The King's Arms
“Impressive Victorian pub with Bohemian atmosphere” - AA Inspector
SALFORD, GREATER MANCHESTER
Redevelopment has swept away much of old Salford. Fortunately this striking street-corner edifice survives intact amidst the concrete, steel and glass, across the River Irwell from Manchester’s gleaming centre. It’s a grass-roots venue renowned for festivals and creative exhibitions. The change of management is currently building on the King’s unique appeal – musical and theatrical performers continue almost non-stop in the busy function room, refreshed by the bar’s six guest ales and two draught ciders – celebrated with a festival in September. A major introduction is Aunty Hilda’s Kitchen, which serves a short list of home-made favourites from tea-time to supper between Wednesday and Saturday.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Open all year
- Wide selection of Ales
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About the area
Discover Greater Manchester
The Greater Manchester conurbation incorporates the towns of Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport and Wigan, and has the vibrant city of Manchester as its administrative headquarters.
Manchester was founded in Roman times, and developed during the 17th century as a textile town, becoming the centre of the English cotton industry. Its magnificent Victorian Gothic public buildings are reminders of Manchester’s prosperous heyday. The Manchester Ship Canal was completed in 1894, linking the Mersey with the sea and bringing ocean-going vessels into Manchester, enabling the city to compete with its rival, Liverpool.
The city of Manchester today is alive with a vibrant youth culture (it has England’s largest student population), a flourishing club scene, and a whole range of multi-cultural festivals and events. To take in the atmosphere, take a stroll around one of Britain’s largest Chinatowns, or wander down to Rusholme to take in the tempting aromas of curry houses and browse among the sari shops, Asian grocers and Indian sweet shops. The city is also home to the world’s longest-running soap opera – Coronation Street.
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