Re-opened April 2019 following an extensive refurbishment by Punch Taverns. Formerly the Bolton Hotel, the Birdcage occupies a prominent town centre position on the corner of New Road and Bolton Street with entrances from both. Inside is a large L-shaped room combining eating and drinking areas where families and dogs are made welcome. Three handpumps dispense real ales. There is also a wide range of keg beers and ciders, bottled beers and ciders together with a selection of wines and spirits. There is an extensive menu, including stone baked pizzas.