Britain’s Biggest Pub Tour (BBPT) is underway and is heading to Chorley next week. BBPT, which is in aid of Variety, the Children’s Charity, will make its way to the Bay Horse, Wigan Street, Chorley, at 6.30pm on Sunday, 6 July.

Each of the 620 pubs and bars from the award-winning Stonegate Pub Company will take part in the event, by organising fundraising events galore to raise money for Variety, the Children’s Charity. As well as hosting fun events at the pubs, across towns and cities from the Isle of Wight to Inverness, a giant BBPT passport will journey 5,555 miles throughout the UK visiting each Stonegatebusiness, by an assortment of unique and entertaining methods of transport.

As the largest pub tour ever attempted in the UK, excitement and anticipation for the event in Chorley is already high with crowds of customers expected to participate. First stop for the BBPT Passport in the area is the Bay Horse, Wigan Street, Chorley at 6.30pm on Sunday 6 July.

On Monday, 7th July the passport will be transported in an ice cream van by staff from the Bay Horse to arrive at the Prince of Wales on New Market Street, Chorley at 11am.

At midday the team at the Prince of Wales will dress up as countrybumpkins and ride on the back of a tractor to the next destination the Bridgewater, Church Street, Darwen at 1.30pm.

Manager of the Prince of Wales Susan Nesbit said: “Britain’s Biggest Pub Tour is a great initiative and in honour of Variety, the Children’s Charity.

“We will be dressed up as farmers and travelling on the back of a tractor for the leg from Chorley to Darwen.”

As part of the fundraising 50p from the sale of special Charity tipples, Strawberry Pimm’s or a pint of specially brewed real ale, The Crawler (Golden Blonde ale 4.1 ABV) will be donated to the Variety, the Children’s Charity.

The passport will continue its tour around the country culminatingwith a spectacular party at Slug and Lettuce, Tower Bridge on Friday 26 September.