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Pub Guide

  • Astley
    • Applewood Farm Chaddock Lane Astley M28 1FJ Telephone(0161) 703 3611

      Large popular Pub Restaurant on the Astley Industrial Estate with extensive menu and separate carvery. Breakfasts are served from 9am, but refer to their website for carvery times. The Applewood caters for all ages with a family dining area and childrens play zone. A quiz night is held every Monday.

    • Archer 62 Manchester Road Astley M29 7EJ Telephone(01942) 665459

      The Archer (formally the Manchester Road Inn) opened in October 2017 after a major refurbishment. It is located on the main road between Astley and Leigh opposite the Golf Driving Range. The new name was inspired by locals who fought at Agincourt and Crecy. Pub food is served but please check meal times and opening times before visiting.

    • Astley Green Village Club 90 Higher Green Lane Astley M29 7HZ Telephone(01942) 882009

      Club which is well supported by the local community and now known as the 'Village Club'. It is really one large room which is split into two areas. As you enter there is the snooker table to the left with the bar and lounge to the right. It opens early for major TV sports events at weekends.

    • Bulls Head 504 Manchester Road Astley M29 7BP Telephone(01942) 887109

      A large, comfortable pub next to the village green which offers a good range of beers and is very popular, particularly at weekends. Outside, there are various seating areas, some with heaters for when it is chilly, plus lawns for sun worshippers. Quiz nights are held on Wednesday. The pub welcomes children over 14 when dining with an adult in the evening.

    • Cart & Horses Hotel 221 Manchester Road Astley M29 7SD Telephone(01942) 886530

      Friendly traditional roadside community pub with darts and dominoes teams. The lounge has two separate seating areas with a third used for dining. The vault is through the door on the right as you enter. There is a large beer garden and patio at the back and some benches at the front. Good-value food is served every day and there are regular live music nights.

    • Miners Welfare Club Meanley Road, Gin Pit Village Astley M29 7DW Telephone(01942) 883067

      Social and sports club with cricket pitch in Gin Pit village which is off princess avenue in Astley. A centre of the local community it offers a wide range of sports activities including Cricket, Bowls, Football, Karate and Cycle Speedway. There are two functions for hire, the largest holding up to 100 people. There is a TV which shows most football and horse racing events.

    • Old Boat House 164 Higher Green Lane Astley M29 7JB Telephone(01942) 883300

      Situated on the towpath of the Bridgewater Canal, the Old Boat House is off Higher Green Lane and was originally built as a stabling for horses that pulled the barges. A major refurbishment was carried out a couple of years ago which opened up the pub to accommodate more dining space. There are still areas for drinking however particularly outside where there is plenty of seating near the canal. Live music features most weekends, details of which can be found on their website.

  • Atherton
    • Atherton Arms 6 Tyldesley Road Atherton M46 9DD Telephone(01942) 875996

      Traditional public house with a great atmosphere and facilities, including a full-sized snooker table and function room. The pub is known for its superb beer garden, which has TV screens and heaters. The beer is competitively priced and promotions change on a monthly basis. The pub offers a wide range of events with occasional live entertainment and most sports shown all through the week.

    • Atherton Conservative Club 50 Market Street Atherton M46 0DP Telephone(01942) 883084

      The Conservative Club is a Subscription members club in Atherton. There are Bingo nights every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and a quiz Night every Thursday. They have Darts and Dominoes Teams and there are 3 full size snookers tables for members only. The function room is tastefully decorated and can hold 150 people.

    • Jolly Nailor Inn 20 Market Street Atherton M46 0DN

      The Jolly Nailor is a traditional town centre pub with a range of real ales and a real cider. The interior is divided into three areas including a 'Music Room' at the back for live acts. Regular quizzes and and other events are hosted and the pub is a supporter of local sports teams.

    • Letters Inn 2 Wigan Road Atherton M46 0JQ Telephone(01942) 792094

      The Letters is situated at the far west side of Atherton town centre on the main road. It started selling real ale again in 2015 and now has one beer on which changes on a weekly basis. It is a pleasant pub with seating areas around the bar and a pool room at the back. There are also benches in the yard behind the pub accessible via the door which leads to the ladies toilets. Please check pub opening times.

    • Pendle Witch 2-4 Warburton Place Atherton M46 0EQ Telephone(01942) 884537

      A real gem hidden down a narrow alley near the Market Place. The entrance, part of a conservatory, leads to an open plan bar that serves the full range of Moorhouse’s beers plus guests. The games area has a pool table and large screen TV. Regular rock nights are hosted and food is served during the day, with a Quiz Night on Thursday. There is a well-kept patio-area at the back which is popular in summer. Close to town centre parking. Large selection of Belgian bottle beers.

