Pubs of Manchester

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Monday, 19 December 2011

Spring Bank Inn / O'Connor's, Stockport Road

O'Connor's, Stockport Road, Longsight. (c) Alan Gall [1]

This boozer in Longsight was captured in happier times by Alan Winfield in 1993, as seen at Pubsgalore [2].  In the '90s, O'Connor's was a Tetley's pub and as its name suggests, it was popular with the large Irish community around here.  The pub was originally known as the Spring Bank Inn, a Walkers of Warrington house, as shown below from Manchester History [3], which by the 1970s had been taken over by Tetley's.

Spring Bank Inn, Stockport Road. (c) Spring Bank page at Manchester History [3].

Although the outdated googlemaps view above shows it next to Farmfoods, in the 1950s it was next to a Woolworths store.  The Spring Bank / O'Connor's was recently been knocked down in about 2009 and the site is under redevelopment, as shown below from the Manchester History site [3].

Former location of Spring Bank / O'Connor's, Stockport Road. (c) Springbank page at Manchester History.

1.  Manchester Breweries of times gone by, Alan Gall.


  1. Fantastic pub when it was the Springbank. Unfortunately it went down hill fast when it changed it's name to O'connors and attracted complete lowlife.

  2. I used to go in there sometime before 2004. There were a few decent regulars then.