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Published March 8th 2016
A Fine Range Of Ales And Food To Tempt In Any Pub-goer
It is always nice to find a pub with a back story. And so it is with this public house which sits in a prominent position in the centre of Tamworth in Staffordshire. The Bole Bridge is an excellent hostelry that serves a wide array of food, as well as a number of welcoming and changing real ales.

But a deeper look into its history reveals that The Bole Bridge takes its name from the pack-horse bridge which used to stand at the end of Bolebridge Street until 1877. The bridge was named after the bolles, or measures of grain, which were carried across the bridge over the river.

The Bole Bridge
The Bole Bridge in Tamworth

Nowadays this Wetherspoons pub is centred on one large main room, much of which is given over to diners. But there is also a sizeable bar area, in keeping with the fine range of beers on offer, and a slightly secluded raised area which provides more relaxed seating alongside the side windows. There is also a terraced beer garden for when the weather provides enough warmth for people to venture outside.

The pub has a number of regular beers, including Sharp's Doom Bar, Ruddles, Burton Bridge, and Abbot ale, all at reasonable prices in keeping with Wetherspoons pubs. But drinkers can always find a variety of changing guest real ales, which are often displayed on the day on a noticeboard.

The Bole Bridge
The fully stocked bar area

The size of the dining area also gives a clue as to the size and variety of food on offer. This includes its Deli Deals consisting of freshly made sandwiches and wraps served with chips or a salad - or replace the chips or salad with a bowl of soup, especially on chillier days.

A list of all the snacks and main meals available would take too long, but visitors are able to try from a range of paninis, baguettes, bagels, burritos, toasties and jacket potatos with fillings ranging from BBQ pulled pork to cheese or tuna mayo. In addition, diners can opt for traditional pub classics, including burgers.

The Bole Bridge
The feature front entrance

But for those people possibly wanting something a little bit extra or different, The Bole Bridge also offers special themed menus or days including Mexican Monday, Chicken Club or Steak Club, a Thursday 'curry club' and also a fish menu on Fridays.
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Why? A Fine Range Of Beers In Welcoming Surroundings
When: All year
Phone: 01827 317510
Where: The Bole Bridge, 8 Bolebridge Street, Tamworth, Staffordshire B79 7PA
Cost: Beer from 1.89 a pint
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