Pop-Up Pub at the Vaults

The Eagle and Child, Ramsbottom is currently undergoing refurbishment, and the pub has temporarily ‘moved’ to The Vaults at Bolton Market Place.

The pub has two changing real ales, and is open 10-11 Mon-Thu; 10-Midnight Fri & Sat; 10-11 Sun.

Full details and photos are available at Whatpub.

 

Source: Bolton CAMRA Pub News

Local pubs re-opening soon as restaurants

Two former local pubs will be re-opening again soon but unfortunately not as public houses. A worrying trend. The  Colliers Arms on Frog Lane in Wigan will become Mr Wangs Restaurant, specialising in Chinese & Japanese Cuisine. Not far away, in Wigan town centre, the short-lived Downtown Crofters will become La Sentidos Loca, a Tex-Mex restaurant and cocktail…
Source: Wigan CAMRA News

From scoring tries to making pints

Nathan McAvoy may be a name remembered by quite a few Wigan rugby league fans. He played one season at Wigan Warriors (in 2006, scoring 5 tries) and is an England international gaining his caps whilst at Salford City Reds and Bradford Bulls. Nathan originated in Salford, from a large family and had six brothers…
Source: Wigan CAMRA News

Wily Fox pick up their first award

Wily Fox Brewery from Wigan are still a relatively ‘new kid on the block’ but it’s not taken long for them to get into their stride and pick up their first award. On October 17th, the were presented with the ‘ Landlords Choice – Brewery of the Year’ award by Gary Wright, licensee of the…
Source: Wigan CAMRA News

Cider tasting event at Wigan Central

As CAMRA’s Cider Month draws to a close at the end of October, it doesn’t mean that drinking real cider and perry has to stop there. In fact, there is a very good reason for it to continue as Wigan Central are holding a cider tasting event on Thursday, November 10th from 7.30pm until 9.30pm.…
Source: Wigan CAMRA News

The Flag Inn Beer Festival

The Flag Inn, Bromley Cross, will be holding a beer festival this month.

The event will run from 27 – 30 October, featuring 16 cask ales over the duration of the festival.

Breweries include: Weetwood, Bank Top, Kirby Lonsdale, Saltaire, Partners , Salamander
and Phoenix. There is a 25p discount for card-carrying CAMRA members.

Live music on Saturday, and food available every day until 9pm.

 

 

Source: Bolton CAMRA Pub News

Chris and June Docherty acknowledged for their commitment to real ale

For the past 30 years, Chris and June Docherty have been running renowned pubs and clubs in and around Wigan with the emphasis on real ales. In recognition of this dedication, Wigan CAMRA were proud to present them with their ‘Commitment to Real Ale’ award on 18th October 2016. Fittingly, they were also invited to formally open the 30th…
Source: Wigan CAMRA Pub News

Pub of the Season (Autumn 2016)

At the branch meeting on October 18th, the Crooke Hall Inn was voted Pub of the Season for Autumn 2016. Other nominees were The Hoot in Standish and the Masons Arms in Billinge. The Crooke Hall Inn is no stranger to local CAMRA awards having won ‘Pub of the Year’ in 2013/2014 and ‘Community Pub…
Source: Wigan CAMRA Pub News

The Brook Does It Again

TheBrook JW Lees CaskPubOfYear16Dave Barlow and his team at The Brook, Brooklands have won the JW Lees Cask Ale Pub of the Year Award for 2016. The team wer delighted to regain the title they last won in 2014. This award marks that The Brook has sold the most consistently excellent quality cask ales throughout the whole of the JW Lees estate.

And just to make their day even better they also won the JW Lees Top Cellar award 2016 for selling the most cask ale per square foot of the pubs floor space.

Dave and his team always offer a great welcome to all of their customers so why not go in and congratulate them in person.

Source: Trafford & Hulme