AS the curtain comes down on another year, we want to shine the spotlight on top Bolton venues in our Pub of the Week feature.

This time we have visited a popular pub in Lostock to find out about the reasons for their success.

Name of the pub:

Duke of Wellington

Address of the pub:

60 St John’s Road, Chew Moor, Lostock

Landlord/landlady name:

Adam Griffiths, owner and manager Amanda Blinkhorn

How long have you been the landlord/landlady for?

Seven months

Bar staff and their names:

Becky, Linzi , Nadine, Sophie, Debs and Lucy

Give us some history about the pub:

Took over pub in May, put new food offering on in June and all homemade pub style food. We have Sky Sports, BT Sports and Amazon. Then there is a weekly quiz on Tuesday and weekly karaoke on Friday.

We also have weekly singers on a Sunday afternoon.

We are a huge part of the village / community.

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

Food is served from Tuesday to Friday between noon and 7pm.

Is there a beer garden?


Do you have any darts/snooker/pool teams?

Two pool teams

Most popular drink served is:

Birra Moretti, Carling and cask ales

Most memorable moment at the pub:

The first weekend when we had the Champions League final with giant screen in the beer garden

Do you have an entertainment line-up?

Next up is a solo singer on New Year’s Day then Elvis’s birthday on January 8, when we have an Elvis tribute by Marcus Hallows between 3-5pm

Have you faced any challenges within the industry?

Sales and increasing costs

The best thing about running a pub is...

Meeting lots of people

The worst thing about running a pub is...

Worrying about the sales and costs

The perfect hangover cure is...

Bacon butty with brown sauce or another pint