Andrew Snowden raises a glass to Chorley’s booming real ale scene

It’s great news that Chorley is fast becoming a hub for real ale and craft beer, with micro-pubs and ale houses opening, building on the great offering from established pubs in the area. 

In the past few months ‘Ale Station’ opened near the new(ish) popular Shepherds. They were joined by Bootleggers on Bolton Road and D’owd Ale House. All of these developments are always well reported by CAMRA and their ‘Ale Cry’ magazine. 

Andrew Snowden, County Council Candidate for Hoghton with Wheelton  said “I have long been promoting real ale in Chorley in my In Touch newsletters in Wheelton and Withnell, with a column on ‘Ale of the Season’, stretching from Adnam’s Broadside, to Bank Top Flatcap. It’s fantastic that Chorley is becoming a destination for real ale and craft beers, bringing a new lease of life for the town centre, as well as the fantastic rural and semi rural pubs all around Chorley”

This was echoed by Aidy Riggott, County Council Candidiate for Euxton, Buckshaw and Astley who said “It adds further weight to the arguments that myself and many others are making that the Council should be focused on building a 'small traders' market town, fully supporting and developing local produce and businesses, instead of borrowing millions for a shopping mall which big generic retailers will occupy”