Grey Mare, Eccles New Road, Weaste. (c) Salford Pubs of the 70s at flickr .
The Grey Mare in Weaste is one of Salford's most recent casualties, closing its doors in 2012, remaining tinned up and up for sale. It is the oldest of Eccles New Road's beerhouses, opening in about 1838, passing to Groves & Whitnall in 1898. The brewery gave the Grey Mare a new frontage of cream tiles and a next door shop was later incorporated into the beerhouse whilst the pediments seen below in the 1920s were also removed .
Grey Mare, Eccles New Road, 1920s. (c) Neil Richardson .
The Grey Mare survived a compulsory purchase order after a successful campaign to save it in 1977 . When the nearby Swan was lost in the late '90s to the building of Weaste tram stop, you'd have thought the Grey Mare would have benefitted. It's highly unlikely that the Grey Mare will reopen, as it seems like this corner of Salford will make do with just the still-serving Coach & Horses up the road.
Grey Mare, Eccles New Road. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.
2. Salford Pubs Part Three: Including Cross Lane, Broad Street, Hanky Park, the Height, Brindleheath, Charlestown and Weaste, Neil Richardson (2003).