NEWTON-LE-WILLOWS

(Including EARLESTOWN, WARGRAVE, VULCAN VILLAGE)

PubBeerCommentsLocation
Ariete Bar and Restaurant Italia says the sign.
Not visited.
High Street / The Parchments
Blue Lion Hotel
Pic ATM
Tetley / Carlsberg, Stella A well appointed bar side with LSTV and pool table, and a nicely done lounge. On a Thursday evening most of the people in the lounge were dining.
In 2017 the building was being gutted, I don't know if it is to return as a pub.
Last visited 2003.
High Street / Golborne Street
Bull's Head Closed.
Not visited.
Southworth Road / Parkside Road
Firkin
GBG
Hand pumpvarious A standard micro-pub converted from a shop, with superb ales from no less than ten handpumps. Bare ventilation ducts, fake bare brick walls and the inevitable industrial-style lighting. Limited opening hours.
Last visited September 2017.
High Street / Golborne Street
Griffin Tetley / Carling, Foster's, Heineken In this impressive building the very nicely decorated two sided interior is well looked after. Live music is an important part of the operation.
Last visited October 2018.
Earle Street / Sankey Street, Earlestown
Houghton Arms Burtonwood / Carling A very nicely done out pub at the end of an old terrace surrounded by new housing. Two bars plus a nice side lounge, a pool room and a raised seating area, all partially knocked through.
Now closed.
Last visited 2003.
Houghton Close, Earlestown
Kirkfield Hotel
Pic
A residential hotel, but the bar is open to all.
Now closed and derelict.
Not visited.
Church Street / Park Road North
Legh Arms
Pic
John Smith's, Tetley / Carlsberg, Foster's, Stella A nicely decorated pub partially knocked through but with low walls and wide pillars to break up the space. LSTVs, a pool table and a small dance floor provide youth-oriented entertainment. There's a nice beer garden at the back.
In 1660 Richard Legh of Lyme in Cheshire bought Newton from the Fleetwood family and became Lord of the Manor.
Closed and surrounded with scaffolding for some time.
Last visited 2003.
Church Street / Southworth Road
Millstone
Pic
Hand pumpBombardier This was closed for some time but had re-opened by April 2000. Rather nice wood floor and (fake I think) antique decor in this friendly pub, knocked through into one room with some nice comfortable sofas at one side.
Last visited 2003.
141 Mill Lane / Alfred Street
Newmarket John Smith's / Carling, Foster's Outside this looks like a small street corner pub, inside there's two bars, side rooms and a large function room at the rear, all nicely done out.
Last visited July 2018.
Haydock Street / Legh Street, Earlestown
Newton-le-Willows Sports Club Real ale is served in the bar, which is open to non-members. The function room hosts an annual beer festival which I can recommend.
Last visited 2010.
Crow Lane East / The Avenue
Oak Tree
Pic ATM
Hand pumpGreene King IPA, John Smith's / Carling, Coors, San Miguel, Stella Very pleasant interior decor with wooden floor and old wooden tables in this Greene King chain pub aiming at diners with a menu that looks good value. There's a large beer garden and children's play area. The house beer was a rather good 'ordinary' bitter, brewed by Greene King.
Last visited September 2017.
Crow Lane East / High Street
Old Crow Inn John Smith's / Foster's An enormous comfortable friendly pub with two bars plus a couple of partly knocked through side rooms. There's a beer garden at the back.
Last visited October 2018.
248 Crow Lane East / Borron Road
Pied Bull Hotel
Pic
Hand pumpguest, Hand pumpLandlord, John Smith's / Carling, Coors, Foster's, San Miguel A rather nice one roomed pub with side areas. The menu of standard pub fare looks good. The decor includes some nice dark wood panelling. B&B, function room.
Last visited September 2017.
High Street / Rob Lane
Railway Hotel
Pic
John Smith's / Becks, Carling When I visited this nicely decorated two bar pub in 2003, it was in dire need of some care and attention and looked rather tatty in places.
Returning in 2010 I found it still fairly plain in decor but now spotless and well cared for.
Noted closed and tinned up in February 2018.
Last visited 2010.
Railway Street, by Earlestown Station
Rams Head John Smith's / Carling, Foster's Friendly pub with a nice interior, with some splendid tiling. A historic layout in which the two room lounge side is served from two "bay window" hatches at the back of the bar. The long narrow bar side is plainer.
Last visited July 2018.
Bridge Street / Market Street, Earlestown
Rosie's This looks like an up market cafe bar, but I haven't been in yet.
I think it's now closed.
Not visited.
Earle Street / Alma Street, Earlestown
St. David's Social Centre
Not visited.
Wargrave Road / Connaught Drive
Stocks Tavern (Blue Bell Hotel) Tetley / Carling, Carlsberg A plain two-sided boozer, clean and generally well cared for, but perhaps in need of new upholstery when I was there.
Last visited September 2017.
High Street / Castle Hill
Sunbeam
Pic
Tetley / Stella A plain friendly bar side with pool table and darts, and comfy sofas, plus a well cared for lounge. The back garden looks very nice.
Arriving at about 8 on a Monday evening in 2010 I was startled to find this place buzzing with locals - One tends to find back-street pubs like this are getting quieter and quieter, but not this one. Returning in 2018 I again found it busy.
Last visited October 2018.
Old Wargrave Road / Sunbeam Street
Viaduct Closed. Boarded up.
Not visited.
210 Earle Street / Viaduct Street, Earlestown
Viaduct Sports and Social Club
Not visited.
Earle Street, Earlestown
Victoria John Smith's / Carling, Foster's An enormous multi-roomed two bar beautifully done out pub. There's a function room upstairs and a children's playground in the back garden.
I came close to a major faux-pas here by sitting in the dominoes corner, but fortunately I finished my research before the players arrived.
In October 2018 I found it closed on a Friday afternoon, hopefully temporarily.
Last visited 2010.
Wargrave Road / Park Road South
Vulcan Inn John Smith's, Worthington / Carling, Foster's A pleasant friendly boozer. I guess not many outsiders (Other than pub-guide researchers) ever travel to Vulcan Village. Two large traditionally decorated open rooms around the counter, plus a pool room. Some pictures of the Vulcan Foundry and its products are on display.
Last visited October 2018.
Manchester Row, Vulcan Village
Wargrave Hacienda (Wargrave Inn) John Smith's / Carling, Coors I can't really comment on the interior as it was in mid-refurbishment last time I was here. Pleasant garden at the rear.
Last visited October 2018.
Wargrave Road / Wargrave Mews
Wellington / Carling, Foster's, San Miguel This two-sided boozer looks a little tatty outside, but inside it's fine.
Last visited July 2018.
Earle Street / Wellington Street, Earlestown
Wetherspoon's Nine Arches Hand pumpusuals Opened in June 2016, this large pleasant addition to the chain is located in a former Methodist Hall.
Last visited July 2018.
Legh Street, Earlestown
Xenon Night club.
Not visited.
Earle Street / Alma Street, Earlestown