England > Greater Manchester > Bury
Beer Available At Trackside (arranged by most recent)
Erdinger Weissbier (Hefe-Weizen) 51, Erdinger Dunkel 64, Erdinger Weissbier Alkoholfrei 8, Jever Pilsener 45, Addlestones Cloudy Premium Cider 42, Liefmans Fruitesse 41, Früh Kölsch 37, Timmermans Oude Lambiek 84, Timmermans Oude Gueuze 96, Chimay Triple / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents 99, Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve 100, Chimay (Red / Rouge / Ale / Première) 98, San Miguel Cerveza (UK) 4, Guinness Original / Extra Stout (Ireland/UK) 59, Outstanding Piston Broke ,
Brightside The Inn Crowd
ManVsBeer (1442) Hebden Bridge, England | February 4, 2015
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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!!!
WingmanWillis (200) , England | July 14, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
TysonBeerhound (10) Manchester, England | August 13, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
One roomed free house on a railway platform. Good selection of bottled beer but the real ale choices can be a bit predictable.
Bod81 (2) Manchester, England | April 29, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
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.
niquillis (220) Stoke on Trent, England | July 16, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
mrgraybags (5) bacup, England | June 5, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
great pub if ya like beer and train spotting...excellent place to put a pub
EFC1878 (22) Manchester, England | November 29, 2008
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
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 (163) Worcester, England | August 1, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
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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