CAMRA responds to the Government’s 10pm curfew on pubs and restaurants

In response to the Government announcement that pubs and restaurants will be forced to close at 10pm from Thursday onwards, CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona commented:

“As things stand this morning, hospitality is the only sector to be subject to new restrictions. This will be devastating news for thousands of publicans across England who have been willing to do whatever is necessary to provide a safe, Covid-secure place for people to enjoy the wellbeing benefits of having a pint with friends and family.

“The Government should not impose arbitrary restrictions that target one sector without explanation or evidence, which, so far, we have not seen. We are now calling for a new financial support package to be introduced for pubs immediately, which includes the extension of the furlough scheme and the cancellation of business rates for another year, or they risk countless pub closures and job losses.”

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Source: Bolton CAMRA Pub News

Bolton pubs need financial help to survive local lockdown closures

Commenting on the Government’s decision to close pubs in Bolton as part of local lockdown measures, CAMRA’s National Chairman Nik Antona said: 

“Many pubs have struggled to re-open this summer, having invested their dwindling reserves to do so safely and securely in line with COVID-safe guidance. A second shutdown in Bolton is a devastating blow for these pubs and local people’s livelihoods. 

“Given the significant impact a second shutdown would have on the industry, the Government must introduce a new financial support package and extend the furlough scheme for pubs that are forced to close in local lockdowns. This is the only way to avoid permanent closures and further job losses.   

“Pub companies must also immediately cancel rent for tied pub tenants in Bolton. Tenants shouldn’t be forced to pay rent if they have no turnover. 

“CAMRA continues to encourage people to use pubs in safe and responsible way. While people in Bolton are unable to enjoy a pub pint with friends and family at the moment, they can still show support for their local pub by using takeaway or delivery services.”

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Source: Bolton CAMRA Pub News

Campaigning – Small Brewers’ Relief

The Government recently announced a review of Small Brewers’ Relief (SBR).  This is a scheme which allows small breweries, producing less than 5,000HL a year, to pay a lower rate of duty (50%).  SBR has been instrumental in helping many small breweries to establish, compete and flourish. The announcement has already proposed the reduction of the SBR threshold to 2,100HL.  This will result in large increases in costs for many breweries, many of them familiar names. 

In a letter to Kemi Badenoch MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, CAMRA joined calls for the Government to rethink its plans to remove SBR from the smallest brewers to allow larger brewers to pay less, and to publish more information about any other proposed changes as soon as possible.

You can help support small brewers by signing the petition to reverse the change at   https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/334066

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Source: Bolton CAMRA Pub News

Pubs. Pints. People.

The Campaign for Real Ale’s new podcast Pubs. Pints. People. brings you interesting stories each week about the world of beer, cider and pubs. Tune in every Tuesday with hosts Katie Wiles, Ant Fiorillo and Matt Bundy as they chat to special guests and learn about beer writing, brewing jobs, cider making and more. Each episode includes a ‘dive’ into CAMRA’s 50 year archive and a beer and food recipe, courtesy of food editor Sue Nowak.  Click here for the link to listen to the Podcasts.

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Source: Bolton CAMRA Pub News

Your beer is under threat….

Your local beer is under threat.

The Government is set to increase the tax paid by some small independent breweries in the UK. This could lead to brewery closures, and less choice at the bar for you.

CAMRA has joined calls for the Government to think again – we need your help to persuade them that this is bad for UK brewing and bad for consumers.

Take action to protect your choice at the bar, small breweries, and the beers they make:

To learn more visit www.camra.org.uk/sbr

Changes to Small Brewers Relief

There over 50 small breweries in our LocalAle scheme who benifit from the Small Brewers Relief Scheme making it vital to a thriving beer market and consumer choice. Changes proposed by the government could see support removed from some of the smallest brewers. CAMRA is calling on the government to publish the full details of their proposals and ensure that no brewer loses relief they currently receive. You can help support small brewers by signing the petition at:-

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/334066


Source: Trafford & Hulme

Covid-19 – Pub and Club Status

Whilst the situation is still evolving this page will list all pubs which are “Open” or offering additional services such takeaway food.

If you find any errors please tell us about it using the “Pub News” drop-down on the  Contact Form or by e-mailing whatpub (at) thcamra.org.uk

Batch Bottlestore Altrincham

Opening 12 -4pm Every Saturday for takeouts only.

Maximum 2 customers in store at one time. 2 in at a time
– Hand sanitizer & disposable gloves available

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Belgian Bar Altrincham

Full delivery service, featuring food and top selected beers!

Delivery within 5km

Delivery available
Tuesday – Thursday 4 – 10pm
Friday & Saturday 4 – 11pm
Sunday 12 – 9pm

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Cheshire Tap Altrincham

Local delivery service, weekends only.

Simply call 01619297810 and place your order for delivery.

See Facebook for price list.

All NHS Staff purchases at cost price (with valid ID).

