Trackside | Bury, Greater Manchester
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Good based on 9 ratings
Type: Bar

Bury Station, Bolton Street
Bury, Greater Manchester England BL9 0EY [ print map ]
0161 764 6461

Hours: 12-00 M&Tu, 11-00 W&Th, 9-0030 F&Sa, 9-2330 Su

Mayor: WingmanWillis (3) | Taps: 8 |

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Beer Available At Trackside (arranged by most recent)
Mallinsons Brewers Calypso , Phoenix Last Leaf 67, Lancaster Tales from the Brewhouse No. 10 - Eastern Bloc Hop , Hawkshead Brodie’s Prime 87, Bradford Odsal Top , Dark Star Partridge 54, Robinsons Trick or Treat , Kelham Island Rye Plains Drifter , Howard Town Monks Gold 41, Bradfield Farmers Stout 60, Facers North Star Porter 59, Rat White Rat 82, Erdinger Weissbier (Hefe-Weizen) 48, Erdinger Dunkel 59, Erdinger Weissbier Alkoholfrei 8, Jever Pilsener 43, Addlestones Cloudy Premium Cider 43, Liefmans Fruitesse 39, Früh Kölsch 34, Timmermans Oude Lambiek 83
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9 reviews for Trackside
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  76%
 Selection  84%
 Food  50%
 Value  83%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  80%

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
ManVsBeer  (1597) Hebden Bridge, England | February 4, 2015
On the platform of Bury Bolton Street station, only used by the heritage East Lancashire Railway nowadays, this pub has no shortage of customers even if the only people waiting for trains here nowadays are tourists. The draw is of course the superb real ale selection on 10 hand pumps either side of some bland keg lagers in the middle. There’s a few bottles available too, but only a few well known ones from Germany and Belgium. Most of the ales rotate with Outstanding Brewery providing the house ale. The single room is almost certainly the buffet bar of yesteryear and has a central walkway with wooden tables and chairs either side on a tiled floor. There’s plenty of windows here so it’s very bright and airy with one side looking out onto the platform and the other onto the car park. The ‘V’ shaped roof has all the previous ale clips neatly attached in rows and coloums and there’s hundreds of them. Brightside brewery have also produced an enlarged pump clip picture of their beer ‘The Inn Crowd’ for one window - as I was looking at the three figures in the photo I realised that the single person sat at the bar was the same person in the picture, in the same place wearing the same coat - one of those double-take moments in life!!!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
WingmanWillis  (594) , England | July 14, 2014
Visited in July. A one roomed pub on Bolton St station in Bury. Serves an excellent range of micros from across the land. Usually have a couple of local beers on. Place is very popular with locals and those using the East Lancs Railway. Beer range changes regularly too. Always a couple of dark beers. Piston Broke is house beer supplied by Outstanding.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
TysonBeerhound  (10) Manchester, England | August 13, 2012
One roomed free house on a railway platform. Good selection of bottled beer but the real ale choices can be a bit predictable.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Bod81  (2) Manchester, England | April 29, 2012
Located on the platform of the East Lancs Railway station, Bury, this very busy bar features up to ten cask ales to choose from. Local breweries regularly feature, including Bury's own Outstanding, who provide 'Piston Broke' exclusively for this bar.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
niquillis  (301) Stoke on Trent, England | July 16, 2011
Cracking boozer on a heritage railway platform. A choice of 9 ales when I visited and you can then sit and watch the trains go by. Excellent.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
mrgraybags  (5) bacup, England | June 5, 2011
great pub if ya like beer and train spotting...excellent place to put a pub
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
EFC1878  (22) Manchester, England | November 29, 2008
Excellent pub on the site of the East Lancashire Railway station. Steam trains still run here and it’s one hell of a site to see these beauties pull out of the station. Child friendly up until around 6-7 p.m. which is a rarity. Occasional theme days so it’s worth checking what’s on (Saturdays, usually). Excellent range of real ales - always something for all tastes. Food is nothing special but, again, good for kids.
DJMonarch  (83) Northwich, England | August 10, 2007
Went here during the gap between sessions at the Bury Beer Festival up at the Metroplitan Centre. I think nearly everyone from the festival had the same plan so that it was packed liked sardines when I arrived but the beer range and quality still made it worth the visit. For nostalgia fans this is situated on the platform of a preserved railway which helps to create a great drinking atmosphere.
Gazza  (164) Worcester, England | August 1, 2007
Situated on platform 2 of the East Lancashire tourist railway, this excellent bar serves a good range of cask ales to a wide range of customers - some come for the beer, some for the trains, some for both! Bury is easy to reach from Manchester on the metrolink tram, and the ELR station is a signposted (some of the way) 5-minute walk away, just ask if you get lost or simply follow your ears when you hear big diesel engines!

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