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#1 Padge

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:48 PM

For those who may be arriving early you may like to take the opportunity to visit The Museum of Wigan Life (Library Street) as they currently have an RL exhibition on to coincide with the World Cup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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#2 GeordieSaint

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:10 PM

Thanks Padge. Might have a look depending on what time I get back from Wrexham. Despite being originally from Garswood, not been to Wigan in ages. Any decent curry houses?


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#3 South Wakefield Sharks

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:17 PM

We're doing the same trip. Nice bit of time between the two matches this time, which should make things fairly easy.

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:21 PM

Thanks Padge. Might have a look depending on what time I get back from Wrexham. Despite being originally from Garswood, not been to Wigan in ages. Any decent curry houses?


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#5 Padge

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:42 PM

Wigan is not the greatest place for Indian Restaurants but the Spice Lounge is good and slap bang in the centre, but isn't licensed. Though you can take your own beer/wine.

 

There is an excellent Thai restaurant where you can get a Thai curry its on Mesnes Street near the market hall and is upstairs in The Market Tavern, across the road is an Indian but I have never tried it.

 

A little further out in Scholes is The India Lounge, about 10min walk from town centre, which is quite good.



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#6 Chanter

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:04 PM

Thanks Padge. Might have a look depending on what time I get back from Wrexham. Despite being originally from Garswood, not been to Wigan in ages. Any decent curry houses?

The best one by far is the Basmati on Wigan Lane. Can't beat it



#7 Padge

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:06 PM

The best one by far is the Basmati on Wigan Lane. Can't beat it

 

Forgot about The Basmati. Not far out either.



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#8 barnyia

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:16 PM

Santi bag!

#9 my missus

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:54 PM

Santi bag!

what he said :tongue:


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#10 Finn

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:57 PM

Thanks Padge. Might have a look depending on what time I get back from Wrexham. Despite being originally from Garswood, not been to Wigan in ages. Any decent curry houses?

Hope I'm not sitting next to you. The Raj gets big wraps on tripadvisor and is about 10 minutes walk from the stadium. Plenty of free parking round there as well.



#11 The 4 of Us

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:25 PM

Santi bag!


Not the name any decent 18 year old called it back in the day. Toilet humour!

BTW I may have upto 6 half price tickets available for the game in the Boston stand. Can't commit to letting them go just yet but if anyone decides to give it a go please bare it in mind. A couple of drop outs.

#12 Banbury Wolf

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:08 AM

Is this now the curry thread? :P



#13 sweaty craiq

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:26 AM

Santi Bag - that brings back memories after nights out that started in the Silverwell about 6pm

#14 Futtocks

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:44 AM

Wigan is not the greatest place for Indian Restaurants but the Spice Lounge is good and slap bang in the centre, but isn't licensed. Though you can take your own beer/wine.

I quite like places where you can take your own booze. No restaurant mark-up, especially on wine, and you can take something you really like too. In London, a lot of the restaurants on Brick Lane have this arrangement.


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#15 faz'_nose

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 11:49 AM

Is this now the curry thread? :P


Go on then. Jamal is virtually next to the stadium.

#16 Padge

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:19 PM

Lets do booze now the curry has settled.

 

Best real ale pubs, near the stations on Wallgate, Berkley which has multiple TV screens and a huge projected screen so for those arriving intime to watch Australia get smashed by the USA you can get a good pint, eats and watch the game.

 

Just up the road you have the Raven, good selection of real ale two TV screens but usually little or no volume, grub wise traditional simple pub fayre.

 

The Anvil, Hallgate behind the Parish Church next to bus station. Renowned pub with its own brewery across the road next to the church. Always good for beer, two TVs always with sound. Tradiional boozer, food = crisps and nuts.

 

Worth a visit is the John Bull, no TV so if you want to watch the game time it right to be elsewhere, several real ales and well known for its juke box. If your lucky and they haven't sold out you may get one of their specialist pies.

 

New kid on the block, Docherty's (formally The Charles Dickens) only opened last weekend, good selection of real ales in a modern setting.

 

Weatherspoons, Moon Under the Water, must be the worst of their outlets in the whole country, it really is dire.



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#17 Scubby

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:54 PM

Wouldn't it be great to see the Samoans stick it to the Aussies in the SF. Not sure if they have 80-minutes in them though.



#18 Griff9of13

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:29 PM

Lets do booze now the curry has settled.

Best real ale pubs, near the stations on Wallgate, Berkley which has multiple TV screens and a huge projected screen so for those arriving intime to watch Australia get smashed by the USA you can get a good pint, eats and watch the game.

Just up the road you have the Raven, good selection of real ale two TV screens but usually little or no volume, grub wise traditional simple pub fayre.

The Anvil, Hallgate behind the Parish Church next to bus station. Renowned pub with its own brewery across the road next to the church. Always good for beer, two TVs always with sound. Tradiional boozer, food = crisps and nuts.

Worth a visit is the John Bull, no TV so if you want to watch the game time it right to be elsewhere, several real ales and well known for its juke box. If your lucky and they haven't sold out you may get one of their specialist pies.

New kid on the block, Docherty's (formally The Charles Dickens) only opened last weekend, good selection of real ales in a modern setting.

Weatherspoons, Moon Under the Water, must be the worst of their outlets in the whole country, it really is dire.


Thanks for that. Our party are planning on getting into town for a pre match drink. Even though I'm a regular at the DW its normally straight in and out again because of the travelling, but we want to make more of an occasion of it.
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#19 Padge

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:34 PM

Thanks for that. Our party are planning on getting into town for a pre match drink. Even though I'm a regular at the DW its normally straight in and out again because of the travelling, but we want to make more of an occasion of it.

 

What sort of places would you be looking for?



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#20 hindle xiii

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 08:38 AM

And if anyone would like to meet the official Wigan tour guide, look out for his old pinched Michael Maguire lapel pin.

 

 

Or Padge cadge Madge badge.

 

 

*giggles*

 

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