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Saturday, 13 July 2013

Friendship Inn, Wilmslow Road

Friendship Inn, Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image.

The Friendship on Wilmslow Road is a fine boozer, popular with the student population and locals alike, offering Hydes ales and several guests.  However, this building is not the orginal; a Friendship Inn stood along this stretch for a century or two before Hydes Brewery rebuilt it after the old shops along here were demolished.  These two City Engineers Dept photographs from 1920 show the original Friendship Inn - above the pub sign appears to be the name of the licensee, Ann [something].  Nineteen years later and the Friendship has a roof sign advertising Hydes 'Anvil' brand pale ales and stout in 1939.  Hydes Brewery is still going strong today after its recent move from Moss Side to Salford Quays (or Ordsall), but they don't offer true pale ales or a stout anymore.  Perhaps their new craft brewery off-shoot, The Beer Studio, will rectify this.

Friendship, Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield. (c) Adam B. at flickr.


  1. Why don't you think Hydes Original is a "true pale ale"?

  2. It's a bitter & a good one at that, but it's not a pale ale IMO.

    1. What do you think the difference between bitter and pale ale is?

  3. Type of malt used at a guess.