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Jack In The Box Altrincham

Open as a market stall in Altrincham Market Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 8am – 1pm

4 packs of cans and bag in box cask beer.

Delivery to addresses within the M60 Thursdays and Saturdays from 1.30pm. delivery with 5 miles of Altrincham on Fridays.

Order before 1pm for same day delivery.

5, 10 and 20 litre Cask to Box Beers from Blackjack and guest breweries, 3 litre pouches and 20 litre bag-in-box of Hallets cider. Limited selections of bottled lagers.

Rigorous social distancing measures in place. Big on sanitiser. Beer to your door step. Knock Knock. Step well back. Smile and wave.

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Old Market Tavern Altrincham

Re-opening 12 noon on Saturday 4th July

*All customers will need to register their contact details with us when visiting the pub (details to be kept for 21 days), to assist with the NHS Track & Trace system.
*Table service ONLY throughout the pub & at benches out front. Strictly NO standing at the bar
*Tables will be assigned on a 1st come 1st served basis.
*There will be dedicated entry & exit doors so please keep an eye out for signage & floor stickers to adhere to safe distancing.
*Sadly there will currently be no live bands or other entertainment
*Card payments are preferred to minimise contact & risk for yourselves & staff.
*All points of contact will be regularly cleaned and we will have hand sanitiser by the bucketful & ask that you please use it regularly.
*Well behaved dogs on leads are still welcome with their humans. Water & cool areas will be available for those puppers who have been scratching at the door for 3 months.

***Finally***
Please be patient & respect our staff & the rules we have to implement for their safety & yours.
We are as excited as you to be opening, but anyone getting overly giddy or not respecting them will be politely asked to leave & not return until normal service is resumed.

Cheers all
Jo & Kev

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Stubborn Mule Brewery Altrincham

Limited on-line ordering and Delivery Service

– Limited delivery days. All deliveries will be completed Tues/Friday until further notice and will be FREE to addresses within 3 miles of the brewery – No delivery beyond this.

– Payment ONLY ONLINE via Website shop.

– I’ll arrive with your delivery, will leave it on the doorstep – or an appropriate spot – and will call/text to confirm this.

– Enjoy your beer.

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Old Plough Ashton on Mersey

Reopening 4th July

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Stamford Bowdon

Takeaways service timings:-
Monday – Friday 4pm – 8pm and Saturday – Sunday 12noon – 8pm.
Place your order and pay over the phone on 0161 929 1221 from 11am
Draught beer will also be able to be purchased to take away as part of your order.

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Laundrette Chorlon-cum-Hardy

Reopening 4th July focusing on outdoor space

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Beech Road Tap House Chorlton

Open for take out only from 12-6pm Wed-Sun.

Reopening for drink in from 4th July.

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Beagle Chorlton-Cum-Hardy

For the first time EVER you can order food (& pints!) via our app. Select a time slot, add your mains, snacks and pints to your basket and then at your chosen time, stroll on down to pick it up (we have social distancing measures aplenty). You can pre-book your time slot until 9pm tonight, and it’ll be ready for you when you arrive. Takeaway £3 pints of Beagle Pale/Lager, £4.40 Pomona – House IPA, and plenty of other choice kegs available. No minimum order, pay via the app. Easy.

Head to our app to make your order: search Common and Co on the app store to find it.

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Beer House Chorlton-Cum-Hardy

Opening from 4th July. Table service. Booking recommended.

Call: 0161 881 9206 (9am-5pm) to book.

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Bowling Green Chorlton-Cum-Hardy

Opening the bar on Monday 6th &
Accommodation from 4th July

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Brewski Chorlton-Cum-Hardy

Offering click and collect food ordering on selected weekends (Thursday to Saturday).
Check facebook to find out when service is running.

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Duffy’s Bar Chorlton-Cum-Hardy

Reopening 6th July at 1pm

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Electrik Chorlton-Cum-Hardy

Pizza Project is making a big comeback!
We’ll be serving our delicious crispy, handmade pizzas topped with all manor of tasty delights Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings from 5:30pm.
All you have to do is drop in and see us or call 0161 881 3315 to place your order

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Font Chorlton-Cum-Hardy

Reopening on 4th July

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Henry C Chorlton-cum-Hardy

A range of cocktails, beer and wine to takeaway. Open 4pm – 7pm Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for collection and takeaway.

Reopening 9th July & accepting bookings now.
www.wearehenryc.com to book a table

https://www.facebook.com/wearehenryc/

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Man Bites Frog Chorlton-cum-Hardy

Takeaway and delivery of food Weds-Sunday including Sunday roasts.
Preorders only on on 07440710732 or via Facebook.
See Facebook for menu:.

Reopening from 4th July (Saturday from 10am and Sunday from 12)

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Mary & Archie Chorlton-cum-Hardy

Open for takeout food & drink.
Thursday to Sunday
11am-9pm
Click and collect or visit and order.

Reopening on Saturday 4th July with measures in place for protection of customers and staff.

