Pubs of Manchester

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Saturday, 21 September 2013

Kestrel, Hugo Street

Kestrel, Hugo Street, Moston, 1984. (c) D.N. at ManMates Facebook [1].

The Kestrel was a functional-looking Wilsons estate pub on Hugo Street, just off Lightbowne Road in Moston.  Pictured above in 1984 thanks to ManMates Facebook, it closed at some point in the early 2000s.

Kestrel, Hugo Street. (c) Google 2012. View Larger Map.

Towards the end it went downhill and was blighted by trouble before closure.  Standing empty for a number of years, this "eyesore" was bought by the council so they could pull it down.

Kestrel, Hugo Street. (c) Right Move.

The councilor and property developers seem a bit too happy to be demolishing the Kestrel here.

Kestrel, Hugo Street. (c) Easier Property.

In this oddly disturbing shot they are reminiscent of big game hunters displaying the carcass of slaughtered prey.

Kestrel, Hugo Street. (c) Easier Property.

As of September 2012 the site of the old Kestrel was still vacant but I think new-builds have gone up since.

Former Kestrel, Hugo Street. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.


  1. I worked on the door here early 2000s it did have its moments but the regulars were great and the landlord and land lady always looked after me I have a lot of great memories of the pub and the people.

  2. Trying to find pictures of hugo street in the 1900+1970s. Why can l only get the kestrel?