Pubs of Manchester

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Thursday, 22 March 2012

Bridge, Strawberry Road


Bridge, Strawberry Road, Salford. (c) Salford Pubs of the 70s at flickr [1].

On the corner of Strawberry Bank and Strawberry Road, just off Broad Street near the closed Woolpack, the Bridge Inn opened in the 1860s and closed in 1996.  The pub was enlarged in the 1870s when it took over the house next door to make a new tap room and living room, before it became a Wilsons house.  The now extinct Newton Heath brewer had the Bridge until 1989 when a pub company took it over for its final 7 years [2].


Bridge, Strawberry Road, Salford. (c) Salford Pubs of the 70s at flickr [1]. 

As shown on Google Maps, today the Bridge is still standing but as a distinctive, whitewashed building which may have had recent use as the clubhouse of a motorcycle group.  There is still a reminder of the Bridge though, as the old sign peeks out from behind the black boards, albeit unintentionally.  In the past, Strawberry Bank used to run under the railway line and meet up with Cheltenham Street, hence 'The Bridge'.

 
Former Bridge, Strawberry Road, Salford. (c) Google 2012. View Larger Map.

2. Salford Pubs - Part Three: Including Cross Lane, Broad Street, Hanky Park, the Height, Brindleheath, Charlestown and Weaste, Neil Richardson (2003).

1 comment:

  1. This pub was used as an outside location in the 1980s for the ITV comedy "Watching", where it was renamed "The Grapes".

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