Including Uppermill, Saddleworth, Lees, Delph & Scouthead.
Abbey Inn 77 West Street, Oldham OL9 6EJ Tel: 0161-624 0888. A traditional old fashioned no-fuss, no-nonsense Oldham pub, with antiquated wooden furniture and floors, with discrete side booths. Good range of changing guest ales, cask ales, premium and foreign lagers. Hot food available from 12noon-7.00pm Mon-Sat. Average “Pub Grub” menu, but with chalkboard daily specials – cheap, wholesome and nourishing. Children’s menu. The pub has a pool table, jukebox and arcade games.
Alexandra Hotel, The 56 Park Road, Oldham OL8 1DB. Tel: 0161-624 3994.
Black Swan Hotel 13 Bottom o’th Moor, Oldham OL1 3HH. Tel: 0161-624 4977.
George Street, Oldham OL1 1LB, Tel: 0161- 287 0751. Vaux breweries beers, cask ales and chilled lagers on offer. Hot & Cold Food available. A large smart pub close to the main Spindles shopping centre and pleasant gardens in George’s Square, and therefore popular with midday shoppers and workers at lunchtimes.
Centurion Hotel, The 57 Lord Street, Oldham OL1 3DH. Tel: 0161-624 2169.
Church Inn Church Lane/Running Hill Gate, Uppermill, Oldham OL3 6LW Tel: 01457-820902. Real Ales include Saddleworth Ales, Hop Smacker and Shaft Bender. A charmingly eccentric country pub notable for its Morris dancers, bell ringers and August Bank Holiday gurning festival. Good food available. Children welcome.
Cross Keys Running Hill Gate, Uppermill, Saddleworth, Oldham OL3 6LW. Tel: 01457-874626. This pub is a Grade II Listed Building. Beer includes J W Lees Mild and Bitter Real Ales, Moonraker and other seasonal beers. Pleasant beer garden with excellent views in summertime. Photos of the local mountain rescue team adorn the walls. Folk music on Wednesday and Sunday evenings. Food served every day at lunchtime and evening dinner time.
Dog & Duck, The 25 St Domingo Street, Oldham OL9 6EH. Tel: 0161-624 3328. Traditional pub opposite the Civic Centre. Bank’s Ales on tap. Bar food available from 12noon-2.00pm Monday-Saturday.
11 Shawhall Bank Road, Greenfield, Saddleworth, Oldham OL3 7JZ. Tel: 01457-87 2307. Real ale and cask ales available.
Rams Head Ripponden Road, Denshaw, Saddleworth, Oldham. Tel: 01457-874802. Timothy Taylors Landlord, Gold Best and Tetleys Bitter plus various guest ales available. Isolated pub whose windows look out over Yorkshire, offering excellent drinks and food, including an impressive wine list.
Royal Oak (aka. Th’ Heights) Broad Lane, Heights, Denshaw Road, Delph, Oldham. Tel: 01457-874460. Moorhouses and Coachhouses Gunpowder Mild ales, as well as Boddingtons Cask Ale and guest ales available here. Multiple rooms with intimate corners and now fake modernism. Good food also available.
Royal Oak 178 Union Street, Oldham OL1 1EN. Tel: 0161-624 1031. A good centrally located pub with games and pool room and its magnificently exotic Horseshoe Bar. Robinson’s beers, Old Tom, and Frederick’s Ales.
Star Inn 49 King Street, Oldham OL8 1DP. Tel: 0161- 624 5866.
Three Crowns, The
955-959 Huddersfield Road, Scouthead, Oldham OL4 4AT . Tel: 0161-624 1766. Restaurant, tapas and wine bar. “All dishes are home cooked and carefully presented and prepared, using only the freshest ingredients. As many customers will testify, the food is of the best quality and also great value. You’ll find the service to be warm and friendly and, of course, there are quality spirits and traditional ales on tap, whilst the cellar boasts an excellent range of wines from around the world.”
Tommyfield, The Henshaw Street, Oldham OL1 1NJ, Tel: 0161-678 8545. Situated next to the Tommyfield outdoor market (hence its name), serving J.W.Lees Ales brewed locally in Middleton. Bar snacks available, pub games and big screen satellite TV.
. Whittles 27 King Street, Oldham OL8 1DP. Tel: 0161-633 5468. Live music 5 days a week!
Yates’s Wine Lodge 50 Yorkshire Street, Oldham OL1 1QX. Tel: 0161-6207824. A fine upmarket version of the old Yates’s Wine Lodge with ornate plush interior fittings and furnishings and a warm welcome. Boddington’s Bitter, Cain’s Bitter and Murphy’s Stout on offer. Good pub food and sandwiches on offer, with a speciality beef sandwich called “The Bosley”, and Yates’s famous own drink concoction “The Blob” – a mixture of fortified white wine, hot water, sugar and lemon – well worth trying. Website: www.weareyates.co.uk.
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