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Old Monkey

90-92 Portland Street
City Centre
Manchester
M1 4GX

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Opening Times

12-11.60 Mon & Tue; 12-12.60am Wed-Sun

Meal Times

1200-1500 Mon-Wed; 1200-1800 Thu-Sun

Owner

Holt

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. There is fixed seating round the edges of the room, but this is mostly a standing drinking area. Meanwhile upstairs has its own bar, and serves food and drink in a more relaxed, comfortable and intimate environment. 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; these events cost roughly £3 advance or £5 on the door per ticket. OFood is served 12-3 Mon-Wed; 12-6 Thu-Sun, where a menu of home-made dishes are the staple fare. The guest ales change once a week, and the seasonal beers from Bootleg Brewing Co (brewed at the Holt's-owned Horse & Jockey, Chorlton-cum-Hardy) change with availability. The Monkey operates a loyalty card scheme (buy eight pints, get the ninth one free) in conjunction with the other two Holt's houses in the city - Ape & Apple, and Crown & Anchor, plus the Railway, Lapwing Lane, West Didsbury. For lovers of whisky, the Continental Whisky Bar offers fantastic value of under £3 per measure for a great range of whiskies from Scotland, Ireland, and further afield.

Regular Beers

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Joseph Holt Bitter
  • Joseph Holt IPA
  • Joseph Holt Two Hoots

Changing Beers

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

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Old Monkey, Manchester

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • Events Events

    Comedy night; quiz nights.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Pool.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Old Monkey

90-92 Portland Street
City Centre
Manchester
M1 4GX

Sat Nav Reference

53.47763, -2.2402

Transport

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

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

1, 3

Nearby Station (450m)

Oxford Road (Manchester)

Nearby Metro (250m)

St Peters Square

Directions

Jct Princess St

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  • Quiet Pub Quiet Pub
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  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Metro Close to Metro
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes
  • Important Historic Interior Important Historic Interior

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited Cask Marque Accredited
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Member Discount Scheme Member Discount Scheme
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Metro Close to Metro
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Events Events
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Metro Close to Metro
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited Cask Marque Accredited
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Metro Close to Metro
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited Cask Marque Accredited
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Metro Close to Metro
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes
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