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The Crown, Bolton

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1 Chorley New Road
Horwich
Postal town: Bolton
BL6 7QJ
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Old Boots left this review about The Crown

A Holts tied house with 8 pulls, beer of good quality. The pub is in the fork of the road and although once multiroom has been reduced to a multi-space place with a rear bar housing pool tables. Otherwise a fairly standard wet led with food. Well frequented with locals on my Saturday evening visit.

On 10th June 2019 - no rating submitted
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Al Bundy left this review about The Crown

A fine Holts pub. Open plan-like but with a few distinct areas. A slightly modern feel to it with a lot of the traditional feel gone after a refurb a couple of years ago. Lots of tellies for sporty stuff. 14 handpulls on the bar with mostly Holts beers on though guest ales included Bank Top, Moorhouse and Ossett beers. A pool table is in a rear room.

On 20th April 2018 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Crown

This is a large Holts pub with a prominent street corner location on a busy junction at the top of Chorley New Road. The interior has sadly been opened out a lot from an obvious multi-roomed previous layout, but it still retains a degree of charm and it's not too difficult to picture where dividing walls would once have stood. Entering into the front carpeted main bar, there is a vast open space to the left, skirted with banquettes, small tables and low stools, but otherwise rather barren, with customers sat around the perimeter looking a bit like they'd been put on display. The servery is quite a nice affair with a few woodwork details on the pillars and canopy which was lined with pump clips and had a few old porcelain items balanced on top. The room has been painted in red and cream, which might not be in keeping with the pub's heritage, but at least it isn't the worst colour combination. To the right is another large open space, this time centred around a small fireplace, with more banquettes either side. Another 'room' appears further back on the right hand side of the L shaped bar where some remarkably hard and uncomfortable banquettes once again run around the walls, supplemented by low stools and a few chairs. Some local black and white photos are on display and a set of scales have been rather provocatively placed next to the door to the ladies toilets. A couple of TV screens in this area and to the front, were showing the evening's late Premier League fixture with music playing over the commentary. One final, self contained room behind the servery, houses a pool table and dartboard and had another TV showing the football as well as its own access to the bar.
Two banks of handpulls on the main bar were dispensing Holts Bitter, IPA, Mild and Two Hoots, Morland Old Speckled Hen and Elgoods Golden Newt. I tried a pint of the Mild which was pretty good and I regretted not taking more time over it, having rushed off to catch a bus that drove past me before I got to the stop.
I thought this was a nice enough pub, perhaps a bit too impersonal feeling thanks to the vast spaces created by opening the rooms out, but still a good spot to enjoy a well kept pint. It's one of a number of good ale houses in Horwich and I'd be happy to call in again the next time I'm in town.

On 26th February 2014 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alexander Kapp
Blackrod, 1.14 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Horwich Parkway, 2.41 miles, 46 min walk (show)
Adlington (Lancs), 2.55 miles, 49 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Crown, Horwich
10th Jun 2019, 21:58
Review submitted by Old Boots
 
23rd May 2019, 11:25
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 February 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 February 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 27 February 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 27 February 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 27 February 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : Yes last updated 27 February 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 February 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 27 February 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 27 February 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 February 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 27 February 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 January 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : No last updated 27 February 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 27 February 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 27 February 2014 by Pub SignMan
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