Sunday, July 21, 2024

Ale Trail : Wigan (Town Centre)

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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DOC’S ALEHOUSE 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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HARRY’S 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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THE RAVEN 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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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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SWAN & RAILWAY 80 Wallgate, Wigan, WN1 1BA
Built in 1898, this beautiful classic Grade II listed pub has seven handpumps celebrating Draught Bass along with Banks Sunbeam, Courage Directors. It also serves up to 4 changing beers.beers from local breweries. Impressive stained glass window in the pub and a collection of old photos of the town, the railway and rugby league.
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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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TUDOR HOUSE New Market Street, Wigan, WN1 1SE
After four years of closure, re-opened in October 2018 much to the delight of previous customers. Four beers typically from Moorhouses, Jennings and Timothy Taylor.
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THE UKELELE 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 the White Horse and Hartley’s Emporium.
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WHITESMITHS ARMS 88 Standishgate, Wigan, WN1 1XA
Bar and restaurant with up to 3 handpulls. Changing beers from the likes of Robinsons, Black Sheep and Wigan Brewhouse.
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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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