Search > Great Ale at the Vaults

NOTICE: Pubs and social clubs need your support more than ever but, since the pandemic, opening hours and services may be different to those displayed here. Before visiting a venue, we advise you to check its website or social media, or get in touch with them first to avoid disappointment.

If you see any details here that need updating, please let us know by submitting updates on the pub.

Great Ale at the Vaults

Vaults Below Market Place
Bolton
BL1 2AL

View on Map

Social Links

Opening Times

Regular

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 - 11.00 pm
Saturday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Sunday11.00 am - 9.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Sun 11am - 7pm

Operator

Independent

About the Pub

This atmospheric bar is situated in the centre of the redeveloped Vaults below the old Market Hall, now renamed Market Place. The Vaults are accessed via the Market Place escalators or lift, noting that only the main entrance on Corporation Street is open in the evenings. There is also an entrance with steps directly into the Vaults from Bridge Street opposite Argos. The bar provides a handy refreshment stop for those enjoying the shops or cinema housed in the Market Place, but it is well away from the main hustle and bustle. The appearance of the bar is well in keeping with the Victorian Cellar in which it is housed. There are handpumps serving two guest beers, one pale and one dark, plus one house bitter brewed by Deeply Vale in Bury. You can try all three cask beers in paddles of 1/3rds. A fourth handpump is reserved for cider, though this may not comply with CAMRA’s revised definition of real Cider. Keg fonts dispense a range of modern keg beer, some from local micros such as Strange Times. You can also choose from a wide range of locally-produced bottled and canned beers, displayed in glass fronted refrigerators. Great Ale opens all year round except on Easter Sunday and Christmas Day. May close earlier in the evening if quiet!

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Deeply Vale Grey T'Ale

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Wigan Brewhouse --varies--

Source: Local

Email this pub to a friend

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    30p on production of Camra Membership Card.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Facilities are shared with other businesses in the Vaults.

  • 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 6pm on Fridays and 2pm on Sundays.

  • WiFi Wifi

View on Larger Map

Great Ale at the Vaults

Vaults Below Market Place
Bolton
BL1 2AL

Sat Nav Reference

53.5812, -2.4298

Transport

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

Nearby Bus Routes (50m)

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

Nearby Station (800m)

Bolton

Submit Pub Updates to CAMRA

We welcome the help of all users to contribute to this important campaigning project. Please use the form below to submit feedback or updates directly to the CAMRA branch for consideration.

Please note that any changes mentioned WILL NOT have an immediate effect on whatpub.com but will instead be emailed directly to the CAMRA branch Pubs Officer for consideration. If you provide your name and/or email address this information will also be visible to the Pubs Officer, who may use this information to follow up your feedback. IF YOU WISH TO CONTACT THE PUB DIRECT, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS FORM.

Results are based on your filters selected. View or change them on the search page here

Front View

Great Ale at the Vaults

Vaults Below Market Place
Bolton
BL1 2AL

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Member Discount Scheme
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Quiet Pub
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Events
  • Live Music
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

Submit Beer Scores

The National Beer Scoring System has been upgraded and is now fully integrated with whatpub.com, making finding a pub and scoring your beers much easier.

Beer scoring is only available to CAMRA members. To start scoring please login below or join CAMRA on the national website.

Join CAMRA | Member Login

Campaign for your local

We campaign on a number of issues to help keep pubs open and pints affordable. If you love beer and pubs, get involved today!

Find out more

Summer of Pub CAMRA Festivals

FeaturesClose

Save your local pub Join CAMRA CAMRA Festivals
Close overlay