Astley Arms1 Chapel Hill
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Reopened in August 2019 following an extensive refurbishment. Now a very impressive plush open-plan food-led pub, with a games room and separate drinking area for those who do not wish to eat, where sport is shown on TV. Large walled outside drinking area and car park.
Classic good-value pub food is served, including steaks. Quiz Mondays, meal-deals Tuesdays, 20p off cask ale Wednesdays, afternoon tea Thursdays, chippy tea Fridays, live music Saturdays, traditional Sunday lunches. Function room with bar upstairs for 50 to 60 (no cask but service from downstairs available). Free unless want to arrange own food (then £60). 3 ladies darts teams. No dogs inside during food hours.
The name derives from the Astley Deep Pit (supposedly the deepest coal-mine in Britain) Disaster of 1874 as the miners who lost their lives all drank at the pub.