Chorlton Challenge 2017

 

Friday 17th & Saturday 18th November 2017

The Chorlton Challenge is the annual survey of Chorlton’s 27 pubs and bars which serve cask ale – sadly one less than 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 07802 555163 or 07879 880972

Click here for map of pub locations

 

Chorlton Challenge 2017

Friday 17th.November

1 The Lloyds 7pm
2 Spread Eagle 7.30pm
3 Bowling Green 8.15pm
4 Horse & Jockey 8.45pm
5 Trevor Arms 9.15pm
6 Lead Station 9.45pm
7 Elk 10.15pm
8 Parlour 10.45pm
9 Beech Inn 11.15pm

 

Saturday 18th. November

 

1 Spoon Inn 12midday
2 Strange Brew 12.30pm
3 Man Bites Frog 1.00pm
4 Duffy’s 1.30pm
5 Morley Cheeks 1.50pm
6 Sedge Lynn 2.30pm
7 Beagle 3.15pm
8 Royal Oak 3.45pm
9 Dulcimer 4.15pm
10 Electrik 4.45pm
11 Chorlton Tap 5.15pm
12 Oddest 5.45pm
13 SWMCC 7.00pm
14 Marble Beer House 7.45pm
15 Pi 8.30pm
16 Mary & Archie 9.15pm
17 Keg & Cask 10.00pm
18 Font 10.30pm

 

 

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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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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

 

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40th Anniversary shirts & more

TRA 40th Anniversary Logo monoTrafford & Hulme CAMRA celebrates its 40th (Ruby) Anniversary in 2017.

To commemorate this milestone, we are creating a new range of branch clothing with the branch 40th Anniversary logo embroidered in ruby coloured thread.

You have a choice of:

  • T-shirts
  • Polo shirts
  • Sweatshirts
  • Hooded Sweatshirts (Hoodies)
  • Zipped hoodies

Hoodies & sweatshirts must be ordered in advance.

Prices will be confirmed after ordering but approximate prices will be:

T-Shirt Polo Shirt Sweatshirt Hoodie Zipped hoodie
£4 £6 £9 £13 £16

 

All garments are available in Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL & 3XL (3XL in selected colours only)

All garments are available in: Black, Grey, Navy Blue, Royal Blue, Sky Blue. Additional colours available can be selected from lists below the order form.

If you would like to place an order, please complete the form below. Payment will be collected on collection.

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Trip to Chester – 25th Feb 2017

On Saturday 25th February, Trafford & Hulme will visit the pubs of Chester for the first time inover two years.

Plan is to catch the 11.17 Northern Trains service from Manchester Piccadilly (Platform 12). Train calls at Stockport (11.26), Navigation Road (11.44) & Altrincham (11.46).

We arrive in Chester at 12.46

Pubs we aim to visit:

  • Kash Taprooms, 121 Brook St, CH1 3DU
  • The Goat & Munch, 52 Garden Ln, CH1 4EW
  • Telford’s Warehouse, Tower Wharf, Raymond St, CH1 4EZ
  • The Architect, 54 Nicholas St, CH1 2NX
  • Commonhall St. Social, 10 Commonhall St, CH1 2BJ
  • Brewhouse & Kitchen, Love St, CH1 1QY, UK
  • The Cornerhouse, 4-8 City Rd, CH1 3AE
  • The Cellar, 19-21 City Rd, City Centre, CH1 3AE

There are plenty of additional options on route as well.

Aim will be to return around 7.30

Click here for downloadable map

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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

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