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#41 Padge

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:14 PM

Up until Saturday that was my dads local, cracking pub, with an excellent dogs in the back room kids in the front room policy!


The Ring-O-Bells was always pretty grim, not been in since it re-opened, but just down the canal is The Ship Inn, which always used to be decent.


Been in the Ship recently, still a good pub, and as far as I'm aware still does good food. Suffered a bit at one point with quick changes in ownership.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:27 PM

Another Wigan town centre pub worth a mention is The Berkley Square, large modern pub, but, always has a good range of excellent cask beers. Lots of sports screens and generally has a good atmosphere for big games. Pinged food but had much worse.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:33 PM

In Lancaster The Three Mariners is a good local, knocks out good grub along with its good range of beers.

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#44 Li0nhead

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:52 PM

when i'm across at the in laws i always make a bee-line for Nellies in Beverly


Just yesterday there was a review of Nellies in the Telegraph.

http://www.telegraph...-Yorkshire.html

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Ok being from Dewsbury a load of outsiders go on about the West Riding Refreshment rooms but there is another little gem of a place in the town which i prefer even though i don't get there often and thats the Leggers Inn at Saville Town Wharf.

Always a good collection of unusual ales, quirky venue, interesting artifacts inside. Its strange to describe really. Not tired the food but looks decent enough.

http://www.saviletow...uk/leggers.html

Only downside is that its a taxi ride from pretty much anywhere (5 mins from town center), well taxi ride anywhere apart from the Saville Town area but i doubt they get many drinkers in from that area.


Edit: Just found another review from the Telegraph and thats for Leggers:

http://www.telegraph...n-Dewsbury.html

Edited by Li0nhead, 27 March 2013 - 08:54 PM.


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Posted 28 March 2013 - 08:55 AM

In Wigan we have had The Silver Tally (formerly The Foresters) , The Raven and Bird I'Th Hand (T'Hen 'ole) re-open in the last 12 months or so. Common to all locally sourced real ale and a simple but effective menu.

The Ring-O-Bells a bit further out near Burscough has re-opened as has The Stocks Tavern at Parbold. The RoB was a dreadful pub before it closed, never been in since it re-opened though someone elsewhere on this thread has given it a glowing report.

The Crown on Bradley Lane at Standish used to be pretty good when I was a plastic Wiganer. There was also a pub opposite the Beeches in Standish - Dog and Gun? Dog and Partridge? that wasn't bad.
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:13 AM

I don't have any favourite pubs as such but there are some that i like to visit when visiting certain towns. For example, Porters Ale House in Warrington is a cracking little pub. In Wigan I like the The Old Pear Tree and also Harry's Bar is always worth a visit.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:29 AM

Just yesterday there was a review of Nellies in the Telegraph.

http://www.telegraph...-Yorkshire.html

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Ok being from Dewsbury a load of outsiders go on about the West Riding Refreshment rooms but there is another little gem of a place in the town which i prefer even though i don't get there often and thats the Leggers Inn at Saville Town Wharf.

Always a good collection of unusual ales, quirky venue, interesting artifacts inside. Its strange to describe really. Not tired the food but looks decent enough.

http://www.saviletow...uk/leggers.html

Only downside is that its a taxi ride from pretty much anywhere (5 mins from town center), well taxi ride anywhere apart from the Saville Town area but i doubt they get many drinkers in from that area.


Edit: Just found another review from the Telegraph and thats for Leggers:

http://www.telegraph...n-Dewsbury.html


I agree with you about The Leggers. I'd certainly prefer to be in there on a weekend, rather than in t' Refreshment Rooms, away from some of the eejits on the stag and hen does.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:39 AM

Just yesterday there was a review of Nellies in the Telegraph.

http://www.telegraph...-Yorkshire.html

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Ok being from Dewsbury a load of outsiders go on about the West Riding Refreshment rooms but there is another little gem of a place in the town which i prefer even though i don't get there often and thats the Leggers Inn at Saville Town Wharf.