    • Rope & Anchor 67 Bolton Old Road Atherton M46 9DU Telephone(01942) 891819

      Situated on Bolton Old Road in the 'valley'. There is a vault/games room with pool table to left and lounge on the right. Outside seating areas are located at front and side. One or two guest beers may be on.

    • Royal 67-69 Wigan Road Atherton M46 0LW Telephone(01942) 883948

      Popular pub on west side of town. Interior consists of comfortable lounge and games room. There is a small beer patio to the front. Good value food is served

    • Talbot Gibfield Park, Wigan Road Atherton M46 0LW Telephone(01942) 897136

      The Talbot is a fairly modern pub which serves a full pub food menu daily until late with a range of specials, light snacks and a children’s menu. Breakfasts are served from 9am at weekends. There are regular pub quiz nights

    • Taphouse 119 Market Street Atherton M46 0DF Telephone(01942) 367519

      The Taphouse is micro pub on the main street in the centre of Atherton. Inside this comfortable friendly one-room bar there are four tables with extra seating at the sides. There is also a small yard area at the back. Beers are generally sourced from small regional micro brewers and are competitively priced.

    • Wheatsheaf 48 Market Street Atherton M46 0DG Telephone(01942) 895229

      Completely refurbished and restored to its original name a few years ago. The best original features have been kept together with the separate snug and pool/darts rooms. There is a large outdoor drinking area to the rear and usually a selection of three beers from local breweries which are competitively priced. All live sport is shown on multiple screens around the pub. Over 18's only.

  • Earlestown
    • Nine Arches 3 Legh Street Earlestown WA12 9NE Telephone(01925) 224409

      Opened at the end of June 2016 it is named after the nearby Sankey Viaduct, built by George Stephenson. The building was originally a chapel and has been restored using wooden beams in the roof and keeping bare brickwork on show throughout. There is an attractive outdoor seating area with separate booths. There are historical photos and details of local history throughout the pub.

  • Golborne
    • Millstone Inn 52 Harvey Lane Golborne WA3 3RS Telephone(01942) 728031

      Traditional pub serving local community. There are a number of different drinking areas plus seating outside at front

    • Queen Anne 14 Bridge Street Golborne WA3 3PZ Telephone(01942) 726922

      Tucked away on Bridge Street just off the East Lancs Road the Queen Anne is handy for Haydock Park racecourse and caters for pre-race parties. Home-cooked food is served in the bar and separate dining area with early-bird specials available on weekdays 3:30-7pm plus Sunday roasts. The beer garden is a real suntrap in the summer.

    • Sir Charles Napier 69 High Street Golborne WA3 3AH Telephone(01942) 510755

      Commonly known as "Tips" or "Tippings", who was the old landlady, the Sir Charles Napier is a very friendly pub in the centre of Golborne

    • Stonecross Yew Tree Way Golborne WA3 3JD Telephone(01942) 273422

      Pub restaurant on the East Lancs Road near Golborne which is part of the Table Table chain. Food is served during all licenced opening hours. In addition breakfast served Weekdays 6:30 - 10:30am, Weekends 7:00 - 11:00am

  • Leigh
    • Boars Head 2 Market Place Leigh WN7 1EG

      Large red brick old pub with historic features which has been up-dated with modern furnishings. The bright well-lit main bar is dominated by a grand wooden staircase. The three adjoining large rooms have plenty of seating with the back room containing comfortable sofas and armchairs providing a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy a drink. 2-3 beers from local breweries are usually available.

    • Bobbin 38A Leigh Road Leigh WN7 1QR Telephone(01942) 581242

      Located on the edge of the town centre this one-room micro pub offers a warm welcome and has comfortable seating. Prices are very competitive and a dark beer and real cider are always available. Beers are sourced from regional micro-breweries with current and forthcoming selections displayed on their website. Open from 1pm on Sundays when Leigh are playing at home.

    • Bowling Green Inn 110 Manchester Road Leigh WN7 2LD Telephone(01942) 673964

      Situated on a busy junction this popular pub caters for a wide clientele and has a good reputation for food. With its two separate rooms it welcomes both families and adults who wish to drink and watch sport. There are two quizzes every week and family events are regularly put on especially at bank holidays using the beer garden.

    • George & Dragon 7 King Street Leigh WN7 4LP Telephone(01942) 605214

      Tudor facade pub in the centre of Leigh near the bus station. It is a smartly furnished pub which is split into two areas. The upper part is more of a drinking area while the lower level has more seating separated by posts. There are many TV screens which show live Rugby League, Horse Racing and Football and there is a large outdoor seating area to the rear. Please note that children are not allowed at any time.

