AS we continue our quest to put the spotlight on local wateringholes around East Lancashire, we have visited a popular Rawtenstall pub which has recently opened a new place in Ramsbottom.

We have spoken to the owners of Casked Alehouse and Emporium in Ramsbottom about their recent venture.

Name of the pub:

Casked Alehouse & Ginporium (Ramsbottom)


2-4 Prince Street, Ramsbottom

Landlord/landlady name:

Amanda and Mike Jones

How long have you been the landlord/landlady for?

Our business is four years old in December. This, our second bar was opened two weeks ago.

Bar staff and their names:

Manager Claire, with team members Oscar, James, Sarah, Paul, Charlie, Zak and Lucy.

Give us some history about the pub

Following the success of the first Casked in Rawtenstall, we had the opportunity to create a second venue here in Ramsbottom, on the site of a former restaurant called The Lounge. It has taken four months to do a full refit, and we now offer five local cask ales, 15 craft keg beers and over 60 hand-picked gins.

Is food served?

We are currently perfecting our pizza making skills and hope to offer these during quieter sessions very soon.

Is there a beer garden?

We have plans to create two outside drinking areas.

Do you have any darts/snooker/pool teams?


Most popular drink served is:

Our house bitter, Casked, brewed for us by Reedley Hallows of Burnley

Most memorable moment at the pub:

The Saturday just gone, when we had an almost New Year's Eve vibe going on with two groups celebrating their missed birthdays last year.

Do you have entertainment?

We have a piano and will be hosting open piano evenings and selected acoustic sessions in due course.

Have you faced any challenges within the industry?

We survived lockdown year by diversifying into home deliveries, and have invested heavily to create this second venue.

The best thing about running a pub is:

The people.

The worst thing about running a pub is...

Sore feet after a 90-hour week.

The perfect hangover cure is...

Water!! Have a few glasses before bed and first thing the morning after.