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Old Monkey

90-92 Portland Street
M1 4GX

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 11.30 pm
TuesdayNoon - 11.30 pm
WednesdayNoon - 00.30 am
ThursdayNoon - 00.30 am
FridayNoon - 00.30 am
SaturdayNoon - 00.30 am
SundayNoon - 00.30 am

Meal Times

Mon - Wed noon - 3pm
Thu - Sun noon - 6pm

About the Pub

Manchester brewer, Joseph Holt's first ever new-build house in the city. Built on the site of the Queens Arms beer house, it opened in 1993 to great acclaim. The early success of the 'Monkey' inspired Holt to open the Ape & Apple nearby. It is set on two floors where the downstairs is seldom anything less than abuzz with custom and is definitely the main engine of trade. Popular with tourists who venture here from their nearby hotels. The upstairs has its own bar, and serves food and drink in a more relaxed, comfortable and intimate environment, though this bar may not be open when the pub is quiet and is often used for functions and meetings. The upstairs windows provide you with great views of the bustle of the Princess Street junction. On the first Wednesday of the month, the upstairs room hosts comedians sourced by the Trapdoor Comedy Club.

Holts Mild is available through the winter months.

Regular ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Joseph Holt Bitter
  • Joseph Holt Chorlton Pale Ale
  • Joseph Holt Mild
  • Joseph Holt Two Hoots

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Downstairs bar only.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Until 15:00 during the week, 18:00 on Saturday.

  • Events Events

    Comedy night.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Darts, Cards and Dominoes.

  • SportsTV Sports TV

    No football but occasionally rugby without the sound.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Old Monkey

90-92 Portland Street
M1 4GX

Sat Nav Reference

53.47763, -2.2402


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

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

1, 3

Nearby Station (450m)

Manchester Oxford Road

Nearby Metro (250m)

St Peters Square


Jct Princess St

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Old Monkey - Manchester

Old Monkey

90-92 Portland Street
M1 4GX

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Additional Services
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Events
  • Function Room
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Metro

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