Salford

Campaign for Real Ale

Pub Guide

All real ale pubs and clubs in the Salford Branch area are shown on the following map, and listed below. A very small number of pubs on the map and list may be closed temporarily, awaiting re-letting or sale. This will usually be indicated on that pub's Whatpub entry. If you notice one not so indicated, please let us know via its Whatpub entry.

  • Boothstown
    • Coal & Cotton 44 Leigh Road Boothstown M28 1LR Telephone(0161) 790 0944

      Used to be known as the Greyhound and refurbished and renamed the Coal and Cotton in November 2019. Built in the area of Greyhound Farm in the mid 19th century. It is a compact red brick building and from the front looks like it may have been two houses knocked into one. However to it is extended to the left hand side and the rear. Small beer garden at the front and car park to the rear. Includes a gin distillery.

    • Moorings 2 Quayside Close Boothstown M28 1YB Telephone(0161) 703 8895

      Large and modern canal side pub adjacent to Boothstown Marina. Multi room and split level areas with emphasis on food. Outdoor area overlooks the historic Bridgewater Canal. The pub has recently been renovated and is now operating under the Greenking Fayre and Square brand.

    • Royal British Legion Victoria Street Boothstown M28 1HQ Telephone(0161) 790 2928

      A large and friendly club which is welcoming to non-members. A lounge is to the right of the entrance and leads to a large games and television room. A large function room to the rear. Large garden to the rear for summer drinking. Live entertainment and a beer festival in November. The steward and stewardess have been awarded the Queen's medal for voluntary service. It is a regular winner of the Club Mirror awards and local CAMRA branch Club of the Year.

    • Royal Oak 18-20 Leigh Road Boothstown M28 1LZ Telephone(0161) 703 8582

      A thriving and friendly community pub comprising three rooms. A small cosy room to the left of the entrance leading up to a larger room sometimes hosting live music events, discos and darts. A vault to the right right has a fire for the colder weather and a dartboard. There is no food generally but there are nine types of pork pie available!

  • Cadishead
    • Cadishead Conservative Club Grange Place Cadishead M44 5UN Telephone(0161) 775 2433

      Irlam Conservative Club started selling Joseph Holt Bitter in summer 2015.

    • Grocers 152a Liverpool Road Cadishead M44 5DD Telephone07950 522468

      This micropub is the 2020 local CAMRA branch pub and cider pub of the year. One room and no bar, the beers are brought to you by the proprietor from a separate air chilled room. The lack of TV, jukebox or other electronic entertainment ensure that conversation is king. This pub may close early if quiet. One handpull and two beers on gravity, three ciders or perries. There is a yard to the rear for outside drinking.

  • Clifton
    • Clifton Cricket Club Manchester Road Clifton M27 6NB Telephone(0161) 794 5817

      See website.

    • Golden Lion 136 Manchester Road Clifton M27 6PE Telephone(0161) 794 3016

      Joseph Holt pub selling bitter and seasonal beer. Mainly a food pub after major refurbishment in 2008.

    • Robin Hood 180 Manchester Road Clifton M27 6PE Telephone(0161) 794 2906

      The single cask beer on offer rotates, often either Landlord, Wainwright or Adnams. Part of the Flaming Grill brand of M & B pubs. Handy for M60 junction to or from the east. Wednesday is quiz night, Saturday night alternates between DJ and live band.

  • Eccles
    • Eccles Cross 13 Regent Street Eccles M30 0BP Telephone(0161) 788 0414

      A popular pub very handy for all the town centre amenities. Housed in the former New Regent cinema, built in 1920, it still retains its fine brick and stone frontage. The bar, along the right hand wall serves this open plan pub. However, it is divided into four distinct areas on different levels, giving it more character. Part of the J D Wetherspoon estate. Opens 8am for service of food, alcohol available from 9am. A refurbishment in late November 2015 included a repaint making the pubs interior appear much lighter along with extra seating.

    • Lamb Hotel 33 Regent Street Eccles M30 0BP Telephone07827 850252

      Grade II listed classic red-brick and terracotta Joseph Holt Edwardian pub of 1906. Vault to right on entry served by the central bar. The other side of the bar serves a lobby that leads to lounges and the still used Billiard Room. Interior consists of Jacobean style door surrounds, Terrazo floor and a dado of green tiles leading to a screened, curved mahogany bar featuring polished brass and exquisite etched glass. The billiard room features raised seating and a full-sized, original Burroughes and Watts table. The pub has featured in several television dramas.

