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The Swan & Railway, Wigan

80 Wallgate
Wigan
WN1 1BA
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Local Pub (Marstons)

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Rob Hunter left this review about The Swan & Railway

A pleasant, traditional feeling pub, with a compact narrow bar room to the right which has the hand pulls, a room to the left which was more square and felt more spacious, and possibly more space to the rear that I did not investigate (there was, at the very least, a drinking shelf, and possibly another room). Food is served - menus are on the tables - nothing pretentious, just pies, burgers, jacket potatoes etc.

Several hand pulls with a couple off at the time of my visit. I had the Bank Top Dark Mild and that was pretty good, as well as being a very reasonable £1.50 for a half. The room to the left was comfortable with banquette seating, a fire and a large TV.

On 15th February 2022 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Swan & Railway

Nicely restored pub, right opposite the North Western station, with numerous heritage features in the bar, corridor and side room. Seven real ales on handpump, which might be several too many in the current circumstances since my pint of Prospect Dark Mild (£2.90) seemed to have sat around in the pipes rather too long...

On 10th October 2020 - rating: 7
[User has posted 7108 recommendations about 7108 pubs]


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Will Larter left this review about The Swan & Railway

Having swerved this one on previous visits to Wigan, I was very pleased to hear that it had been restored to its former glory and reopened with a focus on real ale. This is one of Camra's heritage pubs (see detailed description on their website), with some beautiful interior features, notably the tiles in the lobby. The hand pumps (seven of them - see photo) are in the bar on the right, though the beers are also listed on the hatch from which corridor drinkers can be served. Only one of the seven was a new beer to me (Wily Fox Blonde Vixen), so a fairly mainstream offering, but the Bass was in very good shape. This pub would be worth a longer visit than we had time for before the football, but I did have a peek into a couple of other rooms, and the corridor to the toilets is lined with some very good quality black & white photos of old pubs and sports teams.

Date of visit: 7th March 2020

On 25th March 2020 - rating: 9
[User has posted 3141 recommendations about 2950 pubs]


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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)
Latest updates View all updates for The Swan & Railway, Wigan
15th Feb 2022, 15:51
Review submitted by Rob Hunter amended by Rob Hunter
 
15th Feb 2022, 15:51
Review submitted by Rob Hunter

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 15 February 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 15 February 2021 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - Discount amount not stated by Wigan CAMRA - last updated 15 February 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 15 February 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 15 February 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 15 February 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes - Lunchtime only - last updated 15 February 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 15 February 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 15 February 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 February 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 15 February 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 15 February 2021 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 15 February 2021 by ROB Camra
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