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The Swan & Railway, Wigan Central, Wigan

80 Wallgate
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Local Pub (Marstons)

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Jon B left this review about The Swan & Railway

now open again after a pain staking restoration. the pub is unrecognisable from the scruffy mess it was before. yet it looks exactly as it should. the main bar is beautiful again with its famous swan motif. great old school jukebox and good selection of ales, mostly of the classic bitter variety - bass is a permanent fixture! offers something very different to the Central , it’s going to be hard to choose where to go for a pint during connections now!

On 21st September 2019 - rating: 9
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ROB Camra left this review about Swan & Railway Hotel

As you enter there's a small pool room to the right and an island bar serving two very tatty rooms. This was a smart pub when I used to call in after the Wigan beer festival at the pier, sadly it's a shabby mess now. 6 handpumps on the bar, but only 2 on which were Hobgoblin and a Marstons Revisionist special beer which tasted crap, although it was well kept enough. Needs a lot of money spending on it to make is good again.

On 12th October 2016 - rating: 4
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Al Bundy left this review about Swan & Railway Hotel

A pretty nice looking pub from the outside and inside is a very traditional old style pub with lots of stained glass windows. Multi-roomed with, at this time, the pool room to the left being seemingly redecorated. Hopefully that will extend to the rest of the place, especially the banquettes that seem to be held together by various shades of duct tape. It looks like its home to tattooed metal fans which isn't too bad cos the background music was mostly guitar solo wankery nonsense. But that maybe just today's visit.

On 20th April 2016 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by ROB Camra
Wigan North Western, 0.05 miles, 1 min walk (show)
Wigan Wallgate, 0.22 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Ince (Manchester), 1.29 miles, 24 min walk (show)
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21st Sep 2019, 23:22
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21st Sep 2019, 22:50
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