    • Nags Head 41 Church Street Eccles M30 0BJ Telephone(0161) 707 5182

      Real ale introduced after a refurbishment in April 2015. The pub is popular with locals and has TVs showing sports throughout. A small front room is served by a bar which also runs along the left side of the pub. It then opens out into a larger room at the rear as well as a small beer garden.

    • Northern Type 20 Church Street Eccles M30 0DF

      Micro Bar opened in December 2016 in former newsagent shop. Sells a range of locally brewed bottled beers, including bottle conditioned. There are also six craft beer lines selling one lager and up to five ales including at least one dark beer. Licensees are friendly and enthusiastic about the beers they sell. A radio plays music on the bar but this does not intrude on the friendly conversation that is welcomed among customers. There is usually a box of real cider and some bottles available. No cask ale.

    • Old Bulls Head 74 Church Street Eccles M30 0DA Telephone(0161) 707 0735

      Joseph Holt town centre pub next to Eccles Cross. Refurbished front changed from mosaic tiles to wooden cladding in late 1990's. The central bar serves the lounge on the right and the vault on the left. Generally busier during the day but quieter in the evenings. Sells Holt Bitter and Seasonal beer.

  • Ellenbrook
    • Boundary Stone Bridgewater Road Ellenbrook M28 1AD Telephone(0161) 703 8480

      A relatively modern building in keeping with the surrounding estates whose community it serves. The Boundary Stone is loosely divided into a number of distinct areas all serviced by a long bar. Several TVs adorn the walls for sport enthusiasts, and food is served all day with families welcomed. One regular ale is always served and up to two guest ales are available, usually from Jennings, Ringwood and Wychwood. There is a beer garden to the rear and a good sized car park.

    • Woodside 501 Ellenbrook Road Ellenbrook M28 1ES Telephone(0161) 702 7246

      Large pub just off the East Lancs Road. Majors on food but sells up to four real ales in a separate bar area. Formerly a private house for the managers of local collieries. An outside barbecue bar has recently been added. Please note that pub and car park access is from Newearth Road.

  • Higher Broughton
    • Star Inn 2 Back Hope Street Higher Broughton M7 2FR Telephone(0161) 792 4184

      UK's first urban pub cooperative to be owned and run by its customers and is now a brew pub. Although in a small back street the pub looks like a Devon country inn. Inside it's no less welcoming. A tiny bar vault gives onto a lounge with attractive bay windows. A back room is mainly used as an over-spill, which happens often since the takeover by locals in 2009. Won Salford CAMRA branch ‘Neil Richardson’ award for a fine example of a traditional unspoilt pub in 2009.

  • Hope
    • Royal Sovereign 226 Eccles Old Road Hope M6 8AG Telephone(0161) 707 6178

      Although this is a Cask Marque pub and has two hand pumps, please note that the availability of real ale is inconsistent. Convenient for visitors to Salford Royal (formerly Hope) Hospital. Especially popular amongst the younger drinkers of the Weaste area. Changed name from 'Hope' to 'Royal Sovereign' in late 2015. Note then when ordering a half pint the price may be significantly more than half of the full-pint price.

  • Irlam
    • 1923 at Irlam Station House Station Road Irlam M44 5ZR Telephone(0161) 222 1923

      1923 at Irlam Station House opened in the long closed station buildings on 26/03/2015. Following requests from their locals cask ale was introduced in early July. The one hand-pump is offering a couple of changing beers each week, currently from Robinsons.

    • Boat House Inn Ferry Road Irlam M44 6DN Telephone(0161) 775 2206

      Large pub set beside an isolated part of the old River Irwell cut off when the Manchester Ship Canal was built. It has a conservatory and small patio area at the back overlooking the water, also there is a large beer garden to the side. The inside is split up with the Vault having a dart board and TV for showing sporting events. This is a community pub that sells food throughout the day but also caters for those who just want a realxing pint. Pictures showing the history of the area, including the building of the canal adorn the walls.

    • Irlam Steel Recreation & Social Club Liverpool Road, Irlam Irlam M44 6AJ Telephone(0161) 775 2346

      Former steelworks club given to the members by British Steel Corporation. Now owned and run by its 800 members. Has its own bowling greens, football and cricket pitches as well as indoor sports such as snooker, darts and dominos.

