Officers are appealing for information after the The Old Hall hotel on Stockport Road in Trafford was robbed on Monday 27 May 2019.
At around 11.50pm , two men brandishing a meat cleaver and a baseball bat threatened the manager and two young members of staff before demanding cash from the safe.
During the robbery one of the victims – a man in his 20s – was left shaken after one of the men threatened to cut off his fingers.
The offenders fled with six bags containing a quantity of cash. They were on pedal bikes, one of which was described as being red and white with lights on the front.
One of the men is described as being white, in his late 20s, approximately 6 ft 1 inches tall. He was wearing a black cotton hooded top with a zip at the front, a black balaclava and gloves at the time of the incident.
The second man is also described as being white. He is in his late 30s and is believed to have scars across his nose and around his eyes. He had fair hair and was wearing a blue hooded top, a homemade style balaclava made from shiny black material and black gloves.
Anyone who has any information about the robbery should call police on 0161 856 7842 quoting incident number 2525 of 27/05/19.
Details can also be passed on anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.