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Bar open:
Monday - Saturday
12noon - 11:00pm
12noon - 10:30pm

Food served:
Sunday - Thursday
12noon - 9:
Friday - Saturday
12noon - 10:00pm

The White Crow

Free House
Fantastic Atmosphere
Fine Ales
Family Eating

The White Crow at Worthington
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CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE: For meal bookings for 8 or more people a £50-00 deposit is required in advance. For bookings of more than 15 people, as well as the £50 deposit, please pre-order your meals from the menu on the website. CLICK HERE to download a pre-order form or forms.
Welcome to the White Crow, the historic free house in Worthington, Wigan....

The White CrowTHERE'S A WARM and friendly family welcome at the White Crow, which can be found on the A5106 road between Wigan and Chorley at Worthington, right on the Lancashire / Greater Manchester border.

In days gone by the White Crow was a coaching inn where the passengers of mail and passenger coaches could take rest and refreshment as the horses took theirs (see our history page) in the 21st century the White Crow is a family-owned fine food and drink establishment serving up a similar warm welcome to its guests whether arriving by car, horse or on foot!

White Crow interiorOwners Stuart and Helen Birch have been looking after customers at the White Crow for ten years, and are now owners of the White Crow premises.

The White Crow offers real ales, roaring fires, fine home-cooked food stuffed full of local produce in portions to satisfy the biggest appetites, special dishes for younger customers, a comfortable family atmosphere, warm decor  and excellent service from long-serving members of staff.

The fact that the White Crow is now no longer tied to one brewery means that Stuart and Helen can increase their range of real ales and provide an outlet for the large numbers of micro-breweries that have sprung up in Lancashire and the north west over the last few years.

The White Crow prides itself on using local suppliers (all the beef used at the White Crow is top quality English beef)  and cooking the kind of dishes that suite the hearty and discerning appetites of Lancashire folk.

Speacial Boards at the White CrowThere is a broad range of dishes to suit all tastes on the menu (see our menu page), including a considerable choice of special dishes that can be found on the blackboard every day.


The bar at The White CrowThe aim is to provide customers with a value-for-money eating and drinking experience for the whole family. The White Crow proudly boasts a Healthy Business Award from Wigan Borough Council, and  a Breast Feeding Friendly award. Salt is no longer provided on the tables, it is available on demand. We also participate in 'Safer Food - Better Business'.

The White Crow prides itself on being a real community pub. Regular Thursday quiz nights at 9pm support Derian House White Crow interiorChildrens' Hospice just up the road in Astley and Hindley Church Lads and Lasses Brigade. In 2016, a total of £2,700 was raised for these very worthy institutions. Stuart and Helen also directly support Standish Panthers soccer team, and Leyland and District Riding Club.

Buffet at The White CrowThe White Crow offers a comprehensive service for family occasions, and to groups and organisations.

We can provide a fixed-price luncheon for your meeting, cater for wedding receptions of up to forty people on any day of the week, and provide a warm and sympathetic reception for funeral parties from Monday to Friday  before 5pm with a tailor-made buffet for up to 40 mourners.

The White Crow is a great venue for a quiet business meeting or lunch, and we can cater for meetings and lunches of up to 20 people.

We have a large car park, and a comfortable sheltered smokers' area.

The White Crow at Christmas in the snowCHRISTMAS is a special time of year at the White Crow: home-cooked, hand carved turkey is just the beginning. Our festive fayre is available from the start of December, and includes special menus with accompanying drinks like Bucks Fizz and gifts for your guests at the table.

Saturdays and Sundays are special days at the White Crow - bring the family down, order a drink, relax and take a look at the menu, order your food, relax some Inside The White Crowmore.....we believe that the White Crow experience is meant to be savoured, so take your time and sit back as our kitchen team prepares your food fresh from local ingredients and to local recipes. There's nothing like weekends at the White Crow.

The White Crow, Chorley Road, Worthington WN1 2XL. Telephone: 01257 474344