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