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The Old Monkey, Manchester Central, Manchester

90-92 Portland Street
Manchester
M1 4GX
Phone: 01612286262
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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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Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Manchester Oxford Road, 0.34 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Manchester Piccadilly, 0.51 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Deansgate, 0.64 miles, 12 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 28 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 28 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 28 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 28 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 28 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : Yes - Upstairs - last updated 14 August 2018 by Rob Hunter
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 14 August 2018 by Rob Hunter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 14 August 2018 by Rob Hunter
  • Live Music : No last updated 28 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 28 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : Yes - Upstairs - last updated 14 August 2018 by Rob Hunter
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 28 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 28 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 28 September 2015 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11pm
Monday12noon - 11pm
Tuesday12noon - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - Midnight
Thursday12noon - Midnight
Friday12noon - Midnight
Saturday12noon - Midnight
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