Barleycorn, Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury. (c) novaloca.
The Barleycorn on Barlow Moor Road in Didsbury closed its doors in ealy 2009 but reopened as Albert's restaurant after a significant facelift about about 18 months later. Frequented in its later years by local celebrities such as Kevin 'Curly Watts' Kennedy and pool-playing Pablo Zabaleta , the Barleycorn had a reputation for being rough towards the end - "comfortably the area's worst pub."
Albert's, Barlow Moor Road. (c) findthepostcode.
The Barleycorn was previously known the Didsbury Lodge (here in 1974) as Hotel El Morocco with a casino  in the 1950s and '60s (here in 1961), and before that, it was the Chimes Hotel . The Barleycorn had a cellar bar as well, the entrance to which has been blocked off by the owners of Albert's (who also have Albert's Shed in Castlefield).
Barleycorn, Barlow Moor Road. (c) novaloca.