Pubs of Manchester

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Sunday, 6 April 2014

Brunswick, Grey Mare Lane

Brunswick, Grey Mare Lane, Beswick. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image [1].

The Brunswick was a Wilsons house on the corner of Gillingham Street and Grey Mare Lane in Beswick.  Seen here in 1963, the Brunswick's old side door was bricked up and the pub was looking in a state of disrepair, at least externally, but looked a bit better from the rear.  Gillingham Street appears to once have run off Grey Mare Lane, roughly where the new Beswick Library is.  This means that the old Bobbin estate pub might have been the Brunswick's replacement during the relatively brief existence of Fort Beswick.


  1. I was wondering whether all that brickwork was in fact new and the pub was being refurbished - the extensions at the back look pretty new,

  2. It was indeed being refurbished, the brickwork reflecting the new windows and relocation of the main door. The pub was completely refurbished and the internal layout totally changed around 1964-65. The lower part of the walls being finished with a mosaic tiling but finished pictures are hard to find.