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Mr Thomas's Chophouse,St Anns Alley, 52 Cross St, Manchester M2 7AR,Victorian bar

Mr Thomas's Chophouse,St Anns Alley, 52 Cross St, Manchester M2 7AR,Victorian bar Stock Photo
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Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo

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2AE02HX

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115.8 MB (5 MB Compressed download)

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4897 x 8262 px | 41.5 x 70 cm | 16.3 x 27.5 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

3 December 2019

Location:

52 Cross St, Manchester,England,UK, M2 7AR

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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.

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