John’s first mystery tour headed south and we finished up in Horwich. Most of the party went off to eat, leaving the ‘beer six’ to stagger round all the good pubs in town, and there were some good pubs, serving some excellent beers, often at very cheap prices. Horwich has four pubs in the 2014 Good Beer Guide, and we visited all of them, the Bowling Green, Crown, Original Bay Horse and the Victoria & Albert (Bolton CAMRA pub of the Year 2012 & 2013). Plus the Bridge Inn and the Saddle. We sampled two of the local Blackedge Brewery beers, Black Port and Platinum, brewed in Horwich, plus Black Jack from the new Urban Top micro brewery in Atherton.