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Bob's Smithy

1448 Chorley Old Road, Heaton

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Opening Times

Monday4.30 pm - 11.30 pm
Tuesday4.30 pm - 11.30 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.30 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.30 pm
FridayMidday - 11.30 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.30 pm
SundayMidday - 11.30 pm

Meal Times

Closed Mon & Tue
12 - 2.30, 5 - 8 Wed & Thu
12 - 2.30, 5 - 8.30 Fri
12 - 4, 6 - 9 Sat
12 - 6.30 Sun



About the Pub

An intimate stone-built hostelry on the edge of the moors with panoramic views. Now has its own restaurant, it's handy for walkers and visitors to University of Bolton Stadium. The inn is some 200 years old and is named after a local blacksmith who allegedly spent more time in the pub than he did in his smithy across the road. This is a genuine free house which offers guest beers from small independent breweries. Dogs are welcome, there is a covered smoking area at the side of the pub.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Bank Top Flat Cap
  • Timothy Taylor Boltmaker
  • Wainwright

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Bowland --varies--
  • Moorhouse's --varies--

Source: Local

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Bob's Smithy, Bolton


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Patio area to the rear and seats at the front of the pub.

  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Events Events

    Tuesday Quiz night at 9pm.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Occasionally see Facebook for dates.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area

    Old Forge Evenings only.

  • Smoking Smoking Area

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Bob's Smithy

1448 Chorley Old Road, Heaton

Sat Nav Reference

53.595104, -2.493475


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Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

125 (Bolton to Preston via Horwich and Chorley)

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