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Great Ale Year Round

The Lifestyle Hall Ashburner Street | Bolton Indoor Market, Bolton BL1 1TJ, England
+44 7815 058862
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£10 Northern Rail day out

Situated in the middle of Bolton Indoor Market. Plenty of seating in the middle of the bar and food... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
carol j
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Market or Vaults are Tops!

Great Ale have bars both in Bolton Market and in Market Place Vaults. I love the atmosphere of both... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
letsbehonest_10
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Bolton
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Micro Bar specialising in real ales, craft beers and ciders, with 3 hand pulls and 4 keg lines and also bottles and cans.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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The Lifestyle Hall Ashburner Street | Bolton Indoor Market, Bolton BL1 1TJ, England
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+44 7815 058862
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Situated in the middle of Bolton Indoor Market. Plenty of seating in the middle of the bar and food stalls so you can have both a pint and some grub at the same time. Had at least 3 real ales on and plenty of bottled...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Great Ale have bars both in Bolton Market and in Market Place Vaults. I love the atmosphere of both and watching the world go by with great ale and great food available at the bar or close by in neighbouring eateries.

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Reviewed 20 November 2016

Deep in Bolton market this place serves an excellent choice of beers. Lots of communal tables with plenty of food stalls nearby all of which had some tasty looking offerings. Recommended.

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Reviewed 19 November 2016

First came here a few weeks ago and returned today to escape the Christmas shopping. This is a nice bar, very clean and friendly and happy staff. They have a good selection of real ales and a good wine selection too. The food is bar...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Great Ale at the Vaults is a great night out, prosecco on tap and lots of great ales to try. Staff were really friendly and helpful. When one of our party didn't like the ales they chose, they offered to swap it for another, no...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2016

These reviews seem to include both bars in Bolton town centre which Steve and Ann own, but really they should be reviewed separately. My review relates to Great Ale at the Vaults which is the newer establishment in the Market Place (not the one on...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Last July I did a review of Great Ale at the Indoor Market Bolton and I was very impressed by the ploughman's lunch deal. I now have to report 12 months on and I am sad to say that the Ploughman's Feast in my first...More

Thank Slavnist
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

We decided to take a look at the new bar in The Vaults under the Market Place in Bolton and we're very glad we did! What a fantastic bar - very varied and some unusual beers, lagers and ciders. The staff were very friendly and...More

Thank Melanie E
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

Have enjoyed visits to both Great Ale establishments in Bolton. The original Great Ale opened at a unit (now extended into adjacent unit) at the food hall, Bolton Market. Small friendly bar serving a changing range of local beer and from further away. Also cider....More

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

Really unique place in the basement of the Marketplace Shopping Centre, good beer and Prosecco on draught - what more could a couple want!

Thank chris e
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