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Great Ale at the Vaults

Vaults Below Market Place

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 9.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 9.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 9.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 9.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - 10.00 pm
Saturday11.00 am - 10.00 pm
Sunday11.00 am - 9.00 pm

Meal Times

11 - 8



About the Pub

Situated in the centre of the redeveloped vaults below the old Market Hall, this atmospheric bar is accessed via either of the two escalators, the lift or the new entrance with steps from Bridge Street opposite Argos. The overall appearance of the bar is well in keeping with the Victorian Cellar in which it is housed. The bar has four handpumps serving three guest beers and one specially brewed ale for the Vaults by Outstanding Brewery using Australian Hops. There is another connection with the antipodes as original owner Steve Simms originated from down under and behind the bar are several interesting Aussie brewery and beer advertising metal plaques. Keg fonts dispense a range of modern keg beers and ciders. One real cider from Thistly Cross is usually available. A wide range of bottled beers is kept in glass fronted refrigerators. Paddles of three 1/3rds of cask ale are available. Great Ale opens all year round except on Easter Sunday and Christmas Day. May close earlier in the evening when quiet! The wider vaults development includes several well known chain eateries. The upper floors of the Market Hall house shops and a nine screen cinema.

Regular cask ales

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Including House beer - Vaults Bitter by Outstanding Brewery.

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Great Ale at the Vaults, Bolton


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    30p on production of Camra Membership Card.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Parking Parking

    Shoppers Car Park available.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Monthly Quiz.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Singer/Guitarist from 2pm on Sundays.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Great Ale at the Vaults

Vaults Below Market Place

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53.5812, -2.4298


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Nearby Bus Routes (50m)

Many services pass either side of the Market Place, the interchange is 700M away.

Nearby Station (800m)


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