Classic movie inspires pub launch

The new owners of a Wigan pub hope they are in the fast lane to success with a venue built around two wheels and an entertainment superstar. Business partners Darren Cooper and Dave Holt have reinvented the former Hockery Brook pub in Hindley as Formby’s, a celebration of ukulele-wielding musician and actor George Formby and…
Source: Wigan CAMRA News

Wigan Central make it to the final !!!

Wigan Central has just been voted into the final four in the National Pub of the Year organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). Massive congratulations to manageress, Jo Whalley, and all her hard-working and dedicated staff. A further round of voting will take place before the eventual winner will be announced in February…
Source: Wigan CAMRA News

Business Rates Relief

Trafford and Manchester Councils have now written to all Pubs explaining how they can claim their £1000 business rates relief. If you are a publican and have not had the form you can download it from your councils web site. 

For pubs in Trafford the page is :-

and for Manchester :-


Source: Trafford & Hulme

Thieving Wigan pub worker stole £33,000

A thieving Wigan pub worker who stole more than £33,000 from his employers to fuel his booze and gambling addictions has avoided jail – and won’t have to pay back a penny to his victims either. In a gross breach of trust, Isaac Greenwood salted the cash away over a period of nine months from…
Source: Wigan CAMRA News