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The Birches, Rochdale

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145 Market Street
Whitworth
Postal town: Rochdale
OL12 8RU
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ROB Camra left this review about The Birches

Had a pint after bowling here. I ended up having a pint of lager as the people who were drinking cask ale were taking it back.

13/07/2012
Called in after bowling on the green at the back on Wednesday. It's changed hands since my last review and whilst the interior is the same the beer range has changed. They now sell Thwaites Wainwright, Copper Dragon Golden Pippin & Black Sheep Bitter. The Black Sheep was off and the pump was clipped with Dunscar Bridge Bombshell, so I had a pint of that. If I'd have looked around carefully I'd have noted that some of the bowling team that I know are real ale drinkers were drinking keg Sovereign Bitter. This speaks volumes, as I discovered when I tried my pint, it was pretty poorly kept. A decent pub still let down by a lack of cellarmanship, despite changing hands.

08/07/2009
This pub is a bit of a strange shape really. It's an island bar with a lounge that effectively runs round 3 sides with a tap room on the other side. Shows lots of live football in here. It's a comfortable pub with plenty of seating around, including banquettes with small round tables plus dining tables and chairs. Has a bowling green out the back with a pleasant patio overlooking it. Also has a friendly pub dog (a boxer) wandering around the place. The bar has three handpumps usually serving Moorhouses Pride of Pendle, Pendle Witch and Black Cat, although as far as I'm aware it isn't owned or tied to Moorhouses. All the beers are generally well kept without being totally top notch. It's a nice enough pub.

On 22nd July 2016 - rating: 3
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Dan Brett left this review about The Birches

The Birches re-opened on 1st May this year under new management having had a major refurbishment, we now serve three guest ales, including at least one local. We are currently serving:
Dirty Blonde- Big Clock Brewery, Accrington
Arizona- Phoenix Brewery, Heywood
Landlord- Timothy Taylor, Keighley
Along with a range of international bottles, including beers from Belgium and the US.
20p discount per pint for card-carrying CAMRA members available at all times.
Open from 4pm Mon & Tues, from 12pm the rest of the week. Food served Wed-Sun.

Dan (Landlord)

The Birches
01706 559 495

On 23rd July 2015 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 1 recommendations about 1 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Rochdale, 3.1 miles, 59 min walk (show)
Smithy Bridge, 4.03 miles, 1 hr 17 min walk (show)
Littleborough, 4.54 miles, 1 hr 27 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Birches, Whitworth
22nd Jul 2016, 13:58
Review submitted by ROB Camra amended by ROB Camra
 
22nd Jul 2016, 13:57
Review submitted by ROB Camra amended by ROB Camra

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 August 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 August 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 August 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 08 August 2013 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 30 July 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 08 August 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : Yes last updated 08 August 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 08 August 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 08 August 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 08 August 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 August 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 08 August 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 August 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 06 December 2013 by ROB Camra
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