The Footballers Inn
The Footballers Inn is situated in the village of Summerseat which is 3 miles from the centre of Bury. Regular buses are only 8 mins walk away. The pub itself was, for many years, a Whitbread house, but now belongs to Enterprise. Basically one room divided into separate drinking areas, it is very popular with locals and walkers alike. Since Ged & Jo took over several years ago, it has improved immeasurably and now boasts 6 real ales. On this visit I tried Barnsley Bitter, Hydes Original and Taylors Landlord. All were very good, with the Landlord being in particularly good form-you do forget how good it can still be. Not much use at this time of year but there are some great views from the back garden. Friendly and efficient staff complement the pub's other features making it well worthy of its Good Beer Guide entry. For those interested in that kind of thing, the barmaids aren't too bad either and last year did a charity calendar. In fact, Tyson knows one well known Bury mongrel who has not yet got past Miss December!