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#21 Griff9of13

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:21 AM

What sort of places would you be looking for?

 

Those you listed sound fine as we are into our real ales. I've been to The Anvil before. That will be the Allgates brewery place won't it?. Great place, but a bit full on match days (only to be expected). 


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#22 Griff9of13

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:20 PM

Not my cup of tea, but some people may be interested:
 
 

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#23 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:45 PM

Where can you get a Wigan kebab?

#24 Padge

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:02 PM

Where can you get a Wigan kebab?

 

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#25 twosevenzero

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:30 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.

 

 

Which of the above will you be visiting ?


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#26 Old Frightful

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 04:58 PM

For those who may be arriving early

Not you then.


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#27 bigboy

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:11 PM

Will any bars at the ground be open before and after the game?



#28 faz'_nose

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 08:49 AM

For anybody who:

1. Has lots of time AND
2. Is prepared to be 'adventurous' AND
3. 'Really, really' likes real ale

The Crown At Worthington (the outskirts of Standish) is around a 15-minute car journey from the DW. It's won a few CAMRA awards over the years.

#29 Padge

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 12:43 PM

Which of the above will you be visiting ?

 

Probably Berkley and Raven and then the Anvil up to leaving time for the game.



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#30 Padge

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 12:45 PM

For anybody who:

1. Has lots of time AND
2. Is prepared to be 'adventurous' AND
3. 'Really, really' likes real ale

The Crown At Worthington (the outskirts of Standish) is around a 15-minute car journey from the DW. It's won a few CAMRA awards over the years.

 

Better still is The Silver Tally in the same direction but closer to the Standish Motorway exit at Shevinton Moor.



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#31 faz'_nose

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 08:37 PM

Better still is The Silver Tally in the same direction but closer to the Standish Motorway exit at Shevinton Moor.


We used to go to The Crown so often that we never even tried The Silver Tally. I used to go in, many years ago, when it was the Forester's.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 08:45 PM

just be careful with the staff at the Berkley, you might end up in a fight.

 

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#33 Padge

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 11:18 PM

just be careful with the staff at the Berkley, you might end up in a fight.

 

http://www.wigantoda...brawl-1-6186171 :ph34r:

 

I don't see the Berkley mentioned in that report.



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#34 Padge

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 11:19 PM

We used to go to The Crown so often that we never even tried The Silver Tally. I used to go in, many years ago, when it was the Forester's.

 

Totally different pub now. 

 

The only resemblance is the address. 



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#35 faz'_nose

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 11:30 PM

Totally different pub now. 
 
The only resemblance is the address.


It's a shame that we didn't try it then. I no longer live in the area but I'll check it out when I'm back.

#36 Cherry and White

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 11:32 PM

I don't see the Berkley mentioned in that report.

 

they were involved.


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#37 Padge

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 09:12 AM

they were involved.

 

So were the Police but I don't think it means you can blame Sting.



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#38 Padge

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:08 PM

So who went where?



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#39 Griff9of13

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:42 PM

We ended up in The Raven, staying there until we left for the match as the beer was good and it wasn't too crowded.
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#40 Padge

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:58 PM

Good call, we went in pre-match.

 

The pub had been closed for a few years and re-opened about 12 months ago.

 

They've done a nice job.



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