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 chair@bolton.camra.org.uk

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

Flixton Conservative wins National Club Of The Year

Club Stewards Nigel & SharonFlixton Conservative Club has been named the CAMRA National Club Of The Year for 2018. The Club has been Trafford & Hulme Club Of The Year for an unpresedented six years and has twice been named Greater Manchester Club Of The Year.

All CAMRA members are invited to the club at 6pm on Wednesday 28th February for the presentation of the winners plague.

Nigel Porter at Flixton Conservative Club says: “This is really fantastic news, we are absolutely thrilled to be named CAMRA National Club of the Year especially given the very high standard of the other clubs in the final four. There are a lot of excellent Clubs out there doing a great job so to be judged as the best in the country is just an immense privilege and we would like to thank both CAMRA and Club Mirror for this honour.

“This really is a total team effort. The Club is very fortunate in having a very supportive committee, really friendly and knowledgeable bar staff and a great bunch of members who just show so much enthusiasm for everything we do. The quality of our real ale has been paramount to the success of the Club and a great deal of the credit for that needs to go to all of the terrific brewers who supply us and support us in so many ways.

 

“Finally, our thanks go to CAMRA (with a special mention to our local branch – Trafford & Hulme) for their continued support and encouragement.”

Source: Trafford & Hulme

Flixton Conservative is CAMRA National Club Of The Year

Club Stewards Nigel & SharonThe Flixton Conservative Club in Manchester has won the prestigious Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Club of the Year award after a recent transformation has seen an even wider range of real ales and ciders brought in.

On top of a friendly atmosphere and good beer selection, the well maintained club runs a number of social events for the local community including brewery nights, quiz events and sports teams including snooker. There is even a walking group and a popular chess club that meets once a week in the club’s function room. Regular entertainment takes place over the weekend with music, bingo and Open the Box with the chance to win up to £1,000.

The club previously won the local CAMRA Club of the Year award but this is the first time it has made it through to the national round. It will be presented with a plaque to commemorate the award at an event open to the media on the 28th February 2018 at 6pm.

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Long-awaited micropub opens in Ashton

Hophurst Brewery, based in Hindley, has welcomed its first customers through the door of its new microbar after a long saga to gain its own watering hole. The Twisted Vine Ale House, in Ashton-in-Makerfield, is an intriguing blend of old and new, with a modern industrial theme and keg beers alongside no fewer than seven…
Source: Wigan CAMRA News

The Railway, Bromley Cross

Bromley Cross residents have launched a petition in an attempt to persuade Star Pubs and Bars (Heineken UK) to reduce rents on the Railway, Chapeltown Road.

The pub has been closed and boarded for over two years, and despite the owners stating they have plans for the venue no visible progress has been made.

More on the Railway can be found on the Bolton News website, and the petition can be found here.

 


Source: Bolton CAMRA Pub News