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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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