Bolton CAMRA 2017 Mild Trail – Saturday 20 May

Bolton branch annual mild trail will start in Bolton this year at Great Ale in the market meeting at 12.30pm. Moving on we catch the 125 bus from the bus station* to Bunburys, Chorley Old Road, arriving at approximately 1.30pm. The trip will continue on the bus to Horwich where we will visit the following pubs (timings are approximate)

 

Bank Top Ale House, Church Street Horwich                         3.00pm

Horwich Conservative Club, 123 Church Street, Horwich (TBC)

Blackedge Brewery Bar, Hampson Street, Horwich

The Crown, 1 Chorley New Road, Horwich

Our Mild Trail is always a good day out and a great opportunity to catch up with branch members. If you need more information email social@bolton.camra.org.uk or if you can’t make the start and want to catch up with us, please call Gill on 07967585670

 

*The System One Any Bus Day Saver costs £5.20 (at the time of posting) and can be bought on the bus. This ticket covers all buses in Bolton (and the Greater Manchester travel area).

Source: Bolton CAMRA Events & News

Cider Pub of the Year 2017 – Presentation Evening

The Sip Club in Stretford recently celebrated their third birthday with a party night at the Barton Road bar. Trafford & Hulme branch took the opportunity to present them with the Certificates for their Cider Pub Of The Year award along with those for being runner Up in LocAle Pub Of The Year and Community Pub Of The Year. Pictured is assistant manager Krista with branch chair John O’Donnell.Sip Club Cider POTY17 3

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Branch Social – 22 April

Branch Social: Bolton wander

22 April 2017

 

As a branch we don’t go around Bolton town centre very often but we are going to correct this in our monthly branch social for April. We will meet at Great Ale at the market at 1.30pm on Saturday 22 April. After a beer or two we can move on to some of the other pubs around the centre of Bolton.

We can choose from the following:

Hen & Chickens, 143 Deansgate, Bolton, BL1 1EX

Barristers bar, 2-4 Churchgate, Bolton, BL1 1HJ

Olde Man & Scythe, 6-8 Churchgate, Bolton, BL1 1HL

Old Three Crowns, 14 Deansgate, Bolton, BL1 1BR

Hogarths, 37-41, Churchgate, Bolton, BL1 1HU

Spinning Mule, Unit 2 Nelson Square, Bolton, BL1 1JT

Alma Inn, 152 – 154 Bradshawgate, Bolton, BL2 1BA

Ending up at Great Ale at the Vaults.

Can’t meet us at the beginning? Never mind call Gill to find out where we are. No booking required just turn up on the day

 

Gill Smart

Social Secretary

07967585670

Source: Bolton CAMRA Events & News

The return of Charles Dickens

Alan and Tracy Branagan have left Docherty’s pub in Swinley which has now been taken over by Ian Williams, former landlord of the nearby Griffin Hotel. Ian’s first action was to revert to the original name of the pub – the Charles Dickens, arguably England’s most famous novelist. In so doing, the pub has had…
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Real Ale Returns to the Belgian Bar, Altrincham

Barry, the Landord of the Belgium Bar has contacted Trafford & Hulme Camra to say that Real Ale is now on offer again and there should be two handpumps operating from this week. If this is successfull he has promised to add more. In addition the range of UK “Craft” beers has been expanded.

He has also informed us that a discount will be available to CAMRA members.

Source: Trafford & Hulme

New Landlord at The Railway Sale

Whilst out on the Brooklands Crawl, one of the cohort was approached by a man who asked “Are you the beer lady’?
 
His name is Dave Biss and he is taking over the Robinsons House, The Railway in Sale on 23rd March.  His last position was Steward of the United Services Club in Sale and before that he worked at the Old Market Tavern in Altrincham.  He has been in the trade for 10 years now.
 
Robinsons have told him that the pub has had issues over the past couple of years so he has to build the trade back up.  Indeed, when he went to view it before he took it on there was no cask ale available as no one had ordered any.
 
He is up for the challenge and is looking forward to welcoming CAMRA members.
 
Trafford wish him well in this new venture and hope that he will soon have some Cask Ale conditioned for use to enjoy!

Source: Trafford & Hulme

Fox & Hounds Flixton under new Management

Flixton’s Fox & Hounds is under new management with Andy Flynn taking over in mid-March. Andy is a active CAMRA member who regularly enjoys a busman’s holiday serving and cellaring at CAMRA festivals, including at January’s Manchester Beer & Cider Festival. He is no stranger to the pub game either having been at the helm of the Bird i’th Hand in Hindley, Wigan for the last four years.

The new management immediately brought back cask ales and when we called a few days into Andy’s tenancy, two cask ales from Theakston’s were on offer – Atlantic Red and Vanilla Stout. The selection will rotate from the guest list provided by owners Star Inns – aka Heineken – so Heineken’s own Caledonian brewery will be likely to feature – with the aim of increasing the range available once a modest refurbishment project has been completed. There is a quiz on Monday evenings from 9 pm and weekends will feature live music karaoke on Friday nights & professional singers on Saturdays.

Source: Trafford & Hulme

De Nada to Close

Chorlton’s de Nada bar & restaurant has announced that it is closing it’s doors on 9th April. It was four years ago that co-owners Nigel & Sam decided to bring a taste of their favourite continent to this small bar at the north end of Manchester Road with Nigel adding his love of cask ales to the mix as well as a notable commitment to stocking real cider and perry at all times. Whether it was to enjoy their top-quality food or just to pop in for a quiet pint away from the hustle of some of the areas louder bars, de Nada brought something different to Chorlton that will be missed. Trafford & Hulme Camra wishes Nigel and Sam all the best for their future endeavours.

 

Source: Trafford & Hulme