Pubs of Manchester

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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Fox Inn, Old Market Street

Fox Inn, Old Market Street, Blackley. (c) Roger Hall [1].

The Fox is a standard Joseph Holt's house on Old Market Street in Blackley, but this isn't the original pub.  As pictured in Roger Hall's book (spot the outside urinal!) [1], the old Fox Inn was part of a row of cottages and may have been known as the Turf for a time, after the horses races which were hold on the fields behind Exchange Street.  The Fox Inn was licensed in 1860 and was bought by Holt's in 1875, and they built a new Fox when the cottages were demolished [1].

Fox Inn, Old Market Street, Blackley. (c) Roger Hall [1].

1. The Pubs of Blackley, Roger Hall (1980).

1 comment:

  1. The top Derby on Rochdale Road was formerly known as the Turf Tavern before Daniel Lees became bankrupt in 1856 and the premises were taken over by Thomas Bell.