Bolton CAMRA holds votes amongst its members several times a year for pub awards.
Current Pub of the Year holders are featured below.
Previous Pub of the Year winners can be found here
Pub of the Season winners can be foundĀ here

Bolton CAMRA Pub of the Year 2023

The Brewery Bar

Moreton Mill, Hampson Street, Horwich BL6 7JH

This friendly and popular bar is directly above Blackedge Brewery which is visible through large glass windows by the entrance on the ground floor. The numerous awards won by the brewery are proudly displayed on the wall as you enter. The bar itself has a changing range of up to seven Blackedge beers, usually a selection from their strong core range supplemented by seasonals and specials.

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Bolton CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year 2023 – Joint Winners


33 Lee Lane, Horwich BL6 7AX

A bar converted from an old shop unit in the centre of Horwich by four local beer enthusiasts, though only three are now involved. The bar has the bright airy feel of a contemporary bar, matched with a bar offering of modern craft beers.  A range of real ciders are sold one on handpump and others in bottle and often bag-in-box from producers rarely available elsewhere in the area.

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Bolton CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year 2023 – Joint Winners

The Beer School

88 Market Street, Westhoughton BL5 3AZ

A Micropub that is decked out to look like a school with library wallpaper and tables and stools that will take you back to your old art room days. A free standing roller blackboard is reguarly updated with information about events such as Meet the Brewer, French Conversation evenings and weekly performances by local musicians. Up to four bag-in-box ciders are available and sometimes keg-conditioned cider from the fonts. The choice includes some of the best cider producers in the country such as Little Pomona and Udders Orchard.

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Bolton CAMRA Club of the Year 2023

Bolton Ukrainian Social Club

99, Castle Street, Bolton BL2 1JP

Large, imposing building to the east of town with a comfortable two-room bar, this club is home to several societies including brass band, choir, chess and Scottish pipers. Three handpumps serve mostly local beers from the likes of Bank Top, Blackedge and Wily Fox, alongside guests from further afield

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Bolton CAMRA Community Pub of the Year 2023

Mosley Arms

117 Red Lane, Breightmet, Bolton BL2 5HP

Large comfortable vault with two pool tables, two dart boards, dominoes and cards. The large function room can accommodate up to 120 people including a Sunday Church Service, weddings, christenings and other occasions catered for. Very much a locals pub, but well worth the effort to find. 

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The following pubs were all finalists for the Pub of the Year 2023

The following pubs were all finalists for the Cider Pub of the Year 2023