Pubs of Manchester

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Sunday, 27 October 2013

Royal Hotel, Phoebe Street

Royal, Phoebe Street, Ordsall, Salford. (c) Neil Richardson, Tony Flynn, Alan Gall [1].

On the corner of Tatton Street and Phoebe Street in Ordsall, the Royal Hotel beerhouse opened in the late 1860s although soon after it was listed as the Carpenters Arms and the Eagle Inn in licensing records.  Owners, the Bedford Brewing & Malting Company of Leigh, built a new three-storey Royal in 1897 as depicted in the sketch above.  The pub was attacked and looted during the Lusitania Riots of 1915 as the landlady, Georgina Pressler, had a German-sounding name (despite the fact her son George was serving in the Manchester Regiment at the time)!  Robinsons Brewery bought the Royal in the 1920s and the pub closed in 1971 for redevelopment of Ordsall [2].  Phoebe Street and Tatton Street still run through Ordsall today but they don't quite meet up at the point where the Royal once stood.

Former location of the Royal, Phoebe Street. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

1. Salford's Pubs 2, Neil Richardson, Tony Flynn, Alan Gall (1978).
2. Salford Pubs Part Two: Including Islington, Ordsall Lane and Ordsall, Oldfield Road, Regent Road and Broughton, Neil Richardson (2003).

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