Mr Thomas's Chop House, Cross Street. (c) Alastair Bathgate.
Another great old pub dates back to 1867 and has completely reinvented itself into two different parts, in so much as a gastro pub inside and a good old fashioned sit-in-the-sun-and-drink pub outside. The fine looking building is known as James Binney House.
Mr Thomas's Chop House, Cross Street, 2010. (c) Pubs of Manchester.
With real ale a-plenty, and pleasant if a little crowded bar area, this is a good old pub and one that should be on anybody's crawl. The old fashioned green tiling inside is spectacular, and the toilets have more pictures of old Manchester than most pubs have on their main walls. I'm told the food here is also excellent and a good quality wine list is available.
As we are really more concerned with the beer though, we'll leave that to another person to write about. Nearby sister Chop House, Sam's, is equally as impressive on the ale and fodder front.
Mr Thomas's Chop House, St. Ann's Church to rear, 2010. (c) Pubs of Manchester.