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WHICH IS THE BEST PUB IN WIGAN

Started by: fishy123 (inactive)

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Started: 9th Aug 2006 at 22:58

Posted by: mandie (inactive)

does it include clubs or not???

Replied: 9th Aug 2006 at 23:00

Posted by: fishy123 (inactive)

clubs pubs

Replied: 9th Aug 2006 at 23:00

Posted by: mandie (inactive)

well the its got to be higher ince labour club ,that is because i work there and my husband is the boss. we sell the best beer round wigan, have the best bar staff,the sexiest steward and of course ME!!! wot more can i say...

Replied: 9th Aug 2006 at 23:04

Posted by: fishy123 (inactive)

i might pop you never know im coming down to wigan 2morrow anyway

Replied: 9th Aug 2006 at 23:06

Posted by: mandie (inactive)

fridays are good if u r into rugby saturdays if u like to listen to a group or sundays if ur an old fogie and just like to listen to a singer

Replied: 9th Aug 2006 at 23:07

Posted by: aitch (5487) 

Have you ever tasted the mild beer in there Mandie, If you have then you will know why I dont come in any more on a friday!??? why does your better half only drink red wine or have I answered my own question

Replied: 9th Aug 2006 at 23:14

Posted by: mandie (inactive)

brendans favourite drink in the club happens to be bass mild,and if the boss drinks it ,it speaks for itself dont it?
he drinks red wine on fridays only for a change...

Replied: 9th Aug 2006 at 23:22

Posted by: john joseph (3197)

Aitch

OUCH !!!

Replied: 9th Aug 2006 at 23:22

Posted by: cab75 (96) 

My local is The Eckersley Arms, great beer, great food, great entertainment, great karaoke (when im on) 2 big screens for sport and the best landlord i've ever known. Not much else i can say really, would be in every day if i could afford it.

Replied: 9th Aug 2006 at 23:38

Posted by: aitch (5487) 

I have been going in the club a lot longer than Brendan has and I have never seen him drink a pint of mild including when he was a member of the darts team ,before the time of mandie, when he was just an up and coming wannabee

Replied: 9th Aug 2006 at 23:41

Posted by: mandie (inactive)

oooooooooooooooooo well ive been with him for 14 years and he has drunk it in all that time, i know cos i serve him it . he has lager when out with the lads or mild if he is staying in the club ,and at the moment he has started drinking magners as well,just because he can!!!!!

Replied: 9th Aug 2006 at 23:44

Posted by: aitch (5487) 

So can I if someone is daft enough to buy it for me, never been one to refuse a persons hospitality,

Replied: 9th Aug 2006 at 23:56

Posted by: cab75 (96) 

Nice that Magners, lot of old timers (no offence Brendan) drink mild or mix, my father in law does, its always been the cheapest as well, but that Magners seems to be becoming more popular these days.

Replied: 9th Aug 2006 at 23:58

Posted by: aitch (5487) 

I like a glass of cider, but usually stick too strongbow, always have it with a meal it seems to sharpen my appetite better than a glass of wine, but I must say I am not over keen on the taste of that mangers, and why have we only just started to hear about it ? where has it been all these years

Replied: 10th Aug 2006 at 00:11

Posted by: cab75 (96) 

Don't know where its been all these years aitch, but a friend of mine told me its always been in Ireland, bit like Guiness but the first time i had it was Paddies night this year, it was buy one get one free int local, now loads sup it, i heard that they've got enough orders to last them 5 years at their factory in paddyland.

Replied: 10th Aug 2006 at 00:18

Posted by: cab75 (96) 

Theres another bottled cider similar to Magners called Bulmers original, thats nice as well, i know the taste you mean aitch with Magners and Bulmers has'nt got it, still nice though.

Replied: 10th Aug 2006 at 00:22

Posted by: aitch (5487) 

One of the first drinks I ever had was bulmers original,and the first time I ever went on holiday down south to torquay and tried the original scrumpy served out of an open ended barrel with bits and pieces of god knows what in it. Put me off cider for a lot of years the taste of that particular brew did

Replied: 10th Aug 2006 at 10:06

Posted by: mandie (inactive)

wehave got both magners and bulmers in the club magners is more popular but thats because there has been lots of tv adverts for it i have tried magners but not bulmers.

