Haigh Hall’s Foodie fest set to be a winner with a German Beer Festival

A three-day Oktoberfest will run from September 29 to October 1, and will take place in a large marquee with a connecting Bavarian Biergarten next to the kitchen courtyard as part of the Haigh Hall Food Festival. Oktoberfest times are: Fri Sept 29 7pm to midnight (tickets only); Sat Sept 30, noon to 5.30pm (open…
Source: Wigan CAMRA News

Top prize for rail ale pub!

Wigan Central, the brainchild of the town’s Prospect Brewery has been impressing visitors since opening in the railway arch on Queen Street adjacent to Wigan North Western station in December 2014. It has now been named as the best pub in Greater Manchester by the Campaign for Real Ale. For more, see article in Wigan…
Source: Wigan CAMRA Pub News

Festival ales and pie to nourish jazz fans

Visitors to this year’s Wigan International Jazz Festival will not only get nourishment for the soul from some of the finest musicians on the planet but also be able to tend to their physical hungers with a new range of specially commissioned food and drink. Following the success of their festival beer last year, Wigan’s…
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The return of Charles Dickens

Alan and Tracy Branagan have left Docherty’s pub in Swinley which has now been taken over by Ian Williams, former landlord of the nearby Griffin Hotel. Ian’s first action was to revert to the original name of the pub – the Charles Dickens, arguably England’s most famous novelist. In so doing, the pub has had…
Source: Wigan CAMRA News