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Thursday, 6 February 2014

Star Inn, Bentinck Street

Star Inn, Bentinck Street, Hulme. (c) Arthur Brougham with family's permission.

The Star Inn opened in 1866 [1] on the corner of Cawdor Street and Bentinck Street, just off Chester Road in the northern-most part of Hulme.  At No.8 Bentinck Street, it was a Scottish Brewers or Mckewan's house, run by a Jockey and Thelma White before it closed in 1974.  It's pictured above amongst the ruins in 1968 on the Cawdor Street side.  When Arthur Brougham took the above photo in 1968 he noticed there was a sign saying 'Pub Still Open'.

Star, Bentinck Street. (c) Alan Winfield with permission.

After the old Star Inn was demolished, a new Star Inn estate-style pub was built on the same spot in in 1975 by Scottish Brewers [2].  This pub is still fondly remembered by older Mancunians but it was demolished after too few years, probably at some point in the 1990s.  Benticnk Street doesn't meet up with Chester Road any more, and the old location of the pubs is hidden from view of the main road.

Former location of the Star Inn, Bentinck Street. (c) Google 2014. View Larger Map.

1. The Old Pubs of Hulme Manchester (1) 1770-1930, Bob Potts (1983).
2. The Old Pubs of Hulme and Chorlton-on-Medlock, Bob Potts (1997).

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