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The Old Monkey, Manchester - pub details

Old Monkey
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Address: 90-92 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 4GX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 479) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Manchester Oxford Road (0.3 miles), Manchester Piccadilly (0.5 miles), Deansgate (0.5 miles)

Brewery: Holt's

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Having visited the Circus and the Grey Horse, this was the last of this trio of Portland Street pubs I was yet to visit. It's a busy Holt's house. Their Bitter, IPA & Two Hoots seem to be the regular ales. But I went for the Mild. They also had Bootleg Chorlton Pale Ale & Chorlton Green Hop. I assume this is Holt's offshoot "craft" brewery. But I stand to be corrected. I must say that I prefer the other two pubs on this stretch of the street. The Old Monkey lacks character. Although it is the largest of the three, by a country mile.
blue_scrumpy - 30 Oct 2018 22:04
Good although pretty basic trad pub. I plumped for Holts's IPA and an ale from Chorlton, both of which slipped down quite agreeably. The service was above standard and I was quite pleased with the modest prices. If the pub seemed a little lacking in character a regular imbiber tried to address the balance by offering me an extensive range of Internet based conspiracy theories that asked me to ponder on Obama's mother's real ethnicity, the secretive Zionist cabal that actually controls the whole actual world (and pretty ineptly I'd posit) and the satanic sexual practices of the average pro EU campaigner (actually I might have made up the last bit). Despite this distraction from my task at hand I'd still give the pub a safe 7/10.
ILooklikeme - 26 Apr 2016 15:21
A good number of years since my last visit. Neat and tidy and efficient service. Excellent pint of Holt's Sixxex Special. 8/10.
wobblybob - 26 Jul 2015 18:54
the last chance saloon
berniestaples - 1 May 2015 08:07
good range of Holts ale, central location and plenty of room, unlike around the corner. Well worth a visit.
Beer_in_the_morning - 15 Feb 2015 15:41

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