Every week we love to shine the spotlight on some of the best local venues that the borough has to offer, in our Pub of the Week feature.

This week we spoke to the landlords at the Waggon & Horses to see how they are getting on since reopening the pub and starting something new.

Name of the pub:

Waggon & Horses

Address of the pub:

170 Chorley Road, Westhoughton, BL5 3PN

Landlord/landlady name:

Sky Shaw and Susan Allison

The Bolton News: From left to right: Sue Allison and Sky ShawFrom left to right: Sue Allison and Sky Shaw (Image: Public)How long have you been the landlord/landlady for?

We have both worked in multiple roles in the industry, but this is our first management partnership, and with the backing of the guys at the One Vision Group we are a very strong team.

We love it, from the customers to the pub all the way up to the support and the amazing team across the group.

Give us some history and extra information about the pub:

Our traditional pub retains its original features whilst serving great food and drink.

We have plenty of space for families and larger parties, including our conservatory dining area.

Oh and please do bring your dog, they are always welcome.

The newly reopened Waggon & Horses is under the One Vision Group, which is based only down the road in Wigan.

The pub is Located on the A6 with superb views of Winter Hill across the fields.

Is food served?

Food is served every day.

We pride ourselves in using Local fresh produce.

All our food is home cooked and managed by our group chef Stephen.

We have a traditional pub grub menu with the odd chef specials.

Oh, and don’t forget the most amazing Sunday lunch.

The Bolton News: Is there a beer garden?

We have the biggest beer garden with the most stunning views of Rivington.

We have grand plans for a huge investment in the springtime to create an amazing outside space with a fantastic pizza bar.

What is the most popular drink served and why?

We would say Moretti takes the lead.

It’s such a strong premium lager that will pair fantastically with the new pizza bar in the summer.

What is the most memorable moment at the pub?

With such a short time so far, the best part and the most memorable for us would be the end of the first night.

​After the most amazing busy service, it was the smile on all the teams faces after they absolutely smashed the best customer service, and the chefs for the most amazing food.

That kind of memory is priceless to us.

Do you have an entertainment line-up?

We plan to host a few different entertainment events.

Watch this space and keep your eye on our socials.

The Bolton News:

What are the biggest challenges within the industry and how can you overcome them?

The rising costs are always a hurdle but with us being part of a well-established rapidly growing group, it really helps in this game.

Having the correct offering and amazing atmosphere really do play a massive part in the success of a pub.

They are part of our everyday life, and they all need support to overcome the times ahead.

What is the best thing about running a pub and why?

We love our new roles in the Waggon.

Although only a short time, so far, we feel we have been working together for years.

We love everything that running a pub and restaurant has to offer, from the social side to the challenge of reaching them goals.

What is the worst thing about running a pub and why?

Sometimes the hours can be long, but it’s always worth it when you look on the bright side.

So really, we don’t have a bad point.

What bonus things are offered at the pub?

We have some very exciting offerings coming to the Waggon from the fantastic senior citizens menu, which costs £5.95 for a main, a pudding, and a drink.

Not to mention Kids eat free every weekend.

If you would like to be featured in our Pub of the Week feature or know a pub that you think we should include, please email me at jasmine.jackson@newsquest.co.uk or DM me on X @JournoJasmine.