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Northern Monkey

(formerly La Piazza)

Nelson Square

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Opening Times

Tuesday3.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Wednesday3.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Thursday3.00 pm - 9.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm
Sunday3.00 pm - 9.00 pm

About the Pub

This pub was set up by Northern Monkey which is run by two proud Boltonians. They renovated the bar from its previous use as a restaurant. The space was once part of the Pack Horse Hotel, historically the place where the classiest visitors to the town stayed but are now student residences. The brewers decided to create a destination bar which initially served as the brewery, but in order to create more space has moved out to an industrial unit. They use the bar to showcase local craft beers and also to run community events promoting the town such as a monthly artisan market and regular comedy nights.

Four cask beers are served. These are usually split between Northern Monkey beers and guest beers from some of the top brewers in the North West and beyond. At least one dark beer is normally available. Real cider is served bag-in-a-box from the rear of the bar. The eight keg fonts dispense rare and interesting offerings and these are unlikely to be found anywhere else in the town centre.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Northern Monkey Film Club
  • Northern Monkey Winter Hill

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

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Northern Monkey, Bolton


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  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Until 8pm.

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    A variety of weekend entertainment use Facebook link to check for details.

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Northern Monkey

Nelson Square

Sat Nav Reference

53.577826, -2.427311


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (250m)

(A short walk from the Bus/Rail Interchange)

Nearby Station (400m)


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