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Elephant & Castle

4-10 Deansgate

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Opening Times

Monday9.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am - Midnight
Wednesday9.00 am - Midnight
Thursday9.00 am - Midnight
Friday9.00 am - 2.00 am
Saturday9.00 am - 3.00 am
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

9am - 9 Mon - Fri
9am - 8 Sat
12 - 8 Sun



About the Pub

The Elephant and Castle is a large town centre pub in the heart of Bolton's main nightlife area. Weekend evenings can be very busy when the pub acts a meeting point for revellers while DJs play tunes old and new. The host of large TV screens are also a magnet for football fans during big games. The pub supports an interesting selection of cask ales which make it worth a visit. There are 5 handpumps, with two Bank Top beers and quite often a St.Austell Beer as well as Moorhouses Blond or White Witch. There are food theme nights and special offers during the week. Outdoor seating at the front of the pub is popular. Popworld has a separate entrance for the upstairs nightclub and no real ale.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Bank Top Flat Cap
  • Bank Top Pavilion Pale Ale
  • Moorhouse's Blond Witch (Sometimes White Witch)

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • St Austell --varies--

Source: National

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Elephant & Castle, Bolton


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CamraVoucherScheme CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Breakfasts from 9am -noon.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking

    There are several Public car parks in the area 150m to the rear of the pub.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    When dining.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Pool Table.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    DJ's Friday and Saturday, Karoake on Sundays.

  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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Elephant & Castle

4-10 Deansgate

Sat Nav Reference

53.579775, -2.426996


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Nearby Bus Routes (20m)

Many outgoing services pass close to the pub, the interchange is 500M away.

Nearby Station (600m)


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