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Ye Olde Man & Scythe

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It's a place to chill, a place to meet friends, a place with great drinks and friendly staff. Live... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Matthew R
via mobile
Two out of three

One of the oldest pubs in the country. I have visited now 2 out of 3 oldest pubs in the space of a... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
Wigan, United Kingdom
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6-8 Churchgate, Bolton BL1 1HL, England
+44 1204 559060
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

It's a place to chill, a place to meet friends, a place with great drinks and friendly staff. Live music and alcohol is always good, but also a place you want to keep secret

Thank Matthew R
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely old pub that we have visited many times for various reasons ie. a night out/ pasty and a soft drink with the children at dinner time so the children can learn the history of the pub. Sadly the landlady who took over a couple...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

One of the oldest pubs in the country. I have visited now 2 out of 3 oldest pubs in the space of a week having visited the Fighting cocks in St Albans this week. Nice character and good cider.

Thank IAN D
Reviewed 10 July 2018

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

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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.

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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.

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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
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