    • Greyhound Hotel Warrington Road Leigh WN7 3XQ Telephone(01942) 671256

      Hotel with restaurant/pub situated on the East Lancs Road on the edge of Leigh. Hosts weddings, conferences and special theme nights and there are gym and leisure facilities as part of the hotel complex. A food menu can be viewed on their website.

    • Harvester Atherleigh Parsonage Way Leigh WN7 5SJ Telephone(01942) 261350

      Pub Restaurant situated on the retail park. Check opening times and food hours before you visit as these are not mentioned on their website.

    • Leigh Cricket Club Beech Walk Leigh WN7 3LH Telephone(01942) 671818

      Real ale is served and non-members are welcome. The club has a function room and separate bar overlooking the cricket pitch. Please check opening times with club

    • Leigh Rugby Union Club Hand Lane Leigh WN7 3NA Telephone(01942) 673526

      A true community club with men’s and ladies’ rugby teams plus crown green bowls, darts and dominoes. Put all that together with an enthusiastic, hard-working bar team and a friendly crowd of locals and you cannot go wrong. The Annual Scrumdown beer festival is held in May, with more than 30 real ales and ciders. Well worth the 10-minute walk from Leigh Bus Station. CAMRA Greater Manchester Club of the Year 2007-2011.

    • Musketeer 15 Lord Street Leigh WN7 1AB Telephone(01942) 603040

      Town centre pub near the main shopping area which has a number of separate rooms leading from a main bar area. As you enter there is a small snug next to the doorway and a vault on the right side of the pub. Regular live acts

    • Parsonage Horse Leighbrook Way Leigh WN7 5AJ Telephone(01942) 417566

      Modern pub on the main Leigh retail park about three-quarters of a mile from the town centre. Although it is principally a pub-restaurant there are a number of separate areas which cater for different requirements. These include a room for over 18's with big screens for sports fans and stools near the bar for those just drinking. Outside there are a large number of tables.

    • Robin Hood St. Helens Road Leigh WN7 3PA Telephone(01942) 261313

      Located near Pennington Flash, the Robin Hood is popular for food (served weekdays 12-8, weekends 12-7) and its large beer garden. Theme nights and quizes are regularily held.

    • Thomas Burke 20A Leigh Road Leigh WN7 1QR Telephone(01942) 685640

      Popular with all ages, this Wetherspoon pub is named after a renowned Leigh tenor, known as the Lancashire Caruso. The pub divides into three areas: the main long bar, a raised dining area and, in what was once a cinema foyer, lounge-style seating. Eight hand pumps offer a changing range of beers from local to distant breweries.

    • Waterside Inn Canal Street, Twist Lane Leigh WN7 4DB Telephone(01942) 605005

      Not far from Leigh town centre the Waterside Inn is in a large converted warehouse situated by the canal with waterside seating. With wooden beams and themed coal fires, this pub is a setting which will suit most people. It attracts shoppers and office workers at lunchtime but is aimed at the 18-25 circuit trade at night with DJ's and live entertainment

    • Weavers Arms 9-13 Lord Street Leigh WN7 1DP Telephone(01942) 267510

      The Weavers Arms is situated in the centre of town just off the main shopping street. During the day it has a relaxed environment with shoppers and families dining. In the evening it is a popular meeting place with entertainment at weekends and Football and Rugby shown on TV. There are special offers on cask beers on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

    • Whistling Wren Turner Way Leigh WN7 4GX Telephone(01942) 601832

      The Whistling Wren is situated on Leigh Sports Village, home of the Leigh Centurions. Good food is offered from the Two for One menu and there is an extensive Specials Board. Everyone is catered for including families where our children's outdoor play area will keep the little ones entertained for hours. As for those cold and wet days, we also offer an indoor Kids Zone for the under 5's.

    • White Lion 6a Leigh Road Leigh WN7 1QL Telephone07713 863835

      Opposite Leigh’s historic parish church, just a few minutes’ walk from Leigh’s centre, the White Lion is a friendly town-centre pub. You can choose whether to enjoy the comfort of the main bar, bar games in the vault, or the quiet of the snug. Over four handpumps dispense a selection of real ales from local and regional micros. Over 18's only. There is entertainment on most weekends.

  • Lowton
    • Hare & Hounds Inn 1 Golborne Road Lowton WA3 2DP Telephone(01942) 728387

      Fairly large open plan pub with emphasis on food. Sunday roasts, curry and fish nights are weekly events. There is outdoor seating with children's play area

    • Rams Head Inn 248 Slag Lane Lowton WA3 2ED Telephone(01942) 728278

      Pub in the centre of Lowton which attracts families for meals and sports TV. Live bands Saturday nights. Outside seating/garden at side separate from main road with thick hedge. Up-date - October 2016, now has a real ale on.

