I'm profairy from Bolton. I've been Qyping since 14-09-2008
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54 Bridge Street, Bolton, Greater Manchester BL1 2EG
This is a great little restaurant. The tapas menu has lots of choice. The Special all you can eat sessions on Fri/Sat 3-7pm and Sun/Mon are really excellent. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is cosy with candle lit tables and a traditional feel. We didn’t book (on a thursday evening) but we went early. I think it would be worth reserving a table to avoid disappointment as it’s not a very large place. Highly recommended. Much better than going to a chain tapas restaurant like La Tasca in my view.
Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 8WP
Me and my husband visited here the other day. I remembered going there as a child with school. It cost £16 for 2 adults and the tour runs on a regular basis throughout the day. The tour of the cave lasts about 50 mins. There are around 220 steps in the cave so it’s not really suitable for anyone unstable on their feet, this includes very small toddlers. The info on the sign outside the cavern said “not suitable for anyone with a heart condition or bronchial problems”. There was a lady with a young boy of about 2/3 years who really struggled with the steps, which are steep and often slippy so you can’t carry a child and hold on to the rails, as there were too many for small legs. Slightly older kids seemed to really enjoy this tour though.
The guide we had was a nice gentleman but he wasn’t really much of a guide as he had a very monotonous tone of voice but he imparted all main points of interest clearly enough.
We thought it was ok on the whole.
Knowsley Street, Bolton, Greater Manchester BL1 2AS
I visited recently since the renovations. It’s a shame that the old market hall stalls have gone but it’s turned it in to a much more modern shopping centre. I love the additions of Zara, H&M and some of the other new stores which make it a more attractive place to come to shop, as it’s all to easy for people from Bolton to nip down the motorway to the trafford centre or Manchester for real shopping. At least now we have a bit more choice locally.
23 High Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD10 8NB
This is a truely traditional english working mans club but i’ve been a member for the last 10 years. I came across it because my dad had been a member for many many more years and we used to go in there with him for a drink every friday night. It’s full of local men and women (yes women are allowed and can become full members). Down stairs there is a bar and snooker/pool, darts and a large screen TV for watching the sport. Up stairs there are 2 function rooms, 1 with a stage where they put on club acts (very phoenix club in the best possible way).
It’s famous for it’s name and has been featured on many documentaries on British Curiosities and it’s been said that in the past celebrities such as The Michael Jackson & Uri Geller once signed up for membership though they never visited of course (besides I’m not sure how that would have gone down with the straight talking locals anyway). I have a great fondness for this place. They serve very cheap beer including guest real ales, bottles & spirits. The bar staff are always friendly. The committee are dedicated to keeping it there for the locals as an important part of the community.
158 Chorley New Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester BL1 4PE
Not a great pub in my experience. It’s in a lovely buildling and inside it’s separated to 2 bar areas, a pub/restaurant and a tap room area with a pool table. I’ve been several times and one time they weren’t offering food for one reason or another, the second time they couldn’t take card for food so we had to go elsewhere. The tap room was a bit intimidating as it was full of locals and I felt like i’d walked in the wrong door. In the other half it’s much more accomodating. I’ve only been during the day and I’m sure it’s better in the evenings. The food was fine (for a pub lunch out of work) but they do serve a lot of unbranded products so it’s cheaper than some places but not necessarily what you expect.
321 Chorley New Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester BL6 5NN
This is a great Thai restaurant (one of my favourites). Because its on Chorley New Rd which isn’t in the centre of town or a road with many restaurants on it could easily be missed but don’t. The food is gorgeous, the staff are friendly and why not try the Firefly Wine Bar next door before or after your meal and make a whole evening of it.
319 Chorley New Rd, Bolton, Greater Manchester BL6 5NN
This is a great little wine bar, and I mean little! It joins on to the Thai Restaurant Mai Tai (which is also great). I love this bar on a friday night after work as it is popular with local professionals. It has a nice atmosphere and a terrace outside to sit out in the summer.
Unit 3a Ravenside Retail Park, Manchester Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester BL2 1HQ
Went here recently to purchase some Pergo flooring. I found the staff very friendly and not too over bearing. When they didn’t have the stock in they rang around different branches to locate what we wanted. The only down side was, they don’t have a branch to branch transfer service and if they find it else where you have to go and collect it (if you need it asap) other wise you have to wait 3/4 weeks for it to be ordered in to stock. But, when it did arrive they called us up and when I went to the store to collect they even helped me get it to the car. Pretty decent of them.
1 Wigan Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester BL3 5PX
This is my favourite chinese takeaway. They are very quick to deliver! The food is always of a good standard and it’s a reasonable price. What more can I say!
Housing Units Retail Site, Wickentree Lane, Failsworth, Oldham, Greater Manchester M35 9BA
A wonderful store offering a wide range of beautiful modern & traditional furniture displayed in 2 large 2 floor showrooms. We go there for everything from Living room suites, dining room furniture, bathrooms & fittings, flooring, fires & fire places, kitchen ware, towels & linen to ornaments, designer handbags, occasional furniture and garden & conservatory furniture. The quality of the products they sell is second to none and you may even spot the odd famous face in there as it’s reputation for quality is wide spread. If you’re sick of flat pack ikea furniture and want something a bit more solid and unique this is the place to go! The staff are also amazingly helpful and they even have a doorman to welcome you and they have a stock of store golfing umbrellas to borrow if it’s raining when you have to walk from one building to the other.
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