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Thursday, 2 January 2014

Cavendish / Clynes Wine Bar, Cavendish Street

Clynes, Cavendish Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, 1993. (c) Alan Winfield with permission.

The Cavendish, the old Clynes, these days sits empty, unlikely to reopen in the near future.  Its old Wilsons livery can just be made out through layers of white paint.  It's better probably known as Clynes Wine Bar, but it started and finished its life as the Cavendish - originally the Cavendish Arms.

Cavendish, Cavendish Street. (c) Google 2014. View Larger Map.

When Thomas Clynes moved from the Clynes Vaults on Oxford Road in the late 1800s, he renamed it after himself and it lasted well into the 1990s.  Clynes Wine Bar was the most rough and ready boozer I've ever been in, genuine hardcore Irish place.  It was called a Wine Bar as it allowed it to stay open all day in the dark licensing law days - I doubt anyone ever drank any wine though.

Cavendish, Cavendish Street. (c) Google 2014. View Larger Map.

Clynes Wine Bar is seen here in 1958 with the still-surviving stonework.  Originally a Renshaw & Cardwell brewery house, it passed to Wilsons and then Vaux.

Cavendish, Cavendish Street. (c) Moss Side Durning Facebook [2].

In recent years before closure the Cavendish was a modern bar - popular enough with locals and students - with leather sofas, DJs, cheap grub but offering little in the way of decent beer.

Cavendish, Cavendish Street. (c) Google 2014. View Larger Map.

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

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