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Ape & Apple

28-30 John Dalton Street
M2 6HQ

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 10.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 10.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 10.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 10.00 pm
FridayNoon - 10.00 pm
SaturdayNoon - 10.00 pm
SundayNoon - 10.00 pm

About the Pub

This Joseph Holts house was converted from a former bank in the late 90s. Although brightly lit, the decor features lots of wooden panelling & screens giving a much older traditional feel. Fixed bench seating on the John Dalton Street side of the pub and a range of old prints & other bric a brac adds to the feel.

As a Holts pub, offers some of the cheapest drinks in the city centre. As well as the keenly priced Holts draught beers, the full range of Holt's bottled beers is stocked alongside a wide variety of spirits. Located between Deansgate & Albert Square, the pub attracts a wide clientele from shoppers to local office workers but retains a core of friendly regulars. Stays relatively quiet and doesn't tend to attract the more unruly element from some of it's Deansgate neighbours. There are good value food offers for the budget conscious.

Upstairs is a large area which can be used as a function room. There is a large heated roof terrace with plentiful seating.

Manchester's longest running free comedy club, Comedy Balloon, is held in the upstairs room every Wednesday ( The room is available for hire other nights & many local societies meet here regularly.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Bootleg Urban Fox
  • Joseph Holt Bitter
  • Joseph Holt IPA
  • Joseph Holt Two Hoots

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Three guest beers often Bootleg.

Source: National

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden

    Roof terrace.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    First Floor 70, Courtyard 25

  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Roof Terrace.

  • WiFi Wifi

    The Cloud.

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Ape & Apple

28-30 John Dalton Street
M2 6HQ

Sat Nav Reference

53.4803, -2.24651


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Metro Close to Metro

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

M1, M2

Closest Station (1000m)


Nearby Metro (500m)

St Peters Square


Off Cross St corner of Albert Sq

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Ape & Apple

28-30 John Dalton Street
M2 6HQ

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Additional Services
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Function Room
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Metro

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