We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Beer School

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Review Highlights
** Excellent and welcoming Bar **

Love The Beer School it's a great little bar serving a variety of beers for all tastes! Recently... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
Vanessa S
Excellent place

Great little place fantastic atmosphere and great beers on draft. Love the bootleg lager. Every... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Andy S
via mobile
Read all 68 reviews
All photos (12)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“on tap”(7 reviews)
“beer garden”(3 reviews)
Award winning micro-pub specialising in real ale, real cider and craft beer, with a particular focus on local micro-breweries. The cellar is proudly displayed within the bar area with only a few metres of pipework between you and the cask or keg...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
88 Market Street, Westhoughton, Bolton BL5 3AZ, England
+44 1942 396280
Improve This Listing
Reviews (68)
Filter reviews
68 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews on tap great little place beer garden friendly staff craft ales table service different beers fantastic atmosphere few drinks friday night micro pub bottles and cans prosecco gins rachel dog pint
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 68 reviews
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Love The Beer School it's a great little bar serving a variety of beers for all tastes! Recently they were kind enough to allow us to book a Private party for a couple of hours (Sunday 12-2pm) to celebrate a family 21st birthday. Rachel and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vanessa S
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Great little place fantastic atmosphere and great beers on draft. Love the bootleg lager. Every town should have one.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Andy S
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Visited Saturday with my partner and had a great time, would totally recommend. Lots of different beers, prosecco on tap was lovely! Friendly staff and very knowledgeable. The place itself is decorated nice and loved the old school style tables and beer kegs to put...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Rebekah C
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Had an impromptu get together with friends & chose the beer school it was an excellent choice. The beers are all fresh & tasty, the prosecco is on draught & very good. It was a lovely day & we sat in the beer garden, the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank gailandsam
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We usually call in for a pre and post-meal drink. Really good choice of Ale, Prosecco on Draught for the Missus and more types of Gin that you could shake a stick at....It's great for Westhoughton and is usually full of Howfeners...What's not to like?

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank rauschaxleman
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Met my friend at the beer school it was very busy Saturday night. It had lots of different bottle beers I had never heard of. I tried the fizz which is on draught. My friend had the bootleg lager. We only stopped for one drink...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Mariepmwigan
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Popped in to see what it was like. Welcoming and nice feel. Good range of beers and some gins. Nice little place only criticism is that it would be good to have an idea of the full range of beers maybe in a little leaflet...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Tracy F
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Not bad but not really a pub as such. Could do with a touch of atmosphere. Been to a few better places then this for real ales

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kieran T
Reviewed August 7, 2018

a great place to have a drink friendly staff nice selection of drinks a g reat time to be had highly recommended

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ronaldbD4083YL
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Very cosy atmosphere and lovely service, for a small business I was surprised at how nice the place was and ease of getting served.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank wendiwoo76
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
The Mercury
177 reviews
.89 miles away
Premier Inn Bolton (Stadium/Arena) Hotel
959 reviews
2.12 miles away
Bolton Whites Hotel
1,491 reviews
2.16 miles away
Britannia Bolton Hotel
553 reviews
2.20 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 35 nearby restaurants
The Kitchen
151 reviews
.01 miles away
Casa Nostra
469 reviews
.06 miles away
The China Room
201 reviews
.08 miles away
Paradise Indian Lounge
159 reviews
.71 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 9 nearby attractions
Ena Mill
47 reviews
1.95 miles away
Air Vault Trampoline Park
92 reviews
.91 miles away
Atherton Roller Rink
28 reviews
2.26 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
gary g
March 19, 2018|
Response from roryg2013 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. I am sure it is on Wednesdays.