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A pub with a nationally important historic interior

A pub with a nationally important historic interior, the result of CAMRA's pioneering effort to identify and help protect and promote the most important historic pub interiors in the country.

GREATER MANCHESTER - Chorlton-on-Medlock, Mawson

An historic pub interior of national importance

74-80 Francis Street, Manchester, Chorlton-on-Medlock, M13 9SQ

Directions: off Brunswick St

Tel: (0161) 273 2157

Website:

Opening Hours: 12-11; 12-10.30 Sun

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Listed Status: Grade II

List Entry Number: 1393734

Listing Date: 2010

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Pub closed for some time

Closed: 02/03/2012 Closed 2/3/12. Possible re-development along with an adjoining housing estate.

Red-brick two-storey building standing alone after redevelopment of surrounding terraced housing. It was rebuilt in 1936-7 to designs of Fred Riley of Bramfield & Smith, Manchester for Tetleys Brewery of Leeds. It is a rare survival with a largely intact 1930s interior of three rooms and a drinking lobby. The lobby has an intact dado of inter-war panelling, the bar counter has an original fielded panelled front and rare intact two sectioned shuttered upper section with sliding screens, a section of original fixed bench seating opposite the bar and good patterned ceiling picked out in gold on blue. Even the old bell box is still there above the hatch with ‘Smoke Room’. ‘Ladies Room’ and ‘Bar Parlour’ windows. The off-sales is situated behind the bar back and although it has been blocked up and no longer in use the area is still there and has more 1930s tiling on the dado.

Mawson, Chorlton-on-Medlock
Lobby Bar