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With a menu of “great-tasting British classics” (“corned beef hash is my absolute favourite”), this Manchester institution (est 1872) is a place of pilgrimage for those of the city’s trenchermen who like their traditional scoff with no fancy, poncey, modern nonsense. It was a regular haunt of the city’s great artist, LS Lowry; his life-size statue in bronze is by the bar.
“A Best of British experience” – with a decidedly northern slant (black pud’, Barnsley Chop…) – awaits at this family-friendly icon (est. 1872); further incentive to visit is provided by the “eclectic, interesting wine list” from sommelier George Bergier.
A well-known, local-favourite bar-restaurant (est. 1872), whose LS Lowry statue pays tribute to one of its famous former regulars; no fancy south’n nonsense here: black pud’, Lancs Butter Pie, Barnsley Chop…
“Ideal if you want filling up on a cold winter’s day or night”; this “lovely, atmospheric” room “does British classics well and feels like a proper Victorian chop house”... “I would say the corned beef hash is to die for, but given the number of calories, perhaps it literally is!”
Back Pool Fold off Cross Street, Manchester, M2 1HN
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Mon - Thur noon - 9.30 pm; Fri & Sat noon - 10 pm; Sun noon - 8.30 pm
Last orders: 9.30 pm, Sat 10.30 pm, Sun 8 pm