Comment by good old days on 16th March 2019 at 03:38
what a good job they have done gone have them old beer kegs what were stacked ten high this is just half the beer garden
Comment by Mick on 16th March 2019 at 07:42
Love them big hinges on the gate
Shoudnt the man on the muriel be sat down on a piece of cardboard with his dog and a collection can.
Comment by irene roberts on 16th March 2019 at 09:23
It feels odd to see a little part of Wigan I have never seen, so near yet so far from the front door of The Raven, which I pass regularly.
Comment by Poet on 16th March 2019 at 10:07
I love beer gardens and this one looks a rasper. Best one in Wigan is Crooke Hall. The world's best is the Kirkstile Inn , Loweswater. A place of intense spirituality and pilgrimage .
Comment by Philip G. on 16th March 2019 at 10:36
A nice photo Joanne. Well Done!
I hope you don't mind my mention of how the 'Garden's name, and indeed your photo, reminds me of a particular line from one of Ozy's (Wigan World) favourite poems. Here it is: 'Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore -.'
But surely that can't be Ozy having a quick 'drag' atop?
Comment by Alan on 16th March 2019 at 11:51
Now this is what P-a-D should be all about, I have never see this before or knew it existed.
Well done Joanne.
Comment by Gary on 16th March 2019 at 12:23
In 2004 came to Wigan with my younger son, then aged 23, to show him where my origins lay.
Went into this pub and ordered two pints of lager and stood at the bar.It was a sunny July afternoon and my son looked up at the ceiling and noticed a blood spatter on the plaster.
The barman noticed us notice it, but said nothing.
We were the only ones in until the arrival of two peroxide blonde females, with buggies, aged about twenty and best described as rotund.
They, and the barman, watched us while we drank our lager - I'm sure they thought we were off duty police.
Would never have believed there was a beer garden!
Comment by Pw on 16th March 2019 at 14:06
Beer garden? This place allows people to smoke.
Comment by Pw on 16th March 2019 at 14:32
Would you take your children or grandchildren here?Look at all the ashtrays Call it a smokers yard
Comment by Cyril on 16th March 2019 at 20:08
Frequented there quite a lot in the early 1970s when Walt was the landlord and I never knew this yard existed, there was a bar in the back room and that was as far has you could go. A secret part of Wigan captured, nice one Joanne.
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