Warrington Beer Guide: Your Warrington guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Warrington

90 /100 6 BOLD STREET
“Nice place, plenty of beers to choose from including main stream products as well as Craft. Good range of gins and Rums too. We were in on a friday and it was fairly busy plus they had a DJ on who was playing some classic Funk & soul songs from the 80s. Nice feel to the place, we will be attending again very soon“
ResinousForever58 152 days ago
72 /100
9 Gallon (Bar)
76 SANKEY STREET
“At first glance, this little boozer looks smaller than it actually is (there's a fair bit of seating behind the bar area). There's a bit of keg (Thornbridge AM:PM being the only proper 'craft' keg) and bottles (Crazy Mountain, First Chop, Stevens Point), but this place is all about the cask: Lytham, Cross Bay, 4T and Potbelly on my visit. Service is friendly and quick; it's got 'that vibe' that makes a good pub. Destination? Maybe not, but if you have time by all means stop by.“
jjsint 663 days ago
82 /100 6 BOLD STREET
“Hop Co is one of those wonderful trendy yet cosy pubs, with Nick Drake playing to accompany your beer appetite. The planned in-house brewery isn't quite operational yet (looking like Christmastime 2018) but never fear, Hop Co have plenty of good beer in the meantime. Solid North-west breweries like Northern Monk, North, First Chop and Alphabet on keg and can/bottle (with a Mikkeller bottle as well). And they have the heating on for this unexpectedly cold and rainy September afternoon. Easily the best beer pub in town.“
jjsint 663 days ago
72 /100 25 CHURCH STREET
“Has the feel of a somewhat sterile sports bar, but this is indeed the brewpub for 4Ts (4Ts apparently stands for 'The Tavern's Tasty Tipples'). The selection of beer is better than I'd expected, with three 4Ts beers on cask and two on keg, plus some cask and keg delights from mostly Northern microbreweries. There look to be some 4Ts bottles and cans to take away as well. It's that little bit more out of the way than some pubs on here, but I'd recommend stopping by if you can, especially as I've not seen this brewery outside of Warrington except at festivals.“
jjsint 663 days ago
68 /100 27 BUTTERMARKET STREET
“The Lower Angel is a small, traditional two-room boozer in the shopping district. No piped music but BBC1 is on the TV in the public bar. Beer choice was good enough: Partners, Derwent, Wincle and the like (sessionable and solid). Beer is well kept, staff and customers are friendly. Not a massive beer destination but you'll likely get ticks, so it's certainly a good place to sit down and have a beer or two.“
jjsint 663 days ago
76 /100 STALLS 30 & 31, WARRINGTON RETAIL MARKET, BANK STREET
“Try to stop by here if you're in Warrington. A neat little bar in the middle of the indoor retail market, so it closes at 5.00 sharp, although many Warrington pubs don't open until later on a Thursday so this is perfect for me. You have a choice of a couple of cask beers (4T and Magpie on my visit), a couple of keg beers, and some bottles & cans. Some of the latter are ubiquitous (Beavertown's core range), others less so (lots of First Chop, Gyle 59 and more 4T). Friendly, and you get to gaze out at the fishmongers if you so desire. Tip: enter from Bank Street as the construction site makes the Academy Way entrance (which Google Maps recommended) is currently inaccessible.“
jjsint 663 days ago
54 /100 4 OLIVER STREET
“Close to the Halliwell Jones Stadium on the A49 as you enter Warrington from the North, it's a nice enough shop within this chain with all the beers and ales currently on the first set of shelves as you enter on the left. It's all multi-packs and most of the selection available is well-known stuff, with some decent craft beers amongst this, with a couple of things I'd never seen before in very simple packaging that might be exclusive to this chain.“
ManVsBeer 746 days ago
72 /100 27 BUTTERMARKET STREET
“Visited on 30th July 2017. Solid proper old boozer in Warrington Town Centre, It’s got a central bar with rooms each side, had 8 handpulls on with a decent range of local cask beer. The pub is a nice old trad boozer, a little rough around the edges but smart enough. Beer prices are good, service good. Definitely one to visit in Warrington.“
WingmanWillis 1065 days ago
44 /100 ST AUSTINS LANE
“One of the first pubs I visited when I came of legal age back in the 90’s. I haven’t been back since that decade but it’s an interesting purpose built building opposite one of the Wetherspoon pubs by Bridge Street. It has a car park and does well from the town’s nightlife that is centred around this part of Warrington.“
ManVsBeer 1875 days ago
88 /100 4 BARBAULD STREET, FRIARS GATE
“Real ale. Real ale. And more real ale“
Crompton33119 1903 days ago
80 /100 27 BUTTERMARKET STREET
“Real ale. Real ale. And Real ale.“
Crompton33119 1903 days ago
68 /100 7 PALMYRA SQUARE NORTH
