The Blundell Arms is a handsome Grade II listed building, and this 17th century pub has long served thirsty travellers along the picturesque route of Chorley Old Road.
The pub’s distinctive stone slate roofs, and its dressed stone and quoins on the exterior fit perfectly with this area, where beautiful architecture and history flourish together. Less than 15 minutes walk away lies the Grade II listed Holy Trinity Church, consecrated in 1831, and constructed by renowned religious architect Francis Octavius Bedford. Horwich Parish Hall is also nearby – another impressive Grade II structure, which was built in 1793, and had such close ties to the church that its staff were payed from the Sunday service collection
Mere metres from Horwich Parkway railway station, lies the Reebok Stadium, one of English football’s most architecturally impressive stadia, and home of four-times FA Cup winners Bolton Wanderers. Bolton itself houses Smithills Hall, one of many historic, Grade I listed stately homes in this region, another being Chorley’s Astley Hall. With central Manchester and Liverpool both within 40 minutes by car and Arnside and Silverdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) less than an hour away, the Blundell Arms is ideally located for exploring the region’s most important sights.
Whatever your reason for visiting this attractive area, the Blundell Arms is a wonderful historic setting for savouring delicious traditional pub food, including relaxing Sunday lunches and seasonal specials.