Another of the public bars in the Midland Hotel opened in around 1975, the Goblet Wine Bar (not to confused with Goblets Wine Bar on Bridge Street - now the Bridge) was a one-room basement bar. A tiled staircase led down to a French-themed room with chequered tables, cane hatstands and waiter service. Doesn't sound like one for the beer lover with champagne and wine the order of the day to accompany retro delicacies such as steak sandwiches or chicken-in-a-basket .
1. The Manchester Pub Guide, Manchester & Salford City Centres (1975).