Railcam Recommends….. The Swan & Railway Hotel at Wigan

Our recently added and hugely popular cameras at Wigan North Western were made possible by Landlady, Shelley and her team at the Swan and Railway Hotel. It is thanks to their kind offer to host the cameras that we can bring you up close and personal to this busy part of the north-west of England.

But the Swan and Railway is more than just a camera host. This delightful hotel boasting views of the WCML and the Wigan North Western platforms, offering fine ales including permanent fixture Bass Bitter, honest food, a great atmosphere and beautiful rooms, including a number with a view of the railway itself.


Built in 1898 this beautiful Victorian pub on Wigan’s Wallgate, immediately opposite North Western Station and just a hundred yards from Wallgate station stands proud retaining many of its original features including a splendid tiled drinking corridor.

We hope we’ve brought you something special as we’ve sought to turn the pub back to how in would have ‘come out of the box’ new in its extravagant Victorian heyday. Bustling and lively but with corners to relax in we hope you enjoy it as a proper pub. At its heart are cask beers served form our magnificent beer engine, complemented by a great range of the finest lagers, stouts, ciders, wines, spirits and a carefully chosen wine list.

Wigan being Wigan we like our pies, so we serve Pieminister pies which are a real treat along with other honest dishes, always with a Vegan option and the best pork pies and Scotch eggs. If you don’t fancy a strong drink we also always offer the best fresh barista coffee or tea and a cake.

If your popping in for a quick escape before or after catching your train don’t worry you can keep an eye on the train times which are on display in the public bar while you read todays papers.

Our ‘Rocket’ juke box is a treat – made in Leeds by the only remaining traditional juke box manufacturer in the world it has a great selection – dig out the Northern Soul if that takes your fancy.

We could hardly call ourselves Wigan’s Original if we didn’t show the Rugby and Football games live and the Rugby League historians amongst you will soon discover why our back room is called the Syd Abram suite.

The Swan & Railway offer accommodation, spread over seven beautifully set out rooms, including two ‘Rail Enthusiast’ rooms, which offer views of the WCML and Wigan North Western railway station.

All rooms have,

  • A luxury en-suite with spacious shower
  • Towel rail razor points
  • Large flat screen TV with Free View
  • Comfy beds with crisp white linen
  • Complementary high speed WI-FI
  • Hospitality tray with kettle, tea/coffee etc
  • Iron, Ironing Board, Hairdryer, Sewing Kit available on request

Check availability and book your stay now by clicking here.


If you are waiting for a train connection or simply passing through and fancy a pint, there aren’t many better places to spend an hour, and with a wonderful selection of local cask ales always available you will be really spoilt for choice. Wines and spirits of course are available, including a large selection of rums and gins. You can check in real time what is on the hand pumps, and also whats in the cellar and even whats coming soon if you are planning a future trip. All this and more is available here.


Feeling peckish? Nothing goes more hand in hand with a pint than a pie, and the Swan & Railway have a wonderful selection of Pieminister pies, including the delicious Moo & Blue. These are served either straight up as a handy snack, or with your choice of mash, peas and/or gravy. If thats not enough, an amazing local patisserie supplies iconic patisserie classic, changing on a weekly basis.


Swan and Railway Hotel Wigan

https://swanandrailwayhotelwigan.co.uk

📍 80 Wallgate, Wigan, Lancashire WN1 1BA

📞 01942 375817

✉️ swanandrailwayhotelwigan@gmail.com

Mon – Thu 12 noon – 11pm, Fri & Sat 12 noon – 12am, Sun 12 noon – 11pm