Top prize for rail ale pub!

Wigan Central, the brainchild of the town’s Prospect Brewery has been impressing visitors since opening in the railway arch on Queen Street adjacent to Wigan North Western station in December 2014. It has now been named as the best pub in Greater Manchester by the Campaign for Real Ale. For more, see article in Wigan…
Source: Wigan CAMRA Pub News

Festival ales and pie to nourish jazz fans

Visitors to this year’s Wigan International Jazz Festival will not only get nourishment for the soul from some of the finest musicians on the planet but also be able to tend to their physical hungers with a new range of specially commissioned food and drink. Following the success of their festival beer last year, Wigan’s…
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The return of Charles Dickens

Alan and Tracy Branagan have left Docherty’s pub in Swinley which has now been taken over by Ian Williams, former landlord of the nearby Griffin Hotel. Ian’s first action was to revert to the original name of the pub – the Charles Dickens, arguably England’s most famous novelist. In so doing, the pub has had…
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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’,…
Source: Wigan CAMRA News