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Bank Top Brewery Tap

(formerly Carters Arms)

68-70 Belmont Road, Astley Bridge

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.30 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.30 pm
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

About the Pub

This is the original tap house for the multi-award winning Bank Top Brewery, based less than a mile away. It is a popular and busy two-roomed street-corner local with a large outdoor drinking area and covered smoking shelter. The atmosphere is one of a traditional community pub with conversation to the fore and distractions limited to quiet background music and a dartboard and small, often silent TV in the bar. The pub is a showcase for locally-brewed real ale promoted by knowledgeable bar staff and has deservedly won numerous CAMRA awards. There are eight handpumps supplying ales mostly from Bank Top Brewery, with Flat Cap, Pavilion Pale and Dark Mild normally available alongside a changing range from the brewery stable. A guest beer from another brewery is available at all times on one of the pumps. Up to six cellar-cool bag-in-a-box real ciders are also on offer, though some of these are flavoured varieties. Autumn Pub of the Season 2016.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Bank Top Dark Mild
  • Bank Top Flat Cap
  • Bank Top Palomino Rising
  • Bank Top Pavilion Pale Ale

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 5 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Bank Top --seasonal--
  • Bank Top --varies--

One guest not from Bank Top Range.

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Bank Top Brewery Tap, Bolton


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Up to six Bag in box - see details on Chalk Board, Branch Cider Pub of the year 2017

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Including Toilets.

  • Garden Pub Garden

    Large Patio area at rear with tables.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Tap Room and Patio area only.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Until 7pm.

  • Events Events

    Quiz night First Tuesday in the month 8pm.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games


  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Shelter on the patio.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Bank Top Brewery Tap

68-70 Belmont Road, Astley Bridge

Sat Nav Reference

53.603477, -2.433996


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (50m)

Transdev: 1 (Bolton to Blackburn via Astley Bridge and Darwen); Arriva: 534 (Bolton to Oldhams Estate via Astley Bridge), 535 (Bolton to Belmont via Astley Bridge)

Closest Station (1550m)


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