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Ainsworth Arms

606 Halliwell Road

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Opening Times


MondayMidday - 12.30 am
TuesdayMidday - 12.30 am
WednesdayMidday - 12.30 am
ThursdayMidday - 12.30 am
FridayMidday - 12.30 am
SaturdayMidday - 12.30 am
SundayMidday - Midnight

About the Pub

A large landmark pub at the junction of Halliwell Road and just off the ring road. It is named after the Ainsworth family, who made their wealth from bleaching and were owners of the nearby historic Smithills Hall during the 1800's. Ownership of the pub transferred in 2014 to Welcome Taverns.There was an extensive refurbishment to create a high quality finish with solid wood floors and leather seating. Thankfully the layout has been preserved. The main bar area has a split level and a small and cosy snug has been retained. The pub has up to six changing guest beers from a combination of local and national breweries varying from week to week. There is a dart board and pub games are available. The pub now seems to be regaining its status as a popular and welcoming community venue.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Moorhouse's White Witch
  • Timothy Taylor --varies--
  • Wainwright

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Hopstar --varies--
  • Northern Monkey --varies--
  • Reedley Hallows --varies--

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    50p per pint for Camra members and the Armed Forces.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited


  • Garden Garden
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Darts, Quiz night on Wednesday.

  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Sky, BT and Racing UK.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Ainsworth Arms

606 Halliwell Road

Sat Nav Reference

53.596403, -2.451144


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Nearby Bus Routes (20m)

525 527 (Bolton to Bolton circular via Astley Bridge), 526 (Bolton to Barrow Bridge via Halliwell Road)

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Ainsworth Arms

606 Halliwell Road

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Member Discount Scheme
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Additional Services
  • Garden
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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