AREA MAP (see below for pub descriptions)
ALBION ALE HOUSE : 12 High Street, Standish, WN6 0HL. (01257)367897.
Now sporting the Cask Marque and the LocAle accreditation. This micro bar has a deceptively large interior with clean cut comfortable modern furniture. A heavy pine bar dominates the rear of the room, with an attractive large stone style tiled floor, makes this a pleasant place to while away the hours with a pint and friends. Lite bites are usually available (pies and cheese). Standish has reasonable bus services. Equipped with a fully fitted disabled WC.
Serves 8 changing beers and real ciders.
Open: 4-7 Mon; 3-10 Tue & Wed; 3-11 Thu; 2-Midnight Fri & Sat; 2-9 Sun.
BLACK BULL : 25 Market Street, Standish, WN6 0HW. 07895-050912.
Situated in the centre of Standish the pub dates back to before 1860. This really ‘local’ local pub holds a secret. A massive, attractive, child friendly, beer garden and a palatial smoking hut with a huge heater. There is a very strong sports interest in the pub, many TVs to follow Premier Football, rugby, horse racing or just ask the barman for the remote. The pub has fully fitted Disabled WC facilities. It is furnished in a modern but traditional style with many sporting trophies, silver cups, along the back of the bar.
Serves 2 changing beers from the Marston’s range.
Open: 12-11 Mon-Thu; 12-11.30 Fri & Sat; 12-11 Sun.
BOARS HEAD : Wigan Road, Standish, WN6 0AD. (01942)749747.
The oldest pub in Wigan. Lovely old coaching house with several rooms, loads of beams and great atmosphere, Cask Marque accredited. Awarded the rare Bank’s ‘Lionhearts’. Bowling green and patio in use from Easter to October. Interesting selection of wines; good value lunches. Real fire. Beer garden. large car park.
Serves 1 regular beer: Marston’s – varies. Serves 5 changing beers.
CHARNLEY ARMS : Almond Brook Road, Standish, WN6 0SS. (01257)424619.
The Charnley Arms is a Fayre & Square family pub restaurant located in the semi-rural district of Standish on the main road near Junction 27 of the M6. The pub is a Square deal ‘Two For One’ outlet with food served throughout the day. Accommodation is at next door at a Premier Inn.
Serves 1 regular beer: Thwaites – Lancaster Bomber. Serves 1 changing beer.
Open: 11-11 Mon-Sat; 12-10.30 Sun.
FIFTEENS AT STANDISH : 73 High Street, Standish, WN6 0HD. (01257)424795.
Formerly Last Orders. 4 Handpulls.
FORESTERS ARMS : 41 Shevington Moor, Standish, WN6 0SQ. (01257)472733.
Formerly the Silver Tally. Pub in The Good Beer Guide several times. It is a well-established real ale pub. It has three main areas for games, eating, drinking. It has been totally refurbished (2012) with a modern, but traditional feel to it. Food is from a simple basic pub grub menu and is of a high standard. The pub has hosted mini beer festivals a couple of times during the year. Often folk music on Fridays and quiz on a Tuesday, no disabled WC.
Serves 2 regular beers: Prospect – Silver Tally, Thwaites – Wainwright. Serves 6 changing beers.
Open: 12-11.30 Mon-Sat; 12-10 Sun.
Food: 12-2, 5-8 Mon-Thu; 12-2, 5-9 Fri; 12-9 Sat; 12-8 Sun.
GLOBE : 94 High Street, Standish, WN6 0HF. (01257)473343.
Refurbished 2014, and more open-plan than of old, I like the fresh new look. There are some nice touches, such as the ceiling spot-lighting and snob screens, and the fireplace has been given a more modern look. Plenty of pictures from local artists and sporting Memorabilia adorn the walls and quite a few TV screens. Full Disabled access and WC facilities. Quiz nights on Monday and Thursday.
Serves 1 regular beer: Theakston – Best Bitter. Serves 1 changing beer.
Open: 12-11.30 Mon-Fri; 11-1am Sat; 12-Midnight Sun.
THE HOOT : 34A High Street, Standish, WN6 0HL. (01257)806262.
A very attractive modern styled bar, with interesting accent lighting, a slate tiled floor and modest silent TVs with sub-titles. This is the latest prosecco, coffee and beer cafe to open in Wigan (Jan 2016) The building still has the ‘final touches’ to add in the next month or so. A nice place to drop-in at any time and chat with friends and family.
Serves 7 changing beers.
Open: Closed Mon & Tue; 11-11 Wed & Thu; 11-Midnight Fri & Sat; 11-10.30 Sun.
LYCHGATE TAVERN : 5 Church Street, Standish, WN6 0JT. (01257)424268.
The Lychgate is an addition to the growing Joseph Holt estate which was acquired from Greene King at the back end of 2016.
Serves 1 regular beer: Holts – Bitter. Serves 3 changing beers which usually include Prospect (varies).
Open: 11-11 Mon-Thu; 11-Midnight Fri & Sat; 12-11 Sun
Food: 12-9 Mon-Thu; 12-8 Fri & Sat; 12-7 Sun.
POTTERS BAR : Church Street, Standish, WN6 0JT. (01257)401101.
Snooker club with two handpumps and now serving two real ales. Prospect Silly Tally appears to be the permanent. A very attractive place to spend an evening, even if you don’t play snooker.
Serves 1 regular beer: Prospect – Silver Tally. Serves 1 changing beer.
Open: 12-11 Mon-Thu; 12-Midnight Fri & Sat; 12-11 Sun.
STANDISH UNITY CLUB : Cross Street, Standish, WN6 0HQ. (01257)424007.
Regular entry in The Good Beer Guide 2015. Established over a decade ago, this is an independent, non-profit-making club open to all. It has a comfortably furnished bar and function room with a separate pool/snooker room. It is also a music venue and available for private functions. A busy club with quizes and pool. Prospect Unity Gold is regular along with many local breweries. The club has an annual beer festival and CAMRA members are welcome at all times. Wigan club of the year many times.
Serves 1 regular beer: Sharps – Doom Bar. Serves 4 changing beers.
Open: 7.30-11 Mon-Thu; 7.30-Midnight Fri & Sat; 7.30-11 Sun.