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Olde Man & Scythe

6-8 Churchgate

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - 12.30 am
Saturday11.00 am - 12.30 am
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm


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About the Pub

The pub is reputedly the 4th oldest in the country and sits near the Parish Church on the historic Churchgate, site of a famous Civil War execution . It is often referred to as the Cider 'Ouse. The pub retains some traditional features such as wooden beams, leaded windows and stone floors, though there have been modifications to the layout in recent times. Nevertheless, the pub does retain a cosy snug and a separate room, often used for jamming and open mic nights. On weekend evenings there is usually a local band playing and the pub can be very busy. On the back wall is a painted mural of the much-missed former landlord John Jewitt. Outside is a small enclosed yard which doubles up as a smoking area. Beers are from the more adventurous side of the Enterprise Inns list supplemented by the ever-popular local brewery Bank Top. Grade II listed building see

Historic Interest

Dates back to 1251 -

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Bank Top Flat Cap
  • Hop Back Summer Lightning

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

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Olde Man & Scythe, Bolton


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Stan's Traditional Cider.

  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    20p discount available to members.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Interior of Some Regional Importance


  • Garden Pub Garden

    Courtyard at rear.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    But not at weekends.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Check Facebook and Twitter for details.

  • Smoking Smoking Area

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Olde Man & Scythe

6-8 Churchgate

Sat Nav Reference

53.579562, -2.426283


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  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (50m)

Many outgoing services pass close to the pub, the interchange is 550M away.

Nearby Station (600m)


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