WE love to shine the spotlight on local venues to socialise with families and friends in our Pub of the Week feature.

This time we have headed to nearby Adlington and have spoken to the landlords about their reasons for their success.

Name of the pub:

The Cardwell Arms

Address of the pub:

Chorley Road, Adlington

Landlord/landlady name:

Emma Hutchinson

How long have you been the landlord/landlady for?

Four and a half years

Bar staff and their names:

Chloe, Leah and Taylor

Give us some history about the pub:

The Cardwell used to be a coaching house stop of for horses and carts. Emma and Glen opened the Cardwell after running their sister pub The Spinners at Cowling. Head chef Steven Miller has been with us serving the most delicious dishes. We have taken the pub from a quiet drinking pub to a thriving food and drink pub. Our favourite things about the pub are the party nights when we have live entertainment in the garden

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

Food served Thursday to Monday

Is there a beer garden?

Huge beer garden

Do you have any darts/snooker/pool teams?

We have three pool teams and two darts teams

Most popular drink served is:


Most memorable moment at the pub:

10 miles 10 pubs is a fundraising event that’s run to make funds for Bolton Hospice. A Tina Turner act sang all night and made it a magical night. The event this year raised £30k and there were 1,300 people signed up to the walk this year.

Do you have an entertainment line-up?

Every Friday and Saturday through December

Have you faced any challenges within the industry?


The best thing about running a pub is...

People’s complimentary feedback

The worst thing about running a pub is...

7 days a week 365 days a year

The perfect hangover cure is...

Big Ste’s Cardwell Curry