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Mardi Gras

This pub is in the Trafford Centre’s ‘French Quarter’.

Units 108–111, The Orient, The Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8EH
Mardi Gras (‘fat Tuesday’, in English – or we call it Shrove Tuesday) is a season of music, parades, floats and balls, described as ‘America’s greatest party’. Mardi Gras was introduced to New Orleans by French settlers and first celebrated in the early 18th century. Since the first modern-day pageant was presented in 1857, more than 1,800 Mardi Gras parades have been staged in New Orleans.

A plaque documenting the history of The Mardi Gras. 


The plaque reads: These licensed premises are part of the Trafford Centre’s ‘French Quarter’, themed on the area of that name in New Orleans, a city famous for its Mardi Gras (`Fat Tuesday’ in English). Mardi Gras is a season of music, parades, floats and balls, that was introduced to New Orleans by French settlers and first celebrated in the early 18th century.

These premises were refurbished by J D Wetherspoon in February 2011.

A Mardi Gras display. 


Mardi Gras is the love of life. It is the harmonic convergence of our food, our music our creativity, our eccentricity, our neighbourhoods, and our joy of living, all at once.

External photograph of the building – main entrance.


If you have information on the history of this pub, then we’d like you to share it with us. Please e-mail all information to: pubhistories@jdwetherspoon.co.uk