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The Beacon Inn, Dalton, Wigan

Beacon Lane
Wigan
WN8 7RR
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Roger Button left this review about The Beacon Inn

This Jennings country pub on the outskirts of Skelmersdale seems to be more geared as a restaurant than a pub. The restaurant itself is upstairs and is completely separate from the bar area which is situated on the ground floor. Any old characteristics of its original country pub nature have sadly been lost in a refurbishment which has resulted in a rather plain, drab and bland mock Tudor approach with predominant shades of grey. It all feels too much like a contrived hotel bar with 80's piped music and a genteel atmosphere. On the plus side, there is a very good ale selection – 4 pumps with Jennings Sneck Lifter and Cumberland plus Hobgoblin and Marstons Old Empire. Quality was very good. Service was also very friendly and welcoming. A side room contains a Plasma TV but given that this was prime time Saturday night and the fact that there were only 2 other people in the pub, I get the impression that the Beacon is not a particularly favoured outing for the locals. I'm not sure how busy the restaurant was but there was certainly plenty of space in the Car Park. Whilst the pub is high up and commands good views of the surrounding countryside, there didn't appear to be much in the way of a beer garden or outside seating to take advantage of it (although it was dark when I was there and I may have just missed it). As things stand (and I being specific to the bar and not for the restaurant that I have not tried), the Beacon is certainly worth a stop for the beers but lacks any intrinsic appeal to warrant a session or going out of the way for.

On 27th January 2009 - rating: 5
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Latest updates View all updates for The Beacon Inn, Wigan
17th Apr 2019, 12:17
Request to set pubs area association by Jon B approved
 
17th Apr 2019, 07:28
Request to set pubs area association by Jon B

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 01 December 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 01 December 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 01 December 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 01 December 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 01 December 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 01 December 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 01 December 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 01 December 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 01 December 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 01 December 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 01 December 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 01 December 2014 by ROB Camra
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