Always a good collection of unusual ales, quirky venue, interesting artifacts inside. Its strange to describe really. Not tired the food but looks decent enough.

http://www.saviletow...uk/leggers.html

Only downside is that its a taxi ride from pretty much anywhere (5 mins from town center), well taxi ride anywhere apart from the Saville Town area but i doubt they get many drinkers in from that area.


Edit: Just found another review from the Telegraph and thats for Leggers:

http://www.telegraph...n-Dewsbury.html

Yes I've been in the Leggers - I usually go in the summer though - frightened of falling in in the dark ;)
The Brewers Pride at Ossett is pretty good, as is the Cellar Bar opposite Batley Station - watch the GF in there a couple of times. They have Batley RLFC memorabilia behind the bar.

Edited by Trojan, 28 March 2013 - 09:41 AM.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:49 AM

Duck n Drake in Leeds city centre , down side of the market , All hand pulled beers , scrumpy cider on hand pull , open log fires , old wooden floors........

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:56 AM

Duck n Drake in Leeds city centre , down side of the market , All hand pulled beers , scrumpy cider on hand pull , open log fires , old wooden floors........


and live music
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:18 AM

and live music
good choice

Forgot the live music , cheers

#52 Trojan

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:34 AM

and live music
good choice

It's a good pub and I don't mind a bit of live music, but it does tend to be a little overpowering in the main bar

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#53 Padge

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:46 PM

The Crown on Bradley Lane at Standish used to be pretty good when I was a plastic Wiganer. There was also a pub opposite the Beeches in Standish - Dog and Gun? Dog and Partridge? that wasn't bad.


Forgot The Crown, good call.

The Dog and Partridge has closed down and is now a gun shop called The Dog and Cartridge.

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#54 Padge

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:50 PM

In Wigan I like the The Old Pear Tree and also Harry's Bar is always worth a visit.


The Old Pear Tree has suffered through continually changing hands and isn't a patch on what it used to be.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 01:17 PM

The Old Pear Tree has suffered through continually changing hands and isn't a patch on what it used to be.

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It's probably 3 or 4 years since I was at The Old Pear Tree so if its gone downhill then that's a shame cos it used to be a very decent pub.

As for Harry's Bar - I didn't say it was any good, just that it was worth a visit for the entertainment and curiosity factor, you know what I mean.

Edited by Derwent, 28 March 2013 - 01:18 PM.


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Posted 28 March 2013 - 01:19 PM

Cliched I know, but my favourite at present is my local, the Hare & Hounds (or Lane Ends as it's known locally) in Old Town, just outside Hebden Bridge. Full range of Tim Taylor's beers which are all excellently kept, you're always welcomed at the bar by the locals and the staff, and the landlord and landlady are great. The food is not bad either.


An excellent pub!! We have played there on several occasions (The Mouldy Joes) next time we do say hello to the bassist, that'll be me :-)
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 01:54 PM

The Lane Ends is a good pub. Its drawback for me is the preponderance of Timothy Taylor's beers, although I know they are popular in the West Riding.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 01:57 PM

The Lane Ends is a good pub. Its drawback for me is the preponderance of Timothy Taylor's beers, although I know they are popular in the West Riding.

Well I suppose it's a matter of taste. For me hand-pulled Taylor's "Landlord Bitter" is the supreme example of a northern bitter beer.
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 01:58 PM

An excellent pub!! We have played there on several occasions (The Mouldy Joes) next time we do say hello to the bassist, that'll be me :-)


Yes, will do. I've heard you enough times in there. If I'd have realised a little earlier, I could have when you played a few weeks ago!

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 01:59 PM

The Lane Ends is a good pub. Its drawback for me is the preponderance of Timothy Taylor's beers, although I know they are popular in the West Riding.


I was never that much of a fan until I tried something other than Landlord, which I'm still not that fussed for. I have grown quite attached to my usual pint of Golden Best, though I wouldn't say it's my favourite beer.

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