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Curiosity in Atherton

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Twentymans in Leigh

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The Twisted Vine Ale House

From stylish restaurants and bars, to trendy coffee shops, traditional tea rooms and gastro pubs, you're spoilt for choice in Wigan Borough. You'll find a variety of cuisines to suit all tastebuds and budgets. 

Along with the familiar high street names, the borough boasts many unique independent restaurants and bars. So whether you're looking for your next culinary adventure, or just fancy a delicious meal and good atmosphere, Wigan Borough is the place to be.

To find places to eat and drink in Wigan borough you can:

Here are just a small selection of independent food and drink establishments in Wigan Borough for you to get your tastebuds tingling and your mouth watering.

Inside AlbertsAlbert's Standish

Albert’s family run business opened its first restaurant in Manchester in 2004 and has expanded to Didsbury, Worsley and most recently, Standish. Suitable for the whole family the stylish restaurant offers modern British food. You can even try out one of their many cocktails or afternoon teas outdoors on their fabulous terrace.

Location: School Lane, Standish, Wigan, WN6 0TD. Tel: 01942 409141

Albert's Standish,

Cakes at Bag and Bean CafeBag and Bean

Set inside an independent gallery full of handmade products by UK designers, Bag and Bean offer a range of locally sourced foods, including vegan and gluten free options including hearty soups, homemade sandwiches and pork pies, quiche, as well as tasty fresh coffee. In addition to their extensive lunch and dinner options, Bag and Bean also offer afternoon tea.

Location: Love it Gallery Winstanley Road, Billinge, Wigan, WN5 7XG. Tel: 01695 622332

Inside CuriosityCuriosity Liquor Emporium

A family run cocktail bar with a chilled atmosphere through the week with live music at the weekend. A quirky gem, providing something alternative to the ordinary, Curiosity serves home-made milkshakes, afternoon tea, hand-crafted burgers and pizzas plus an all-day breakfast brunch menu, using produce locally sourced.

Location: 86 Market Street, Atherton, M46 0DP. Tel: 07942 607816

Curiosity Liquor Emporium,


This stylish bar offers a wide range of drinks from gin to iced coffee. Whether you’re looking to relax with a hot drink and delicious slice of cake or a cocktail and pizza or even a cheese board, Hideout could be the place for you.

Location: Arch 3, Queen St, Wigan, WN3 4HX. Tel: 01942 294458

Hideout Wigan,

Inside The Lounge, LowtonThe Lounge

A cosy coffee house just off the main streets of Lowton, offering a range of luxury hot and cold drinks complimented with a variety of sweet treats and baked goods. They have a popular selection of locally supplied cakes and a roaring fire for those wet and less summery days.

Location: 17 Bradwell Rd, Lowton, WA3 2NY. Tel: 01942 262559

PlataPlata Tapas

Influenced by the owner’s travelling ventures around Spain, Plata Tapas brings a fiesta to Wigan. The menu is filled with authentic dishes from the southern regions of Spain, alongside Spanish beers, wine and sangria.

Location: Arch 4, Queen St, Wigan, WN3 4DY. Tel: 01942 323775

Plata Tapas,

The food at Relish Wine BarRelish Cheese and Wine

A small cheese and wine bar located in the heart of Wigan. Relish Cheese and Wine offer a range of local and regional cheeses, home-baked breads, sharing plates, platters and carefully selected wines, and is perfect for an evening tipple or bite after work.

Location: 43 Hallgate, Wigan, WN1 1LR. Tel: 07486 655171

Inside The Twisted Vine Ale HouseThe Twisted Vine Ale House

An elegant micro-bar with seven cask and six keg pumps, three real ciders, and a range of gins, wine and craft bottles and cans. The business sits on Wigan Road and is the perfect place to go for a good quality, relaxed drink. From live music every Sunday to wine and cheese nights, gin tasting and beer tasting, The Twisted Vine caters for a range of ages and preferences.

Location: 15 Wigan Rd, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 9AR. Tel: 01942 716472

The Twisted Vine Ale House,

Cakes at Truly ScrumptiousTruly Scrumptious

Located on the busy Aspull high street, the shabby chic inspired café has been offering afternoon tea, sandwiches and brunch for many years, and is proud to serve all of their own home-baked cakes. With a cosy atmosphere, it’s truly for everyone; from families enjoying afternoon tea, to men coming in for our infamous full English breakfasts.

Location: 22 Moorside, Scot Lane, Aspull, Wigan, WN2 1XW. Tel: 01942 375613

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Inside Twentymans, LeighTwentymans

Family-owned artisan pizzeria and bakery sits on popular Bradshawgate. Twentymans serves the finest authentic hand stretched pizza fired in a custom-built pizza oven, along with a range of pastries, cakes, breads, pizzas, buns and more, many homemade.

Location: 117 Bradshawgate, Leigh, WN7 4ND. Tel: 01942 677387

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Beer-centralWigan Central

A bar dedicated to real ale, real cider and craft beers in one of the most historic parts of Wigan. Inspired by 1940-50’s railway, Wigan Central has embraced the memory of the long-gone Wigan Central Railway Station, with an interior that more than takes a nod to the past, along with a modern and fun twist.

Location: Arch No. 1 and 2, Queen Street, Wigan, WN3 4DY. Tel: 01942 246425

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