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Wigan Central

Wigan CentralWelcome to Wigan Central, Wigan’s only dedicated Real Ale & Cider Bar located in the historic Arch No. 1, Queen Street, Wigan.

We have brought the railway arch, which dates from the mid 19th century, back to life and given Wigan Central a unique environment and atmosphere to enjoy an eclectic variety of real ales and ciders from brewers from all corners of Britain and beyond.

At any one time 7 real ales and 2 craft ciders will be on the bar alongside a range of 20 plus bottled beers from local brewers. We will also have a great selection of Continental and American bottled beers and a selection of quality lagers and wines to choose from. So what’s not to like!

September 2017

Wigan Live Presents – September At Central

Sunday, 24th September ,2017 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

We kick of the first for WLF Sunday Sessions 2018 with new artists. Tim Critchley 2:30pm – Tim set up the festiva in 2013 after finishing his music degree. He had a vison of helping new, local talent and helping Wigans music scene to thrive like it used to. Thanks to the birth of Wigan Live Festival we are beggining to see a change in the way the music business uses new artists. Zack Carpenter – 3:25pm – Prior to…

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November 2017

Wigan Live Presents – November at Central

Sunday, 26th November ,2017 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

We are back at Wigan Central showcasing our artists for Wigan Live 2018! Tim Critchley Acoustic 2:30pm – Tim can project images and colors of music that tells us blissfull stories of the piece being played. You might just find yourself going on an unexpected journey. A great opening for a great event. Next up we have blues playing legend Tony Fouracre who will be with his blues group – Only Fools. at 3:15pm, Tony will be accompanied by exceptional guitarist…

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January 2018

Wigan Live Presents January at Wigan Central

Sunday, 28th January ,2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

First one of the year and we’re kicking of with a bang! First up we have Tim Critchley at 2:30pm. Tim uses a loop pedal to build up music. You will hear music from the likes of the small faces and Abba! 3:15pm we have Manchester based musician, Gaz Bailey.https://www.facebook.com/GazBaileyMusic/ 4:15pm – under the sun and over the moon! Sometimes as a 3 piece, sometimes as a 5, these will be sure to blow you away!https://www.facebook.com/underthesunandoverthemoon/   Free Entry!

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February 2018

Beer & Chocolate Pairing Night

Thursday, 15th February ,2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

Join us for an evening where we’ll be pairing 10 different styles of beer with 10 different varieties of chocolate! £20 per person. To book ask at the bar or email info@wigancentral.bar

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March 2018

Starjump & Moonie Plus Guests

Friday, 9th March ,2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

Live original and reworked organic music from Ian Unsworth and Joseph Allan Hart and guest bass player. All served with local ales, local gins, laughter and all in good company. We will be playing new and original songs. Real music without any awful backing track trickery  

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Rum Tasting Evening

Thursday, 15th March ,2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

Come join us for an evening tasting 6 different styles of rum from the Caribbean and beyond! £25 per person, including nibbles. To book email info@wigancentral.bar or ask at the bar! (£5 deposit per person to secure your place

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One Hand Clapping – Live

Friday, 16th March ,2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

Wigan Central are proud to present St Patricks Eve – a night of live Celtic inspired music One Hand Clapping One Hand Clapping are a band based in the North West of England and play a driving Celtic folk rock but with the occasional Irish Ballad thrown into the mix. The type of material played ranges from The Dubliners to The Saw Doctors to The Pogues. FREE Entry.

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WLF Presents March at Wigan Central

Sunday, 25th March ,2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

We are back and we bring you…. EVEN MORE ARTISTS! 2:30pm – Quaintest Show On Earth 3:15pm – Tim Critchley 4:15pm – Winter Hill Rescue

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April 2018

Wine Tasting Evening

Thursday, 12th April ,2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

Join us for an evening sampling an array of wines! Prosecco on reception, 3 white, 2 rose, 3 red & a port to round off the evening. £25 per person, including nibbles. To book ask at the bar or email info@wigancentral.bar £5 deposit per person to secure a place.

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May 2018

Wigan Central Friday Night Jazz Presents: Shyfinger

Friday, 4th May ,2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

We’re super stoked to welcome back to Wigan Central Jazz Nights – in a blaze of glory – Shyfinger! BIFF blows pipes. FRAN pokes keys. ELLIS twangs strings. PHILL hits things. Having been musicians for quite some time, the members of Shyfinger came together, desperate to have a band with an interesting name. They put together bits of funky riffing, and jazzy noodling, and some of that “head-nod shit,” leaving out the face-melting solos so beloved of musos everywhere, and…

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Wigan Live Presents – May at Central

Sunday, 27th May ,2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

Edging closer to the big weekend and we’re proud to announce the following artists playing this sunday at Wigan Central! 2:30pm – Emily Lees 3:30pm – The Barn Door Band 4:15pm – Brother   Free entry! So come and enjoy some fine tunes and some cracking beers!

