New lease of life for The Beeches

The future of the Beeches Hotel in Standish has been shrouded in mystery since its sudden closure 14 months ago. However, the future is now bright having been taken over by hospitality firm Elle R Leisure, which is also responsible for the famous Albert’s chain in Manchester, Didsbury and Worsley. Plans have been submitted to…
Source: Wigan CAMRA News

Back to brewing in the brewhouse

Brewing has restarted in what was All Gates Brewery in Wigan town centre, but the brewery now has a new owner and a new name. Martin Blythe has achieved his long-held ambition of getting into the brewing sector by setting up Wigan Brewhouse in the venue off Wallgate, formerly used by AllGates. Mr Blythe has…
Source: Wigan CAMRA News

Pub of the Season Voting – Spring 2018

Voting is now open for Spring Pub of the Season.

The nominated pubs are:

The Hen & Chickens, Bolton

House Without a Name, Harwood

The King’s Arms Hotel, Farnworth

The Jolly Carter, Little Lever

Please email your selection, your name and your CAMRA membership number to

Online voting closes at 10pm on Wednesday 4th April, and there will be a final opportunity to make your selection at the branch meeting on Thursday 5th April (venue: Horwich Conservative club).

Source: Bolton CAMRA Pub News