  • Irlams o' th' Height
    • Red Lion 279 Bolton Road Irlams o' th' Height M6 7GU Telephone(0161) 736 9680

      Built in an unusual style incorporating brick stone and wood this is a Joseph Holt pub. Has live entertainment as well as darts and pool. There is a beer garden and parking to the rear.

    • Waggon & Horses 367 Bolton Road Irlams o' th' Height M6 7NJ Telephone(0161) 743 9231

      A relatively modern red brick Joseph Holt pub with vault and lounge.

    • Wellington Inn 345 Bolton Road Irlams o' th' Height M6 7GU Telephone(0161) 745 8288

      This Joseph Holt pub was rebuilt in 1973 close to a parade of shops. It is a red brick and fairly undistinguished building. However the inside is more traditional with four rooms, a lobby leading to the front Lounge with adjacent Snug to the right. The vault is to the rear of the bar servery.

  • Langworthy
    • Ashley Brook 517 Liverpool Street Langworthy M6 5GY Telephone(0161) 737 7072

      Relatively modern Joseph Holt estate pub serving the local community. A central bar serves a large lounge on the right and large vault on the left.

  • Little Hulton
    • Duke's Gate 287 Clegg's Lane Little Hulton M38 9NJ Telephone(0161) 799 9560

      Joseph Holt pub that celebrated its 25th anniversary in late 2011. Community pub with outdoor area.

    • Little Hulton Conservative Club 1 Armitage Avenue Little Hulton M38 0EH Telephone(0161) 790 4285

      Members only club selling two regularly changing real ales.

  • Monton
    • Blue Bell 41 Monton Green Monton M30 9LL Telephone(0161) 707 6282

      Bought by J W Lees then closed and refurbished this pub reopened on 21st June 2013. Has six hand pumps selling four real ales where for a number of years there were none. Opens daily at 9am for breakfast but no alcohol served until noon.

    • Malt Dog 169 Monton Road Monton M30 9GS Telephone07541 553646

      Converted from a former jewellery shop in June 2013, this bar sells up to three changing guest beers. There is also the choice of a large selection of bottled beers and cans from around the world. There is a small bar at the rear. There is a further room upstairs which often hosts music events. A popular and thriving part of the Monton village scene. Toilet only accessible via steep stairs.

    • Monton Sports Club Welbeck Road Monton M30 9EH Telephone(0161) 789 0377

      Club steward is an experienced and enthusiastic supporter of cask beer. The club has a beer tie to J W Lees. Selection of sports including cricket, lacrosse, squash and tennis. Underwent major refurbishment in 2011. CAMRA members are welcome at weekends. Mon-Fri opens 6-11 in Summer.

    • Monton Tap 165 Monton Road Monton M30 9GS Telephone07413 487560

      A converted shop premises now sporting a long room with a bar at the top end. Opened in April 2018 it has become a popular venue serving three ever changing cask ales - usually including an IPA and a dark beer. It is located opposite the Park and next but one to the Malt Dog. There is also a range of key-keg lagers and beers.

    • Park 142 Monton Road, Eccles Monton M30 9QD Telephone(0161) 789 5021

      The former Park Hotel was recently refurbished in cafe bar style. Front of pub opens up to a patio in good weather to fit in with the local vibrant cafe bar scene. It is now branded by Holt Brewery as a "modern community ale house" simply known as "The Park".The central bar serves a large lounge on the left and a vault to the right. There is a lot of exposed brick work and timber. There are various types of low and high seating. A range of hot and cold sandwiches as well as soup are now served throughout the day. There are darts teams and sport on various TVs. The Bridgewater Canal mural moved from the now disappeared snug is high on the wall at the rear of the lounge.

    • Waterside 1 Parrin Lane Monton M30 8AN Telephone(0161) 788 8788

      Smart canal side restaurant with a small bar area in a former off licence. It is hidden from the main road at the side of Monton Bridge but fronts onto the canal towpath providing a relaxing garden area. Started to sell real ale again in late 2011 and has one rotating guest ale. Please note that although normally closed on a Monday it is open on Bank Holiday Mondays.

  • Moorside
    • Moorside Farm Moorside Road Moorside M27 9LD Telephone(0161) 478 9676

      Set back from and slightly lower than Moorside Road this pub may well be housed in former farm cottages. The front and sides are whitewashed. On entry through the porch there is a large open lounge.

