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Bank Top Brewery Ale House

(formerly Brown Cow)

36 Church Street

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Opening Times

12-11 Mon-Thu; 12-11.30 Fri & Sat; 12-11 Sun


Bank Top Brewery Estates

About the Pub

This is the second Bank Top Brewery pub. After extensive refurbishment to a high specification it is the epitome of a traditional pub with a modern feel. It now serves real ale from 9 handpumps, mostly from the Bank Top range and including at least one dark beer, plus one guest ale always on the bar, also a good selection of international bottled beers especially Belgian ones are available. The staff pride themselves on quality service and on their knowledge of the beers. A small beer garden/smoking area is to be found at the rear. Please park thoughtfully when visiting. Walkers and their dogs are welcome. Winter pub of the season 2016.

Regular Beers

This pub serves 6 regular beers.

  • Bank Top Bad to the Bone
  • Bank Top Dark Mild (Champion Mild of Britain 2014)
  • Bank Top Flat Cap
  • Bank Top Gold Digger
  • Bank Top Old Slapper
  • Bank Top Port O Call

Changing Beers

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

One not from Bank Top.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Up to six available often from Broadoak, Lilleys, Sandford Orchards, Westons and Gwynt y Ddraig. with 3 in fridge and 3 at cellar temperature. See chalkboard for details.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited


  • Garden Pub Garden

    Patio area at rear.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Smoking Smoking Area

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53.598773, -2.538342


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125 (Bolton to Preston via Horwich and Chorley)

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