It is nearly 30 years since my father and I discovered this pub. It became a firm favorite of ours and saw many a family celebration. I’ve not been in for a few years, but I’m going in tonight. It may be to say goodbye…but then again it may not be the last time I see this old friend … You see the pub is up for auction soon. Whoever buys it will knock it down to build! It’s a real ale pub too. But it’s not going to be demolished without a fight. The locals are fighting to save this hidden gem!
In January of this year, the pub won the Neil Richardson Trophy from the Campagne for Real Ale, so it is even more of a mystery how this state of affairs has come about! The pub does have CAMRA on it’s side though and the locals are putting their money where their mouths are – so ANYTHING can happen!!!
Read what happened to the pub in my update HERE
There are some really good pics of this area (The Star included) HERE
More about the history of the place HERE
Of course, if you are interested in buying a stake in this historical pub ….HERE’S where the auctions at!
UPDATE: The Star Inn now has it’s own website http://www.staronthecliff.co.uk
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10 thoughts on “The Star Inn, Salford: Time for Last Orders (or is It?)”
It’s 50 years since I used to pop over from 382 Great Clowes Street to get my mothers cigarettes from the Star!
Always fancied making the effort to get over and have a drink in the two pubs now I’m old enough! :o)
50 years eh Dave! The auction is on the 15th, 2 days time. I do hope that the regulars get it. The Horseshoe, by the way is no more, that’s a private school or shool of some sort I think. It’s a listed building, so the sign has to stay up. Unfortunately the Star isn’t listed, just down as a place of ‘interest’ (and a lot of memories for a lot of people).
I lived there from ~1957 – 61 prior to moving to live in Snowdonia. I have fond memories of the area and the people who lived there.
The area is now a conservation area Dave. Most of the big houses are still there too. I’m not from Salford myself, but I’ve always found those people great folk . A lot of them are STILL there too, despite being offered high prices to move….
When I went there a few years ago I expected the area to be a run down slum. I was quite suprised to find out how well kept it was – although it was sad to see the crofts had been built on. I checked the house prices once when I was in Manchester and could not believe how much they were worth.
Hhehehe I know! The prices have shot up. It’s now a well sought after area. Here’s the auction details;