Visit Salford | Indulge in the city!
Enjoy a half where Marx and Engels discussed the plight of the working classes or pop in for a pint by the riverside haunt of a local hero.
There are probably a hundred or more other pubs worth a visit in the city and half of the fun is discovering them and their stories for yourself - but below are some for starters.
Crescent, Salford M5 4PF
Tel: 0161 736 5600
The Crescent website
The pub occupies part of a row of houses and has its origins in licensed dining rooms which opened in the 1860s. This is a long time Good Beer Guide regular with the widest range of ales in Salford and it also hosts regular beer festivals. Serves homely food at value for money prices (specialising in excellent curries) and a vegetarian option is always available.This Grade II listed building has an open fire in the winter and is very popular with Salford University staff and students as well as with locals and real ale aficionados from far and wide. It is also the proud owner of the title 'Manchester Food and Drink Festival Pub of the Year 2004'.
Bloom Street, Salford M3 6AN
Tel: 0161 839 8726
The Kings Arms website
The pub was built in the 1870s to replace an older Kings Arms which stood on the other side of the street and which was pulled down to make way for the building of Salford Corporation's gas offices. The decorative exterior features an elaborate representation of the royal arms high above the door.The King's Arms took the mantle of "Manchester Food and Drink Festival Pub of the Year" from The Crescent in 2005.The pub has often been used for filming TV dramas and is also home of the pioneering Studio Salford.
The New Oxford
Bexley Square, off Chapel Street, Salford M3 6BD
Tel: 0161 832 7082
The New Oxford website
Award winning continental real ale bar offering a warm and friendly welcome and traditional home cooked food. With regular beer festivals, quiz nights and live music, The New Oxford was CAMRA Greater Manchester Pub of the Year 2007 and won fifth place in the national CAMRA awards 2007.
Stanley Street, Salford M3 5EJ
Tel: 0161 832 4080
The Mark Addy website
An unusual setting on the former landing stage for the passenger boats on the rivers Irwell and Mersey. This pub with its barrel-vaulted ceiling and pleasant beer garden on the riverside is very popular with tourists and is right on the border with our sister city, Manchester. The name commemorates a real local hero and his story is well documented at the pub.
Robert Owen Brown, who is now universally referred to as the ‘maverick chef', heads up the kitchen with his down to earth cooking. Robert has a number of unusual signature dishes served alongside a variety of regional classics and daily specials created using the finest and freshest local produce. The celebrated cheese and pate boards are a real favourite and a choice of four real ales are available, together with a quality wine list designed to complement the high standards of the kitchen.
Regent Street, Eccles M30 0BP
Tel: 0161 834 3285
Built in 1906, the very finest pub in the modern day city of Salford is probably the palatial Lamb. This pub is a "must visit" not only for its excellent beer but also to admire its exquisite Edwardian splendour. It has the original mahogany bar, acidetched glass and art nouveau tiles and is the last pub in Salford to have a full sized snooker table. A very short stagger from the Eccles Metrolink interchange. Regularly featured in the Good Beer Guide.
Liverpool Road, Eccles M30 0ND
Tel: 0161 707 5184
First licensed in 1864, this is a fine example of a street corner local - in fact the White Lion is used as an example of this genre in the beer writer Michael Jackson's book "The English Pub". It is a three room pub with the tiny vault having been extended by enlarging into a smaller back room. The music room has a piano which is still used for sing-a-long nights. Frequently in the Good Beer Guide.
Liverpool Road, Eccles M30 7HD
Tel: 0161 789 6971
Rebuilt in 1903 on the site of the previous pub, this is a fine example of Joseph Holt Edwardian architecture, with a magnificent staircase, mahogany bar work and acid etched bar windows. It cost just £3,500 to build! Frequently in the Good Beer Guide.
2 Stablefold, Worsley M28 2ED
Tel: 0161 728 6157
Barton Arms website
Extremely popular pub with a great atmosphere during both warm summer evenings and cosy winter nights. Offering a large selection of lagers and guest ales as well as tempting lite bites or main meals from their well-priced food menu. It is the perfect place to start or end the night.
Ellenbrook Road, Worsley M28 1ES
Tel: 0161 702 7246
The Woodside website
Friendly and welcoming family pub, set in an attractive old house with outside seating and decking area. The Woodside is well known for its food and extensive menu with daily specials - the Sunday lunch is particularly popular.
Worsley Brow, Worsley M28 2QX
Tel: 0161 703 7733
Former gatehouse to the lodge of Worsley New Hall and the former residence of the Earl of Bridgewater was changed into a pub in March 1998. Named after the 3rd Duke's agent (who was in charge of the construction of the famous underground canals in the area), this traditional family pub serves wonderful, home made food and is well-known for its Sunday carvery (from 12.00 to 7.00pm). The cosy atmosphere of this pub is enhanced by the three open fires which roar in the winter months! More pubs and restaurants in Worsley.
The Coach and Horses
Liverpool Road, Cadishead M44 5DB
Tel: 0161 776 1626
The Coach and Horses is certainly the oldest pub in Cadishead and indeed is one of the oldest in the whole area. It was first known as Smith's Ale House in 1715 but by 1772 it had become the White Lion. It gained its present name in 1792 and in the course of its history was once the mail house before the Post Office was built.
The Star Inn
2 Back Hope St, Salford M7 2FR
Tel: 0161 792 4184
The Star Inn website
When Robinsons brewery called time on the Star Inn the regulars formed a co-operative and bought their much loved local at auction. It became Britain's first urban co-operatively owned pub, serving Salford's own Bazens' Star Ale.
The Black Lion
65 Chapel Street, Salford, M3 5BZ
Tel: 0161 839 9882
The Black Lion website
Boutique beers, real ales, goliath burgers and home to the John Cooper Clarke Theatre for gigs, theatre and cinema.
Find out more about the history of some of Salford's finest drinking establishments with our fascinating Chapel Street and Eccles Ale Trails.