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Northern Monkey, Bolton

Pub added by ROB Camra
Nelson Square
Bolton
BL1 1JT
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Brainy Pool left this review about Northern Monkey

I came here a few months ago but appears I forgot to submit my review. It’s a modern single room craft beer bar on two levels which was very lively on a Saturday night. The pool table in particular was seeing a lot of action. I enjoyed a swift half of chocolate stout but it was a touch too busy to be enjoyable, i’ll surely return though. For beer it’s right up there as one of the best in the area.

On 5th January 2024 - rating: 7
[User has posted 1058 recommendations about 1023 pubs]


Steve C left this review about Northern Monkey

Northern Monkey is a split level bar with high tables at street level across the front windows before a step down to the sunken bar area with serving counter that runs across the rear wall. Craft keg is available alongside four hand pumps. This is Northern Monkey Brew Co’s tap so their Reeny’s Beans and Dirty Harry were available alongside Chapter Brewing’s Kandata and Vocation’s Pride & Joy, the latter being on good form. There’s a pool table and there was some background music playing. This is a decent bar, so I was surprised that there were only three or four other customers during my recent early midweek evening visit. The crap fizz barns were all busier, which is very depressing.

On 29th August 2023 - rating: 7
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about Northern Monkey

This is the brewery tap for Northern Monkey. It's a lively bar in an equally lively area for pubs and bars. There were quite a few in for our early Saturday evening visit.

On entering the bar, I noticed a number of bag-in-the-box ciders at a counter near the entrance. It soon became apparent that we'd stumbled across a sausage and cider festival. Not wishing to try any sausage, I did indulge in a couple of the ciders on offer. I'm not sure if the bar normally serves any kind of real cider.

The only Northern Monkey cask beer available was For Pete's Sake. Guest beers on cask were Big Trip The Bump & New Invention Triumph. Craft beers were Northern Monkey Patience Is A Virtue & Mango Session IPA, Beavertown Neck Oil, Vault City Strawberry Sundae, Hammerton Crunch & Schofferhoffer Watermelon. Ciders were Snail's Bank Banoffee Pie, Pulp Strawberry Daiquiri & Rhubarb and Mango Cider, Thistly Cross Whisky Cask, Barbourne Cherry Bakewell, Dorset Nectar Top o'the Hill & Little Pomona Table Perry.

Pizzas seem to be the food of choice. They did seem quite tempting, but we had buses to catch to other areas of Bolton. So, there was no time.

I think the cider festival certainly helped matters, but this was my favourite new pub to try on this visit to Bolton.

On 10th July 2023 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Bolton, 0.27 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Hall i' th' Wood, 1.87 miles, 36 min walk (show)
Moses Gate, 1.94 miles, 37 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Northern Monkey, Bolton
5th Jan 2024, 21:52
Review submitted by Brainy Pool
 
29th Aug 2023, 08:46
Review submitted by Steve C

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 March 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 March 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 18 March 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 18 March 2020 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 18 March 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 March 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 8 p.m. - last updated 18 March 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 18 March 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 18 March 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 18 March 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 10 July 2023 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Jukebox : No last updated 18 March 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 18 March 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Sunday afternoon - last updated 18 March 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 18 March 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 March 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 March 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 March 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 March 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 10 July 2023 by Blue Scrumpy
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 March 2020 by ROB Camra
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