WE love to shine the spotlight on the finest venues and where better is there than the local pub?

In our Pub of the Week feature this week we head to Vernon Street just outside Bolton town centre and chat to Monique at the Royal Hotel.

Name of the pub:

Royal Hotel

Address of the pub:

53 Vernon Street

Landlord/landlady name:

Ste and Monique

How long have you been the landlord/landlady for?

4 months

Bar staff and their names:


Give us some history about the pub:

We took over the pub in April and we’re committed to making it a community pub. With that in mind we have started a food donation box and the customers bring in items.

On a fortnightly basis this is passed over to the local foodbank.

We have also just done a fundraiser and we have made £1,500 so we will be having a defib fitted outside the pub for the benefit of the community.

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


Is there a beer garden?


Do you have any darts/snooker/pool teams?

We are hoping to sign up for the Winter League

Most popular drink served is:

We have lots of popular drinks

Most memorable moment at the pub:

Our opening night the warm welcome we got was amazing

Do you have an entertainment line-up?

We have karaoke every Friday and live singers Saturdays

Have you faced any challenges within the industry?

Not at the minute

The best thing about running a pub is...

We have made some lovely friends

The worst thing about running a pub is...

Nothing, we have come across yet

The perfect hangover cure is...

Mmmm not sure

n We are on the lookout for more top local venues to feature as our Pub of the Week. Get in touch to tell us if your favourite has been featured or if any others deserve praise. Email robert.kelly@nqnw.co.uk