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Impressive Victorian pub with Bohemian atmosphere

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

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 arts, 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.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Wednesday to Saturday 12–4, Sunday 1–6
  • Dinner: Wednesday to Saturday 4–8, Sunday 1–6

Food and drink

  • Set menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival
  • Cider festival


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

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