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Unsullied by Pomp and Status

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This large, welcoming Mancunian bench commends the history and service levels of the pub that stands behind it.

a1_20150321_20150321__DSC2581_4000 x 6000-2 Originally a Georgian town house, it first opened as a pub and restaurant in 1870.  It was extended and renovated a couple of decades after opening, being completed  in 1901 and is now a Grade II listed building.

Thomas’s is one of the remaining chop houses,  a reminder of a British eating tradition that dates back hundreds of years – to the sixteenth century apparently. Originally, they were men only establishments where businessmen gathered to negotiate over food, wine and ale.

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aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 15 November 2015

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