Pubs of Manchester

All pubs within the city centre and beyond.
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Sunday, 15 July 2012

Salisbury Hotel, Trafford Road

Salisbury Hotel, Trafford Road, Ordsall. (c) Salford Pubs of the 70s at flickr [1].

The Salisbury Hotel was a huge Groves & Whitnall house built in about 1895 at a cost of £5,000 at the entrance to the docks on Trafford Road, originally as a commercial hotel for the ship canal merchants.  The Salisbury failed to attract the class of custom intended, as was described as being used by "land sharks, crimps, sailors' robbers and disorderly women" who brawled committed "acts of indecency" (as the brewery hadn't built enough toilets).  In more recent times the Salisbury passed to Greenall Whitley in the 1960s but closed in early 1980 after a fire.  A renovation saw it reopen in August that year, but it closed for good in 1985 and was demolished the following year [2].

Salisbury Hotel, Trafford Road, Ordsall. (c) Neil Richardson [2].

2. Salford Pubs Part Two: Including Islington, Ordsall Lane and Ordsall, Oldfield Road, Regent Road and Broughton, Neil Richardson (2003).


  1. That is where I had my 21st birthday party January 1963

  2. We went for a pint.many times in the 1970s.a busy pub especially on pool day (ths shipping federation on markendale street was two streets away.great days if you had money and you could meet people from far and wide who one had not seen for donkey's.