Pubs of Manchester

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Saturday, 15 August 2015

Hare & Hounds, Church Street

Hare & Hounds, Church Street, Eccles. (c) Tony Flynn [1].

The Hare & Hounds opened at Eccles Cross on Church Street in the 1770s. It is first recorded in the 1800 Alehouse Register as being run by Sarah Hunter, before passing to Samuel Wood later that century [1].

Hare & Hounds, Church Street. (c) Tony Flynn [1]. 

The pub hosted Anti-Corn Law meetings in the 1840s, and a few decades later was also headquarters of the Eccles Harriers, the local Orange Lodge and Eccles Young Men's Band. The pub was owned by John Wagstaffe's Lion Brewery of Hulme in 1898, and later Walker & Homfrays [1].

Hare & Hounds, Church Street. (c) Good Pub Guide.

Having passed to Wilsons Brewery of Newton Heath, in 1971 the Hare & Hounds expanded into the cafe next door [1] and remained open for a further 37 years [2].

Hare & Hounds, Church Street. (c) Peter Ashworth at Closed Pubs [2].

In 2008 the Hare & Hounds sadly closed its doors and has been used as a discount store in recent years [2].

Hare & Hounds, Church Street. (c) Google 2015. View Larger Map.

The Bulls Head opposite and Nags Head (old Fox Vaults) next door to the old Hare & Hounds are still serving at the start of the pedestrianised section of Church Street.

Hare & Hounds, Church Street. (c) Tony Flynn [1]. 

1. A History of the Pubs of Eccles, Tony Flynn (1983).