  • New Windsor
    • Union Tavern 105 Liverpool Street New Windsor M5 4LG Telephone(0161) 737 6831

      A first-rate example of a traditional Victorian Salford street-corner local, this pub is one of the last survivors of its kind. Extended into the adjoining property many decades ago, but otherwise almost unchanged. The surrounding area is undergoing extensive residential development. This tiled marvel comprises a lounge to the left and a vault, plus a pool room at the rear, all served from a central bar. The walls are adorned with photographs and memorabilia of Manchester United and the Munich Air Crash. There is a collection of pictures of now closed and demolished local pubs.

  • Patricroft
    • Bird In Hand 304 Liverpool Road Patricroft M30 0RY Telephone(0161) 211 6478

      Busy Joseph Holt four roomed pub with separate bar area for the vault to the right as you go in. The central lobby in front of the bar leads to the snug, the lounge with telly and the pool room.

    • Bridgewater 264 Liverpool Road, Eccles Patricroft M30 0RZ Telephone(0161) 707 9413

      Central bar serves a long lounge and slightly shorter vault.

    • Queens Arms Green Lane Patricroft M30 0SH Telephone(0161) 789 2019

      Traditional pub, Grade II listed at the instigation of the local CAMRA branch. Built in 1828 in as a refreshment stop in readiness for the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, it lays claim to be the world's first railway pub. It was renamed after Queen Victoria visited Salford in 1851. The bar serves a comfortable lounge to the rear, a vault and (across a lobby), a homely parlour. Won local CAMRA branch ‘Neil Richardson’ award for a fine example of a traditional unspoilt pub in 2010 and 2016. Known locally as the 'Top House'.

    • Stanley Arms 295 Liverpool Road Patricroft M30 0QN Telephone07833 092341

      A small 1920's street corner local with etched windows. When you enter through the side door on Eliza Ann Street trun right into the vault or straight on into the lobby-corridor. The tiled corridor leads to two comfortable rooms, the rear one with a replica cast iron range. Notice the old bell push switches built into the seating once used to summon a waiter and the interesting photographs of early local scenes. Awarded Grade II listed status in April 2014. Won Salford CAMRA branch ‘Neil Richardson’ award for a fine example of a traditional unspoilt pub in 2008.

    • Wangies 303 Liverpool Road Patricroft M30 0QN Telephone07738 178984

      This was originally 'The Oddfellows' but was always known locally as 'Wangies', hence the name change. A change of management in 2010 has led to the reintroduction of real ale in this former Greenalls pub. There are up to three regularly changing guest beers available. Regular live music at weekend. The pub is separated into four areas with two lounges at the front and a pool table in one of the back rooms.

  • Peel Green
    • Barley Farm Stadium Way Peel Green M30 7EY Telephone(0161) 707 6807

      New build opened on 7th September 2015 next to A J Bell rugby stadium. Three regular beers from the Greene King stable. Part of the groups Farmhouse Inn brand it majors on food with a carvery and a la carte menus.

    • Eccles RFC Gorton Street Peel Green M30 7LZ Telephone(0161) 789 2613

      Club house of Eccles Rugby (Union) Football Club, however visitors, including CAMRA members, are always welcome so long as they sign in. The club has embraced real ale with one regular and at least two guest beers on. The opening hours shown apply during the playing season. Out of season there are often weekend activities. It is recommended to check with the club before going along. Road access via Gorton Street only, pedestrian access via Gorton Street, Guilford Road or footpath adjacent to railway. Salford Branch Club of the Year 2016 (see picture).

    • Grapes 439 Liverpool Road Peel Green M30 7HD Telephone(0161) 789 6971

      This is a grade II listed CAMRA heritage pub with an interior of national importance. Between 1903 and 1906 the Joseph Holt Brewery built three impressive pubs in the Eccles area; the pub has hardly changed since. Mahogany, etched glass and green tiling make this a sumptuous feast for the eyes. A central drinking lobby serves the bar, parlour and smoke room. A vault and billiard room are also present. Pubs this spacious and opulent are few and far between.

  • Pendlebury
    • Henry Boddington 219 Bolton Road, Swinton Pendlebury M27 8TG Telephone(0161) 736 5143

      Large pub in a mock Tudor style and now with Premier Inns accommodation attached. Majors on food.