“Me, Loz, Jude, Baz, Georgia and Fern the dog visited the The Palmyra on Saturday 28th March 2015. Whilst this isn’t really a pub as such, it’s more of a small cocktail/bar that sells some beers, we all liked it and so I felt like it should be added. There are sixteen to bottled beers and four taps. The tap choice wasn’t exciting, there was Kaltenburg Royal Lager, San Miguel, Peroni and another. However the bottle choice was better with reliability provided by Brewdog Punk IPA, 5 AM Saint, Chimay Blue, Duvel, Meantime Chocolate Porter etc. There was also a Large range of spirits. A DJ mixing deck in the corner suggests that this might be busier later. It was quite dark inside, it’s small, the bar staff was friendly and he didn’t have an issue with us bringing the dog in here, he even got her some water. The bar is situated on the square of the same name (as bar). It’s a bit pricey for the bottles, I guess the tap choice would have been better value for money. It’s simply furnished, another place that requisitions old items and puts them to use again. Liked it here.“
Fin 1927 days ago
72 /100 27 BUTTERMARKET STREET
“Me and Loz along visited the The Lower Angel on Saturday 28th March 2015, the others had nipped back home to take Fern (the dog) back and to get tarted up for our meal this evening. The Lower Angel was a very busy pub it is pretty central on Buttermarket St as I recall, so easy to find. One negative on entering was that the carpeted floors unfortunately leave a slight stale beer and sweaty smell which is a shame, I have never been a fan of carpeted floors in pubs. I guess that you could say that the clientele in here were of an older demographic (we were the youngest by some distance) on this subject, it was amusing as two young T-shirted lads, clearly out on a pub crawl came in here had a quick look about and having whispered something to each other, clearly about the age of the other customers then proceeded to make a sharp exit. It was very friendly, with lots of chat and seemed a really, honest down to earth working class pub. We wondered where the historic ghost photo was which Loz read about on the red plaque behind the bar, I went searching for it on both this room and the other connected room, walking around the entire pub until I got back to our seat and realised we were sat directly underneath it. The photo is over a hundred years old and shows the then landlord and his young son stood by the door/entrance to the pub but at one of the windows a ghostly face (apparently) peers out, the present landlord could see we were interested so came over and talked about it to us, but it was difficult to see as the light was streaming into the pub from outside. The beer choice was quite good, I can’t recall how many they had on tap, I had one of their own beers which was really nice, Loz had a Mallinsons Waimea also very good. We both liked it here, I should like to come again when it’s a little quieter and have a good look around as it appears quite a historic pub that hasn’t been tampered with too much. It’s worth mentioning also that the staff were very friendly.“
Fin 1929 days ago
70 /100
9 Gallon (Bar)
76 SANKEY STREET
“Me and Loz along with Jude, Baz, Georgia and Fern (the dog) visited the 9 Gallon on Saturday 28th March 2015. We sort of stumbled across this place, it is fairly close to the centre on the way to The Golden Gates and also just up a bit from Palmyra Sq (sort of), there is a second hand record shop next door, we had a quick look in there but both Loz and I can’t always be bothered with second hand records and today was one of those days, anyway back to the pub. It is a relatively small bar yet has a rather disproportionately sized large central island bar. There were ten cask beers and two ciders to choose from all displayed on a chalk board on the back wall. The beer choice was pretty reasonable and mostly featuring northern breweries. I had Exit 33 from Sheffield, however Loz did head further south with her choice and chose Netherton and IPA, both of us agreed that mine was best. The decor was fairly tidy with glazed green tiles and exposed brickwork, but there were a few bizarre touches such as a singer sewing machine table where we sat, a Mash Tun behind us and a few other oddities scattered about. Service was good and there were a few folk in here who were friendly enough. I liked it in here, but the layout and the decor gives it a slight quirkiness, which is no bad thing.“
Fin 1929 days ago
74 /100
9 Gallon (Bar)
76 SANKEY STREET
“New style bar with a focus on real ale. Managed to get a seat on a saturday night. Good place to get some ticks, although the selection could be better in terms of beer styles, nearly all were golden ales or bitters“
undercurrent25 1969 days ago
72 /100
9 Gallon (Bar)
76 SANKEY STREET
“Specialised in cask beer & cider and whiskeys. Has an island bar with 13 hand pumps (2 for cider) and only 1 keg lager (Brooklyn). Nice dark wood interior. Friendly and talkative staff. Value is very good at around £2.50 per pint. After one visit my only concern is about how well the ales are kept. I will return to check this out again in the future.“
mike_77 2137 days ago
64 /100 4 BARBAULD STREET, FRIARS GATE
“Fairly average spoons place in the middle of Warrington’s night life area. The Looking Glass on the other side of the town centre is a bit nicer“
undercurrent25 2451 days ago
64 /100 131 CHURCH STREET
“Traditional coaching inn next to Warrington’s most beautiful church with its large spire. It is cosy with plenty of charm and its old world look and wooden beams make this a relaxing place to drink, or eat as food is very much on the menu here.“