Replied: 10th Aug 2006 at 10:53

Posted by: aussie roy (2574) 

From memory I think the only pub I went to in Wigan was The Park Hotel near the 'bus station,always good on a Friday night for the jazz club and a good pint.My first experience of cider was at what we would describe as a milkbar,Massa's in Cunliffe Street,Chorley,a favourite haunt on the weekend.The owner,oblivious of the licensing laws,was selling Showerings cider,sweet and dry,to minors,an intoxicating experience.The authorities eventually spotted the mistake so then we had to get our booze from the off-licence.Massa's was absorbed into the Frederick's ice cream business,though all part of the same family,they were rivals in the '40s,'50s and '60s.

Replied: 10th Aug 2006 at 11:13

Posted by: zoe24 (2272) 

i used to like sams bar in scholes n alexandra in whelley. alexandra is a realy nice pub..does any1 go in the oak tree in ince?

Replied: 10th Aug 2006 at 11:22

Posted by: fishy123 (inactive)

zoe24 is the oak tree in ince still there . i thought it got knocked down years ago..i used to live in chatham street.thats why im askin

Replied: 10th Aug 2006 at 13:29

Posted by: aitch (5487) 

Thanks for writing in english zoe now I can understand you,I go in the Oak now and again also the Bush, Belle Green, Mr Earls, Fox and Labour club but my favourite watering hole on a sat night is St Bills. I used to live up that end of Ince in Langdale, so that is why I got to frequenting them places,but cant drink much now as I have a heart condition so have to take it easy on the booze (im sorry to say) still a nice walk on a sat night and a gill in every pub up and down the lane does me no harm at all.

Replied: 10th Aug 2006 at 15:18

Posted by: cab75 (96) 

Fishy, you said you new my face, i used to deliver milk with my Dad in Chatham St, Ince and all the other streets around there, up until leaving school, i've put on about 3 stone since then though.

Replied: 10th Aug 2006 at 23:25

Posted by: zoe24 (2272) 

sorry aitch if u didnt understand my writing before, yes fishy its stil there, i live on west st, so i used to go in there now and again, but not anymore they barred me for something i didnt do

Replied: 11th Aug 2006 at 00:16

Posted by: cab75 (96) 

zoe, what did you not do?

Replied: 11th Aug 2006 at 00:28

Posted by: babyboomer (62) 

I must agree with Mandy, Both me and my hubby when saving up to get married waited on tables in Higher Ince Labour club, we worked hard but enjoyed the atmosphere. When we come over next week from OZ we will be down there for a few bevvies. See Ya

Replied: 11th Aug 2006 at 02:02

Posted by: babyboomer (62) 

Which Chatham St are you on about, the one at the top of Henry Park St. Cause thats were I came from.My hubby played darts all over Wigan, but he is not in at the moment so I can't ask him which pub he liked best. He used to live back of Amberswood tavern, I think that is why he knows a lot of old songs, the singing room was right next to his bedroom.

Replied: 11th Aug 2006 at 02:14

Posted by: zoe24 (2272) 

cab, i went in 1 nite with a mate of mine, n just had a quiet drink n a chat n the next time i went in the landlord sed that the couch were we sat had got slashed with a knife, i tried 2 go in since n he sed he knew i didnt do it but i was still barred. also what i didnt understand was, the first time i went in i had long extentions in my hair, so how did he recognise me the next time cos i have short hair, also he knew what street i live on. i am defo not the kind of person to go round vandalising places never mind carrying a knife with me, i have agoraphobia, so i dont get out anyway very often,,sorry im going on..lol..bet u wish u never asked now

Replied: 11th Aug 2006 at 15:41

Posted by: mandie (inactive)

babyboomer make sure when u come over u come in and say hello

Replied: 11th Aug 2006 at 18:21

Posted by: mandie (inactive)

babyboomer make sure when u come over u come in and say hello

Replied: 11th Aug 2006 at 18:21

Posted by: aitch (5487) 

Your talking double (dutch) again mandie

Replied: 11th Aug 2006 at 21:32

Posted by: heskyince (41)

the best club in wigan is ince rosebridge rugby club. its the best pint around. and you have a great laugh in there. there is never no trouble and everyone is really friendly

Replied: 11th Aug 2006 at 22:01

Posted by: gozzer (inactive)

babyboomer i remember you from rose bridge school
its good to hear you are coming home for a visit
iv`e just spent a few hours in the Balmoral at hindley watching wigan stuff leeds and the atmosphere was something special

Replied: 11th Aug 2006 at 23:58
Last edited by gozzer: 12th Aug 2006 at 07:46:14

Posted by: cab75 (96) 

Don't worry zoe, i understood ya.

