Pubs of Manchester

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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Dolphin Inn, Stretford Road

Dolphin Inn, Stretford Road, Hulme. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image [1].

Pictured at the archives in 1955, the Dolphin Inn stood at No.72 Stretford Road on the corner of Medlock Street in Hulme [2].  It was a Walker Cains house for a time, the Liverpool brewery, which was quite unusual for Manchester.  It was also owned by Hardy's Crown brewery and sold Bass ales.  The Dolphin opened in about 1840 [3] and closed in 1966 [2], presumably to make way for the Mancunian Way which now passes just to the west of where the pub stood.

Former location of the Dolphin Inn, Streford Road. (c) Google 2014. View Larger Map.

Medlock Street used to continue south to meet Stretford Road here, in the shadow of the Hulme Arch, a local landmark soon to be immortalised on the cover of Manchester group, The Distractions', long-awaited boxset,  'Parabolically Yours' [4].

Parabolically Yours, The Distractions. (c) [4].

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

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