Mr Thomas's Chop House interior, James Binney House, 52 Cross St, Manchester,England,UK, M2 7AR
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
File size:57.1 MB (2.1 MB Compressed download)
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Dimensions:5472 x 3648 px | 46.3 x 30.9 cm | 18.2 x 12.2 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:3 December 2019
Location:52 Cross St, Manchester,England,UK, M2 7AR
Sam’s was also opened by Thomas Studd, named for his son. Opening on Market Street in 1872, it moved to its current premises, on a backstreet just off Chapel Walks, in the mid-twentieth century. Publicity material from the 1960s reads: ‘In a world of change, we at Sam’s Chop House have preserved the best; the quality of food remains constant; the hospitality is just as warm as it was 100 years ago.’ But times did change, and after being run as a pub for a while, Sam’s closed down in the ’90s. It reopened as a second incarnation of a Victorian chop house, with a lovingly recreated interior, in 2001. Fun fact: Sam’s artist-in-residence was Lowry Head in at any hour and youíll see someone in a rumpled suit, waistcoat and trilby propping up the bar. With one difference: the figure has been dead for 43 years. It's artist LS Lowry, Samís most famous patron, immortalised in brass. A regular for many years, he often gave staff his drawings.