Pubs of Manchester

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Saturday, 14 January 2012

Paul Pry / I Hope I Don't Intrude Inn, Broughton Road

Paul Pry / I Hope I Don't Intrude Inn (1), Broughton Road. (c) Neil Richardson [1].

At the Greengate end of Broughton Road (now Blackfriars Road), the Paul Pry beerhouse was next door-but-one to the corner of Springfield Lane, opposite the Salford Union Workhouse.  It was first recorded in 1840, but by 1864 it had a new, more unusual name, the I Hope I Don't Intrude Inn, which was one of Paul Pry's lines in the John Poole play of the same name. The beerhouse was owned by the Adamthwaite family, whose firm Lupton & Adamthwaite part-owned the Cook Street Brewery before Threlfalls. Watson & Woodhead brewery leased the Paul Pry before Walker & Homfrays had it for the last two years until its closure in 1916 [1].

1. Salford Pubs - Part One: The Old Town, including Chapel Street, Greengate and the Adelphi, Neil Richardson (2003).

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