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


Autumn Pub of the Season 2017

Beer School

88, Market Street

A Micropub that is decked out to look like a school, the Beer School serves 4 changing ales. Expect choice of beers from Blackedge, Northern Monkey,Hophurst, Rivington, Wily Fox,Ticketybrew, Doghouse, Dan’s Brewery amongst others.



Autumn Pub of the Season 2016

Bank Top Brewery Tap

68-70 Belmont Road, Astley Bridge

With eight cask beers on the bar, as well as up to six real ciders,  this ever-popular pub was voted Autumn Pub of the Season 2016 by Bolton CAMRA members.

Full pub details, along with those of all Bolton pubs, are available on Whatpub


Winter Pub of the Season 2016/17

Bank Top Brewery Ale House

36 Church Street

Bank Top Estates opened the pub in 2014 after an extensive refurbishment and it became the epitome of a traditional pub with a modern feel. The staff pride themselves on quality service and on their knowledge of the cask beers and real ciders. Eight handpumps showcase real ale from the ever-popular Bank Top range and always including Dark Mild, former Champion Mild of Britain. Full details of ales on offer can be seen on Whatpub




Spring Pub of the Season 2017

House Without a Name

75 Lea Gate

A very popular choice for the Spring Pub of the Season award, the ‘No Name’ keeps two regular beers from the Punch List and four guest beers of the landlords choice, these are generally from local and regional breweries. For full details of the offerings at the No Name, take a look at Whatpub.


Summer Pub of the Season 2017

Masons Arms

156/158 Blackburn Road, Egerton
Bromley Cross

This well-run friendly local is a deserved winner of the Summer 2017 Pub of the season award. The pub offers 2 regular beers and 2 changing beers; and being on the No.1 Bus route from Bolton is well worth the effort to visit. More details can be found on Whatpub.