Avenue, The 12c Leigh Road, Leigh, Wigan WN7 1QR. Tel: 01942 671 065. The Avenue is announces itself as “. ..a trouble free female friendly establishment” with ” … a good atmosphere and a mix of ages”. P opular for music with bands and musicians playing live every weekend, projected onto big screens and TVs around the bar. Pool table and darts and quiz nights. Website: www.theavenuepub.co.uk.
Bird I’th Hand Wigan Road, Hindley, Wigan WN2 3BG. Tel: 01942 255 318. Built around 1900, this traditional public house occupies a central location in Hindley. Large lounge, vault and pool area. Weekend entertainments including karaoke. Food available. Car park and beer garden to the rear. Owned by the Scottish & newcastle Pub Company.
Black Bull, The
25 Market Street, Standish, Wigan WN6 0HW. Tel: 01257 472 020. CAMRA Real Ale pub with a good selection of beers on draught and regular live entertainment. Located in Standish town centre.
Bowling Green Hotel
106 Wigan Lane, Wigan WN1 2LF. Tel: 01942 231 167. Beer Garden, Bar Snacks, Live Music, Disabled Access, Darts, Entertainment. Function Room holding up to 75 people with a modern private bar and other private facilities . Four real ales are served throughout the week and three real ales alternate between the weekdays Stowies wines, draught beers including Guinness, Fosters, John Smiths, Kronenburg, Strongbow, Carlsberg and Carlsberg export.
13 Hall Green, Upholland, Skelmersdale, Wigan WN8 0PB. Tel: 01695 625 781. Built in the 18th century, this historic family and dog friendly CAMRA real ale inn offers Jennings Cumberland and at least two regular guest beers. Live music and function room for up to 50 people.
Brocket Arms, The 38 Mesnes Road, Wigan WN1 2DD. Tel: 01942 403 500. A J D Wetherspoon pub with ready meals served and a Sunday carvery lunch. Accommodation is available, children welcome, meeting facilities and Sky television.
Dog & Partridge, The 33 School Lane, Standish, Wigan WN6 0TG. Tel: 01257 401 218. Smallish pub with outside area, popular with local rugby players. Tetley Cask Bitter and usually about four guest real ales on offer.
Douglas Bank, The 213-215 Woodhouse Lane, Wigan WN6 7NF. Tel: 01942 237 227. A former club and still retaining a club-like feel. There is a separate games room. The pub was named after a local pit, and until recently contained many prints from the collection of William Wickham, vicar of nearby St Andrew’s church a century ago. CAMRA real ale pub with Holts Bitter and Smoothflow mild on tap. Facilities for the disabled.
Dray King Hotel
Long Lane, Hindley Green, Wigan WN2 4XA. Tel: 01942 706 277. An old coaching inn with restaurant facilities.
1-3 King Street, Wigan WN1 1DY. Tel: 01942 610 950.
Fox & Goose, The 37-39 Wigan Lane, Wigan WN1 1XR. Tel: 01942 517 605. Traditional cask beers, with Holts always on tap, as well as continental wines and lagers. Headquarters of Wigan Folk Club. Saturday live entertainment. Large beer garden. Website: www.foxandgoosewigan.co.uk
Crank Road, Billinge, Wigan WN5 7DT. Tel: 01695 622 705. Real ale CAMRA pub with low ceilings and beams where the walls and shelves are adorned with the usual pub memorabilia. A listed building, dating from around 1721, it once housed the hospital mortuary. Formerly known as the “Foot o’th’ Causeway” due to its proximity to the base of Billinge Hill. Real fire, bowling green, disabled access, children’s play area and menu, beer garden with patio heaters. Food served. Open all day.
Ibiza Bar, The
27 King Street, Wigan WN1 1DY. Tel: 01942 820 989.