Main Index

  » Search This Site

  » Submit Pub

  » Contact Us

Home > Lancashire > Blackburn > Imperial Inn

Imperial Inn

Picture source: Phil Simpson


The Imperial Inn was situated at 25 Sarah Ellen Street, and has now been demolished.

Source: Max Taylor
This one threw me a bit as you have it listed as Sarah Ellen Street.  Fortunately I googled said street in Blackburn which confirmed that I had got the right pub as the street was renamed Davenport Road in 1878 so that is naturally what I know it as.
This pub was in my family until about 1931.  My maternal grandmother's paternal grandmother was the landlady.  The pub was situated on the corner of Davenport Road & Addison Street.

Phil Simpson

Have to agree with Phil. The address threw me a little bit as well, especially as the address for the Claremont a little further along Devonport Rd is given as number 25 although this is corrected in the text below the photo. We were tenants of the Imp, as it was known by the locals, from 1988-90.
Steve Cross
My dad moved from Manchester in 1954 and took the Claremont Hotel along the road from the Imperial.  I remember several journeys between the two as dad and the licensee at the Imperial had a "lease/ lend2 arrangement".  Crates of Thwaites bottled beers hefted up the road when needed.
William Woodford (March 2011)

Do you have any anecdotes, historical information, updates or photographs of this pub? Become a contributor by submitting them here. Like this site? Follow us on or
Were you a customer, publican or member of staff at this pub? Add your email contact details here and let past regulars get in touch with you.