St Ann's Tavern was a basement bar on the square, and was possibly Horts or Ronnies in an earlier time [TBC]. It sounds like it was one of Manchester's first proper continental beer bars, with Carlsberg Hof, Heineken Special Export and bottled Lowenbrau, Kronenbourg, Reschs and Castlemaine on offer, as well as the more usual Tetley and Guinness. There was an Italian bar billiard machine in St Ann's Tavern and next door was Henekey Inn steak and schnitzel bar .
1. The Manchester Pub Guide, Manchester & Salford City Centres (1975).