The Dover Lock, Abram - pub details
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- Canalside location
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Bryn Hall Hotel, Bamfurlong (0.8 miles), Harrow Inn, Ashton in Makerfield (0.9 miles), Queens Hotel, Wigan (1.0 miles), King William, Platt Bridge (1.2 miles), Cross Keys, Stubshaw Cross (1.4 miles) - see more nearby pubs
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VerminWatch - 14 Nov 2011 02:42
|Located on the canal bank close to Pennington Nature reserve it seems an ideal spot for a thriving pub and is the ony one on the canal for a good few miles. I have only ever been in from the canalside so I don't know what the surrounding area is like, but from the patio area there are not many houses n close proximaty.|
The food and drink were fine, and the service was courteous. Did have cask on (didn't try it) and a reasonable selection of draughts/bottles. I have only visited during the day and got the impression that the overall trade was not great, it does have sport but surely there must be an opportunity to make this a more upmarket/destination place
Narrowboater - 13 Sep 2010 09:35
|I suspect you would see the problem on a cold january night boosteruk!|
leigh2709 - 20 Oct 2009 10:37
|I also recently went to the Dover Lock after a walk along the canal with my dog, i found the staff very welcoming. I sat outside on the veranda with my dog and drank my well deserved pint. I intend to go back there with my wife and son to have a meal in what seems like a clean & friendly pub. I was looking at the menu whilst i was there and thought the prices very reasonable. The Guiness i had was second to none, one of the best i had drank in a long time.|
As for the policy on dogs i was discussing this with a fellow dog walker who was sat across from me. We both agreed we would not expect a pub which serves food to allow dogs in with the exception of guide dogs, neither of us could think of a pub which does allow dogs, with a large seating area outside i cannot see the problem.
boosteruk - 10 Oct 2009 09:34
|Let's clear one or two things up here. Firstly, the 'rough estate' referred to is virtually Platt Bridge, and there are 4 or 5 pubs closed than the Dover. |
Bob and Sue ran a nice pub with no problems with scrotes or behaviour, though they inherited it with prevailing problems. The trouble is Bob and Sue wanted out pretty much as soon as they were in, so there wasn't much incentive to make a big effort, though the beer was always good, I thought the food was average and a bit pricey and was the beer.
The new owners have smartened the place up a bit and it's good to see. Beer has come down 20p per pint, and the menu is good and very reasonably priced. We are there a few weeks back and the food was OK but not great - no better than typical chain fayre and similarly priced. The BIG disappointment for me is that they don't allow dogs. It is a semi-rural pub on popular walking trails and was a great place for me to escape to with the dog but no more sadly.
leigh2709 - 9 Oct 2009 10:54
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