Former Stag Inn, Oldfield Road, Salford. (c) Neil Richardson .
The Stag Inn once stood in a row of four houses between Hope Street and Cow Lane on Oldfield Road. It opened in the 1840s and was a three-roomed boozer with a stabling yard. Over the years, shops were built over the front gardens of neighbouring houses so that the Stag Inn was set back from the pavement. By 1899 the owners, Swales Brewery (of Swales' swill notoriety) were given permission to rebuild the Stag into a three-storey house. Unfortunately, by 1936 the Stag Inn closed; it has been struggling along selling just two barrels and six dozen bottles a week, its licence was not renewed, and Swales received £2,804 in compensation from magistrates. By 1948 the building was a dwelling, followed by a doctor's in the '60s and Jean's Cafe in the '70s and '80s . The Stag in was knocked down at some point in the '80s or '90s to make way for some grim office blocks.
Former Stag Inn, Oldfield Road. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.
1. Salford Pubs Part Two: Including Islington, Ordsall Lane and Ordsall, Oldfield Road, Regent Road and Broughton (2003).