BILLINGE

PubBeerCommentsLocation
Billinge Arms (Pavilion) John Smith's / 1664, Foster's, Heineken, Warsteiner In 2000 I described the Pavilion as a large plain knocked through one bar interior with some impressive wooden beams in the low ceiling. The attached curry house "The Balti King" was rather good, and was totally empty when I dined there on a Wednesday night.
Returning in 2010 I discovered the pub is now called the Billinge Arms Wine Bar and features nicely done up market contemporary decor with a tiled floor and comfortable leather sofas. It was unsurprisingly quiet on a Wednesday lunchtime.
The curry house has become an Italian restaurant.
Last visited 2010.
Main Street / Garswood Road
Brown Cow
Not visited.
Rainford Road / Hillside Close
Eagle and Child Hand pumpTetley, John Smith's, Tetley / Carling, Carlsberg, Foster's, Stella A rather good multi-area pub partially knocked through, traditionally decorated, in an antique-looking stone building. I was rather surprised to find real Tetley on offer, and I got the impression they sell more of the Extra Cold variety, but the cask was spot on.
Last visited 2010.
Main Street / Newton Road
Foresters Arms John Smith's, Tetley / Carling A very well looked after plain friendly local pub with one bar counter in an L-shaped room, plus a pool room and a small back room with patio doors overlooking a sunny terrace.
Last visited 2010.
Main Street / Picadilly
Mason's Arms
Not visited.
99 Carr Mill Road
Squires Bar Probably the best pub in Billinge, according to the banner outside, but it was closed when I passed on a Wednesday lunchtime so I can't comment.
Not visited.
Main Street / Coultshead Avenue
Stork Inn Mansfield / Carling, Foster's, Stella A half timbered exterior on this proper two-sided pub (Lounge and Vault) with access between the two via the porch. I chose the lounge which has an odd mixture of old-style ceiling beams and wood panelling mixed with modern white floor tiling to give a pleasant if disorganised appearance. Very quiet on a Wednesday lunchtime.
Last visited 2010.
Main Street / Newton Road