    • Lord Nelson 653 Bolton Road Pendlebury M27 4EJ Telephone(0161) 794 3648

      Large two room pub with a dividing central bar, typical of many built in the late sixties. The capacious vault has a pool table and large screen TV. The even bigger lounge, with a stage, more resembles a club room, though one corner is tucked away to provide a sort of 'snug'. The pub can get very busy at times.

    • Newmarket Inn 621 Bolton Road Pendlebury M27 4EJ Telephone(0161) 794 3650

      Detached red brick building on the main road through Pendlebury. This is a Joseph Holt pub selling bitter only. The vault and bar are to the right as you enter and to the left is a long lounge. It has its own small car park behind a bill board to the right of the pub.

    • Pendlebury Social Club 609 Bolton Road Pendlebury M27 4EJ Telephone(0161) 281 7293

      Reported at the end of May 2018 they they serve Bass Draught.

  • Pendleton
    • Winston Churchill Way Pendleton M6 5BU Telephone(0161) 736 1239

      A central bar serves a large vault to the right and large lounge to the left. This is the only surviving pub from what was once the Hanky Park area. Hanky Park once boasted fifty pubs and 7500 residents in its 7 acres. TV in both rooms. Holt Bitter only.

  • Salford
    • Black Lion Hotel 65 Chapel Street Salford M3 5BZ Telephone(0161) 637 6960

      Reopened May 2016 after refurbishment. Imposing curver fronted building on main road junction opposite Sacred Trinity Church. Birthplace of the Showmen's Guild of Great Britain. Serving two regular Lees real ales. Pool table in raised room to left of bar. Loud music on juke box.

    • Eagle Inn 18-19 Collier Street Salford M3 7DW Telephone(0161) 819 5002

      A hidden gem which has recently been repolished yet keeps its traditional back street boozer appeal. For historical reasons it is commonly known to the locals as the Lamp Oil. Three small rooms off a central corridor with a central bar. It is a Grade II listed building dating from 1902. There is a fine terracotta plaque of an eagle with the name above the door. Noted as having been the last beer only house in the area. The attached cottage next door has been converted into a live music venue that opened in October 2013. Handy for Manchester Arena. Won Salford CAMRA branch ‘Neil Richardson’ award for a fine example of a traditional unspoilt pub in 2020. The surrounding area is undergoing substantial redevelopment. Warning: The Eagle Inn employs differential pricing where two half pints can cost more than a single pint.

    • Egerton Arms Hotel 2 Gore Street Salford M3 5FP Telephone(0161) 834 7072

      There has been a pub on this site since at least 1841. Now a free house that changed hands in December 2015. Sells Holt Bitter, Oakham Citra and some guest beers. A red bricked Edwardian two-roomed local very handy for Salford central station. There is a pool table & TV in the vault to the left as you go in. Food is available at lunch times in the larger lounge to the right of the bar. Good value curry night on a Wednesday with a meat and vegetarian option. Accommodation is available - there are seven letting rooms. See website for details.

    • Kings Arms 11 Bloom Street Salford M3 6AN Telephone(0161) 832 3605

      An impressive Grade II listed red brick building dating from 1879. The original 1807 pub was across the road where the former gas offices now stand. The pub name is in mosaic above the door and a carved Royal Arms is situated high above this. The entry corridor passes a decent sized snug. The main lounge is on the right which is an oval room with the main bar. Another corridor off to the left leads to the beer garden. The upstairs room is host to film shows and music and is home to Studio Salford a voluntary art and performance group. The snug is host to a popular knitting club on Monday evenings.

    • Marble Tap Room 7 Boston Court Salford M50 2GN Telephone(0161) 819 2694

      Spacious tap room at Marble's new brewery site. Tap room adjoins the brewery with full view of the brewery and brewers at work. Three hand pumps although all may not be serving. Eight keg fonts on back bar wall. Selection of cans and bottles available to drink on site or take away. Jukebox. Also opens on Manchester United home game days.

    • New Oxford 11 Bexley Square Salford M3 6DB Telephone(0161) 832 7082

      A two-roomed recently refurbished corner-house dating from the 1830's with a modernised interior. A winner of many awards, the main feature being the20 handpump and24 font central bar. The 17 cask ales are sourced regionally with usually at least two dark beers on offer. The other three handpumps are for cider or perry; one from Thatchers plus two guests. There are also around 200 bottled Belgium beers available. Good value lunches are served Monday to Friday until 3pm.

