Pub News [January 2019]

[extract from minutes of Wigan CAMRA Branch AGM on 16th January 2019]

A look-back at the opening and closing of pubs throughout 2018.

January 2018
Ben Johnson [closed]
Griffin Hotel [closed]

February 2018
Twisted Vine Ale House, Ashton in Makerfield [opened]
Kore, Hindley (Wines, Cocktails but sell Hophurst in Bottles – no real ale) [opened]

March 2018
Balmoral, Hindley [closed]
Jonesies Bar, Hindley [closed]
King William, Platt Bridge [closed]
Dover Lock, Abram closed]
Bel Air, Wigan (becomes Forbes on the lane) [refurbishment]
Mortimer’s – King St Wigan (becomes the Association) [refurbishment]

September 2018
Tudor House Hotel, Wigan [re-opens]

October 2018
Amberwood Tavern, Ince [closed – sold to van rental firm adjacent]
Boathouse, Appley Bridge [closed – awaiting new tenants]
Walmesley Arms, Ince [closed]
Forbes on the Lane [opened – new owners now doing cask]
Bailiff Bar [refurbishment – now doing real ale]
Sherrington’s [opened – new cask outlet]
Real Ale Revolution One, Winstanley [opened – new cask outlet]

November 2018
Vale Royal, Orrell [closed]
Einstein’s Bierkeller [closed]
Red Lion, Hindley [has removed the hand-pulls – seems to have changed hands again]
Kore, Hindley [now doing real ale – 3 cask and 3 keg]

December 2018
Hideout, Arch 3, Queen Street, Wigan [opened – no real ale]
‘Madame Geneva’, King Street, Wigan [opened, was Bar@WN1, no real ale]