Pubs of Manchester

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Glasshouse Tavern / Farriers Arms, Oldham Road

Former location of Glasshouse Tavern / Farriers Arms, Oldham Road. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

The Wheatsheaf has been a recent loss to the city centre - its conversion to a convenience store, denying remaining locals a community boozer, is more evidence of the terminal decline of Miles Platting.  In better days, a large glassworks stood opposite the Wheatsheaf, and the Glasshouse Tavern opened on the corner of Oldham Road and Cipher Street.  The beerhouse later became the Farriers Arms as a Yates Castle Brewery before closing in 1907.  This building shown on Cipher Street in 1961 stood on the site of the Glasshouse Tavern / Farriers Arms.  Cipher Street still runs off Oldham Street today just after the Royal Mail sorting office, with Glasshouse Street behind it, an unexpected and direct link to a long-lost Manchester boozer.

Cipher Street and Glasshouse Street. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

1. The Old Pubs of Ancoats, Neil Richardson (1987).

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