WE love to shine the spotlight on top venues around Bolton where you can socialise with family and friends.

This time we have headed to Little Lever to find out the reasons for the success of one popular venue.

Name of the pub:

Queen Anne, Little Lever

Address of the pub:

26 High Street

Landlord/landlady name:

Barry Scholes

How long have you been the landlord/landlady for?

8 years

Bar staff and their names:

Lynda, Casey, Faith, Phoebe, Bobbi and Katie

Give us some history about the pub:

Opened 1908 and still has some of the original features. Helped with the pit disaster and still is a good community pub. We have the Ernie Yates memorial defibrillator fund and have our own and raised for most of the village, which our darts team do each year

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


Is there a beer garden?


Do you have any darts/snooker/pool teams?

Darts, pool, dominoes, cards and rounders team

Most popular drink served is:

Thwaites Gold

Most memorable moment at the pub:

All the charity events all the customers support

Do you have an entertainment line-up?

DJ and karaoke nights special event nights

Have you faced any challenges within the industry?

Cost of living

The best thing about running a pub is.

The support from the customers

The worst thing about running a pub is...

At the moment the cost of living

The perfect hangover cure is...

Another pint