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Top Lock

Copthurst Lane, Heapey, nr Chorley

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 9.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 9.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 9.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 9.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.00 pm
Saturday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Sunday10.00 am - 9.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 2.30, 5 - 8 Mon - Thu
12 - 2.30, 5 - 8.30 Fri
10 - 8.30 Sat
10 - 8 Sun


Star (Heineken UK)

About the Pub

A popular canalside pub comprising a large single room at the top of the Johnsons Hillock locks.

Following a change in tenant, this once iconic real ale destination pub is now run by the same people who have the nearby Butlers Arms at Pleasington. Recently refurbished, the pub now boasts a smart interior in shades of muted brown and cream - giving it very much a wine bar/bistro feel.

Six hand pumps serve two regular 'house' beers brewed by Caledonian; Top Lock Bitter is First Dawn while Butlers Ale is Edinburgh Castle, although Butlers is not always available.. The other four beers are constantly changing and come from the usual Star Inns range. There is also a specialist gin bar with 25 or so varieties.

Dogs are made particularly welcome with an external 'Hair of the Dog' bar - serving water through a hand pump!

Quiz night is Wed.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Caledonian Top Lock Bitter
  • Timothy Taylor Landlord

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Source: National

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Top Lock, Heapey


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Small outside area with tables to front of pub.

  • Parking Parking

    Large car park opposite pub.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Dog treats and outside 'water bar'

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Quiz night on a Wednesday.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Thursday nights.

  • WiFi Wifi


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Top Lock

Copthurst Lane, Heapey, nr Chorley

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53.686793, -2.613144


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Stagecoach: 24 (Chorley - Blackburn)


Canalside (Leeds - Liverpool) at Johnson's Hillock

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