THE CARDWELL, ADLINGTON: Loyal punters help pub get through tough times in past three years



WHO says people don’t want to travel to enjoy a good dining experience with fine food and drink?

Well we have gone just over the border to Adlington to find out the secrets of success for a nice homely venue in our Pub of the Week.

Name of the pub:

The Cardwell

Address of the pub:

Chorley Road, Adlington, PR69LH

Landlord/landlady name:

Emma & Glen Hutchinson

How long have you been the landlord/landlady for?

3 years

Bar staff and their names:

Head chef Steven Miller

Give us some history about the pub:

Emma and Glen opened the Cardwell three years ago after running their sister pub The Spinners at Cowling for 10 years serving traditional English food. Head chef Steven Miller has been with us for 10 years serving the most delicious dishes.

Is food served? If so what’s on the menu?

Traditional English

Is there a beer garden?

Huge beer garden

Do you have any darts/snooker/pool teams?

We have a darts and pool team

Most popular drink served is:

Huge selection of wine, beer and spirits

Most memorable moment at the pub:

We have huge beer garden parties in the summer with some amazing acts

Do you have an entertainment line-up?

We have bands and singers on throughout the year, check out our Facebook page for more information

Have you faced any challenges within the industry?

We have faced many challenges over the last 3 years. We opened in September 2019 and by March 2020, we had to close due to Covid-19 so it’s been a bumpy road but our customers have stayed loyal to us and we are finally getting back on our feet.

The best thing about running a pub is…

The social aspect of it, meeting new and old faces. We have a fantastic customer base

The worst thing about running a pub is…

The government have been very harsh on the hospitality industry over the last couple of years, it’s not been easy but the pub life is in our blood so we just have to keep going.

The perfect hangover cure is…

Another beer!!





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