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(also known as Shakey)

1 Glynne Street

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - Midnight
TuesdayMidday - Midnight
WednesdayMidday - Midnight
ThursdayMidday - Midnight
FridayMidday - 1.00 am
SaturdayMidday - 1.00 am
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm


Hawthorn Leisure

About the Pub

A real gem of a pub, rebuilt in the 1920's (after a fire) by Magee Marshall of Bolton. Still retails most of the original features. There are four rooms and a reception area served by a central bar on the ground floor. There are many wooden panels and fine fireplaces. A couple of the downstair rooms and the 'function room' above still have the original push switches (see photos) above the seats which were used to summon a waiter for the next round of drinks! Logs are used in the real fireplaces in the winter which adds to the warm surrounds of the interior.

The roof was tiled with Cornish slate and the stonework outside has the pubs name sculptured over the doorways. The pub was created as a 'calendar pub'- having four external doors, four floors, seven chimneys, 365 pains of glass etc.....

The upstairs function room has been converted into a snooker room where the landlord has even found a snooker table which was built in the same year as the pub! The upstairs rooms are numbered (see photos)-a throw back to when it was a hotel. The pub has a snooker team, a couple of pool teams as well as a darts/dominoes team.

Note that the car park is closed in the winter evenings.

Historic Interest

Grade II listed Building

Regular cask ales

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Shakespeare, Farnworth


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    Nationally Important Historic Interior

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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1 Glynne Street

Sat Nav Reference

53.549800, -2.404599


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

68 (Bolton to Trafford Centre via Worsley), 557 (Highfield to Prestolee), 685 (Farnworth to Leigh via Worsley)

Nearby Station (750m)

Moses Gate

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