Follow us on facebook
« Back to Events

Prohibition Centenary! The Old Salford Pub Walk

17/01/2010 5:30 pm
17/01/2010 8:00 pm

Next tour: Friday 17 January 2020, the 100th anniversary of prohibition!
Meet: Victoria Station wallmap, 5.30pm.
Booking: Please press here to book here with eventbrite.
: Money for a few pints.
Beware: Keg beers.
End: Standing upright still, perhaps, in the New Oxford.


On 17 January 1920 prohibition began in the United States of America. The country went dry. In some parts of the USA it still thrives.
To mark the centenary, we will raise a glass on our rehydrating Salford pub tour on 17 January 2020 (5.30pm from Victoria Station wallmap).
Hoping the liquor feds don’t seize our tankards, we will attempt a tipple at th’Eagle, a glass at the King’s Arms, and a bevvy at the New Oxford, along with some intoxicating Salford history courtesy of the parched lips of Ed Glinert.


The Round O’ Beef: gone.
The Tripedressers’ Arms: shut.
The Quiet Woman: rightly closed down by the PC police.

But don’t fear, old Salford still has some of the best pubs in drinksland.

The King’s Arms on Bloom Street, in the shadow of a formidable tower straight out of Renaissance Venice, has its own theatre night. The Oxford, smart and snazzy by the old Town Hall, is so esoteric in its beers it has been dispensing bitters named after Newcastle United greats; let’s hope the Tony Green is on. Unfortunately The Crescent, downhome and demesne, spit-and-sawdusty, the Red Dragon when Marx and Engels drank there in the 1840s, is closed for now.

Let’s get the beers in before the Media City types turn up!  

Book Online Now
iCal Import + Google Calendar