    • Red Lion 324 Newton Road Lowton WA3 1HE Telephone(01942) 671429

      The Red Lion lies just off the East Lancashire Road near the A572 junction. It was refurbished in Spring 2020 and has a conservatory and large garden area at the back with bowling green. Inside there are two dining areas, a bar and a pool room.

  • Newton-le-Willows
    • Firkin 65 High Street Newton-le-Willows WA12 9SL Telephone(01925) 225700

      A former shop, this small friendly establishment dispenses a selection of eight real ales, including at least one dark, all of which are sourced from Micro / SIBA breweries. Small seating areas are to the front and the rear with pictures of Newton of old adorn the walls. Free of electronic noise, this is somewhere to engage in conversation with like-minded people, and to make new friends. Two traditional ciders are also available. Note restricted opening times and over 18's only.

    • Haydock Park Golf Club Newton Lane Newton-le-Willows WA12 0HX Telephone(01744) 894754

      Please check bar opening times with club

    • Kirkfield Hotel 2-4 Church Street Newton-le-Willows WA12 9SU Telephone(01925) 222058

      Extensively renovated in late 2018, the Kirkfield offers quality food and a good choice of real ales served in the separate bar. As well as the above lunch and evening food times, the Hotel opens for breakfast between 7am and 10am. Well located across the road from St. Peter's church and Willow Park.

    • Millstone 71 Mill Lane Newton-le-Willows WA12 8BG Telephone(01925) 569306

      The Millstone is about 200m to the south of Newton-le-Willows railway station. As you enter there is a bar area to the right and an eating area to the left. Food is served currently at lunchtimes only. As well as the garden there is seating at the front of the pub which catches the sun in the evening

    • Newton-le-Willows Sports Club Crow Lane East Newton-le-Willows WA12 9XE Telephone(01925) 224591

      Sports club in Newton-le-Willows with Cricket and other team. Opening times not known; check with club.

    • Oak Tree Inn 2-4 Crow Lane East Newton-le-Willows WA12 9UY Telephone(01925) 228668

      Traditional pub comprising one large bar area with adjoining separate rooms. Now under new ownership who are keen to increase choice of cask ales. Sunday roasts, mid-week meal deals and a kids menu on offer

    • Old Crow Inn 248 Crow Lane East Newton-le-Willows WA12 9TZ Telephone(01925) 225337

      The Old Crow Inn is a traditional pub with bar, lounge and restaurant situated in Newton-le-Willows. From summer 2016 it is now offering a cask beer.

  • Tyldesley
    • Colliers Arms 105 Sale Lane Tyldesley M29 8PA

      Small traditional pub which was refurbished and altered in January 2019. There is now one open-plan room which is separated into two seating areas served by one bar. Football and other sporting events are shown on the many screens and the pub can be very busy for big matches. The rotating beers are generally from Regional and National Breweries.

    • Gatehouse Cherington Drive Tyldesley M29 8WE Telephone(01942) 792102

      Community local set back from the main road to the east of Tyldesley centre which was refurbished in Spring 2014. The pub has a central bar area as you enter with a lounge for eating and drinking to the right. To the left there is a bar with areas sectioned off for darts and pool. There is a large TV screen for sports and pub food is served for most of the day. There is regular live entertainment and social events put on

    • Half Moon Inn 115-117 Elliott Street Tyldesley M29 8FL Telephone(01942) 873206

      Town centre, two room local pub with a clientele of all ages and diversity. The comfortable main lounge has various seating and standing areas, while the second lounge is cosy and ideal for get-togethers. In summer the outside patio is very popular, it’s a good place to take in views of winter hill. Real Ale now back on offer after having been withdrawn during 2018

    • Mort Arms 235-237 Elliott Street Tyldesley M29 8DG Telephone07584 341099

      From the façade to the interior, this 1930’s pub is recognisable as a Holt’s hostelry. The entrance has two etched doors directing you into either the tap room or the lounge, with a central bar serving both. This is very much a community-based pub that supports and participates in the local darts and dominoes leagues. As well as the Bitter, there is often a guest beer from Holts or Bootleg.

    • Union Arms 83 Castle Street Tyldesley M29 8EW Telephone(01942) 870645

      This family-friendly pub is part of the local community with regular charity events and occasional theme nights including live music. The interior is divided into a number of separate connected areas. On the left side is the vault and on the right a lounge used at meal times. There are usually three real ales including Wainwright with fresh home-cooked food served until 7:45pm and lunch on Sundays until 6pm. Most sporting events are shown on TV