    • Old Pint Pot 2 Adelphi Street Salford M3 6EN Telephone(0161) 839 7958

      This is quite a large pub on a split level with a long bar downstairs. It is a relatively modern building in contrast to those around it and serves the student community of Salford University. There is an outside terrace with views over the horseshoe bend of the River Irwell which the 'Crescent' is built on. Came back into the real ale fold in 2010. There are six hand pumps selling Marston's Pedigree, a house beer and up to four changing guest beers.

    • Rovers Return 91 Chapel Street Salford M3 5DF Telephone(0161) 971 5344

      Formerly the Lord Nelson this is a traditional local housed in a 200-year old building. This one-roomed L-shaped pub is deceptively large; the impressive bar is in front of you upon entering with original tiles and woodwork still intact. There is an unusual rail around the pub wall consisting of two strips of wood and mirror creating an unusual effect. There is a TV in the small area to the right of the entrance and a pool table at the far end of the pub. There are no frills here and although this pub is one of a dying breed. A refurbishment in 2020 has cleaned and brighten the pub but it has not lost any of its character. The current revitalisation of Chapel Street will lead hopefully to a brighter future. It may close early if not busy.

    • Salford Arms Hotel 146 Chapel Street Salford M3 6AF Telephone(0161) 288 8883

      A welcoming establishment that is also an eight bedroom hotel. Tiled entrance from Bloom Street with function room to right. Ahead is the main bar with semi open-plan layout. Both areas have TV screens for sport. Walls hung with prints, newspaper cuttings and 78rpm records. Events include a quiz on a Tuesday and language exchange on a Wednesday. Sells up to six changing guest beers usually with a range of light and dark beers. Very handy for Salford central Station.

    • Seven Bro7hers Beerhouse Unit 2, Lockgate Square Salford M5 4YU Telephone(0161) 228 2404

      Opened in December 2019 as a showcase for Seven Bro7hers Brewery and Sis4ers Distillery. It has a contemporary feel in a large open space overlooking lock three of the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal. They have three hand pumps and a line of keg lines serving Seven Bro7hers beer plus guests. Food is also available.

    • University of Salford Atmosphere Bar & Kitchen University House, The Crescent Salford M5 4WT Telephone(0161) 351 5400

      Student Union Bar selling three real ales. Open weekdays only from 0830 for food, 1100 for alcohol. Students only but guests with students are allowed.

  • Salford Quays
    • Beer Studio 30 Kansas Avenue Salford Quays M50 2GL Telephone(0161) 226 1317

      Part of Hydes Brewery that brews limited run beers. Visits can be arranged.

    • Craftbrew Unit 1, Digital World Centre, 1 Lowry Plaza, The Quays Salford Quays M50 3UB

      Smart modern bar opened on 14th December 2013. Large L S Lowry style mural adorns one wall. There are three real ales with a range usually selected from Brightside, Copper Dragon and Hawkshead. There is also a selection of bottled UK and continental bottled beers.

    • Dockyard Dockhouse, Media City Salford Quays M50 2EQ Telephone(0161) 713 3810

      New bar opened on 12th December 2013 and very handy for the BBC. 8 changing real ales available, mainly from local brewers plus bottled beers from US craft brewer Flying Dog. The regular house beer 'Dockyard Bitter' 3.7% is brewed by Joseph Holt. Note Salford's only table football. See the ground level cellar through a glass wall. A large screen on one wall shows old films. A variety of comfortable seating areas as well as more standard wooden chairs around tables. The interior has been described as 'Industrial Chique'.

    • Lime Lowry Outlet Mall Salford Quays M50 3AG Telephone(0161) 869 0440

      This is a modern bar and restaurant across the square for the Lowry Theatre and Art Gallery. It consists of one large open plan room divided into two areas. Upon entering the drinking area with raised seating is in front and to the right, the restaurant area is to the left and the bar is at the rear. There are three real ales available and bottled beers from Willow brewery and Affligem of Belgium as well as a large selection of cocktails. The main feature of the decor is a lot of use of copper as well as some prints of local musicians. Background music is not intrusive and the bar is popular with local office workers as well as tourists, theatre goers and shoppers. Closing hours may vary.

