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Great little real pub, live music and strong cider.

Always worth a visit to the Man and Scythe, if only for the cider, always a good atmosphere and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steve B
Bolton, United Kingdom

The pub was built in the 1200's and has a lot of character. It serves a variety of ale and... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6-8 Churchgate, Bolton BL1 1HL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always worth a visit to the Man and Scythe, if only for the cider, always a good atmosphere and even better when the live bands are performing.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 25 January 2018

The pub was built in the 1200's and has a lot of character. It serves a variety of ale and ciders. On Friday and Sat can be a very busy place. Food is not one of there specialties. The staff is friendly and is worth...More

2  Thank SincereAdvisor
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Called in Friday before xmas for a few early scoops..I have been coming in here for most of my adult life (and a bit before that!!!!!)and the place never ceases to make me smile..You have got every conceivable type of person in here but everyone...More

Thank CrimsonCrowbar
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Steeped in history. If you like social history and beer, appreciate friendly staff and fellow customers then you just have to visit when you are next in Bolton.

Thank Steve031001
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

This must be the best pub in England, it is certainly the oldest 1251. Steeped in history. The friendly bar staff welcome you with a list of ales , ciders and a selection of spirits in more ways than one. Tanya one of the staff...More

Thank paul c
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Always a great atmosphere, staff are very friendly. There are a good selection of strong fruity ciders.

Thank NorthWest_137
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love this pub! Had many of great nights here and many more to come! Large variety on cider! Serving pasties to us drunk folk! They have a monthly jam night which is always great fun! Definitely recommend visiting this pub if your ever in...More

1  Thank kimberley b
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We visited Bolton and asked the hotel manager about a good local pub. He sent us here. We went on a late Saturday afternoon. The pub was not crowded. The ale and cider were very good! The have a nice selection of pasties if you...More

1  Thank DBDeutschland
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I was more than a little worse for wear by the time I arrived here, but my partner (who's local) insisted that we stop by. I'm so glad we did. The crooked floors and low ceilings make this such a charmer, and everyone we met...More

Thank Kristen P
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Love it, very friendly place, oodles of character, be careful with the very strong cider 😂. This place is supposed to be haunted to so I found the graffiti very amusing 😬

Thank Donna P
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