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Great Ale Year Round

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:30
Open today: 09:00 - 17:30
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Amazing little bar

This small bar in the lifestyle hall of the Wholesale market in Bolton, is a warm and welcoming... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Bolton, United Kingdom
£10 Northern Rail day out

Situated in the middle of Bolton Indoor Market. Plenty of seating in the middle of the bar and food... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
carol j
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Micro Bar specialising in real ales, craft beers and ciders, with 3 hand pulls and 4 keg lines and also bottles and cans.
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The Lifestyle Hall Ashburner Street | Bolton Indoor Market, Bolton BL1 1TJ, England
+44 7815 058862
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Reviewed 5 August 2018

This small bar in the lifestyle hall of the Wholesale market in Bolton, is a warm and welcoming place to try real ales, ciders, or lagers on draught also there is a large selection of canned alcoholic drinks, the staff are very friendly and always...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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John M, Manager at Great Ale Year Round, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Thank you so much kennepa5 for your review. The bar is only amazing due to the amazing customers that come and visit us.

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Situated in the middle of Bolton Indoor Market. Plenty of seating in the middle of the bar and food stalls so you can have both a pint and some grub at the same time. Had at least 3 real ales on and plenty of bottled...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank carol j
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Great Ale have bars both in Bolton Market and in Market Place Vaults. I love the atmosphere of both and watching the world go by with great ale and great food available at the bar or close by in neighbouring eateries.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

Deep in Bolton market this place serves an excellent choice of beers. Lots of communal tables with plenty of food stalls nearby all of which had some tasty looking offerings. Recommended.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Brian M
Reviewed 19 November 2016

First came here a few weeks ago and returned today to escape the Christmas shopping. This is a nice bar, very clean and friendly and happy staff. They have a good selection of real ales and a good wine selection too. The food is bar...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Great Ale at the Vaults is a great night out, prosecco on tap and lots of great ales to try. Staff were really friendly and helpful. When one of our party didn't like the ales they chose, they offered to swap it for another, no...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

These reviews seem to include both bars in Bolton town centre which Steve and Ann own, but really they should be reviewed separately. My review relates to Great Ale at the Vaults which is the newer establishment in the Market Place (not the one on...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank DaftheadWorzel
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Last July I did a review of Great Ale at the Indoor Market Bolton and I was very impressed by the ploughman's lunch deal. I now have to report 12 months on and I am sad to say that the Ploughman's Feast in my first...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Slavnist
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We decided to take a look at the new bar in The Vaults under the Market Place in Bolton and we're very glad we did! What a fantastic bar - very varied and some unusual beers, lagers and ciders. The staff were very friendly and...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Melanie E
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Have enjoyed visits to both Great Ale establishments in Bolton. The original Great Ale opened at a unit (now extended into adjacent unit) at the food hall, Bolton Market. Small friendly bar serving a changing range of local beer and from further away. Also cider....More

Date of experience: June 2016
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