Regent, Regent Road, Salford. (c) Paul Wilson with posthumous permission .
The Regent was an estate-style pub opened by Whitbread after they decided to rebuild their Regent Hotel, which was lost to the Ordsall rebuild of the 1970s. Part of this scheme was the widening of Regent Road, so the replacement pub was set back a little from the main road. On the 5th of April 1977 the old Regent Hotel closed and the new Regent opened. Sadly the new estate boozer only lasted 13 years, closing in 1990 and by 1992 had become a Burger King outlet, which remained for a few years. The rather disastrous Ordsall rebuild was fixed by wiping pretty much all remaining character from Regent Road, which is one of many depressed and depressing thoroughfares into the city centre that Manchester and Salford boasts.
Former location of Regent, Regent Road. (c) Google 2014. View Larger Map.
1. Salford Pubs of the 70s - www.flickr.com/photos/61756486@N05/6319364692.
2. Salford Pubs Part Two: Including Islington, Ordsall Lane and Ordsall, Oldfield Road, Regent Road and Broughton, Neil Richardson (2003).