Bolton CAMRA holds votes amongst its members several times a year for pub awards. Current Pub of the Year holders are featured below, and we are working on an archive of previous winners, which we hope to put online shortly. Pub of the Season winners can be found here


Bolton CAMRA Pub of the Year 2017



397, Chorley Old Road, Bolton





This cosy micropub is named after a fictitious character in Oscar Wilde’s play The Importance of Being Earnest. It was converted from a shop by teachers Darryl and Sarah Leach in 2015, Darryl giving up his job to develop his passion for selling good beers and encouraging people to try new styles and breweries.




The bar has three handpumps serving real ale and a range of keg offerings, occasionally ones which are keg conditioned. Beers vary in their origin but are usually from highly-regarded breweries, often local such as Rivington, Holywell and Northern Monkey. Read more on Whatpub.





Bolton CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year 2017


Bank Top Brewery Tap

68-70 Belmont Road, Astley Bridge





The Tap, which has won numerous local CAMRA awards, is a popular two roomed street-corner local. There are eight handpumps supplying ales from Bank Top Brewery, plus a guest beer.

Up to six real ciders are on offer in a pleasant atmosphere with great service, quiet music and an absence of distractions from TVs, jukebox or gaming machines.

Read more on Whatpub