The “Temple of Convenience” in the Guardian

Posted on December 11, 2008 by

An article in today’s Guardian lists “The Temple” (just a hop, skip, and a jump north from the department on Oxford Road) as one of Britain’s top ten pubs.  They write:

7. The Temple, Manchester

“There’s a hole in my neighbourhood/ Down which of late I cannot help but fall” goes Elbow’s paean to the wonders of school night drinking, Grounds For Divorce. If the neighbourhood is Deansgate, then that would make the hole The Temple. Formerly one of the city centre’s most notorious cottaging hot-spots (it’s a converted Victorian toilet in the middle of Great Bridgewater Street), The Temple is now a bar with just enough room for a spot of impromptu cat swinging. The loos are decorated with 1950s erotica, there’s a no-nonsense jukebox and bottled beers from the four corners of the world. Unpretentious and intimate, with great music and forgiving lighting. What more could you ask for?

• Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, M1 5JW

Manchet couldn’t agree more!