Pubs of Manchester

All pubs within the city centre and beyond.
A history of Manchester's hundreds of lost pubs.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Cobden Hotel, Peter Street

Cobden Hotel, Peter Street, Brindleheath. (c) Salford Pubs of the 70s at flickr [1].

This evocative image from Paul Wilson at Salford Pubs of the 70s was taken in 1961, 11 years before the last pint was pulled in the Cobden Hotel.  The beerhouse on the lost Peter Street can be traced back to 1868 when a full licence was rejected, and by the early 1900s, the Cobden Hotel was owned by Walkers Brewery of Warrington [2].  

Cobden Hotel, Peter Street, Brindleheath. (c) Neil Richardson [2].

This lovely-looking little boozer closed on 18th June 1972 and for many months stood out like a sore thumb in the Brindleheath demolition zone [2].  The old location of the Cobden Hotel was on the new road, Greenwood Street, just off Harding Street where this ugly low-rise industrial unit is.  Some improvement eh?

Former location of Cobden Hotel, Greenwood Road. (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).

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