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Sunday, 22 December 2013

Talbot Hotel, Chester Road

Talbot Hotel, Chester Road, Stretford. (c) emartenet at ebay.

The Talbot Hotel was next to Stretford Town Hall at what is now the corner of Kingsway and Chester Road in Stretford.  It was built on the site of an old pub called the Bishop Blaize (which of course is now the name of the Wetherspoons further up Chester Road).  Pictured above in 1898, the Talbot Hotel is seen here in 1903, as an Openshaw's house here in 1951, and it was still standing by 1961 with a Wimpy next door.

Talbot, Chester Road. (c) Trafford Council. Click here to view full image [1].

Since the Talbot's demolition in the 1970s, this corner has not been replaced by anything.  The southern end of Stretford is slim-pickings these days, with only the Robin Hood and the O'Briens precinct pub since the Drum and Old Cock closed in recent years.  

Former location of Talbot Hotel, Chester Road. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.


  1. Surely it was Stretford Town Hall, not Trafford. Also your 1961 link is wrong.

  2. Just testing (thanks, both fixed). Struggling with a bit of a hangover after yesterday's wander around your patch - Navigation, Hope Inn, Griffin (HM)

  3. Cheers, thanks. I did worry that my initial comment came across as a touch carping, as I think your blog is great.

    Interestingly, I was in the Griffin yesterday around lunchtime and and had some uncharacteristically poor Bitter - it is normally pretty reliable.

  4. Holt's have changed their bitter too much for my liking. Too sweet these days and lost too much bitterness. It wasn't great in the Griffin as you say so I swiftly changed to Two Hoots