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SALFORD HISTORIC PUB THE CRESCENT CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
 

Star date: 7th August 2017

THE CRESCENT PUB CLOSES 'UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE'

Salford's Grade II listed pub, The Crescent, has shut today, with signs posted on its doors reading 'closed until further notice'.

The Crescent, with its myths of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels drinking sessions, was bought last year by Chinese investors and was almost next door to the historic Black Horse, which is now a pile of rubble.

Full details here...


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The Crescent pub, loved by generations of drinkers, had its doors locked today with notices pinned on stating 'Closed Until Further Notice'.

The Grade II listed pub, built in the 1860s and originally called the Red Dragon, was bought by Chinese investors, Kaixiang Liu and Caiwen Ban in June 2016 for a stated price of 325,000, and it was feared then that the building would be in peril from developers.

As well as a reputation for its real ale and myths surrounding Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels enjoying a drink there, The Crescent has also recently become a top venue for live music and jam nights (see here) but it appears that last night the bar staff could have pulled their final pint.

The Crescent is almost next door to the historic Black Horse pub which bulldozers continued to clear this afternoon to make way for Fred Done's controversial development on the Crescent (see here). It's feared that The Crescent pub could go the same way although it is Grade II listed.

The Salford Star is still gathering facts on The Crescent's future, and will update this article as soon as possible.

In the meantime, The Crescent fans on Facebook have called for regulars to go to The Old Pint Pot at 8pm tonight for a remembrance drink...

Update: 9th August: The Crescent closure permanent 'unless a miracle occurs' - click here

slurp wrote
at 8:22:23 AM on Wednesday, August 9, 2017
What happens next? Pub let go to wrack and ruin.Burns down? Becomes unsafe? Asbestos found? Bingo!!!! Grade 2 listed? Pah!!!!! Means nothing.

pete dunn wrote
at 2:55:34 AM on Wednesday, August 9, 2017
looks like fred wears the trousers in the city of Salford...ive been a regular in this pub for 30 years...its a piece of history

Darren wrote
at 11:41:38 PM on Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Vetted. It's where I courted my partner of 21 years back in the 90's

Julie wrote
at 6:41:44 AM on Tuesday, August 8, 2017
O Dear another one will bite the dust no doubt - Fred Done yet again??????????????

UoS wrote
at 5:13:11 AM on Tuesday, August 8, 2017
I recall the lease holder has been trying to sell it for a while (he spoke to me about the desirability of a sale way back in 2010). It is a shame the pub has had to close in this way. Does anybody have any insight into what plans the new owners have for the building?

Bob wrote
at 2:15:38 AM on Tuesday, August 8, 2017
It's sad.

Mcfly wrote
at 3:10:38 PM on Monday, August 7, 2017
It's a crying shame I tell thee!! Where am I going to get sloshed toneet??

Michael Herbert wrote
at 1:59:31 PM on Monday, August 7, 2017
lets hope its fireproof..

Carole Moore wrote
at 1:59:29 PM on Monday, August 7, 2017
Another one bites the dust!

Steven Robertson wrote
at 12:30:38 PM on Monday, August 7, 2017
I wonder if it is the same mob who bought the Royal Oak in Eccles? That is like Willy Wonka's Chocolate factory now; nobody ever goes in, nobody ever comes out, but the lights are on.

Trev Ryan wrote
at 12:30:30 PM on Monday, August 7, 2017
That's that then. Bulldozers when?

Mary ferrer wrote
at 10:54:36 AM on Monday, August 7, 2017
Sorry to say,nothing of historical interest,listed or otherwise is not safe anymore in this city.Thanks to salford council,and the buss word developer's.

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