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White Lion Hotel, Bolton

2 Market Street
Postal town: Bolton
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Brainy Pool left this review about White Lion Hotel

a proper old locals pub in the middle of Westhoughton. Good Holts bitter and a traditional unspoilt interior, but a bit unfocused and in need of some TLC. Pleasant enough beer garden at the back but this is also rather unkempt. Dreadful loud music added to a general feeling that this should be a lot better than it is, Holts usually have these things under control, so maybe one day.

On 8th October 2023 - rating: 6
[User has posted 1079 recommendations about 1044 pubs]

ROB Camra left this review about White Lion Hotel

Still the same as described by Steve below. Pretty quiet on a Friday, early evening, but there were still a few in. Hobsons choice of cask ale with just Holts Bitter being available, but this was in decent nick. Another decent enough pub, but with no specisl attraction apart from the tiling.

On 5th August 2023 - rating: 6
[User has posted 3232 recommendations about 3143 pubs]

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Strongers . left this review about White Lion Hotel

The White Lion Hotel is a Holts run pub with a tiled central lobby that is faced from the left by a tiled bar counter that has low etched glass sash screens. The bar counter is certainly the main focal point of the pub, although the product range that it supports may put some of with only two hand pumps, both badged with Bitter, and the usual Holts keg. Between the bar counter and the front windows is a long vault and more seating is found at the rear where the counter curves around to the left to a small yellow tiled fireplace and banquette. In the right-hand side of the pub is a front area with banquettes and a dartboard and a rear area with another dartboard, standing room and some DJ equipment. There is a jukebox that was supplying some background music and the televisions throughout were showing muted horse racing. The service was polite and the locals all seemed harmless enough, except for one lad who was absolutely plastered. The staff ended up asking him to leave, this wouldn’t be the last time I bumped into him during my crawl of the area. This place is worth a look, if only for the bar counter.

On 2nd May 2023 - rating: 6
[User has posted 5329 recommendations about 5297 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Strongers .
Westhoughton, 0.57 miles, 11 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for White Lion Hotel, Westhoughton
8th Oct 2023, 16:53
Picture submitted by Brainy Pool approved
8th Oct 2023, 14:14
Review submitted by Brainy Pool

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Darts : Yes last updated 02 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 02 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 02 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 02 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 03 November 2010 by hondo .
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