Beeches Hotel closes suddenly

Administrators have been called in following last week’s mysterious closure of the Beeches Hotel in Standish. The popular hotel left customers in the dark after failing to open without warning last weekend. Plans for weddings, birthday parties and wakes were left in chaos, and customers were unable to get in touch with the venue’s management;…
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Fury as Griffin Hotel is put up for sale

A Wigan landlord has vented his frustration at being told his pub would be put up for sale by its owners. Ian Williams was suddenly informed earlier this week by The Griffin Hotel’s owners, Admiral Taverns, that the town centre pub would be put on the market. It is believed that Admiral Taverns plans to sell…
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Pie launched from Wigan pub

If you walked past the Fifteens at The Fox pub in Roby Mill, Wigan at around 10.30am on December 15th 2016, you may have seen a group of men in white lab coats stood in the car park, watching a pie sail into space. In what has been described as ‘a monumental day for Wigan’,…
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Colliers Arms goes oriental

A town-center pub, once run by Wigan RL legend, Nick du Toit, has now been converted to an oriental restaurant. Another sad loss of a back-to-basics boozer. The Colliers Arms was once a handsome red-bricked building opposite the Deanery CE High School in Wigan town centre. However, it’s now been converted to Mr Wang’s restaurant,…
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Local pubs re-opening soon as restaurants

Two former local pubs will be re-opening again soon but unfortunately not as public houses. A worrying trend. The  Colliers Arms on Frog Lane in Wigan will become Mr Wangs Restaurant, specialising in Chinese & Japanese Cuisine. Not far away, in Wigan town centre, the short-lived Downtown Crofters will become La Sentidos Loca, a Tex-Mex restaurant and cocktail…
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From scoring tries to making pints

Nathan McAvoy may be a name remembered by quite a few Wigan rugby league fans. He played one season at Wigan Warriors (in 2006, scoring 5 tries) and is an England international gaining his caps whilst at Salford City Reds and Bradford Bulls. Nathan originated in Salford, from a large family and had six brothers…
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Wily Fox pick up their first award

Wily Fox Brewery from Wigan are still a relatively ‘new kid on the block’ but it’s not taken long for them to get into their stride and pick up their first award. On October 17th, the were presented with the ‘ Landlords Choice – Brewery of the Year’ award by Gary Wright, licensee of the…
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Cider tasting event at Wigan Central

As CAMRA’s Cider Month draws to a close at the end of October, it doesn’t mean that drinking real cider and perry has to stop there. In fact, there is a very good reason for it to continue as Wigan Central are holding a cider tasting event on Thursday, November 10th from 7.30pm until 9.30pm.…
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