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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 - 00.30 am
Saturday11.00 am - 00.30 am
SundayNoon - 11.00 pm

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 . Long referred to as the Cider 'Ouse, though none of the ones available now meet Camra's revised definition to be classed as real cider. 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.

Historic England : Historical Information

Historic Interest

Dates back to 1251.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Bank Top Flat Cap

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Butcombe --varies--
  • Harviestoun --varies--

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    20p discount available to members.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • RealHeritagePub Historic Pub Interior

    Interior of Some Regional Importance


  • Garden Garden

    Courtyard at rear.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    But not at weekends.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LiveMusic Live Music

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  • Smoking Smoking Area

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Olde Man & Scythe

6-8 Churchgate

Sat Nav Reference

53.579562, -2.426283


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Nearby Bus Routes (50m)

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

Nearby Station (600m)


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Olde Man & Scythe

6-8 Churchgate

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Member Discount Scheme
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Historic Pub Interior
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Smoking Area
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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