Halliwell pub the Ainsworth Arms re-opens

The Bolton News: Halliwell pub the Ainsworth Arms re-opens Halliwell pub the Ainsworth Arms re-opens

THE pints are flowing again at a landmark Bolton pub after a £120,000 revamp.

Doors opened at The Ainsworth Arms in Halliwell Road, on Thursday, for the first time since it was bought by Welcome Taverns in November.

Welcome Taverns, which also own the Brewhouse in Blackburn Road, the Thomas Egerton in Egerton and the Blackworks at Dunscar Bridge – which houses the micro brewery – have promised to restore the Ainsworth’s reputation as the focal point of the local community.

Operations director Josh Lee said it was relief finally to get the pub open following the refurbishment.

“We had a bit of structural work to do, but we believe we have managed to restore the local community pub emphasis, with the focus on traditions put games, real ale and some unusual drinks,” he said.

“There are also some European beers which are not available anywhere else in Bolton.”
Included in the Ainsworth Arms offering is the Dunscar Bridge Northern range – True North, Northern Sky and Northern Storm.

The basic layout of the split-level pub is much the same as it was previously with a separate snug area.

“We’ve tried to maintain the traditional feel, but made it contemporary,” said Mr Lee.

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8:40am Sat 26 Apr 14

MalcM59 says...

Good luck to them
Always was a good pub...starting point for many a Halliwell Road pub crawl
Good luck to them Always was a good pub...starting point for many a Halliwell Road pub crawl MalcM59
  • Score: 5

8:50am Sat 26 Apr 14

Phil from Smithills says...

Hope its a great success, don't drink now, but spent many a happy time there in the late sixties seventies.
Hope its a great success, don't drink now, but spent many a happy time there in the late sixties seventies. Phil from Smithills
  • Score: 3

8:59am Sat 26 Apr 14

Wolfie190 says...

How much is it for a pint of strong real ale ?
How much is it for a pint of strong real ale ? Wolfie190
  • Score: 4

11:09am Sat 26 Apr 14

thomas222 says...

Wolfie190 wrote:
How much is it for a pint of strong real ale ?
Bitter £3.20 i hear.
[quote][p][bold]Wolfie190[/bold] wrote: How much is it for a pint of strong real ale ?[/p][/quote]Bitter £3.20 i hear. thomas222
  • Score: 4

3:37pm Sat 26 Apr 14

AndyMorton says...

£3.35 or sumat for guinnes
£3.35 or sumat for guinnes AndyMorton
  • Score: 1

5:19pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Wolfie190 says...

thomas222 wrote:
Wolfie190 wrote:
How much is it for a pint of strong real ale ?
Bitter £3.20 i hear.
Cheers I'll cross that pub off my list.
[quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wolfie190[/bold] wrote: How much is it for a pint of strong real ale ?[/p][/quote]Bitter £3.20 i hear.[/p][/quote]Cheers I'll cross that pub off my list. Wolfie190
  • Score: 6

5:22pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Gore Seer says...

I Prefer To Drink In Pub, I Hope That They Succeed, Now They May Need To Wait For The Message To Get About They Are Ready For Business.
I Prefer To Drink In Pub, I Hope That They Succeed, Now They May Need To Wait For The Message To Get About They Are Ready For Business. Gore Seer
  • Score: -4

9:19pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Paul.Evs says...

Gore Seer wrote:
I Prefer To Drink In Pub, I Hope That They Succeed, Now They May Need To Wait For The Message To Get About They Are Ready For Business.
Yeah, if only there was an article in the newspaper to let people know.
[quote][p][bold]Gore Seer[/bold] wrote: I Prefer To Drink In Pub, I Hope That They Succeed, Now They May Need To Wait For The Message To Get About They Are Ready For Business.[/p][/quote]Yeah, if only there was an article in the newspaper to let people know. Paul.Evs
  • Score: 7

2:21am Sun 27 Apr 14

wild one says...

Good luck to the place.....here today gone tomorrow...

it is halliwell were talking about.........scanks utd
Good luck to the place.....here today gone tomorrow... it is halliwell were talking about.........scanks utd wild one
  • Score: 2

8:57pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Soulstar says...

Been in over the weekend and it was very busy, with a great atmosphere and it's nice to see the place buzzing again. There own bitters are £2.60,guest bitters are £3.20.Carling £2.90.
Tasteful re-fit.
Been in over the weekend and it was very busy, with a great atmosphere and it's nice to see the place buzzing again. There own bitters are £2.60,guest bitters are £3.20.Carling £2.90. Tasteful re-fit. Soulstar
  • Score: 3

10:49pm Sun 27 Apr 14

I, Ludicrous says...

Main question - are they selling Timothy Taylor's Landlord and if they are, are they keeping it as well as Tony Bretherton used to keep it? If not then they can smear the place in excrement and sell their ale for tuppence a pint for all that I care!
Main question - are they selling Timothy Taylor's Landlord and if they are, are they keeping it as well as Tony Bretherton used to keep it? If not then they can smear the place in excrement and sell their ale for tuppence a pint for all that I care! I, Ludicrous
  • Score: -3

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