Pubs & bars

Time for a pint? Visit Colne’s Ale Trail

Is there anything more refreshing than a delicious pint at the end of the day? Here in Colne, we have some incredible pubs that combine quirky décor, extensive drink options and fantastic entertainment to ensure your visit is one to remember. Whether you’re a seasoned local or a travelling beer connoisseur we really do have something to suit everybody’s tastes. We have pulled together an overview of some of our favourite pubs and breweries based right here in Colne so that you can plan your visit and work on ticking them off one by one!

Northern Whisper


Northern Whisper Brewing Company brew 7 different beers at their brewery in Rossendale, just south of Colne. They have created several tap rooms all tied together by their unique, industrial theme. Northern Whisper Colne is located in an old bank building in the centre of town and still has some of the banks original features for customers to enjoy. Choose from one of 6 cask beers or 14 keg beers and nestle into one of the original bank vaults. Whether you want to watch sports, listen to live music, or work your way through the bar snacks this tap room really does have something for everyone!

Boyce’s Barrel


The first micro pub to open in its doors in the heart of Colne was Boyce’s Barrel and it boasts a selection of real ales from breweries all around the country. Its authentic, relaxed atmosphere attracts real ale drinkers from far and wide as the constant rotation of ale means there is always something new to try. When visiting, be sure to spend some time admiring the impressive collection of memorabilia and retro signs that line the walls of this micro pub and don’t be afraid to ask the owner if you’re curious, who will happily tell you the tales of some of these interesting items. The live music nights are also not to be missed – be sure to get there early as it’s a real hit with the locals.

Tapster’s Promise


The wood chipped walls and great variety of ales work together to create Tapster’s Promise’s rustic charm. This micro pub offers a mixture of cask ales and craft beers that are regularly updated with new varieties to try. Fantastic DJ events and live music nights add a modern twist to the micro pub which means you can kick back, enjoy the music and work your way through the carefully curated beers on offer. And, if you’re a real cider fan, Tapster’s always have a generous selection available.

Cask ‘n’ Keg

This micro pub opened in 2016 and has certainly made its mark in the centre of town. Its modern, American inspired décor ensures that Cask ‘n’ Keg stands out from the crowd. Offering a mixture of ale and cider as well as an impressive spirits collection there is something to suit even the hardiest of taste buds!

You can find Cask ‘n’ Keg, Tapster’s Promise and Boyce’s Barrel next to each other on Market Street, so you don’t have to walk far at all to start your own mini ale trail!

Unbound Brew Co

Brewing without boundaries… The team at Unbound Brew Co work hard to combine rich flavours, premium ingredients and unrivalled passion to create a range of incredible craft beers and lagers. Unbound’s revolutionary beer can be purchased in person at the brewery which is located on the outskirts of Colne or ordered online through their website. Whether you are tempted by the fruit tea infused pale ale or a stout with hints of chocolate and coffee there are lots of flavours to try!

This year the brewery held its first Micro Beer Festival which brought together their tasty beers with mixologists, street food vendors and live music. After a successful inaugural event the brewery has hinted at making this annual festival which will definitely be worth a visit.

Colne has some incredible micro pubs, local beers, and breweries for beer lovers to enjoy and what better way to spend a staycation than micro pub hopping through town? It doesn’t matter if you’re a traditional purist or a curious beer lover there are options available for everyone.

Variety is the word that sums up Colne’s pub and bar scene. From cool, cutting-edge hangouts to homely, relaxed venues; Colne caters to all tastes.

If you’re a cider drinker or an ale or beer fanatic then you will not be disappointed either; Colne’s craft beer scene is fermenting with some cracking ale’s to seek out, especially at the new place in town Northern Whisper Brewery.

When it comes to enjoying your favourite tipple, expect the unexpected.

Imagine spending a warm sunny afternoon (no, it doesn’t rain all the time) sipping a glass of prosecco on the terrace of a bar. Or perhaps you prefer to snuggle up in the warmth of the fire in winter at a more traditional pub. You can when you come to Colne.

If you’re looking for something a little sassier, Colne’s creative and unconventional style influences cute little bars with an elaborate backstory who will serve you the perfect cocktail or gin concoction.  Don’t be afraid to dig a little deeper into Colne, down the steep side streets. We’re not a late night town…. but you can Come to Colne to experience what it has to offer after the sun goes down and into the early hours.

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