The Buffer Stops
Amongst many of the claims to fame that Bury has is the East Lancashire Railway on Bolton Street. And one cannot think of the ELR without thinking of the world renowned Trackside pub. These railway platform pubs have a fascination of their own and attract visitors from far afield. Therefore it may come as no great shock to learn that the ELR are opening a second railway pub. A little brother to the Trackside, if you will. Disappointingly not called Trackside Too, the Buffer Stops will open at Rawtenstall station on June 14th. There will be five handpumps, plus one for cider and a selection of foreign beers. Bar snacks will be the only food available at first, although there are plans for a small menu of traditional pub grub to be made available later on. Opening hours will be restricted initially to train running days: Wednesday to Sunday 1000-2000.