New managers at The Crown in New Springs

After more than 10 years at the helm, Kent Winrow has stepped down as landlord at this popular pub in New Springs on the outskirts of Wigan. He has been replaced by local residents, Lynn and Steve Salter. Thankfully, they aim to keep it as a traditional pub serving cask ale. For more, see https://bit.ly/2PuKgnW
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Paul calls time on Martland Mill Brewery

After nearly five years at the helm, Paul and Delia Wood have decided to call time on the brewery they established in March 2014. The brewery has been put up for sale so that they could focus more on family life. However, the Tap ‘n’ Barrel, Martland Mill’s micropub in Jaxon’s Court, will still be…
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Craft Beer and Gin Bar opens in Orrell

Posthouse, which is next to the post office on Orrell Road but actually takes its name from the Orrell Post crossroads and its nearby monument, is a craft beer and gin bar created by company Hop and Fizz. Ashton-born Dan Osborne is behind the bar as manager after a career including working at a convention…
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Hophurst Brewery scoops top award

At the recent Manchester Beer and Cider Festival, Hindley-based Hophurst brewery took the spoils from the Manchester Brewers Challenge thanks to its milkshake porter “Porteresque”. The 5.5% dark beverage was crowned by a panel of blind tasting judges as the favourite cask ale put forward by Greater Manchester and Manchester breweries for sampling. For more,…
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New owner for the Crown at Worthington

Publican, a local Wigan company, has purchased The Crown at Worthington and plans to open it once more as a pub, restaurant and small hotel more than two years after it closed its doors. The Crown closed in early 2016 and plans were initially submitted to the council for a housing development to go there.…
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Sherrington’s Bar opens to the public

After a soft-opening the night before, Sherrington’s Bar on Kenyon Road in Wigan was scheduled to open it’s doors to the public at 5pm on Friday, September 28th. However, due to the exceptional good weather, they opened earlier than planned (at 11.30am) so that customers could take advantage of the outdoor terrace. This fabulous new…
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Boathouse in Appley Bridge closing down

The Boathouse Pub and Kitchen, in Appley Bridge, will pour its last pints and serve its last plates this Sunday, September 30, after brothers Jonathan and Grant Ainsworth made the tough decision to say goodbye to the borough after four successful years. The twins opened the canal-side venue in 2014, taking over the former Water’s…
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Cherry Gardens becomes free of tie

From next week, the Cherry Gardens on Wigan Lane becomes free of tie on cask ales. Subsequently, they will be reviewing their prices and are anticipating a price drop of around 30-40p a pint bring their prices down to the £2.60-£2.90 region. Some welcome news for beer drinkers. The Cherry Gardens are keen to hear…
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Real Ale Revolution sets opening date

The opening date of the much anticipated Real Ale Revolution Bar in Winstanley has been set as Thursday 25 October at 12pm. The bar will have 10 keg beers, 8 cask ales, 8 real ciders lots of world bottle beers, alcohol free drinks and quality shorts. The bar has disabled toilets, Sky sports, BT sports…
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Sherrington’s Bar blocked by lack of wi-fi

A lack of software is delaying the opening of a former hardware store. The eagerly awaiting opening of Sherrington’s Bar on Kenyon Road in Wigan has been delayed by the lack of wi-fi which is required to operate the till.Once open, the bar will be offering up to 6 cask ales and 10 taps for craft beers. The initial beer…
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