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The Thompsons Arms

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23 Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3LZ, England
+44 161 228 3012
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14:00 - 02:00
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Sun 14:00 - 03:00
Mon - Wed 14:00 - 02:00
Thu 14:00 - 03:00
Fri - Sat 14:00 - 04:00
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last Saturday I was out with friends, but we got refused entry as we were not "Regulars" Been going in this bar for over 30 years. My question to the lady was "If you don't let people in, then how do they ever become a regular?" No reply! I goto Sunday service at Eagle bar a few times a month... More 

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Thank sbjtBolton
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Great place, firendly staff, down to earth and decent prices and good noise levels. Would recommend to others

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Thank Peter T
Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Great music, a wonderful atmosphere with friendly bar staff providing good value for money. The cabaret is also highly recommended.

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Thank Apexharper
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

old fashioned bar just a place for downing a pint with mates and guess what a decent pint too lol and reasonable prices too

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Thank Ronald W
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Went to Thompson's Arms last night with my sister. I went to the toilet with my sister & when we came out we were confronted by a bouncer at the bottom of the stairs. Bouncer aggressively said "no boys in the women's toilets" (beside the fact that I'm 40yrs old next year & haven't been called a boy in many... More 

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Thank Zeeegg
malaga
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Went in the thompson arms orderd half a lager gave the barman £20 , he gave me my change put was £10 short when i told him he went in the back came out and said to leave my name and number and they would ring me . Wasn't happybso ask to speak to manager who said the same ,... More 

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Thank italylovermalaga
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Went to The Thompson's with my husband and a few friends to celebrate my birthday. Our night was cruely cut short by your barman. When he refused to serve couple of my female guests. I then said to him will you serve my husband and I? His response - "We only serve regulars" I was totally shocked and annoyed. It... More 

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Thank Andy M
Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Great venue just on the outskirts of the gay village close to the bus station. A great welcome and service at this venue. Good drinks menus and offers. Clean and friendly.

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Thank Rhys J
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, lovely people and awesome music! Love the place, come here all the time! Must go to place on every night out :-) Go day hello to the owner (Phil) he is very nice too ;-)

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Thank Paul C
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

The Thompsons Arms is a staple of the gay scene in Manchester and never fails to deliver. The booze is cheap, the music is camp and the staff are good eye candy. You must visit the Thompsons Arms if you're doing the scene in Manchester and want a fun time.

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Thank Phil-Winstanley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    1 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    1 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 03:00
Monday
14:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
14:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
14:00 - 02:00
Thursday
14:00 - 03:00
Friday
14:00 - 04:00
Saturday
14:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3LZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 228 3012

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