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Beer School

88, Market Street

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Wednesday3.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Thursday3.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Friday2.00 pm - Midnight
SaturdayNoon - Midnight
SundayNoon - 11.00 pm



About the Pub

A Micropub that is decked out to look like a school with library wallpaper and tables and stools that will take you back to your old art room days. A free standing roller blackboard is reguarly updated with information about events such as Meet the Brewer, French Conversation evenings and weekly performances by local musicians. The pub has developed into a welcoming, lively and popular part of the Westhoughton community. There is a small but luxurious meeting room upstairs and a quaint beer garden at the rear. Dogs are made very welcome. Note that the toilets are upstairs. There are four handpumps with local beers and some from further afield. There is usually a mix of beer styles and strengths. You can try before you buy and staff are keen and knowledgable. Up to four bag-in-box ciders are available and sometimes keg-conditioned cider from the fonts. The choice includes some of the best cider producers in the country such as Little Pomona and Udders Orchard. Large racks display canned and bottled beers and ciders, some of these chilled. The owner and manager is ABCQ Cask Marque trained in Cellar Management. She often travels to meet brewers and cider producers around the country and returns with beer and cider goodies. Bolton Branch Pub of the Year 2018/2022 and Cider Pub of the year in 2020/2021/2022.

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Changing ales

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Up to 4 real Ciders plus a perry and also an excellent range of real bottled ciders from Hogans available. If you wish to check that these are real check out the list via the link below.

    Camra Real Ciders and Perries : Real Cider and Perry List

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited


  • Garden Garden

    Order at the bar, go round side of pub to access patio area and have your drinks brought through.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Events Events

    Quiz night on Thursdays.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Now available upstairs.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Selection of board games, chess, Scrabble etc plus dominoes, Jenga, cards.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    On Sunday afternoon Check Facebook and Twitter for details.

  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Beer School

88, Market Street

Sat Nav Reference

53.5491, -2.524392


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

Nearby Bus Routes (10m)

7 (Bolton Interchange to Wigan via Hindley Green), 715 (Bolton Interchange to Wigan via Aspull), 521 (Little Lever to Blackrod), 559 (Bolton Interchange to Ashton in Makerfield), 516/7/8 (Leigh to Horwich (from Church St))

Nearby Station (750m)


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Beer School

88, Market Street

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Events
  • Function Room
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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