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Submitted on Wednesday, 19th September 2012
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The Dover Lock Inn, Wigan

Warrington Road
Postal town: Wigan
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Thuck Phat left this review about The Dover Lock

If you'd like a Guiness and a pizza by the canal with a warm welcome then this is the place for you.
If you'd like real ale then it isn't.

On 27th September 2012 - rating: 4
[User has posted 670 recommendations about 669 pubs]

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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Dover Lock

Situated canalside to the Leigh Branch of the Leeds and Liverpool canal,the word among the boating community is that this pub was worth a visit.The side entrance opens into a large open plan area with the bar to the right,while through an arch is a conservatory area popular with diners.In the drinking area,there were a couple of large banquettes and there was also a double aspect brick fireplace ,not operative on our lunchtime visit.However on a windy day thankfully the pubs central heating was working well.The wood floor ,flock wallpaper,flat screen,and wooden glad bar must have been the result of a large refurb which has resulted in few original features being retained in this Victorian building.
Sadly no real ale available,not even a redundant handpump,and even the Guiness was only offered as extra cold and agitated by a vibrator devise by the tap.The barman was friendly enough ,and there is a downstairs pizzeria at the rear of the building.
If you want pub grub and keg beer this may suit you,but I left the building feeling that a discerning boater may just as well drift past.

On 20th September 2012 - rating: 5
[User has posted 2004 recommendations about 2004 pubs]

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Latest updates View all updates for The Dover Lock Inn, Abram
4th May 2018, 13:50
Request to mark pub as closed by Jon B approved
4th May 2018, 09:24
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Jon B, with included notes: Other: closed down according to Google

Pub Details

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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 20 September 2012 by moby duck
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 09 January 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : No last updated 20 September 2012 by moby duck
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