AREA MAP (see below for pub descriptions)
BOATHOUSE : Mill Lane, Appley Bridge, WN6 9DA. (01257)252456.
Formerly the Waters Edge. The pub has a homely cosy feel to it. A large covered beer garden with plenty of tables, lit and heated at night, it overlooks the Leeds & Liverpool canal. Good disabled access to the pub and a fully fitted disabled WC. A perfect place to stop off for a ‘quick one’ or bring the family, or friends for a pleasant meal and pint. There is limited overnight parking for camper vans and moorings for narrow boats for those who use the pub. Five handpulls in total with at least three in use at any one time. One handpump permanently dedicated to a varied range of Prospect beers.
Serves 1 regular beer: Prospect (varies). Serves 2 changing beers.
Open: Closed Mon; 11.30-10.30 Tue-Thu; 11.30-Midnight Fri & Sat; 12-10 Sun.
Food: Closed Mon; 12-4, 5-9 Tue-Fri; 12-4.30, 5-9 Sat; 12-6.30 Sun.
CORNER HOUSE : 9 Wood Lane, Wrightington, WN6 9SE. (01257)451400.
Formerly the Scarisbrick Arms, converted in April 2000 into the Mulberry Tree before becoming the Corner House in June 2012. This multi award-winning restaurant has recently added real ale to its menu. If you happen to be passing but don’t feel like dining you can sit at the bar, or outside at one of the available picnic tables.
Serves 2 regular beers: Lancaster – varies, Windmill – varies.
Food: 12-2.30, 5-9; 12-9 Sat & Sun.
PESTO AT THE DICCONSON ARMS : 206 Appley Lane North, Appley Bridge, WN6 9DY.
Formerly the Dicconson Arms. Open under new management as an Italian Restaurant March 2015 after a full refurbishment. Pesto is situated on what is locally know as dangerous corner one mile from junction 27 of the M6. High-backed chairs, wooden rafters and a part-wooden floor.
Serves 2 regular beers from Marston’s range. Serves 1 changing beer.
PLOUGH & HARROW : Broad O’th Lane,, Shevington, WN6 8EA.
Open-plan inn with a seating area close to the bar, a larger lounge and a vault. Eye-catching prints of paintings of old Wigan on the walls of the lounge; a welcome change from photographs. A real local village pub. Fully fitted disabled WC.
Serves 1 regular beer: Thwaites – Wainwright.
Open: 3-11.30 Mon-Thu; 12-Midnight Fri & Sat; 12-11.30 Sun.
RIGBYE ARMS : 2 Whittle Lane, Wrightington, WN6 9QB. (01257)462354.
Remote, award-winning pub/restaurant serving outstanding food. Popular with ramblers. Real fire. Bowling green; beer garden. Three permanent handpulls serving permanent beers including Thwaites Wainwrights and Black Sheep.
Serves 3 regular beers: Black Sheep – Ale, Thwaites – other, Thwaites – Wainwright.
Open: 12-3, 5-11 Mon; Closed Tue; 12-3, 5-11 Wed-Sat; 12-10.30 Sun.
WHEATSHEAF : 287 Miles Lane, Appley Bridge, WN6 9DQ. (01257)252299.
Comfortable suburban pub with Cask Marque accreditation located within half a mile walk from the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and Appley Bridge railway station. There are 5 hand pumps on the bar with Tetley’s Cask as a regular with up to 4 rotating guest ales. Lounge area and bar area divided by a fish tank at the front with a ‘Vault’ area including a TV and dart board. Several outside seating areas including one with an outdoor TV. Home-made pizza and a limited bar snack range available evenings and weekends. Pub quiz every Tuesday and occasionally there is live music at weekends.
Serves 1 regular beer: Tetley – Bitter. Serves 4 changing beers.
Open: 3-11 Mon-Fri; 12-11 Sat; 12-10.30 Sun.
WHITE LION : 117 Mossy Lea Road, Wrightington, WN6 9RE. (01257)425977.
This popular country pub attracts many locals, with a good range of food and beers for diners and drinkers. Eight handpumps in constant use, serving from the Marston’s range. Weekly quiz on Tuesday, a poker league on Thursday. Themed evenings held in the restaurant. It is family-friendly with a large outside garden area. It is very community orientated, running the village scarecrow festival, snail racing and more on St Pat’s Day, and brewery trips.
Serves 1 regular beer: Jennings – Cumberland Ale. Serves 7 changing beers from the Marston’s range.
Open: 10-11 Food: 10-9.