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Grants Bar, Accrington

1 Manchester Road
Phone: 01254393938
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Will Larter left this review about Grants Bar

As Al says, a bit hideous but excellent beer range. I'm not sure I could stand being here for long enough to go through the whole range, but perhaps that's not the point anyway. I was here for Luton Town's game at the Crown Ground on the other side of town. Called in for a half, then met some mates in the nearby Abbey and returned here with them; after the match I had time for a swift half on the way to the station and called in here again (ok, it's not really on the way to the station), so the décor can't be too off-putting.

I had Big Clock Bitter & Twisted on my first two visits and the 7.6% stout, which is called Ghost, in celebration of our last-minute equaliser. I'll be back next season if both teams are in the same division.

Date of visit: 8th August 2015

On 7th September 2015 - rating: 8
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Al Bundy left this review about Grants Bar

What a set of contrasts. The inside is a bit hideous but sod that the beer range is excellent (if you like Big Clock beers that is). 10 handpumps serving 8 of their beers plus 2 ciders. Real ale wise Accrington is a bit dull but give this place its due. Up the far end if you're looking for it.

On 16th July 2015 - rating: 8
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peter ashworth left this review about Grants Bar

This grand building has stood here for 200 years or so and was formerly called The Hargreaves after the local inventor James Hargreaves who gave us the Spinning Jenny.When Punch Taverns closed the pub in 2009 the present landlord gave the pub a full refurbishment including an upstairs function room.The smart makeover as a modern décor look with leather seating smart furnishings and spacious drinking areas.
Last year a new micro brewery was opened on the premises called The Big Clock Brewery making it Accrington's only brewery with the last closing in 2004.There is a room to the right of the entrance where you can sit at the bar on unusual bar seats and view the working brewery.
Called in on a Saturday lunchtime and discovered an interesting display of 7 cask beers plus I cider.The beers were Gold Digger from the Bank Top Brewery,Lancaster Red,Sunshine pale from the Rossendale Brewery,Prospect Hopper plus Headless Pig and Pheasant Plucker from the Bowland Brewery. At the moment The only one from The Big Clock Brewery was Dirty Blonde.There was also Westons Cloudy Cider (7.3%)at 3.20p a pint while all the others were all £2.40p a pint.
The Landlady(or barmaid)was very chatty and friendly and was very knowledgeable concerning the beers,and let me sample the beer before buying.Tried the Headless Pig and there own Dirty Blonde both of which were in good condition.Will certainly call in again and id definitely worth the short walk from the town centre.

On 16th April 2014 - rating: 9
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Map location corrected by Alexander Kapp
Accrington, 0.54 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Church & Oswaldtwistle, 1.51 miles, 29 min walk (show)
Huncoat, 2.11 miles, 40 min walk (show)
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4th May 2019, 12:09
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4th May 2019, 12:09
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  • Function Room : Yes - From review - last updated 16 April 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 13 January 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 16 April 2014 by ROB Camra
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