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(formerly Brass Cat; Bears Paw; Golden Lion)

11-13 Churchgate

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 2.00 am
SaturdayMidday - 2.00 am
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

11 - 7

About the Pub

Extensively refurbished in 2017, it now has a contemporary style with wooden bar and flooring, white walls and some exposed beams. There is a plaque on the wall describing the pub's history and various name changes since 1772. The pub is now split into two open areas linked by a disorientating sloped floor. The lively bar leads to a rear seating area with doors opening to a comfortable and partially covered beer garden and smoking area. There are numerous TVs and a large screen at the back, making it an ideal place to watch sports events. The bar itself is now on the side wall and has four handpumps The pub has joined the trend for hosting an extensive gin selection and this is sure to help cement the venue as one which will attract a boisterous and lively crowd at weekends and provide a welcome addition to the town's nightlife.

Historic Interest

There is an undated plaque on the wall describing the pub's early history and various name changes since 1772. (see photo)

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Joseph Holt Bitter
  • Moorhouse's Scaredy Cat
  • Moorhouse's White Witch

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Churchgate, Bolton


  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Table and chairs at front of pub, Patio area at the rear.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Baby Changing facilities and children welcome until 6pm.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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11-13 Churchgate

Sat Nav Reference

53.579688, -2.426336


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  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (30m)

Many outgoing services pass close to the pub, the interchange is 600M away.

Nearby Station (700m)


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