WE continue our quest to put the spotlight on Bolton’s top venues in our Pub of the Week feature

Name of the pub:

The Bridge Hotel

Address of the pub:

121 Church St, Horwich

Landlord/landlady name:

David Manning

How long have you been the landlord/landlady for?

12 months

The Bolton News: The bar area at The Bridge

Bar staff and their names:

Assistant Manager-Warren Team Leader -Lisa, Bar Staff -Jess, Amy, Mathew, Alice, Gail, Catherine

Give us some history about the pub:

The pub was built in the early 1800s and has always been a big part of the community right up to the current day. During the refurbishment the original features of the building were restored to there former glory, with a modern decor, flowing from the Bar area right the way to the hotel room. We have great customers and we love serving this great community.

Is food served? If so what’s on the menu?

We use fresh local produce, serving handmade pizzas to freshly bettered fish and chips all the way to made to order Sunday roasts with all the homemade trimmings.

Is there a beer garden?

We have a small beer garden at the rear.

Most popular drink served is:

Our cask ales and craft ciders along with our great range or lager

Most memorable moment at the pub:

My personal most memorable moment was having our first live band on after lockdown and seeing people socialising again and enjoying being in the bar again meeting up with friends and family.

Do you have an entertainment line-up?

We host a Open Mic Night every Wednesday evening, we show a whole range of live sport and have live bands every last Friday of the month. Whilst in the coming months looking at hosting charity events to give back to the local people and wider community

The Bolton News: Hotel room at The Bridge

Have you faced any challenges within the industry?

Yes. Especially in the last few years being hit with Covid restrictions as the whole of the hospitality sector faced. But we have pushed through with great determination.

The best thing about running a pub is...


The people you serve, the people you meet along the way and the people that become part of “the family”, it’s the community spirit, it’s the pleasure of making people happy or the knowing that you have made a difference to those people that came in having a bad day and seeing them leaving happy.