with her at the summer.If it is you can you remember when we hid the postmans bike when he popped in to the shop up the road.