Barton Town Centre Pub Crawl Walk
The following walk is for people who would like to sample the
pubs of Barton. It takes you from the Interchange (Station)
through the heart of Barton almost to the park. It is ideal for
families who want a quiet drink during their visit or for people
who want to spend a night socialising in Barton.
This walk will start at the Barton Interchange (Station).
Inbarton would like to discourage drink driving so if the whole
party is drinking please either walk, catch the bus, catch the
train or take a taxi to the start point and home again.
- Opposite the Interchange (Station) is The
White Swan. In Victorian times it was a
posting and commercial house providing first class
stabling and a bowling green. The actual pub dates from at least
the early 1700s.
- Leaving The White Swan head up Fleetgate and about half
way up on the right is Charlie's. This
has recently undergone refurbishment after closing when
known as the Steam Packet. This pub probably dates from the early
1800s or possibly earlier.
- Leave Charlie's and head to the mini roundabout on the
corner with High Street and then turn left down High
Street. Very soon on the left is The Coach and
Horses. This was originally a beer house, set up to cash
in on the passing trade from the Stagecoach which ran from the Waterside Inn
- Leave The Coach and Horses and carrying on along High
Street towards Junction Square. On the corner of Junction
Square is The Red Lion. This used to
have a newsagents adjoining it on the left. The Red Lion is most
likely the oldest pub in Barton, and was originally called the Black Swan.
It dates from at least 1595.
- Leave The Red Lion and carry on along High Street (passing a few
take-away food outlets on the way). At
the bottom of High Street at the junction with King
Street (almost opposite the former Police Station) turn right up
King Street. At the very top of King Street (after
passing more food outlets) is The George Hotel.
Herbert Gaunt was the landlord in 1904 but the actual pub dates from at
- As you leave The George Hotel follow the building round the corner
onto Holydyke and to your right across the road on the corner of
Holydyke and Brigg Road you will see the The
Wheatsheaf. The single storey extension on
the left was originally a cottage. The Wheatsheaf dates from at
least the late 1700s.
- After leaving The Wheatsheaf Hotel cross the junction of
Brigg Road and aim back towards the Market Place (remaining on the
right side path). Carry on past the Zebra crossing to The
Old Mill (after passing another food outlet).
This lay derelict for many years until it was restored to its current use in
- Leave The Old Mill and follow the path round the corner aiming towards the park.
Very soon you will find the Volunteer
Arms. The name apparently comes from the contingent of
Barton volunteers formed in response to the threat of
invasion by Napoleon, although it was renamed in the late 1860s which is
much later than the Napoleonic War. It is also locally known as Crow Trees.
If you were to just walk this walk it should take no more than
10 to 15 minutes (Obviously longer if you have a drink or two). There are other pubs in
Barton which are further from the town
centre eg. The Sloop Inn which is down Waterside Road, Queens along Queen Street and The
Carnival Inn which is along Tofts Road. There are also other pubs
and clubs which require membership.
This is not a comprehensive list of all pubs in Barton and
this website does not endorse any pub by mentioning it here.
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