Bank Top Brewery is an 11 barrel brewing plant which is situated on Ashworth Lane Bolton, they supply approximately 22,000 pints of beer per week using the tool and brewing methods’ that was implemented over 100 years ago.
Bank Top will give you a complete explanation of their brewing process and they will give you a chose of sampling of their award-winning beers below.
Their tours are available by arrangement only.
- Bank Top Brewery Make All These Great Beers:
- Flat Cap: Top banks Signature beer, which is a pale bitter with a citrus aroma and hoppy citrus finish 4.0% ABV.
- Barley to Beer: This beer is a blend of English malt and European hops resulting in a pale bitter with a citrus lemon and herbal finish 3.6% ABV.
- Gold Digger: This ale is golden coloured with a citrus aroma; white grapefruit and a touch of spiciness on your pallet leading to a fresh citrus finish 4.0% ABV.
- Sweeny’s: This is an amber bitter brewed with a highly rated German hop, it has a bold crisp flavour with a delicate spicy aroma 3.8% ABV.
- Dark Mild: This is a full bodied dark mild with malt and roast aroma it has a rich mouth-feel and a complex taste including roast malt and liquorish 4.0% ABV.
- Bad to the Bone: This is a rustic tan coloured beer made with soft fruits and floral qualities with delicate citrus notes 4.0% ABV.
- Pavilion Pale Ale: Its was created not long after moving in to the tennis club pavilion, this pale ale has a big fruity flavour with a peppery hopiness and a dry bitter yet fruity finish 4.5 ABV.
- Old Slapper: A blond bitter which has initial fruitiness complemented by a pronounced happiness in its finish “Get your hands on one!” 4.2% ABV.
- Blonde: This is a extremely pale ale made with New Zealand hops resulting in a pleasant woody flavour and fruity aroma 5.0 ABV.
- Port O’Call: This is dark and mysterious easy drinking pale ale and has masses of character. Vintage ruby port has been added to the cask to provide an unusual depth of flavour. This is one for the connoisseur 5.0% ABV.
- Santas Claws: This seasonal beer is a rich and fruity copper coloured beer with a hoppy finish 5.0 ABV.
- Leprechaun Stout: This is Top Bank brewery’s tribute to an Irish tradition, which is drinking! This drink is a pitch black stout with hints of blackcurrant and spicy fruit 6.0 ABV.
Phone 01204 59580
Fred Dibnah was born in Bolton in Lancashire on April 28th 1938 and sadly died of cancer at the young age of 66 on the 6th November 2004.
Fred’s big brake was when he was filmed by the BBC whilst repairing parts of the Bolton Town Hall in 1978.
Dibnah was given the chance of a documentary showing the steeplejack risking his life working on chimneys around the country whist talking about the history of steam which was his hobby he loved.
Fred and his wife later moved into a Victorian gatehouse on the Earl of Bradford’s estate, which is now the Heritage Centre.[Fred spent years restoring the listed property to its former glory, he also managed to get planning permission to build an extension to the building using bricks and stone from similar buildings and churches.
Due to the decline in the steeplejack business, Fred spent more and more time doing television vision series on steam and the industrial history of Britain.
To find out more on the history of Fred Dibnah visit the Heritage Centre here in Bolton.
121 Radcliffe Road
07801 255486 / 01204 396862
Hall i’ th’ Wood Museum History
In the early part of the 16th century Hall i’ th’ Wood Hall was built, it was built as a wooden frame, half timbered building.
In the middle part of the 17th century the hall was given a Jacobean extension made from stone.
Whilst living in this building Samuel Crompton invented his famous spinning wheel which helped revolutionize the United Kingdom’s textile industry.
Up-to the late 19th century Hall i’ th’ Wood Hall was fairly well inhabited, but soon after this the hall fell into a state of disrepair.
Lord Leverhulme thankfully saved the hall giving it needed repairs and updating.
In 1902 the hall became a museum and the building and its surrounding grounds was presented to the people of Bolton in memory of the inventor of the spinning mule Samuel Crompton.
What You Can See Visiting Today
For anyone visiting this grade 1 listed historic building can enjoy furniture, artifacts and other similar objects dated from the 17th and 18th century, people are able to learn about Stuart and Tudor life, and the great work of Samuel Crompton.
Throughout the year a number of events will take place and these events should cater for people of all ages and interest.
- FREE to get in
- Tuesday 10am – 3pm
- Saturday 12pm – 4pm
Off Crompton Way
01204 332370 / 332211
Cineworld Bolton has been built to house 15 screen and it is one of the biggest screens in the North West of England. The complex has free car parking and great transport links nearby.
- Free Safe Parking
- Great transport Links
Local for eating out including:
- Spice Vally Indian Restaurant
- Frankie and Benny’s Italian Restaurant
- The Cotton Kier pub
15 Eagley Brook Way
Phone Number 0871 200 2000