An inn has stood on this site since 1771. The present building however actually dates from 1656, and used to be The Shambles Inn in Chester, until it was dismantled, transported to Manchester and reassembled in its present form in 1928.
It is reputedly haunted by the ghost of a young woman who died having been assaulted by the chef, who later hanged himself - the rope marks are still visible on a ceiling beam. (http://www.manchester2002-uk.com/)
"Cry 'God for Harry, England, and St George'." is from the "Once more unto the breach, dear friends..." speech which is spoken by King Henry V in Shakespeare's Henry V, Act III, 1598.
This post is linked to the Weekly Top Shot blog.