Pubs of Manchester

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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Church Inn, Hilton Street

Church Inn, Hilton Street, Broughton. (c) Paul Wilson with posthumous permission.

The Church Inn on Hilton Street North in Broughton has recently closed its doors as a pub for the last time.  Opening in the 1860s, the Church Inn became a Boddington's house in the 1890s, and was modernised by the brewery in 1980 [1].

Church Inn, Hilton Street North. (c) Pugh Auctions.

At some stage the address changed to No.146 Hilton Street North, but the Church survived redevelopment of the area.  Sadly it did not survive the modern pressures put upon inner city pubs of mod-cons, high prices, health scares, the smoking ban, etc.

Church Inn, Hilton Street North. (c) Pugh Auctions.

The Church Inn was up for sale recently and appears to have been taken over by some obscure church group (rather apt), called 'His Presence Assembly'. 

Former Church Inn, Hilton Street North. (c) Google 2014. View Larger Map.

Note how its "FREE HOUSE" sign has been cheekily changed to "HIS HOUSE", although they've retained the old Boddingtons bitter sign.

Church Inn, Hilton Street North. (c) Pugh Auctions.

1. Salford Pubs - Part Two: Including Islington, Ordsall Lane and Ordsall, Oldfield Road, Regent Road and Broughton, Neil Richardson (2003).

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