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

Meal Times

Mon - Sun 11am - 7pm



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--

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    30p on production of Camra Membership Card.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • 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

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Great Ale at the Vaults

Vaults Below Market Place

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53.5812, -2.4298


  • <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)


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Great Ale at the Vaults

Vaults Below Market Place

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

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