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After hearing of the floods in Hebden Bridge caused by Storm Ciara earlier this year it was decided that we would run a branch social to the town to show our support. Obviously, we can’t do this until the pubs are open again.
I have been in touch with the Chair of Halifax and Calderdale branch and as of the end of February some of the pubs were ready to open but many were not.
We have pencilled in Saturday 2 May for our trip. I will be in touch with the Branch chair about individual pubs and hopefully by the beginning of May the pubs will be open again.
It would be good if several branch members could join us and we can meet up with some members of Halifax and Calderdale branch.
Travel times and pubs to visit will be on the website once I have more information
We shall meet at the Crown Hotel in Horwich at 12.00 for a beer before our walk to Rivington Brewery, Home Farm, Horrobin Lane, Anderton, PR6 9HE.
Food is available if you would like to eat here before we set off for the walk to the brewery.
For those who don’t want to walk we can arrange a taxi/mini bus from the Crown to the brewery and share the cost. We would expect to leave the Crown around 1.00pm. It would be useful if we knew how many people would like to share a taxi.
Olde Vic, 1 Chatham St. SK3 9ED (opens at 5pm) 5 changing beers
are plenty of other pubs in Stockport so this list is just
suggestions. If your favourite is not on the list let us know on the
day and we can visit. If you need any further details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Gill on 07967585670
The weekday social for March is a visit to Bromley Cross. We plan to meet at the Railway on Chapeltown Road at 1.30.
There is a
train from Bolton station at 13.00 which arrives in Bromley Cross at
13.09. There is also the bus option with the 533 and 541 buses
running from Bolton to Bromley Cross on an hourly service. The 533 is
a hourly service with a bus leaving the Interchange at 12.50. The 541
is a half hourly service with buses leaving at 12.43 and 13.13.
Journey for both services is approximately 30 minutes.
we intend to visit are:
The Railway, 37 Chapeltown Road, BL7 9LY with 3 changing beers. Food is available
We will be voting for Bolton CAMRA Pub of the Year, Club of the Year and Cider Pub of the Year at the next meeting on Thursday 5th March 8pm at The Millstone in Bolton town centre. Voting can only be done in person at the meeting, with a valid CAMRA membership card.
Trafford & Hulme branch is one of several CAMRA branches participating a a trial of a Beer Quality Accreditation Scheme. Recognizing pubs consistently selling well-kept real ales is an important aspect of CAMRA’s campaigning to improve beer quality at the point of dispense and this new accreditation scheme is a means of recognizing quality. Pubs that gain accreditation can publicise the fact, including the display of the attached window sticker. The award is made based on scores entered into the National Beer Scoring Scheme by CAMRA members. CAMRA memberes are encouraged to score all real ale, cider and perry that they drink. For more information on this see the Beer Scoring page.
The following pubs and clubs within the branch have currentlt achieved the requied standard and been awarded this accreditation. The scores will be reviewed on an regular basis, and additional pubs who attain the required standard will be added to the list.
We meet at One For The Road at 11.45 to have a beer before catching the 12.28 bus to Darwen (No 1 leaving from stand C), arriving in Darwen at 13.04. Some pubs we can visit are listed below. If anyone has a favourite within walking distance not listed below then let us know on the day and we can visit it.
Caskbar, 165 Duckworth St., BB3 1AT; Mayflower tap with 4 ales
Old Chapel, Railway Road, BB3 2RG: a Wetherspoons pub with 8 changing beers. Previously was a Methodist Chapel. Food available
Taps Bar, 11 Railway Road, BB3 2RG: Cask ales plus craft beers from around the world
Bridgewater, 2-10 Church St. BB3 2RE: 3 regular cask ales from Bank Top and Thwaites plus 3 changing. 10% discount for CAMRA members
Number 39, 39-41 Bridge St., BB3 2AA: Hopstar brewery tap with 4 regular Hopstar and 1 changing
Darwen Tap, 47 Blackburn Road, BB3 1EJ: A micro bar with 4 changing cask ales
Victoria Hotel, 94 Suddell Road, BB3 3HW: Freehouse with 2 changing cask ales (often Hopstar)
If anyone is thinking of joining us in Darwen please all me and for information about where we are; Gill 07967585670
The February weekday social is to visit some of the pubs in Little Lever.
We will meet at One For The Road, Stalls F14 to F15 Ashburner Street Lifestyle Hall, BL1 1TJ, at 1.30pm to have a beer before we walk to the bus station to get the 524 Diamond bus to Bury from stand J. These buses run every 10 minutes and will take approximately 15 minutes to get to Little Lever.
The pubs we plan to visit are:
Jolly Carter, 168 Church Street, BL3 1BW, 5 changing real ales
The New Inn, 56 Church Street, BL3 1BE, 2 regular ales and 1 changing
Henighans, 71 Lever Street, BL3 1BA, 2 regular Bank Top