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The Raven (Inn The Bar Group)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Moorhouse's - Black Cat MildExcellent1
Prospect - Silver TallyExcellent1
Phoenix - ArizonaExcellent1
Jennings - BitterGood1
Bank Top - BlondeGood1
Tetley - BitterNot Tried0
Mayflower - Douglas ValleyNot Tried0
Blackedge - Black PortNot Tried0
Thwaites - Magic SpongeNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)Not Tried0
Banks's - Tetley BitterNot Tried0
Thwaites (brewed at Banks's) - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)Not Tried0
Marston's - PedigreeNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - Blond WitchNot Tried0
Bank Top - Port O'CallNot Tried0
Phoenix - Wobbly BobNot Tried0
Fyne - JarlNot Tried0
Anarchy - Blonde StarNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Weltons - Black DragonNot Tried0
Banks's - Tetley's Cask BitterNot Tried0
Wily Fox - Dark Flagon Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Raven, Wigan, Greater Manchester
Picture 2. The Raven, Wigan, Greater Manchester
Picture 3. The Raven, Wigan, Greater Manchester
Chris Excell

Visits Details

18 Dec 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon fairly busy around the bar, we found a table towards the quieter back of the pub.
Jennings - Bitter3.50Good
Moorhouse's - Blond Witch4.50Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Weltons - Black Dragon6.20Not Tried
Banks's - Tetley's Cask Bitter3.70Not Tried
Wily Fox - Dark Flagon 4.40Not Tried
21 Jun 2016 (ChrisE)
A long standing favourite of mine. This was a lunchtime visit and a good number of people were eating including one gentleman who complained that the chips were not as golden brown as usual. It was explained to him that they peel and cut their own spuds and are now having to fry new season potatoes. Nevertheless he was not happy and was given a full refund including the cost of his pie. I ordered a chip butty for my lunch and enjoyed it.
Moorhouse's - Black Cat Mild3.40Excellent
Phoenix - Wobbly Bob6.00Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Anarchy - Blonde Star4.10Not Tried
Banks's - Tetley Bitter3.70Not Tried
07 Feb 2016 (ChrisE)
Late evening until 1am close. Wigan is quite lively on a Saturday night/Sunday morning but this place is well run and enjoyable.
Phoenix - Arizona4.10Excellent
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Moorhouse's - Blond Witch4.50Not Tried
Bank Top - Port O'Call5.00Not Tried
Banks's - Tetley Bitter3.70Not TriedI believe this is actually a Carlsberg Tetley brand contract brewed by Banks's, not actually a Banks's beer.
07 Jan 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Lively crowd in all getting a pub crawl card stamped up.
Bank Top - Blonde5.00Good
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)4.10Not Tried
Banks's - Tetley Bitter3.70Not TriedWorse than Wainwright, this had no Banks's provenance or an abv on the pump clip - a devil's brew
Thwaites (brewed at Banks's) - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)4.10Not TriedConwright with no Banks's provenance on the clip
10 Jun 2014 (ChrisE)
I used to come here in the late 1970s when it was listed in the Good Beer Guide, I think it lost its popularity with ale drinkers and closed for a while. I read that it had recently been voted Pub of the Season and decided that it was time to do a repeat visit.
Prospect - Silver Tally3.70ExcellentBadged as Raven Ale
Tetley - Bitter3.70Not Tried
Mayflower - Douglas Valley4.00Not Tried
Blackedge - Black Port4.90Not Tried
Thwaites - Magic Sponge4.10Not Tried

About The Raven

The pub sign. The Raven, Wigan, Greater Manchester

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN1 1LD.

Originally Raven Hotel. a large pub conveniently close to Wigan Wallgate railway station, it has a wonderful interior which has been fully refurbished yet retains its intricately tiled floors showing the position of former corridors. It is noted for good value food, and a good selection of cask ales. 6 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 21 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WN1 1LD