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Good news. I am delighted to announce that the famous Sam’s Chop House will be re-opening in February. Hopefully in less than two weeks. And certainly in time for Valentine’s Day. 

That’s right, the home of the Corned Beef Hash is almost back now our landlord’s structural works are complete.


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We will offer:

  • A modern take on classic British food

  • With produce from local suppliers

  • Local cask ales

  • The same love of fine wines

  • Wine tasting events

  • Six nations rugby and rugby lunches

  • With LS Lowry sat at the bar 

  • The same independent local owners

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Better than that, I am personally delighted to tell you that the wonderful George Bergier will be back two days a week – hosting lunchtime service on Thursdays and Fridays. At the age of 75. George has been serving Manchester’s top tables and top people for 54 years now.

The team will be led by general manager Sam Hernandez and Head Chef Scott Munro supported by some familiar faces. We’ll tell you more about them in the days to come.

I am proud to say that this will be the second time I have personally re-opened Sam’s. Once in 2001, four years after its only ever corporate owners closed the doors. And now our family business will be joining the movement to rebuild Manchester city centre and to build back better than we were before.

When Samuel Studd opened his doors for the first time in 1868 there were 13 chop houses in the city. More than 150 years later his business has seen two world wars, the Great Depression of the 1930s and two global pandemics. Only two of the original chop houses are still standing. And they are still independent.

Roger Ward


If you would like any further information, please feel free to get in touch by phone or by filling in a contact form. We are happy to answer all the questions we can.

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