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Stork Tavern

(formerly Fox & Stork)

548 Halliwell Road

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Opening Times

Monday3.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Tuesday3.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Wednesday3.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Thursday3.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Friday1.00 pm - Midnight
Saturday1.00 pm - Midnight
Sunday1.00 pm - 11.00 pm


Janis Parker-Brookes and Graham Brookes

About the Pub

A friendly and welcoming Grade II listed, stone-built community pub in an historic part of Bolton. It is one of the few remaining pubs on the famous old Halliwell Mile. The pub has recently been refurbished in a way which has sympathetically married a modern feel to its traditional features. The multi-room layout has been retained. The front room has a stone fireplace and a corner bar dispensing up to 6 well-kept and well-consumed real ales from local breweries Holts, Thwaites, Bank Top and occasionally others. The etched windows advertise the long lost local brewery J Sharman & Sons as well as the name the Stork Tavern, to which the owners have recently reverted after a spell as the Fox & Stork. Note the large hand painted wall mural in the passageway to the toilets! The two back rooms can provide a quieter atmosphere although, unusually, there is a dartboard in each and regularly entertain games during weekday evenings. Outside at the front is a small walled area with benches from where you can sit, sip and watch the world go by. At the back is a large beer garden which, in August, provides the venue for Fox Fest, a festival of music and fun which raises considerable sums for charity. and

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Joseph Holt Bitter
  • Wainwright

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

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Stork Tavern, Bolton


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Old Rosie.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Large area behind Pub, which was once a bowling green, now partly used as an allotment.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Until 7pm.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Quiz night first Monday in Month.

  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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Stork Tavern

548 Halliwell Road

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53.595347, -2.447172


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Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

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

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