    • Matchstick Man Capital Quay Salford Quays M50 3WL Telephone(0161) 876 7463

      Reopened June 2012 as Matchstick Man. Branded as a 'Hungry Horse' pub selling Greene King IPA, Abbot Ale and Old Speckled Hen on handpump. The side closest to the metrolink stop is a mainly drinking area. The other larger area of the pub is given over to dining. There is also an upstairs area for dining.

    • Pier Eight Pier 8 Salford Quays M50 3AZ Telephone(0161) 876 2121

      Bar and restaurant opened November 26th 2015, within the Lowry Theatre. The stretched U-shaped bar serves a large comfortable lounge area with views onto Number 8 Dock and across the water to War Museum North. Here is a moderately-sized outside terrace for smokers and strollers. At one end of the open plan design a slightly raised area (five steps with adjacent ramp) is the restaurant area; meals are served here from noon till 9 pm with an afternoon break.

    • Quay House 11 The Quays Salford Quays M50 3SQ Telephone(0161) 872 4026

      This is a smart, modern and comfortable bar with a beefeater restaurant upstairs. Food is also available in the ground floor bar area which has a well laid out selection of raised and normal seating. There are various pictures of the Quays area around the pub as well as a few TVs on the walls. Started selling real ale again in late 2014 after a year's break.

  • Swinton
    • Albert's East Lancashire Road Swinton M27 0AA Telephone(0161) 794 1234

      Completely new building on the site of the New Ellesmere. Albert's opened in February 2014 and is a very modern restaurant and bar. Sells cask and keg beers from Brightside

    • Cricketers Arms 227 Manchester Road Swinton M27 4TT Telephone(0161) 209 6799

      Dating from around 1886, it is a small red brick pub selling on Holts bitter. The present building has seen many changes with the most recent of these coming courtesy of Joseph Holt's investment in its local estate.Consists of a central bar serving lounge on one side and vault on the other. It is a cosy, family pub with excellent hosts. There is music on weekend evenings with occasional live acts. Has featured the Joseph Holt 170 series beer range.

    • Farmer's Arms 160 Manchester Road Swinton M27 5TP Telephone(0161) 948 1315

      Interesting multi roomed pub known locally as the 'Red House'. The rooms are on the different levels with the raised vault at the front. Good value food served in the lounge area at the rear.

    • Last Orders 377 Chorley Road Swinton M27 6AY Telephone(0161) 794 7600

      Real ale on sale in early 2016.

    • Park Inn 135-137 Worsley Road (A572) Swinton M27 5SP Telephone(0161) 793 1568

      Dating from 1853 and has been a Holt’s pub since 1878 with a more recent inter-war mock-Tudor facade, this is a traditional local. There is a vault to the left and a larger Lounge to the right. Pub games are popular and both these rooms have Dartboards. There is a small and cosy snug behind the bar adorned with some interesting old photos of the local area. The pub mainly sells just the one beer, the ever-popular Bitter. However an occasional seasonal or other Holt beer can appear from time to time. Disabled access is via a ramp at the back.

    • White Horse Hotel 384 Worsley Road Swinton M27 0FH Telephone(0161) 794 2404

      Swinton's oldest pub dating back to the mid 1700s. It was altered extensively internally and is now spacious with four distinct areas and a long central bar. Once a Boddingtons establishment it is now a Greene King pub with a regular clientele serving good meals popular with families. Four different cask ales and hand pulled cider.

    • White Lion 242 Manchester Road Swinton M27 4TS Telephone(0161) 278 1738

      Robinson's pub on a main road junction. Real ale seems intermittent.

    • White Swan 186 Worsley Road Swinton M27 5SN Telephone07827 850294

      A White Swan has stood on the same site since the 1820's. It was bought by Holt in 1868 and was replaced by today's pub in 1928. High gables, stained glass and oak panelling are strong features. The small vault has its own gents. Two rooms on the left have been partially combined and there is a sumptuous lounge behind the bar. Finally, at the rear is a large function room which also shows football matches. A quiz and disco is held on Saturdays and a coach to Swinton rugby league games leaves on Sundays. Live music and ladies nights feature occasionally.

    • Wobbly Stool 233 Manchester Road Swinton M27 4TT Telephone07764 621471

      Opened in 2019 on the main A6 road, this small interesting bar has three handpumps with an ever changing array of beers usually including a stout and often from Beartown Brewery. There is also a fine selection of craft beer in key-keg, cider from Westons and bottled Belgium fruit beers. Tuesday is games night and there are plans to have a quiz night. There is a small garden at the rear and tables at the front. Sadly at the bar none of the stools are wobbly.

