The Ape & Apple


The Ape & Apple is a great pub located in Manchester city centre, near Deansgate. The frontage is large and the gold lettering pronounces The Ape & Apple as a warm and welcoming haven. Inside the bar is minimalistic and largely traditional looking with warm wood panelling and some choice alcoves giving it a homely feel. The buzz and audible conversations of visitors also do wonders to create a busy and bustling atmosphere. Once known as an old man’s pub, The Ape & Apple now has a great mix of clientele but still hasn’t lost its friendly charm that wowed the locals previously.

Expect all the best beers, ales and ciders plus a strong wine and spirit selection, all served by the friendly staff with a smile and even a recommendation if you’re lucky. The monthly changing ales and beers keep the staff on their toes and make them extra knowledgeable about what comes out of their taps, a great feature if you’re a beer fan. The beer garden is one of the defining features of the pub, in the summer its a great haven from the buzz of Manchester and is a great location to enjoy a beer.

The Ape & Apple are home to the longest running free comedy night in Manchester regularly packing put the pub with great new up-and-coming comics ready to make your sides split with laughter. There is a reason it’s been running for so long, so take our word for it. They also have a cool jukebox and quiz nights to keep the punters entertained. A friendly pub in the heart of Manchester, The Ape & Apple is well worth a visit.


  • Wheelchair Access
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  • 18. Kids allowed till 3pm


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The Ape & Apple, 28, John Dalton Street, M2 6HQ




  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Pub Food, Bar Snacks and British food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Any two meals for £8 (£5 each). Choose from a great range of pub classics such as Sausages and Mash, Cheese and Onion Pie and Gammon Steak.

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