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Swan with Two Necks, Chorley - pub details

Address: 2-4 Hollinshead Street, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1EP [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 38571) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Chorley (0.3 miles), Euxton Balshaw Lane (1.8 miles), Adlington - Lancashire (3.4 miles)

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user reviews of Swan with Two Necks, Chorley

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This free house is one of Chorley's gems & it's not a CAMRA pub of the season for nothing. At the front is a large enclosed patio area (with Umbrellas) which leads into the main bar itself. The pub was recently refurbished throughout & is tasteful, bright & comfortable. A previous upstairs bistro project has now made way for an exclusive wine bar, this is fabulous with lots of character & features an elevated patio area which on a sunny evenings is just wonderful. The downstairs bar (which leads of the main bar) doubles up as function room/night club on dedicated evenings.

Other surprisingly good news? The beer prices are extremely competitive & as good as the nearby Wetherspoons, but without the associated problems you often get there (loud, fowl mouthed people, with their equally loud kids!)

Overall this is a nice pub with lots of character & just far enough from the centre to deter the idiots.

OK, if I have one minor observation, I do get the impression it is trying to offer something for everyone & in these hard time I can understand the financial pressures to do this. But in my experience it really doesn't work, inevitably it leads to customer conflicts of interest & this in itself is enough to put some people off. That said, I hope I'm wrong, as this loveable maverick landlord (Nick) his wife (Denise) continue to work hard to maintain this establishments well earned & enviable reputation as one, if not the best pub in Chorley.

On the day of my visit (4/6/11), on tap where a Moorhouses~Pendle Witches Brew, Pride of Pendle, Blond Witch & Spring Fair & Bank Top~Flat Cap. Prospect~Silver Talley is due on.

Oh, one final note, often it's the toilets that betray a pubs true identity, none of it here though, they were spotless & a credit to the owners, well done!

My verdict? Well worth a visit, especially on a sunny day, it's just a few min's walk from the bus/train station. Recommended!
lwalker101 - 5 Jun 2011 08:25
thebeermank - 27 Dec 2010 01:28
Had a fantastic Sunday dinner here last week. Great fod, great food - and the kids dancing to "Acker Bilk" in the main bar. What a great place! Recommed highly for a great afternoon out for all the family. And BIG thanks to Jonathan in charge of the bistro for giving us a lovely dinner xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
KathDyer - 15 Mar 2010 19:54
Large, award-winning red-brick pub at the bottom of a hill in one of Chorley's most attractive areas on the edge of the town centre. It lies down a flight of steps below the parish church, with handsome streets and period lamps. The main road north is at the side up a steep hill, whilst the very pleasant Astley Park and Hall are a stone's throw up the hill, so a good place to visit alongside this pub.
It's a large place that meanders around a central bar, with several distinct drinking areas on different levels. On my visit only the top bar was open. Considering the surroundings and exterior, the interior was initially a bit of a disappointment, with a decidedly modern feel -polished wooden floor, minimalist decor, slightly garish purple seating and usual electronic gambling machines and jukebox. Also slightly loud piped music.
After a while I warmed to it more- there is a snug to the left as you enter with a roaring real fire and a real pleasant atmosphere- full of locals. Also the main room in the top bar has various alcoves around a stove and some interesting sculptures. The bare brick walls in almost every area of the pub also add character. The pub also prides itself on its extensive and pleasant beer gardens both at the front and back of the pub.
Onto the beer- the pub has a LocALE policy and a good selection of Lancashire microbrews were available on my visit. 3 Moorhouses beers-Pride of Pendle, Blond Witch and Black Cat- were complemented by Bank Top Flat Cap Bitter and Prosepct Silver Tally. Blond Witch was in fine form and a great pint even on a cold night.
The pub does feature karaoke some nights and is renowned as a local entertainment venue, so if you're after a traditional pub and a quiet pint it probably won't be to your tastes (try the Prince of Wales). However all in all I enjoyed my visit here. It's a strong pub for beer and deserves its CAMRA awards. Would recommend.
Carlurmston - 6 Jan 2010 13:06

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