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Proof Chorlton-Cum-Hardy

Delivery of cocktails Friday and Saturday.
To order and find out more click: bit.ly/proofcocktaildelivery

Getting things ready to welcome you back on *10th July* & make sure everything’s done in the safest way possible.

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Royal Oak Hotel Chorlton-Cum-Hardy

We’re now open for takeaway!
Place your orders via the Deliveroo app, the Greene King app, or by calling us on 0161 860 7438

We hope you’ve missed us as much as we’ve missed you. We are back and are now offering takeaway for you to enjoy your favourite pub classics at home. We’ve worked hard to put additional safety measures in place to make sure you and our team are safe. We look forward to seeing you!

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Sedge Lynn Chorlton-Cum-Hardy

Reopening 4th July

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Spoon Inn Chorlton-cum-Hardy

Open from 4th July with new food and much more
We will be doing food in the evenings (aswell as the usual breakfast and lunch hours) from Thursday – Sunday for all you hungry spooners.

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Strange Brew Chorlton-Cum-Hardy

Reopening 4th July.
Bookings for booths available via facebook from Monday 29th June.

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Dunham Cider Press Dunham Massey

Local delivery up to 10 miles (larger orders to 20 miles)

Order by email or phone (Email: dunhampresscider@gmail.com Tel: 07889 177334)

Payment by BACs or Card prior to delivery

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Old Abbey Taphouse Greenheys

Food and Drink, including some beers in 2 and 4 pint containers available for home delivery via Uber Eats

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Artisan Ales Sale

Deliveries available on request.

Email hello@artisanales.org for stock list and more information

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Longford Tap Stretford

Back open Saturday 4th July from 12 midday!

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Quarry Bank Inn Timperley

Reopening 4th July

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Assembly Urmston

Growler fill delivery service.

Browse tap list on website then email your order over to theassemblymcr@gmail.com
Fill out growler pick up on form website. Payment link sent by text.

Orders received before 4pm will be delivered same day – orders received after will be sent out the following day.

Future bar vouchers via Crowdfunder https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/theassembly-coronavirus-support

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Brew Chimp Urmston

Food from Dock Off Food Co and beer delivery.
Open 4pm to 9pm on the Shocal app.

Live music Tuesday evenings and virtual pub quiz Wednesdays via Facebook Live.

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Prairie Schooner Taphouse Urmston

Beer and cider in bottles & cans only including cider from Hogan’s, Moss Cider and Dunkertons.

Collection by appointment between 12-5pm Tue-Sat, or Tue-Sat home delivery 3 miles around Urmston with £25 minimum spend.
See web site for details.

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Steamhouse Urmston

Full English breakfast and Sunday lunches available for collection or delivery via the Shocal app.
https://www.shocal.org/

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Hillary Step Whalley Range

Open for take outs Friday 4-8/Saturday 2-6, Growler fills from keg (& possibly cask, please check) plus bottles/cans

Live music continuing via live stream, see Facebook for details

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Source: Trafford & Hulme

New Brew2You APP

CAMRA has launched the “Brew2You” APP for Apple and Google Android devices 

https://brew2you.co.uk/

Brew2You was created by CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) to support pubs and breweries during a time where trade is low and to help reduce wastage of beer.

The APP is a one stop shop allowing you to search, order and pay for ale in one place

Our aim is to bring people and great beer from great local businesses together.


Source: Trafford & Hulme

Representatives needed for Flixton Neighbourhood Forum

A neighbourhood plan is being prepared for the Flixton area https://www.trafford.gov.uk/planning/strategic-planning/Development-Plan/neighbourhood-planning.aspx This link enables access to information on the boundary of the designated and the rationale for the plan.

A neighbourhood plan is prepared by local people to influence future planning decisions. Once approved, it is taken account by the local planning authority when making decisions on planning applications. The key issue to be addressed in this plan will be the allocation of land for housing development and its impact on the greenbelt. However, a key concern for CAMRA will be any policies that support or detract from the provision of local facilities, including pubs. Certainly any proposals to see pubs and/or pub car parks allocated for housing redevelopment need to be strongly resisted.

Altrincham already has an approved neighbourhood plan for Altrincham town centre. This sets out a future vision for the area, as well as including policies that support the provision of local facilities, including public houses. Tim Field, Trafford & Hulme’s pub protection officer was able to join the forum set up to prepare this plan but will be unable to play a similar role in preparing the Flixton plan as membership is restricted to local residents and/or those working in the designated area (which includes Trafford General Hospital).

If any Trafford & Hulme CAMRA Branch members living or working in the area would be willing to become a representative on the Flixton neighbourhood Forum, Tim would be willing to provide advice and support for you in that role. Please let me know as soon as possible as to whether you would be interested in joining the forum and we can approach its convenor, Paul Ashworth.

Regards

George Elmslie – Branch Chair

enquiries (at) thcamra.org.uk


Source: Trafford & Hulme