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July 2018

WIJF: Pete Long with William Morrison, Harry Morrison & Patrick Danao

Friday, 13th July ,2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

Make a day of it in Wigan … A suggestion from the Festival organisers. Arrive in Wigan by train just before 12 noon, walk 50 yards to Wigan Central for the afternoon session (free admission) where you can sample a large range of beers and other excellent drinks, food also available. Listen to Pete Long with William Morrison (guitar) Harry Morrison (bass) & Patrick Danao (drums)….members of James Morrison’s Trio as seen on BBC Proms in the summer (James isn’t…

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WIJF: California Jazz Conservatory Blue Ensemble

Friday, 13th July ,2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

Make a day of it in Wigan … A suggestion from the Festival organisers. Arrive in Wigan by train just before 12 noon, walk 50 yards to Wigan Central for the afternoon session (free admission) where you can sample a large range of beers and other excellent drinks, food also available. Listen to Pete Long with William Morrison (guitar) Harry Morrison (bass) & Patrick Danao (drums)….members of James Morrison’s Trio as seen on BBC Proms in the summer (James isn’t…

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WIJF: MIKE SMITH / JAMIE BROWNFIELD QUARTET

Friday, 13th July ,2018 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

Wigan Jazz Festival 2018 11.00pm – 1.00am MIKE SMITH / JAMIE BROWNFIELD QUARTET WIGAN CENTRAL Free Admission   This gig takes place after the celebrity concert with CHAMPIAN FULTON TRIO & SCOTT HAMILTON at Robin Park Sports Centre.

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September 2018

September at Central

Sunday, 23rd September ,2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

Wigan Live Festival are back showcasing just some of our WLF 2019 performers at Wigan Central. Gem Costello 2:30pm Playing For Time – 3:15pm Tim Critchley 4:15pm  

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October 2018

NOTtoberfest

Friday, 5th October ,2018 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5th - 7th Oct
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

Join us for a weekend where we’ll be celebrating the world of German beer with some of their best breweries taking over our kegs lines! (Don’t expect table dancing and all that stuff…)

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Friday Night Music: The Troman Show

Friday, 5th October ,2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

Wigan Central are proud to announce a Friday night of brilliant music, good vibes and real ale with The Troman Show. You know and love him as Roger Lee, the ultimate one-man band! Now sing and dance along with Roger in his new act, live on The Platform!

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NOTtoberfest

Saturday, 6th October ,2018 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5th - 7th Oct
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

Join us for a weekend where we’ll be celebrating the world of German beer with some of their best breweries taking over our kegs lines! (Don’t expect table dancing and all that stuff…)

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NOTtoberfest

Sunday, 7th October ,2018 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5th - 7th Oct
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

Join us for a weekend where we’ll be celebrating the world of German beer with some of their best breweries taking over our kegs lines! (Don’t expect table dancing and all that stuff…)

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Gin Tasting Evening

Thursday, 11th October ,2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

Come join us for an evening sampling 6 new and exciting Gins from around the world. £25 per person including an ‘Afternoon Tea’! £5 per person deposit. For more info ask at the bar or email info@wigancentral.ba

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November 2018

Whisky Tasting Evening

Thursday, 8th November ,2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

Join us for an evening sampling 6 different Whiskey’s from around the world. £25 per person including nibbles. £5 per person deposit. To book, ask at the bar or email info@wigancentral.bar

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December 2018

QSOE Wigan Central Christmas Special!

Friday, 14th December ,2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

Come see Quaintest Show On Earth perform live full band with a closing set of Christmas classics. Support comes from the fantastic Craig Lawlor. it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! More guests and surprises tba.

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January 2019

Wigan Live Presents – January at Central

Sunday, 27th January @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

Wigan Live Festival 2019 has a nice ring to it, so we’re carrying on! This month at our Sunday showcase we have…. 2:30pm Tim Critchley – Compare and solo acoustic artist – facebook.com/TimCritchleyAcoustic 3:15pm Calvin Snape facebook.com/CalvinSnapeMusic 4:15 – Tom Bryrom  – facebook.com/tombyrommusic/ Free Entry as usual See you there!  

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February 2019

Beer & Chocolate Pairing Night

Thursday, 14th February @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

Join us for an evening pairing 10 tasty beers with 10 dreamy chocolate varieties – a match made in heaven!! £25 per person including a £5 deposit. To book ask at the bar or email info@wigancentral.bar

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March 2019

Northern Soul Wigan Beer Festival After-Party

Saturday, 2nd March @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

Come down and join us for the Wigan Beer Festival After-Party evening celebrating the music of Northern Soul!

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Belgian Tasting Night

Thursday, 21st March @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

Join us for our 3rd Belgian Tasting Night! We’ll be sampling 8 different style beers from the vast world of Belgian Beer! £25 per person including nibbles. To book, ask at the bar or email info@wigancentral.bar to make a £5 deposit.

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May 2019

Beer & Cider Festival

Friday, 17th May @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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17th, 18th 19th May
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

Join us for our next Beer & Cider festival. Have a taste of 30 Cask Ales, 25 Keg Beers,  15 real Ciders Free Entry! Live Music on Sunday Cheers to Beers!

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Beer & Cider Festival

Saturday, 18th May @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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17th, 18th 19th May
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

Join us for our next Beer & Cider festival. Have a taste of 30 Cask Ales, 25 Keg Beers,  15 real Ciders Free Entry! Live Music on Sunday Cheers to Beers!

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Beer & Cider Festival

Sunday, 19th May @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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17th, 18th 19th May
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

Join us for our next Beer & Cider festival. Have a taste of 30 Cask Ales, 25 Keg Beers,  15 real Ciders Free Entry! Live Music on Sunday Cheers to Beers!

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July 2019

TART on TAP – Sour Beer Fest!

Friday, 19th July @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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19th & 20th July
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

Our first ever dedicated Sour Beer Festival – featuring a journey through the wonderful world of sour beer styles. Friday 19th and Saturday 20th July with a sour beer tasting night on Thursday 18th.

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TART on TAP – Sour Beer Fest!

Saturday, 20th July @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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19th & 20th July
Wigan Central, Arch No. 1, Queen Street
Wigan, WN3 4DY United Kingdom

Our first ever dedicated Sour Beer Festival – featuring a journey through the wonderful world of sour beer styles. Friday 19th and Saturday 20th July with a sour beer tasting night on Thursday 18th.

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