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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Chris and June Docherty acknowledged for their commitment to real ale

For the past 30 years, Chris and June Docherty have been running renowned pubs and clubs in and around Wigan with the emphasis on real ales. In recognition of this dedication, Wigan CAMRA were proud to present them with their ‘Commitment to Real Ale’ award on 18th October 2016. Fittingly, they were also invited to formally open the 30th…
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Pub of the Season (Autumn 2016)

At the branch meeting on October 18th, the Crooke Hall Inn was voted Pub of the Season for Autumn 2016. Other nominees were The Hoot in Standish and the Masons Arms in Billinge. The Crooke Hall Inn is no stranger to local CAMRA awards having won ‘Pub of the Year’ in 2013/2014 and ‘Community Pub…
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