Ashton on Mersey – New Evening Bus Service

The pubs in Sale West and Ashton on Mersey are once again accessible by Public Transport in the evening. From the 8th April the

245 Altrincham – Sale – Stretford – Flixton – Davyhulme – intu Trafford Centre

service has been re-routed to run via Ashton on Mersey meaning that the following real ale pubs are now easily accessible by public transport.

On Mondays to Saturday there is a 30 minute service through the day and early evenings, then every hour with last bus back to Altrincham departing from Ashton on Mersey at 11:15, and in the reverse direction towards the Trafford Centre being slightly earlier at  22:51 but still late enough for an enjoyable drink and meal.

More information including full timetables and service maps are available on the TFGM web site here


Source: Trafford & Hulme

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

Flixton Conservative wins National Club Of The Year

Club Stewards Nigel & SharonFlixton Conservative Club has been named the CAMRA National Club Of The Year for 2018. The Club has been Trafford & Hulme Club Of The Year for an unpresedented six years and has twice been named Greater Manchester Club Of The Year.

All CAMRA members are invited to the club at 6pm on Wednesday 28th February for the presentation of the winners plague.

Nigel Porter at Flixton Conservative Club says: “This is really fantastic news, we are absolutely thrilled to be named CAMRA National Club of the Year especially given the very high standard of the other clubs in the final four. There are a lot of excellent Clubs out there doing a great job so to be judged as the best in the country is just an immense privilege and we would like to thank both CAMRA and Club Mirror for this honour.

“This really is a total team effort. The Club is very fortunate in having a very supportive committee, really friendly and knowledgeable bar staff and a great bunch of members who just show so much enthusiasm for everything we do. The quality of our real ale has been paramount to the success of the Club and a great deal of the credit for that needs to go to all of the terrific brewers who supply us and support us in so many ways.

 

“Finally, our thanks go to CAMRA (with a special mention to our local branch – Trafford & Hulme) for their continued support and encouragement.”

Source: Trafford & Hulme

Business Rates Relief

Trafford and Manchester Councils have now written to all Pubs explaining how they can claim their £1000 business rates relief. If you are a publican and have not had the form you can download it from your councils web site. 

For pubs in Trafford the page is :-

https://www.trafford.gov.uk/business/business-rates/New-reliefs-2017.aspx

and for Manchester :-

http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/200012/business_rates/2042/relief_and_exemptions

 


Source: Trafford & Hulme

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

 

 

Source: Trafford & Hulme

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

Source: Trafford & Hulme