This blog might turn into an ongoing ad for the British pub, Pipers and Trivelles hotels, a small chain of clean, cheap and enterprisingly located boltholes.
Such as this one opposite Salford University.
£30 a night, decent WiFI and a McDonalds over the road for my double espresso. My car was still there in the morning, too.
In the Friday drizzle it was still possible to get a sense of some of Salford’s glories.
With only an hour till closing I had no chance of a new tick, so it was revisit time.
Someone on Twit called the New Oxford, Salford’s beerhouse “dull” last week.
It’s not Beermoth or Blackjack, but anyone from Cambridge or Camberley would struggle with “dull”.
I have no idea who Yeoil are, unless that’s the town who played United in a warm-up match last night.
My photos aren’t great, I was having a beer or two. But this is a proper pub, full of comings and goings as well as groups of students camped out for the evening.
Beers from Valor and Mallinsons were tasty, if a degree or two above my ideal, but the bench seating, jukebox and cheery students compensated.
A fair few folk who would have been in the Crescent in years past have clearly decamped to the Oxford.
And for Chinese Takeaway fans, here’s an atmospheric shot of my evening choice. The crispy beef was B-.