East Lancashire Railway
’s award-winning pub, The Trackside has reopened after a significant renovation. 

The pub, awarded Bury Area Pub of the Year for its selection of real ales and ciders now boasts a fresh modern look inside and an upgraded beer garden on the railway platform. 

There’s more on offer than ever before as the pub is launching a new food menu that will feature local staples including a beef burger stuffed with Bury black pudding, steak and dark ale pie, beer battered haddock and chips, and Lancashire hot pot; as well as a selection of hot and cold sandwiches and a range of starters and sharing boards. 

As a re-opening offer, free drinks are up for grabs for the first 50 people who come into The Trackside on Monday 6th June and Tuesday 7th June and Monday 13th June and Tuesday 14th June. Drinks are limited to one per person and guests can choose from a glass of prosecco, a small glass of house wine or a pint of Odin ale or house lager.

Guests can also choose from an extended wine list, new cocktails on offer and prosecco and champagne available for the first time. 

And they can make it a family day out as kids under four eating for free at the pub every weekend until the end of June. 

Dan Prince, manager of The Trackside, says: “We’re still offering old favourites including our award winning real ales and ciders but introducing some exciting new drinks and launching our long awaited food menu, ideal for an evening meal or a family get together.

“The pub has a great vibe, perfect for friends to meet and catch up, and allowing families to have a full day out on the ELR line and finish the day off having food and drinks with the kids.”

The Trackside also has a host of exciting new events coming up including live music and free comedy nights, just in time for summer. 

Mike Kelly, Chairman of the ELR, adds: “Those seeking a unique experience have the opportunity to enjoy our high quality menu and wide selection of drinks, with a real heritage railway in view, watching iconic steam locomotives pull in and leave the station and even hop on one when they’re ready to leave.” 

Opening hours will be:


Mon - Tue: 12pm - 10pm

Wed - Sat: 10am - 11pm

Sun: 10am – 10pm


Mon - Thu: 12pm - 2:30pm and 5pm - 8pm

Fri - Sun: 12pm - 8pm

Breakfast served Wedn - Sun: 10am - 12pm

For more information please visit: https://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk/plan-your-day-out/the-trackside/


East Lancashire Railway
Steam Railway
Families on a platform with steam train

Nestled deep in the heart of the Irwell Valley, the East Lancashire Railway spans 12 miles of beautiful Lancastrian scenery and over a century of rich history.  The railway can trace its storied origins back to the heady days of the Industrial Revolution when it was part of a network ferrying goods and people around the region. Whilst those days are long past, the railway continues to serve the local community, now as a transport to unforgettable experiences.



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