Beeches Hotel closes suddenly

Administrators have been called in following last week’s mysterious closure of the Beeches Hotel in Standish. The popular hotel left customers in the dark after failing to open without warning last weekend. Plans for weddings, birthday parties and wakes were left in chaos, and customers were unable to get in touch with the venue’s management;…
Source: Wigan CAMRA News

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

Fury as Griffin Hotel is put up for sale

A Wigan landlord has vented his frustration at being told his pub would be put up for sale by its owners. Ian Williams was suddenly informed earlier this week by The Griffin Hotel’s owners, Admiral Taverns, that the town centre pub would be put on the market. It is believed that Admiral Taverns plans to sell…
Source: Wigan CAMRA News

Pie launched from Wigan pub

If you walked past the Fifteens at The Fox pub in Roby Mill, Wigan at around 10.30am on December 15th 2016, you may have seen a group of men in white lab coats stood in the car park, watching a pie sail into space. In what has been described as ‘a monumental day for Wigan’,…
Source: Wigan CAMRA News

December Presentation Evenings

As the year draws to a close we have two double presentation evenings.

Altrincham

First on Friday 9th December there are the presentations in Altrincham.

Between 8.00 and 9.00 the Cheshire Tap will be presented with the award for “Most Improved Pub”.

Then we amble across the road to the “Craftsman” where between 9.30 and 10.30 we will be presenting the award for “Best Newcomer”

Urmston

Then on Tuesday the 13th of December its off to Urmston.

Here we visit Prairie Schooner Taphouse between 7.30 & 8.30 when they will be presented with the “Best LocAle Pub” award,

Then a short trip to the Lord Nelson who are winners of the “Best Community Pub” who will receive their award between 9.00 and 10.00PM

Source: Trafford & Hulme

Colliers Arms goes oriental

A town-center pub, once run by Wigan RL legend, Nick du Toit, has now been converted to an oriental restaurant. Another sad loss of a back-to-basics boozer. The Colliers Arms was once a handsome red-bricked building opposite the Deanery CE High School in Wigan town centre. However, it’s now been converted to Mr Wang’s restaurant,…
Source: Wigan CAMRA 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

Chorlton Challenge 2016

Chorlton Challenge 2016
Friday 18th & Saturday 19th November 2018

The Chorlton Challenge is the annual survey of Chorlton’s 28 pubs and bars which serve cask ale – an increase of two on last year.

Spread over two days, the challenge is to visit all 28 pubs but if you can’t make the full weekend just drop in when you feel you can to support your local pubs. If you know the area then it may be a chance to visit pubs you don’t regularly go to.

All times approximate.
If lost call 07979 350863 or 07879 880972

Click here for map of pub locations

Source: Trafford & Hulme

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