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The Old Monkey, Manchester

90-92 Portland Street
M1 4GX
Phone: 01612286262

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Old Boots left this review about The Old Monkey

Small but maybe not as small as the two neighbouring pubs, a single room with an upstairs area of seating, TV & darts apparently. Half a dozen pulls of Holts stuff plus some solo kegs also from Holts by the looks of it. Some bench seats but also a mix of styles as it’s been modernised. Look for the monkey wallpaper.

On 13th March 2020 - no rating submitted
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Rob Hunter left this review about The Old Monkey

Visited on Saturday afternoon. Like its two neighbours, this is a pub I had not been in for about five years. I don't recall being that impressed last time, which is probably why I left it so long. At the bar now are six hand pumps, four of which were Holts (Bitter, Mild, Two Hoots, IPA) and two by Bootleg (Chorlton Pale Ale, Urban Fox). For those that don't know, Bootleg is owned by Holts and is brewed at the Horse & Jockey in Chorlton (or certainly used to be). We had the Chorlton Pale Ale which was OK, certainly better than your average Holts beer, and two halves set us back the grand sum of £3.06 so you can't complain about the price.

There is apparently a room upstairs which can be hired as a function room. We weren't stopping for food but looking at the blackboard menu above the bar it seemed to be reasonably priced.

Probably not one I would rush back to, but I wouldn't avoid it like the plague either.

On 16th August 2018 - rating: 7
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Old Monkey

This is a large corner Holts pub, which at first glance looks a little dull - plain brick, modern looking with bland signage. The inside is a single room downstairs with a pool and darts room (unseen) above. The bar room, in which they serve food, is in white and patterned paper, with wood panel and a wood floor. There was soft background music and a silent TV. Service was very friendly and there was a good and mixed clientele. There were 5 handpulls, as well as crafts: Bitter, Humdinger, IPA and a decent MILD and Dark Delight Choccy Stout. Another nice place and one i would return to.

On 21st July 2018 - no rating submitted
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Al Bundy left this review about The Old Monkey

Its not a bad place. Lots of Holts beers on with about 6 that I could see. Some are keg by the way. One of 3 virtually next to each other.

On 28th September 2015 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Old Monkey

A solid-looking building that is more modern inside that one might initially expect. Limited furniture and fairly loud music in the main bar. Signage indicating another bar/dining area upstairs. Three Holts beers on handpump - Mild, Maplemoon and Bitter (£2.30).

On 16th January 2011 - rating: 6
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ROB Camra left this review about The Old Monkey

It's a Holts's pub, so you know what to expect. Cheap tasty mild and bitter in a slightly shabby pub. This one is a bit different though as it's pretty decent, especially since the refurbishment, given the large amount of people that pass through. Also has an upstairs bar that seems to be a bit of a secret (damn, that's blown it). Can be packed downstairs and 2 deep at the bar, but if you go upstairs it's quite peaceful, easy to get served and it has great views over the milling throngs on Portland Street. It's a decent pub.

On 29th April 2010 - rating: 6
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