Microbar to open on outskirts of Wigan

Plans to transform a former ice-cream cafe into a microbar on the outskirts of Wigan town centre have been green-lit by councillors. Proposals for 57 Kenyon Road, which will see the now-vacant building turned into a upmarket cafe and bar. The site was previously home to “Will and Joe’s” cafe, which closed after just two…
Source: Wigan CAMRA News

Chorlton Beer & Cider Festival 2018

chorlton beer fest logo 2017 90dpiWe are please to confirmed the dates for Chorlton Beer & Cider Festival 2018.

The 14th annual festival at St Clement’s Church will be held on Thursday 12th, Friday 13th and Saturday 14th July 2018.

Organised by St Clement’s in association with Trafford & Hulme CAMRA, the grounds and buildings of the Edge Lane church will be filled with over 200 different real ales, craft beers, world beers, ciders and perries. UK beers will be split between the church hall and the youth centre with ciders, perries and world beer bars in the grounds. Thursday evening will be a quiet preview night while Friday and Saturday evenings will see the grounds filled with live music. Opening times are:

  • Thursday 12th July: 6pm – 10.30pm
  • Friday 13th July: 6pm – 10.30pm
  • Saturday 14th July: 1pm – 9.30pm

Entry prices are being held same as 2017. Advance tickets are expected to go on sale on 1st May 2018.

The festival will be hosting the North West round of the Champion Speciality Beer Of Britain competition, the winner of which will go forward to London’s Olympia to be judged in the finals of the CAMRA Champion Beer Of Britain competition.

The festival charity for 2018 will once again be Reach Out To The Community. Reach Out to the Community is a initiative set up to offer support to people struggling with the most basic of needs: food and shelter from their base on Wilbraham Road in the heart of our community. https://www.facebook.com/OutReachtotheCommunity/  

To learn more about the festival visit www.chorltonbeerfestival.org.uk


Source: Trafford & Hulme

New lease of life for The Beeches

The future of the Beeches Hotel in Standish has been shrouded in mystery since its sudden closure 14 months ago. However, the future is now bright having been taken over by hospitality firm Elle R Leisure, which is also responsible for the famous Albert’s chain in Manchester, Didsbury and Worsley. Plans have been submitted to…
Source: Wigan CAMRA News

Back to brewing in the brewhouse

Brewing has restarted in what was All Gates Brewery in Wigan town centre, but the brewery now has a new owner and a new name. Martin Blythe has achieved his long-held ambition of getting into the brewing sector by setting up Wigan Brewhouse in the venue off Wallgate, formerly used by AllGates. Mr Blythe has…
Source: Wigan CAMRA News

Pub of the Season Voting – Spring 2018

Voting is now open for Spring Pub of the Season.

The nominated pubs are:

The Hen & Chickens, Bolton

House Without a Name, Harwood

The King’s Arms Hotel, Farnworth

The Jolly Carter, Little Lever

Please email your selection, your name and your CAMRA membership number to chair@bolton.camra.org.uk

Online voting closes at 10pm on Wednesday 4th April, and there will be a final opportunity to make your selection at the branch meeting on Thursday 5th April (venue: Horwich Conservative club).


Source: Bolton CAMRA Pub News