The Royal Hotel on Lloyd Street was immediately round the corner from the still just-about-surviving Ducie Arms (the Ducie on Devas Street was sadly shut on a Saturday afternoon when we tried it). Shown above in the 1930s, it is shown in 1970 as a Whitbread house, The Royal. The pub shut the same year and today the street is known as Lloyd Street North.
Former location of Royal Hotel, Lloyd Street North, Greenheys. (c) Google 2012. View Larger Map.
1. The Old Pubs of Hulme and Chorlton-on-Medlock, Bob Potts (1997).