Replied: 12th Aug 2006 at 00:27

Posted by: babyboomer (62) 

Cheers Mandie, I will be there when I've had me pratter pie.Hope it wont be your night off!!
I don't remember you Gozzer praps you new my hubby (flirts)

Replied: 12th Aug 2006 at 12:31

Posted by: janey (inactive)

Off topic I know...........But why don't you guys join the Forum??

Replied: 12th Aug 2006 at 15:16

Posted by: tonker (23952) 

Most are on both.

Replied: 12th Aug 2006 at 16:56

Posted by: antontrip (240) 

My favorite is The Orwell at the Pier.
Oww! you can't beat a pint of Stella after the Footie on match days.

Replied: 15th Aug 2006 at 17:31

Posted by: zoe24 (2272) 

antontrip, ive been there a couple of times, its realy nice inside

Replied: 15th Aug 2006 at 19:09

Posted by: antontrip (240) 

Hey Zoe.
"You can't beat standing on the Pier and watching the pint pots bob about the canal on a warm night."
""

Replied: 16th Aug 2006 at 20:04
Last edited by antontrip: 17th Aug 2006 at 16:41:26

Posted by: truckerdave (2337) 

One of the oldest, and best Pub's in Wigan has got to be the John Bull, where you can get a great pint of Guinness, and it's the only pub in wigan that doesn't have bouncer's on the door at weekends,

Replied: 17th Aug 2006 at 20:23

Posted by: aitch (5487) 

Ive been to the Orwell a couple of times once for a 60th birthday and once for a wedding reception quite recently but the next time I go I will take my own whiskey with me I cant afford their prices

Replied: 17th Aug 2006 at 20:38

Posted by: antontrip (240) 

I used to love going to the John Bull.
It had the best jukebox in Wigan too!
"I remember the pool room upstairs used to smell of exotic herbs."

Replied: 17th Aug 2006 at 21:48
Last edited by antontrip: 17th Aug 2006 at 21:49:58

Posted by: keily (306) 

Definately gotta be the john bull

Replied: 17th Aug 2006 at 23:50

Posted by: aitch (5487) 

If I am right ,I dont think that the John Bull is so old

Replied: 18th Aug 2006 at 00:17

Posted by: antontrip (240) 

When i used to go drinking at the John Bull we called it the chop house.
"Does anyone else remember it going by that name?"

Replied: 18th Aug 2006 at 14:56

Posted by: ©art© (6154)

"The John Bull Chop House" was it's original name when it opened.
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As far as being old,I must be gerrin' on a bit,cos I remember it openin'

Replied: 18th Aug 2006 at 17:28
Last edited by ©art©: 18th Aug 2006 at 20:03:32

Posted by: antontrip (240) 

"I hear they still have live bands playing there."

Replied: 19th Aug 2006 at 01:11

Posted by: twigginer21 (1743)

Oh! The John Bull has to be the best pub in Wigan! It has a great atmosphere and i've never seen any bother in there! Oh...and the beers good too :)

Replied: 19th Aug 2006 at 01:37

Posted by: antontrip (240) 

I called in on the way back from football last night,and i could swear it was Peter Stringfellow I saw sitting at the bar."Who is that guy?"

Replied: 20th Aug 2006 at 09:56

Posted by: fishy123 (inactive)

WHATS THAT PUB CALLED NEAR WIGAN COLLEGE & BUS STATION ITS ON THE CORNER WERE ALL THE STUDENTS GO ..ITS BUGGIN ME

Replied: 21st Aug 2006 at 14:44

Posted by: antontrip (240) 

"Hey Fishy."
It's called The Tudor House.

Replied: 21st Aug 2006 at 14:46
Last edited by antontrip: 21st Aug 2006 at 14:46:55

 

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