White Lion

2 Market Street, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3AN,

** Due to the new Tier 3 restrictions on Greater Manchester, we’re extremely sad to say that we will have to close our doors from Friday 23rd October. This is a temporary measure and we will strive to reopen again as soon as it is possible to do so.

Thank you to everyone for your support and patience during these difficult times, we do appreciate it and can’t wait to welcome you back in soon. **

The White Lion in Westhoughton is a 200 year old, grade-II listed building, originally used as Westhoughton’s post office. Situated on the corner of market street in the village centre, our pub is noted as a historical landmark, having been licensed since the early 19th century and continuing to serve award winning ales and lagers by Joseph Holt today.

A plaque erected on the pub in 2012 marked the bi-centenary of the burning of the mill by the Luddites in 1812 – the crime for which was plotted in the exact same pub, prior to Joseph Holt owning the pub.  The White Lion is also listed as one of the 21 most fascinating places in England by Historic England in 2016 for it’s rich heritage and unaltered character since 1945.

The White Lion with its colourful past now focuses on giving you access to all major sports matches along with regular weekend entertainment including karaoke and regular DJ’s. We’re also dog friendly too, so do bring your companions with you.

Facilities & Entertainment At This Pub

  • Beer Garden
  • Darts
  • Disabled Access
  • Dog Friendly
  • Live Entertainment
  • Live Sports

Opening Times

Monday 10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 22:00
Thursday 10:00 - 22:00
Friday 10:00 - 22:00
Saturday 10:00 - 22:00
Sunday 12:00 - 22:00

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