This large Victorian pub on Cheetham Hill Road is adjacent to the famous Holts brewery, and it is the brewey tap. The real ales served are, inevitably, made by Holts. However, it is disappointing that none of the seasonal beers (or special one off brews) are available. The public bar (or what is often called the vault) is an impressive space, with leather bench seating, a tiled floor and a pool table. The main lounge area is split into two, and is pretty huge - perhaps being too large. This is far from being a great pub, despite some of the interesting original features, but it does retain a grand air.