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The Station Hotel, Ashton Under Lyne

A fantastic old victorian pub with high ceilings, a big beer garden and concervotory. Last night they had a selection of nine cask ales all in peak condition (yes i did try them all!) as well as the usual largers and the more unusual like Dortmunder and Leffe on draught. They have got a huge selection of single malts and speciality vodka as well as the more common spirits and a good range of bottled larger, as well as an Italian peroni and a range of bottled ales. They have a good pool table and a juke box and apparently there are weekly performances by a highly regarded Celtic band on an outside stage or inside if the weathers bad.

anonymous - 21 Jul 2006 23:23

Couldn't agree more. Just a few things to add: they also do a nice range of sandwhiches, and if you go when the cletic band is on (normally a Thursday I think) the landlady provides a complimentary Celtic themed supper. When I was there, she brought round trays of oatcakes with salmon and cream cheese, prawn, and plain cheese for the veggies. There were also scottish flapjacks and shortbread!! All this on top of good service and welcoming regulars. If your in the area, check it out.

27 Jul 2006 17:03

Oliver's Bar, Ashton-Under-Lyne

Formerly The Underground/The Cavern, this pub has undergone something of a renaissance in since April 2006. The new landlords (Shawy and Loz) have breathed new life into this tired old pub, and this is reflected in the patrons. It is now pretty much a safe haven in this town of chavs, with friendly bar staff and cheap beer. The pub is also beginning to build a reputation as a great life music venue with regular metal gigs and a fortnightly celtic folk band. Musically, they are obviously working hard not get pidgeon-holed, and appear to be aiming to provide something for everyone. It seems to be working well...I've never seen bikers, metallers and folkies mingling so happily in the same pub before!!

27 Jul 2006 16:51

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