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The Raven, Wigan

5 Wallgate
Wigan
WN1 1LD
Phone: 01942239764
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Raven

A fine looking pub both externally and internally,there are quite a number of good features worth inspecting.The mosaic tiled main corridor and fine wooden staircase are matched by an impressive bar back.Columns break up the interior space around the bar which runs along the right wall.At the rear is a restaurant area with dining tables and sofas,although you can pitch down here just to drink.
However the heavy hand of a pubco is never far away ,which is reflected in a mundane ale selection.On my trip the 7 handpumps were offering Marston's Lancaster Bomber,Tetleys and Wainwright (ok but dull),Phoenix Monkey Town Mild and Robinson's Dizzy Blonde (passable) with 2 real ciders,but being Wednesday there was a massive real ale discount to £2.25pp which might explain the unexciting range.
The barmaid was pushy and actually critised my decision to buy a Wainwright,while there were a few shabby and oderous folk inhabiting the interior some with offspring in tow.
It could all be so much better if anyone cared but as it stands this is no more that a cheap place to drink and eat. How this warrants a GBG entry,god only knows.

On 10th July 2019 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Raven

Very attractive-looking pub when viewed from the street, and - for once - the interior certainly doesn't disappoint. Yes, the corridor may have been partly opened-out to provide access to the bar on the right-hand side, but the place still looks fantastic and any non-original features here and in the rear dining room (apart from a couple of unobtrusive TV screens and a slot machine) seem to fit right in. A few small tables can also be found out on the pavement at the front. The choice of five real ales in a wide range of styles - including the regular Tetley's cask and an excellent Moorhouses Penhul (£2.95) - a cider and a perry from the seven handpumps would be difficult to fault.

On 6th July 2019 - rating: 8
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Brainy Pool left this review about The Raven

you'll walk into the bar which is medium sized and cosy and the pub expands a fair bit behind. this is a characterful Wigan pub with some interesting characters on a Tuesday night. beautiful traditional interior and deserving of its place in the GBG from the ale i tried.

On 10th July 2018 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Wigan Wallgate, 0.12 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Wigan North Western, 0.2 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Ince (Manchester), 1.15 miles, 22 min walk (show)
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10th Jul 2019, 16:33
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
 
10th Jul 2019, 16:32
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 09 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 09 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 11 March 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 09 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 09 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 10 July 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 09 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 09 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 11 March 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Sky Sports - last updated 10 July 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 June 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 09 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 11 March 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 11 March 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 11 March 2015 by Pub SignMan
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