Pub Guide : Wigan (Town Centre)

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THE ANVIL : Dorning Street, Wigan, WN1 1ND.
Popular town-centre pub close to the bus station, seven handpumps offer various guest beers plus six draught continental ales and a range of bottled beers. Two real ciders also available
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BAILIFF BAR : King Street West, Wigan, WN1 1NG
Basement bar set within the Old Courts Building. The building dates from 1887 and retains much of its original charm, including a Victorian courtroom and adjoining prison cells. Serves 2 cask ales.
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THE BERKELEY : 27-29 Wallgate, Wigan, WN1 1LD.
Watch your favourite sporting event in this former coaching house on one of the eight large flat screen TV’s. The large bar serves up to 5 rotating guest beers.
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THE BOULEVARD : 17a Wallgate, Wigan, WN1 1LD.
A surprisingly large basement pub. Popular live music venue which is open until very late. Serves up to 4 cask ales and 3 ciders.
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CASA CARLOS AT THE WHITESMITHS ARMS : 88 Standishgate, Wigan, WN1 1XA.
Mediterranean and international restaurant specialising in authentic Spanish tapas. The bar serves 1 regular cask ale.
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DOC’S SYMPOSIUM : 85 Mesnes Street, Wigan, WN1 1QJ.
Wigan’s first micro pub. A deli counter offers a wide range of light snacks and nibbles. Serves up to 5 cask ales. European beers, bottled ciders and bottled beers also available.
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FIFTEENS OF SWINLEY : 15 Upper Dicconson Street, Wigan, WN1 2AD.
Former doctor’s surgery, now a bar with large-screen television and several smaller TV sets. Accommodation in 5 modern bedrooms. Serves up to 2 changing cask ales.
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HARRYS BAR : 40 Wallgate, Wigan, WN1 1JU.
Late Victorian (1898) Grade II listed building. Venue for the World Pie Eating Championships each December. Serves up to 4 cask ales.
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JOHN BULL CHOPHOUSE : 2 Coopers Row, Market Place, Wigan, WN1 1PQ.
Unique pub housed in 300+ year old Grade 2 listed building. Up to 6 cask ales in downstairs bar area. The Hop House now occupies 1st-floor and serves a further 6 cask ales and 4 craft beers.
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LITTLE FIFTEEN : 17-19 Wallgate, Wigan, WN1 1LD.
A warm and cosy olde-worlde pub with dark wood and interesting photos adorning the walls and ceiling. Serves 2 changing cask ales.
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MOON UNDER WATER : 5-7a Market Place, Wigan, WN1 1PE.
Wigan’s first Wetherspoon’s outlet. Can be very busy at weekends. Serves up to 9 cask ales.
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NEW CHARLES DICKENS : 14 Upper Dicconson Street, Wigan, WN1 2AD.
Open plan pub with both wooden floors and carpeted areas. Accommodation available. Serves up to 3 cask ales.
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RAVEN HOTEL : 5 Wallgate, Wigan, WN1 1LD.
A superb example of an early 1900’s Commercial Hotel. This Grade 2 listed building has retained many original features. Serves up to 5 cask ales plus 2 real ciders.
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ROK BOX : 17 King Street, Wigan, WN1 1DY.
Rock venue with live bands most Saturday nights and Jam nights. Serves 1 changing cask ale.
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ROYAL OAK : 111-113 Standishgate, Wigan, WN1 1XL.
Decorated in a pleasant style, the pub has four separate areas and a large quiet outdoor garden. Serves up to 4 changing beers.
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TAP ‘N’ BARREL : 16 Jaxon’s Court, Wigan, WN1 1LR.
A micropub in a town centre mews with a pleasant ‘artificial’ under cover, smoke free garden. Operates as the tap for the local Martland Mill brewery. Serves up to 5 cask ales and 4 real ciders.
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WHITE HORSE : 59 Standishgate, Wigan, WN1 1UP.
Once a coaching house, it is claimed to be one of the oldest pubs in Wigan. Serves up to 4 cask ales. Formerly known as Hartley’s Emporium.
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WIGAN CENTRAL : Arch No. 1 & 2, Queen Street, Wigan, WN3 4DY.
Located in a railway arch, the pub has a railway themed interior and is owned by the local Prospect Brewery. Serves up to 7 cask ales and 4 real ciders. Also has an impressive ‘bottled beer library’. Runner-up in CAMRA National Pub of the Year 2018′.
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