ManVsBeer 2695 days ago
60 /100
Albion (Bar)
94 BATTERSBY LANE
“Probably too far out of the town centre to be of worth to your casual drinker, but if you like pubs with a time warp charm to them then this is the place. it’s a freestanding building set amongst terrace buildings and now new builds where the wire works used to be.“
ManVsBeer 2695 days ago
68 /100 4 BARBAULD STREET, FRIARS GATE
“Large Wetherspoon building set on two floors, although there are very few places to sit on the upper level. The bar is long and caters for a large crowd at the weekends as this is set in and amongst all the bars and clubs the town has to offer, you won’t have to walk far going to or from another pub or club. There are two rows of real ale pumps to choose from. Inside the decor is bright and comfortable.“
ManVsBeer 2695 days ago
72 /100 41-43 BUTTERMARKET STREET
“The second incarnation of Wetherspoon pubs in Warrington, and furnished in the classic style of the chain. The usual beers are available as well as the usual range of changing ales. Has a small upstairs bar too. Can get busy despite being away from the main Bridge Street drinking area of the town centre.“
ManVsBeer 2799 days ago
50 /100 67 WINWICK ROAD
“Situated on a cross road, inside is looking a bit rough and surely can be the same. Still a good alternative place to go to especially the guiness was pretty well kept. Furthermore the interior was nice.“
McWorta 2882 days ago
78 /100
Albion (Bar)
94 BATTERSBY LANE
“Brewpub... but when is the brew coming? Anyhow we wait then! At first bit unwelcoming but fortunately I entered with a local so quickly making interesting acquaintances of quite a few people who love their beer who know their stuff. Little rooms for a quiet pint but can have as well some live band on and you get what you ask for. All well signed out though and never mind the busyness of the place, the beer is well taken care off. Overall can be a fun place ever now and then.“
McWorta 2903 days ago
72 /100 25 CHURCH STREET
“Pub of locals, and beer/ale worshipers. Petty good constantly changing cask selection on. Decent northern prices! Can be a bit too local but usually the beer is well kept and the ice breaks after a couple, just incorporate the north...“
McWorta 2903 days ago
74 /100 41-43 BUTTERMARKET STREET
“This is the better of the two Wetherspoons pubs in Warrington. The beer is usually in good condition and like all of these pubs you always get a good deal on food and drink. Sometimes not enough staff which cann lead to a long wait at the bar.“
mike_77 2966 days ago
78 /100
Albion (Bar)
94 BATTERSBY LANE
“Approx 6 on cask and info on the next beers coming in. Knowledgable staff. Selection of beer magazines. Price is around £2.35 per pint. Did not eat but food seemd nice and was being freshly made. Only criticism is that it’s a bit cold and unwelcoming otherwise very good. “
mike_77 3203 days ago
86 /100 25 CHURCH STREET
“Always a good selection of casks. Some local, some from further afield. Several bottles from Belgium and other countries.“
mike_77 3237 days ago
90 /100 27 BUTTERMARKET STREET
“A very good pub with an excellent selection of ales and knowledgable bar staff. Lots of old memrobilia on the walls and the focus is on the bar which is more common in the celtic nations. Good selection of rock music on the juke box too“
undercurrent25 3474 days ago
68 /100 131 CHURCH STREET
“Quite a nice pub next to a church, very historic building. I went in on a sat night and it was dead. Reasonable selection of beers and the barman was able to juggle budweider bottles which was impressive“
undercurrent25 3474 days ago
84 /100
Albion (Bar)
94 BATTERSBY LANE
“Local type pub in a rough area of Warrington, refurbished lately with lots of little rooms where you can have a quiet pint. Excellent selection of beers with an emphasis on local beers. I went in on a sat night. It had karaoke on which didn’t really suit the pub, probably better for a drink on a sunday afternoon“
undercurrent25 3474 days ago
80 /100 27 BUTTERMARKET STREET
“Real good real ale pub! Caring about the beer, friendly staff. Excellent selection on in general. Classic real ale pub - a need to try. New tiny brewery is up and does pretty good beers! Worth the visit.“
McWorta 3565 days ago
62 /100 78 BUTTERMARKET STREET
“A biker metal pub. Looks maybe dodgy at first but never mind, actually friendly staff and starting to care about their beer. good location and price value is fine. A pub on a good way.“
McWorta 3565 days ago
86 /100 4 OLIVER STREET
“Good selection of European and British beer, all sold in boxes usually 12-20 bottles, not great on value but does have beers which are hard to find elsewhere. and the staff carry the beer to your car.“
undercurrent25 3574 days ago
56 /100 41-43 BUTTERMARKET STREET
“Use to be a Yate’s Wine Lodge, not changed much inside layout wise, but now has greater selection of beers, very much a typical wetherpoons gaff“
undercurrent25 3662 days ago
50 /100 67 WINWICK ROAD
“Good for a pre match beer, before getting ripped off for beer once inside the Halliwell Jones Stadium“
undercurrent25 3760 days ago
76 /100 25 CHURCH STREET
“Good selection of real ales pity its in a scroty area“
undercurrent25 3764 days ago