Pubs of Manchester

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Thursday, 20 June 2013

Shakespeare Inn, Mount Street

Shakespeare Inn, Mount Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock. (c) Bob Potts [1].

The Shakespeare Inn stood at 26 Mount Street, between Grosvenor Street and Brook Street in Chorlton-on-Medlock, opposite the Bridge & Crescent.  It was a Peter Walker & Sons house, shown here in 1959 advertising Walkers Falstaff Ales, closing as an Empress Brewery boozer in 1964 [1].  Note the difference in surroundings between the 1930s (above) and the 1959 photo - regeneration of the area had already started, and the site of the old Shakespeare was lost under the Mancunian Way.

1. The Old Pubs of Hulme & Chorlton-on-Medlock, Bob Potts (1997).


  1. I note in the 1959 photo, appropriately enough, what Dame Edna Everage was wont to refer to as a half-timbered car parked hard by.

  2. My family ran this pub 1850-1855