Pubs of Manchester

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Thursday, 20 January 2011

Pepys Sandwich Bar, Back Pool Fold

Pepys Sandwick Bar, Back Pool Fold. (c) Derek Parr with permission.

In the 1970s this odd little place tucked away on Back Pool Fold was perhaps Manchester's most exclusive public bar.  The sign outside Pepys Sandwich Bar, which used to be close to Sam's Chop House, read 'For Gentlemen Only' and the place only opened at dinner time.  Being in the financial centre it catered for the hard-working, hard-drinking City Gent and was standing room only for the sherry and Whitbread Tankard drinkers [1].  Derek Parr remembers Pepys having no seats, no tables, and no ladies (just one or two ladies behind the small bar).  There was a narrow shelf all round the wall on which which rest your drink.

1. The Manchester Pub Guide, Manchester & Salford City Centres (1975).

1 comment:

  1. I have a photo of the "gentlemen only" sign. I drank in here from time to time.