New Regional Director for Greater Manchester

At the Greater Manchester Region Annual General Meeting on 13th April, the regions branches voted in our new Regional Director, Phil Moss.

Phil is a former chairman of High Peak, Tameside and North East Cheshire branch. He takes over from Graham Donning who has held the post for three years.

New RD Phil Moss (left) with retiring RD Graham Donning

Phil will report to the National Executive and will represent the region on the national branchester committee.

Beer Buzz Issue 2 Out Now

Beer Buzz Issue 2 Cover

The April to June 2019 of Beer Buzz magazine is now going out around pubs and bars across the branch area.

Featuried articles include a tour of Urmston and the genesis of Manchester Union Brewery, alongside loads of pub and brewery news from across Trafford, Manchester & Salford.

If you can’t wait to read it, it can be downloaded from


The Beer Buzz EXTRA part of the website also includes extended versions of articles and news which there wasn’t room for in the print edition.

Source: Trafford & Hulme

New managers at The Crown in New Springs

After more than 10 years at the helm, Kent Winrow has stepped down as landlord at this popular pub in New Springs on the outskirts of Wigan. He has been replaced by local residents, Lynn and Steve Salter. Thankfully, they aim to keep it as a traditional pub serving cask ale. For more, see
Source: Wigan Branch News

Mild Magic

We are pleased to announce that the following pubs in Salford & District are taking part in this year’s Stockport and South Manchester CAMRA “Mild Magic”

Eccles Cross, Eccles

Lamb Hotel, Eccles

The Park, Monton

Stanley Arms, Patricroft

New Oxford, Salford

Morning Star, Wardley/Swinton

For full details of Mild Magic, please see Stockport and South Manchester branch of CAMRA’s Mild Magic page.

Source: Salford Branch News

Paul calls time on Martland Mill Brewery

After nearly five years at the helm, Paul and Delia Wood have decided to call time on the brewery they established in March 2014. The brewery has been put up for sale so that they could focus more on family life. However, the Tap ‘n’ Barrel, Martland Mill’s micropub in Jaxon’s Court, will still be…
Source: Wigan Branch News

Craft Beer and Gin Bar opens in Orrell

Posthouse, which is next to the post office on Orrell Road but actually takes its name from the Orrell Post crossroads and its nearby monument, is a craft beer and gin bar created by company Hop and Fizz. Ashton-born Dan Osborne is behind the bar as manager after a career including working at a convention…
Source: Wigan Branch News

Hophurst Brewery scoops top award

At the recent Manchester Beer and Cider Festival, Hindley-based Hophurst brewery took the spoils from the Manchester Brewers Challenge thanks to its milkshake porter “Porteresque”. The 5.5% dark beverage was crowned by a panel of blind tasting judges as the favourite cask ale put forward by Greater Manchester and Manchester breweries for sampling. For more,…
Source: Wigan Branch News

New owner for the Crown at Worthington

Publican, a local Wigan company, has purchased The Crown at Worthington and plans to open it once more as a pub, restaurant and small hotel more than two years after it closed its doors. The Crown closed in early 2016 and plans were initially submitted to the council for a housing development to go there.…
Source: Wigan Branch News