User name:

Password:

Login


Sign in with Facebook


Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW


Chat about:
Beer of the Week (w/e 20th October 2019) with aleandhearty on the Pub Forum

Picture of Sams Chop House
Image posted by Wynne Route
Submitted on Thursday, 29th December 2016
With picture contributions to 3489 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (5 more images)
Only members may add pictures, click to receive free membership

Sams Chop House, Manchester Central, Manchester

Pub added by peter ashworth
Chapel Walks
Manchester
M2 1HN
Phone: 01618343210
Correct details

Served areas

Reviews of Sams Chop House (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Jon B left this review about Sams Chop House

this is a rather classy historic pub down a back alley with a nice atmosphere, full of smartly dressed couples. it’s a little more spacious and less stuffy than Mr Thomas but it still does feel a little up its own arse with ridiculous jazz coming out of the speakers and a menu that looks more fine dining than pub. the Lees bitter was on form though and I liked the pub despite everything.

On 6th January 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 627 recommendations about 619 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Pub SignMan left this review about Sams Chop House

One of three 'Chop House' venues in Manchester, this is a historic old bar and restaurant dating back to 1872. The venue is slightly sunken from street level, with steps leading down to a flagstone floored bar area which sees a lovely curved dark wood servery on the back wall with a fine pillared bar back which bears the pub's name on an end plate. The room has a smart vaulted ceiling which was unfortunately obscured by various Six Nations flags on this visit. There is a nice seating area to the left of the bar under etched glass windows with some comfy looking furniture available and walls decorated with a series of caricatures which can be viewed at various points throughout the pub. There is standing room only opposite the bar but a large seating space appears to the right where a few tables have been arranged in front of a large fireplace and many more in a raised dining space at the far end of the room. Here you can admire the decorative ceiling in full, unimpeded by any flags, whilst there is a nice frieze running around this part of the room. The space has dimmed lighting, which makes it quite atmospheric and a traditional feel is enhanced by the presence of a number of old oil paintings. Moving towards the rear from the bar area, you will find a smart back room with some top quality panelling and a great tiled floor. There are mainly standard dining tables in this room, but some smart booths behind the bar area offer nice secluded spots for a bite to eat. The pub was famously a regular haunt for the artist LS Lowry and in a nice nod to this, there is a life size statue of him sat on a stool at the bar.
The pub seems to have links to the JW Lees brewery, with their beers dominating the handpulls. On this occasion the options were MPA, Bitter, Rhys' Remedy and Sam's Special plus a Marco Pierre White beer. The MPA was £3.30 a pint and in decent shape. I certainly enjoyed supping this beer on a stool next to Lowry.
This is a nice characterful bar that perhaps leans a little more to the dining side but still provides a smart bar area and some comfortable seating options in which to enjoy well kept local beer. The tribute to Lowry is a fun and a good draw for tourists and I thought there was a nice atmosphere within which would encourage me to return and to check out their other venues.

On 22nd April 2017 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2323 recommendations about 2323 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Real Ale Ray left this review about Sams Chop House

Our 2nd Chop House pub visited on the day. Another stunning interior and finished to such a high standard. We visited mid afternoon so the pub was empty, a good chance to have a look round. I sat by Lowry at the bar, no conversation there. The barman was friendly and chatty and full of information about the pub. I went for the JW Lees Manchester pale ale and Sams bitter, both were spot on.

On 14th June 2013 - rating: 8
[User has posted 2860 recommendations about 2860 pubs]


View more reviews of Sams Chop House (5)
External web links for Sams Chop House

Pubs Galore is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Manchester Victoria, 0.54 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Salford Central, 0.64 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Manchester Oxford Road, 0.69 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Sams Chop House, Manchester
6th Jan 2019, 15:25
Picture submitted by Jon B approved
 
6th Jan 2019, 13:03
Picture submitted by Jon B

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 22 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 22 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 22 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 22 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 14 June 2013 by David McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 22 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
Local pubs

Icon Key: Picture Recommendation Rating Closed