    • Worsley Road Sports & Social Club 11 Worsley Road Swinton M27 5WN

      Previously 'Swinton Catholic Club'. Central bar serves a comfortable lounge and a games room with two snooker tables. This is a members club however it is open to 50p day membership and also for current CAMRA membership card holders.

  • Walkden
    • Bull's Head Hotel 12 High Street Walkden M28 3NJ Telephone(0161) 702 5350

      This large pub on the main road through Walkden was closed in early 2011. Reopened in January 2012 as a J D Wetherspoon outlet after a major refurbishment. Ten handpumps in two banks of five adorn the bar.

    • Stocks Hotel Manchester Road Walkden M28 3JX Telephone(0161) 790 1814

      After a five month of closure the Stocks reopened in March 2018. It has one large light and airy open plan area. Real ale is Holt Bitter and up to 4 other beers (including Holt beers). The main entrance porch the front has right and left hand entry doors and there are two side entrances. The bar is to the left at the rear of the pub. There are no TVs but piped music is played. The ladies toilet is upstairs. Car park is at the front of the pub accessed from Harriet St or Egerton St. There are reports that this pub is not open every day and that they choose when to open.

    • Walkden Cricket Club The Oval, Harriet Street Walkden M28 3QA Telephone(0161) 790 8136
    • Walkden Legion club Wilfred Road Walkden M28 3AJ Telephone(0161) 790 2434

      Walkden Legion Club has one guest beer available. Large function room for hire. Guests are always welcome at the club

  • Wardley
    • Morning Star 520 Manchester Road Wardley M27 9QW Telephone(0161) 727 8373

      Built in 1890, this red-brick building is a popular community local with a modernised interior. As you enter the vault is to the left with darts and TV. To the right is a small open front room leading to the much larger main lounge. The three rooms are served from the central bar. It is one of the few pubs still selling Holts Mild. The front terrace beer garden is well used in summer. Wednesday is quiz night with live entertainment at weekends. Extensive food menu is served until 8pm.

  • Worsley
    • Barton Arms 2 Stablefold Worsley M28 2ED Telephone(0161) 728 6157

      Relatively recent pub built in the Lancashire Magpie style seen in other parts of Worsley village. The pub majors on food but without excluding drinkers. Although note alcohol is not available until 1100 Mon to Sat and 1200 Sun. There is usually a selection of two regular and up to six guest real ales from the Mitchell & Butler beer list. Handy for the Bridgewater Canal. Children are welcome when dining. Cask ales reduced price all day Monday.

    • Brackley Conservative Club 1 Hazelhurst Fold Worsley M28 2JU Telephone(0161) 794 1735

      Bowling green and snooker table available.

    • Bridgewater Hotel 23 Barton Road Worsley M28 2PD Telephone(0161) 794 6206

      Large pub at the centre of Worsley village overlooking the Bridgewater Canal. It was refurbished in early 2018, the main change being the shortening of the long bar to enable provision of more seating. There are a number separate areas and alcoves. Emphasis is on food but there is no problem just going in for a pint as there is a pool table and also raised seating area with TV screens at the rear of the pub to the left hand side of the bar.

    • Ellesmere Sports Club Walkden Road, Worsley, Salford Worsley M28 2RZ Telephone(0161) 790 2376

      J W Lees beer available. Cricket, bowls, croquet, tennis and squash all played.

    • John Gilbert Worsley Brow Worsley M28 2YA Telephone(0161) 703 7733

      Large food led pub adjacent to the Worsley Novotel on the brow between the two Worsley village motorway roundabouts. A refurbishment in mid 2015 saw the range of cask beers increase from four to ten. Two or three from Greene King and a wide range of guest ales. Two handpumps for cider.

    • Worsley Old Hall Worsley Park, off Walkden Road Worsley M28 2QT Telephone(0161) 703 8706

      Attractive 17th century building set in extensive parkland. Refurbished in 2013, this Grade II listed building has spacious drinking and dining rooms very comfortably furnished and the walls sporting many old and interesting pictures. Now run by Brunning and Price it offers a good range of beers with at least six cask ales and an array of KeyKeg taps. Excellent food is served and an extensive beer garden is open to the rear of the building.