Pub Guide : Orrell & Pemberton


AREA MAP (see below for pub descriptions)

DELPH TAVERN : Tontine Rd,, Orrell,, Orrell, WN5 8UJ. (01695)622239.
A real community pub with a wide range of regular customers. Its evening activities cover a broad range, pool, darts, TV sports on several large screens, quiz and live music evenings. There is an active darts and dominos team. It has a varied traditional tasty pub grub menu and a separate eating area. They serve a wide range of local ales. Used by many Orrell families for special occasions.
Serves 2 regular beers: Old School – Tontine Tipple, Thwaites (other). Serves 3 changing beers.
Open: 11.30-11.30 Mon-Thu; 11.30-12.30am Fri & Sat; 11.30-11.30 Sun.
Food: Closed Mon; 12-8 Tue-Thu; 12-9 Fri & Sat; 12-8 Sun.

FISHERGATE INN : 52 Orrell Road, Pemberton, WN5 8HD. (01942)375708.
The Fishergate Inn is a community, family friendly, local pub situated in the Lancashire district of Pemberton. This is a very much a sports orientated pub. The pub supports team games including football, darts, pool and dominoes teams. The Fishergate serves basic bar snacks at present and outside to the rear of the pub there is a smoking area. Free WiFi.
Serves 1 regular beer: Marston’s – Pedigree.
Open: 3-Midnight Mon-Fri; 12-Midnight Sat & Sun.

THE MOUNT : Orrell Road, Orrell, WN5 8HQ. (01942)219740.
The Mount, part of the Hungry Horse group, is located just off J26 of the M6 at Orrell, Wigan in Lancashire. A sandstone Victorian building situated on a hill, with a modern Premier Inn built into the side of the hill to the rear. Being part of the Greene King Pub co, they stock two Greene King ales. Pub food is served from a main menu and specials board in the bar and restaurant. The Mount has two large function rooms and has a marriage license so guests can be married there too. The Premier Inn at the rear.
Serves 1 regular beer: Greene King – 1799.
Open: 8am-Midnight Mon-Sat; 8am-11 Sun.

NUMBER FIFTEEN : 739 – 741 Ormskirk Road, Pemberton, WN5 8AT. (01942)218245.
Situated in the centre of Pemberton this pub is fitted out with plenty of wood which gives it a warm feeling. Other decor is a very eclectic mix of mirrors, photos, hanging soft furnishings and light fittings, which give quite a relaxed atmosphere. Importantly, it has a FULL Disabled WC.
Serves 1 changing beer from Moorhouses, Phoenix and Caledonian ranges.
Open: 10-10.30 Mon-Thu; 9.30am-Midnight Fri; 10-Midnight Sat; 11-11 Sun.

ROBIN HOOD : 117 Sandy Lane, Orrell, WN5 7AZ. (01942)511859.
Well worth finding. Refurbed in May 2013, this small sandstone pub tucked away in a residential area has a reputation for serving good home-cooked food (Wed-Sun, lunchtime and evenings booking advisable). The Robin is split into two with the lounge being used for dining at meal times and drinking at all other times, the second half is the tap room. Since the refurb this area is a pleasant area to sit, drink and watch sports TV.
Serves 4 changing beers.
Open: 4-Midnight Mon & Tue; 12-Midnight Wed & Thu; 12-1am Fri & Sat; 12-Midnight Sun.
Food: closed Mon & Tue; 12-2.30, 5-8.30 Wed-Fri; 12-8.30 Sat; 12-7 Sun.

RUNNING HORSES : 146 St. James Road, Orrell, WN5 7AA. (01695)340680.
Dating back to the 1800s, with a large extension added in 1920 and further modernisation in 2004, the pub offers a warm, cosy interior, with sofas arranged around a fireplace. There is a separate pool and darts room. Sports events are shown on large-screen TVs. A regular Sunday night quiz and charity events are organised. Quality guest ales cover all tastes. The smoking area is heated and covered. The pub has a very small car park and parking nearby can be problematic.
Serves 1 regular beer: Jennings – Cumberland Ale. Serves 3 changing beers.
Open: 4-Midnight Mon-Fri; 12-Midnight Sat; 1-11.30 Sun.

ST JAMES SOCIAL CLUB : St. James Road, Orrell, WN5 7AA. (01695)623902.
St James Social Centre is a purpose-built amenity, with an excellent bowling green, next to the Church. Large club with two rooms. One room is virtually dedicated to social activities and functions whilst the other is for members to relax and socialise. There may be a charge to enter but membership is free to join. Large car park.
Note: This is a club, which means that the bar is only open to members.
Serves 2 changing beers.
Open: 7-11 Mon-Thu; 7-Midnight Fri; 12-Midnight Sat; 11-11 Sun.

STAG INN : 226 Orrell Road, Orrell, WN5 8QU. (01942)211067.
Trevor and his staff will give you a warm welcome at The Stag, a busy pub, located on the junction known as Orrell Post, within minutes of M6 junction 26. A good place if you’re on your way in and out of the town on a match day. An open plan layout, with a large raised ‘games’ area includes a 3D Sky Sports TV; 3 others around the place, a pool table, darts, and plenty of seating at one end. At the other end are several very comfortable discrete areas, catering especially for lunchtime pub grub, with a wide traditional menu and excellent a-la-carte options; served 12 till 10 daily. There are new fully fitted disabled facilities available (WC). It has a large car park and is on several main bus routes through Wigan. Evening activities include Redtooth League poker on Tuesdays and Karaoke on Thursdays and Sundays.
Serves 1 regular beer: Greene King – IPA.
Open: 11-11 Mon-Thu; 11-Midnight Fri & Sat; 12-11 Sun. Food: 12-10.

VENTURE : Billinge Road, Highfield, WN3 6BL. (01942)211464.
The Venture is a traditional village pub situated near the cricket ground and bowling green. There used to be a lodge belonging to the ‘Venture Coal Mine’ on this site and the pub was built in a similar style. It is a Sizzling pub with food specials on Tues/Weds & Thurs. There is a decked patio area with heaters and outdoor seating although smokers tend to stand just outside the main entrance. Children’s menu, but under-18s not welcome in games room. Food served daily 12-10pm. Open all day. Cash machine.
Serves 1 changing beer and 4 guest beers.
Open: 11-11. Food: 12-10.

WHITE SWAN : 828 Ormskirk Road, Pemberton, Wigan, WN5 8AU. (01942)223276.
Large pub in the centre of Pemberton.