Everyone loves a country pub and Bolton is not short of amazing ones.

Here's some of the best you've recommended to us this week...


THE CHETHAM ARMS is known for its charming atmosphere and friendly and helpful staff; a great place to go with the whole family as it’s child and dog friendly. There is something for everyone as the menu includes a huge selection of home comfort classics, like the Giant Yorkshire Pudding or Homemade Shepherds Pie, with vegetarian and gluten free options. Situated on 83 High Street Chapeltown.


BOBS SMITHY INN and Old Forge is known for its excellent selection of traditional cask ales. This pub has been in the Good Beer Guide for the last 18 years, winning Summer Pub of the Season for 2011 and more recently Winter Pub of the Season 2015/2016 by CAMRA. Lunches are served Wednesday to Friday 12pm until 2.30pm and Saturdays and Sundays 12pm until 4pm. Located on 1448 Chorley Old Road.


THE STRAWBURY DUCK is a traditional pub focusing on quality food and great cask ales.

Using fresh and locally sourced ingredients, The Strawbury Duck has a jam- packed menu for everyone and even includes treats for dogs!

This gem is located on Overshores Road right by Entwistle train station.

Tables for this warm, homely pub can be booked online.


THE KING WILLIAM is situated near the village of Turton. The pub is known for its brilliantly home cooked, locally sourced food and makes a great pint too.

The wood panelled rooms make it feel like you’re in the middle of the country, but without the long journey.

It has a modern yet homely feel with an extensive menu, including a roast of the day, so you’re spoilt for choice.


THE VICTORIA INN, also known as Fanny’s, has a mouth-watering menu, including British classics like sausage and mash, steak pudding and chips and mushy peas, as well as more exotic dishes like piri chicken wraps and fried halloumi. It also serves cask ales and has a large selection of wines and champagnes,.

All of this is served in a relaxed environment located on Markland Hill.