Real ale pub opens in Walton-le-Dale with a beer named after PNE’s Patrick Bauer

Posted on - 29th December, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Pubs, Walton-le-Dale, What's On in Preston
Inside Taps and Wine
Inside Taps and Wine Bar

A new family-run real ale pub has opened in Walton-le-Dale.


Taps and Wine Bar was opened in November by locals Sean and Debbie O’Hagan.

Bar manager Jack Toner said: “As a family run free house we can serve whatever beer we like. Sean and Debbie are massive Preston North End fans, so one of our beers is named BFG Bauer Bier after PNE defender Patrick Bauer.

BFG Bauer Bier, named after PNE defender Patrick Bauer
BFG Bauer Bier, named after PNE defender Patrick Bauer

“We have a tap wall with eight craft beers, plus another seven on tap at the front of the bar, alongside six cask real ales. Because we have 21 beers, plus wines, gins, etc., we’re attracting a wide variety of people including some enthusiastic CAMRA members.

“Our ales are selling really well, and it’s been a great atmosphere since we opened.”

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The renovation of the pub, which is located at 2 Chorley Road, has included a quirky piece of upcycling.

Jack said: “Debbie’s grandad used to play snooker in the old Conservative Club, and the original slate bed from the snooker table is now in place as the bar top! We also have old cue rests in use as coat hooks.

“We’ve tried to give the building a real modern feel while keeping the original character of the place.

Taps and Wine exterior
Taps and Wine Bar’s exterior

“Long term we’d also like to do out upstairs and turn it into a function room, or maybe a sports bar.”

In the new year, Taps and Wine Bar is looking at expanding into coffees, cakes and eventually a food menu.

Read more: New Underground-style map of Preston’s pubs and bars is coming soon

Have you tried Taps and Wine Bar? What did you think? Let us know in the comments.

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