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Pendle Witch, Atherton

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user reviews of the Pendle Witch, Atherton

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Honest barman gave me back a pound from the £3.20 I proffered for a pint as it was only £2.40. Another ok as opposed to great pub but worth the slink off down a back jigger to find it.
Snarling_Mallard - 31 Oct 2018 00:12
The Pendle Witch is tucked away down an alleyway just off the main street in Atherton and near the town's car parks. You wouldn't know it was here, unless you'd been told about it. I first arrived at this Moorhouses pub at lunchtime, only to find it doesn't open until 3pm. You enter through a conservatory. But that gives way to a large, dark bar area. An excellent range of Moorhouses ales was on offer - Pendle Porter, Premier Bitter, Blond Witch, Pendle Witches Brew, Pride of Pendle & White Witch. They also had Wychwood The Dog's Boll*cks & Old Mill Liquid Gold. Lilleys Bee Sting Perry & Westons Old Rosie were keg cider options. Customers were friendly and so were the staff. Receiving more change than I'd actually paid for my drink was quite entertaining, as was another young lady managing to drop the contents of the float for the till across the bar! A nice pub though and well worth a visit if you're ever in Atherton.
blue_scrumpy - 8 Dec 2015 20:41
A decent local boozer, great choice of Moorhouses and guest ales, all well kept. Worth a visit.
alexw - 11 Oct 2015 16:49
Excellent boozer.

Full of top class ales, always friendly atmosphere, and the landlady is really generous and welcoming; always bobbing round with free snacks and things, which makes newcomers feel really part of it. Backed by Moorhouses so it's obvious why it's packed with tip top ale.

A little hidden away from Atherton's main drag; tucked away in a neat little alleyway besides a takeaway (which is also handy), makes it a nice quaint little spot.

Brilliant place, really looks after it's ale too. Very well decorated, and kept in tip top condition. Also... not a bad jukebox.

Puts on events nearly every week (possibly every week I'm not 100%), great food, great offers. Probably one of the best in town.
deej89 - 8 May 2012 15:26
Serving more or less the full Moorhouses range of ales, the Pendle Witch is a cosy enough place, although i did get the impression of it being a local's local if you know what i mean. Drank a Blonde Witch and one of the guest beers, both well kept and reasonably priced.

Worth a visit if you find yourself in the Atherton area.

nokegthanks - 16 Sep 2011 14:40
Not been in here for ages but always a very good Moorhouses variety served. Usually bursting at the seems come the bent and bongs beer bash. I personally like it more before it had its upmarket refurbishment, I thought it had more character then. Still worth a visit though
realalerules1983 - 25 Aug 2010 22:25
best pub in atherton great pint of pendle witch bit pricey by ath/leigh prices but excellent pint not been into for 3 years but the place looked great now
forestwood - 18 Nov 2009 16:16
Friendly one-roomed pub that used to be two cottages. Long regarded as the best boozer in Atherton and for good reason-stocks the whole Moorhouses range, always on top form. Pool table and a mixed clientele, and extremely friendly staff. Hidden away down a ginnel off the main drag, but hardly a secret. Recommended.
Carlurmston - 21 Nov 2008 01:12
Long standing Landlady Joan Houghton has now reached 65 and they will not let her carry on - she is now at The Wheatsheaf (Old Isaacs). The Pendle seems to be attracting a more boisterous crowd, and the ale quality is not what it was.
trapperjohn - 15 May 2008 13:15
Small, cosy and serves excellent ales, my favorites being their own Moorhouses Black Cat, Pride of Pendle and Pendle Witches Brew. If you can't get into the January Bent and Bongs Beer Bash due to overcrowding, I advise going over to this pub for just as good a time... followed by a shortish walk to the Far Pavillion Indian near the train station for a dam good Vindaloo and Peshwari!
Cirrus - 8 Nov 2007 15:47
Pleasant and upmarket; beer average at best.
mtaylor40 - 12 Jul 2007 21:38
Now reopened after major refurbishment. A very pleasant place to drink, with superb real ale.
trapperjohn - 12 Jul 2007 13:10
The best pub in Atherton by far. Although a Moorhouses Pub, regular guest ales available, especially during their Annual Beer Festival. Undergoing refurbishment and extension in time for the Smoking Ban.
trapperjohn - 14 May 2007 12:51

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