Malt 'n' Hops
50-52 Friday Street
Mon-Sat 11-11, Sun 12-3, 7-10.30
Malt 'n' Hops
The pub (near Chorley train station) has a real fire and good disabled access.
The Victorian style deco is everywhere. Very friendly bar staff; clean toilets; handy location for the trains.
Food is good sandwiches and a good selection of bar snacks, normally until 7pm but parties are catered for. Real ale selection from all over the country, very good quality.
Beers on at the time were: Taylor's Landlord, Moorhouses Pendle Witches Brew; Fullers London Pride; Heather Fraoch, Cains and two others.
No beds but a really good selection of real ale.
Liked best: friendly atmosphere.
The worst thing is having to drive home.
The Malt 'n' Hops. is well worth a diversion.
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Visited the Malt and Hops last night on the recommendation of a friend of a friend - and found it to be quite a revelation! Chorley on a Saturday night is not a pretty sight, yet here was an oasis of good beer, good people (the bar staff, as you say, were very pleasant indeed) and good conversation. There was music, but not so loud as to be intrusive, and the atmosphere was one of warmth and comfort. What was really astonishing was the range of quality beers available - there must have been at least eight, including Timothy Taylor's Landlord, Swallow IPA, Exmoor Stag, Wychwood Dirty Tackle (not the easiest beer in the world, I found), something called Robin, something called Gunpowder, amusingly...
All in all, I would congratulate the staff and thoroughly recommend the Malt and Hops, even to out-of-towners. (Chris)
What a lovely pub this is! No muzak, nice higgle-piggledy layout inside, nice and warm, good mix of people and great beer. Three of us came down on Monday afternoon and had a great time, including a nice bit of craic with some fellow ale-lovers whom we met in there. I'm ashamed to say I can't remember which beer I had but it was a Beartown one and it was lovely. Just one slight disappointment was that hardly any of the interesting Asian food and pies advertised on notices around the pub was available - it was "coming soon" the landlady said. It might have been an idea to put a label on the posters until it was ready. Apart from that though, it was a gem of a place. (Cliff Laine - 23/3/05)
Up to 9 ales
10 Dole Lane
Chorley PR7 2RL