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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Wallness Tavern, Wallness Lane

Wallness Tavern, Wallness Lane, Salford. (c) googlemaps.

The Wallness Tavern on the edge of Peel Park, Frederick Park and on the Salford University campus, has closed.  Although advertising itself as a student pub, it sounded like the classic off-the-beaten-track locals pub - erratic and short opening times, fierce locals and apparent hostility to outsiders.


Wallness Tavern, Wallness Street, Salford, 1989. (c) http://usir.salford.ac.uk/10482.

The Tetley house has undergone a few face lifts, with green, red and black signs over recent years, and the latest - a smokers tent - suggested a downwards spiral in recent years.  In the unlikely event that the Wallness Tavern reopens, we'll pay it a visit as the net spreads slowly outwards from the city centre...


Wallness Tavern, Wallness Lane, Salford. (c) googlemaps.

4 comments:

  1. Disappointed in this closing, yet another piece of my youth dies! When I attended Salford Uni I understood that the Student Union owned this pub and back in the 80's was well kept and run (from a student's POV of course). Have many fond memories of this place.

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  2. In the early 90s, the Wally was on route back from the main campus to my digs at Castle Irwell (and later, Lower Broughton Rd) and many was the return trip that got interrupted for a pit-stop. Haven't been back there in 17 years though, so I guess I can't have been all that fond of the place.

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  3. I blame the students for not getting pissed enough:) This had become a dead-end locals pub and not really a suprise that it's shut.

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  4. Now demolished.

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