Wigan Central

Welcome to Wigan Central, Wigan’s only dedicated Real Ale & Cider Bar located in the historic Arches No. 1 & 2, 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 4 craft ciders will be on the bar alongside a range of 100 plus bottled beers from Nationwide 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!

We know that Wigan Central will become the “1st. Stop” for real ale and cider lovers from across the region. We look forward to welcoming you.

About Wigan Central

Wigan Central is the brainchild of Patsy & John Slevin, owners of the highly successful, Standish based, Prospect Brewery. Their passion for real ale is infectious and the opportunity to open a bar dedicated to real ale in one of the most historic parts of Wigan was too good to miss.

The idea developed to embrace the memory of the long gone Wigan Central Railway Station, which disappeared 50 years ago, with an interior that more than takes a nod to the past. The hand crafted furnishings and decor is unashamedly 1940- 50’s railway inspired, along with a modern and fun twist. For example, on the walls you will find monitors showing “real-time” train times for the two Wigan Rail Stations that are just yards away! Giving you time to see if you can have that extra little half before you run for your train.

Meet Our Team

John and Patsy Slevin - Wigan Central


Patsy & John Slevin are the directors of Prospect Inns, owners of Wigan Central.
They also own Prospect Brewery where Patsy is the Senior Brewster, responsible for the brewing of 14 plus Real Ales!

Jo Whalley - Wigan Central


Jo (Joanna) Whalley has worked in the pub industry continuously since she was old enough to pour a pint. She is extremely passionate about Real Ale and is always happy to talk about great beer!

Ben & Shaun - Wigan Central


Ben is enthusiastic about good beer, and loves trying new beers.
Shaun has been researching beers, and has been a key member in many great beer venues for many years.

Join Our Team - Wigan Central


We’re looking for beer enthusiasts to join our team. Are you passionate about great beer? Do you know the difference between Real Ale and Craft Beer? Do you enjoy talking about different beers? We want people with passion and enthusiasm for our bar and our beer selection.
Email a copy of your CV now to info@wigancentral.bar

Contacts & Opening Hours

Wigan Central
Arch No. 1 & 2
Queen Street

01942 246425

Opening Times
Monday – Thursday: 12:00 – 23:00
Friday: 12:00 – Midnight
Saturday: 11:00 – Midnight
Sunday: 12:00 – 22:30