Pubs of Manchester

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Monday, 29 September 2014

Bull Inn / Woosters / Old Bull, Fog Lane

Old Bull, Fog Lane, Burnage. (c) Alan Winfield with permission.

The Bull Inn was a huge pub at the bottom end of Fog Lane in Burnage.  Today Fog Lane ends at Kingsway but before the A34 was built, it carried on a bit further and the pub was on the corner of Burnage Lane.  The Bull Inn is shown in 1905, 1959 and 1970 as a Hardy's Crown Ales house at the Manchester council's archives.

Bull Inn, Fog Lane, Burnage. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image [1].

In the mid-1970s the pub was ridiculously renamed Woosters under Toby Inns, as shown here in 1975.  The pub reverted back to the Bull, though as the Old Bull, as described by Alan Winfield in 1993 when it was a Bass house [2].


  1. It had quite a dramatic external makeover between 1970 and 1975 - I had always thought of it as a relatively modern pub. I remember going in once on a CAMRA pub crawl and the licensee explaining that his Stones Bitter was keg, but the Toby Light was tank.

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