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.


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”


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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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

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The Brook Does It Again

TheBrook JW Lees CaskPubOfYear16Dave Barlow and his team at The Brook, Brooklands have won the JW Lees Cask Ale Pub of the Year Award for 2016. The team wer delighted to regain the title they last won in 2014. This award marks that The Brook has sold the most consistently excellent quality cask ales throughout the whole of the JW Lees estate.

And just to make their day even better they also won the JW Lees Top Cellar award 2016 for selling the most cask ale per square foot of the pubs floor space.

Dave and his team always offer a great welcome to all of their customers so why not go in and congratulate them in person.

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Old Abbey Taphouse goes sustainable

The Old Abbey Inn is a pub which many people have no idea exists. Despite only being a few minutes walk from Oxford Road, it’s location tucked away in the centre of Manchester Science Park has seen it typically only open weekday lunchtimes to serve office workers. However, now the pub has been taken over by a group seeking to make it the heart of a new community.

Roots Kitchen Co-Op is a collective of cooks, foragers, brewers and musicians who launched the renamed Old Abbey Taphouse with a weekend of events in early October, following a two month long refurbishment. Upstairs at the pub hosts to a recording studio & rehearsal room with a well being studio due to open in November.

Food at the pub will be ethical and sustainable – organically grown & reared, traditionally processed, naturally refined without waste minimised. Visitors can expect slow cooked one-pots, seasonal salads, wood fired bakes, sourdough platters, and raw puddings.

Newcastle’s Brinkburn Street brewery brewed Galivantes Porter for the opening weekend, named after the resident house band, the founders of which are part of the collective running the venue. An in house micro-brewery is planned.

New opening hours are Monday – Thursday 11.30am – 11pm; Friday & Saturday 11.30am – 3.00am; Closed Sunday.

Kitchen Times : 11.30am – 3.30 pm Monday – Saturday and 5.30pm – 10.30pm Wednesday – Saturday

For more information see, or follow @old_abbey_msp

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