Pub of the Season Winter 2022 – Windsor Castle.

The High Peak, Tameside and North East Cheshire Branch’s Pub of the Winter 2022 award was presented to Robinsons’ Windsor Castle in Marple Bridge. The
licensee, Jo Farrell, has been in charge for 14 years, and these days it is rare to find a licensee dedicated to a particular pub for that length of time. This is a true local and community pub, and is a reflection of  the approach that Jo has to managing it, and of her welcoming outlook for all customers.

Jo ensures that the pub is a base for many activities such as the Thursday quiz, Friday or Saturday night entertainment, and sporting events. Many of these activities and others also benefit charities, including an outdoor fruit and vegetable stall on Fridays and Saturdays, which is due to recommence again soon. It is a fine example of the traditional local of the type getting regrettably rarer these days.

Windsor Castle 2


Source: High Peak, Tameside & NE Cheshire News

Pub of the Year 2022 – Silly Country

High Peak, Tameside & North East Cheshire Branch members chose the Silly Country in the centre of Droylsden as their Pub of the Year 2022.

It is true to say that, since opening, the pub has much increased the beer range available in the Droylsden area, and is very popular with locals and others alike. A changing range of beers is offered on four handpumps, with a real cider available on a fifth.  This is a pub which is doing an excellent job, with excellent beers and is well deserving of the award. It’s well worth taking the time to visit. Silly Country is situated right in the centre of Droylsden, almost opposite the Metrolink stop and close to several bus routes. Fairfield railway station is a 15-minute walk away.

The photograph shows the certificate being presented by Ben Zwierink the branch chair (third left) to owners Katy, Paul and Drew and members of the staff at an event held at the pub on Saturday 26 March 2022

Pub of the Year 2022 Silly Country 1000w


Source: High Peak, Tameside & NE Cheshire News

Chorlton Beer & Cider Festival 2022

Chorlton Beer and Cider festival returns to St. Clements Church on the 7th-9th July after an enforced absence. For it to be a success we need volunteers, not just to man the bars and gates during the festival but to set up and take down. If you feel able to help us and the church pop over to:-

https://chorltonbeerfestival.org.uk/volunteer/

if you can’t help but would just like to attend pop visit

https://chorltonbeerfestival.org.uk/tickets/.

where you can buy tickets, but note they are selling out quickly

 


Source: Trafford & Hulme

Rivi Beer Walk – Sunday 17th July

Meet outside Blackedge Brewery Bar at 1.30 pm for the walk, which will take in The Rivington (aka Bowling Club) and the Rivvy Brewery Tap. Those wanting to catch the 575A bus can catch it at 1.52  at The Crown/Lee Lane stop, and get off either at The Rivington or the entrance to Home Farm (they have to inform the driver ahead of ringing the bell). The last bus back can be hailed from the Home Farm entrance on Horrobim Lane at around 5pm. People can alight at The Crown, Sainsbury’s, Horwich Leisure Centre, The Beehive, Horwich Parkway, or stops in between. During the afternoon Rivington Brewery Tap will receive Central Lancashire Pub of the Year.

If you need any further details, please contact social@bolton.camra.org.uk or call Gill on 07967585670. If you arrive after the start of the social, please contact Gill to find out where the group are at that time.

Gill Smart, Social Secretary


Source: Bolton CAMRA Pub News

Bolton CAMRA – Harwood Social – Saturday 9th July 2022

As part of Bolton Beer & Cider Week, we are visiting pubs in Harwood that are often visited less than some others. Please beer score when visiting these pubs.

Meet at Bolton Bus Station to catch the 507 bus at 12.40 arriving at Harwood at Lea Gate shopping centre. There is a 10-minute walk to the first pub The Grey Mare.

Grey Mare, 154 Tottington Road, BL2 4DA. 1 regular and 1 changing cask ale. Food available

Seven Stars,157 Lea Gate, BL2 4BQ, 1 regular, 1 changing

House without a Name, 75 Lea Gate, BL2 3ET

Nook & Cranny Tap House, 12 Gate Fold, BL2 3HN, 3 changing ales

If you need any further details, please contact social@bolton.camra.org.uk or call Gill on 07967585670. If you arrive after the start of the social, please contact Gill to find out where the group are at that time.

Gill Smart, Social Secretary


Source: Bolton CAMRA Pub News

Branch Update – June 2022

The latest update from your CAMRA Branch

Next Meeting 
A quick reminder that the next Branch meeting is this Thursday 9th June at Spinning Mule, Bolton. The Branch has chosen some beers to be on the bar for the evening.
Future dates can be found here.    

Socials
Our next social event is Saturday 18th June.  We are visiting some of the pubs of Blackrod and Horwich.  Meet at 1pm at JR’s Ale House in Horwich.  Full details are on the social pages

Summer Pub of the Season
The Branch meeting is your last chance to vote for Summer Pub of the Season 2022. Voting remains open online until midnight on Wednesday 8th June. 
The shortlist is
Brewery Tap, Westhoughton
Kings Head, Deane
Masons Arms, Egerton
Mosley Arms, Breightmet

Best wishes
Graham Walsh

Bolton CAMRA Branch Chair


Source: Bolton CAMRA Pub News

Bolton CAMRA – Blackrod and Horwich Social – 18th June 2022

Continuing the Pub survey socials, we are visiting pubs in Blackrod and Horwich that are visited less often than some others. Please beer score when visiting these pubs. All are on the 575 bus (Arriva) route and can be covered by a system one day bus pass.  The 575 from Bolton to Wigan runs every 20 minutes during the day. The social will start at JR’s Ale House at 1.00pm.

JR’s Ale House, 176, Chorley New Road, BL6 5QW, 5 changing ales

Leaving to catch the bus at either 1.57 or 2.17 bus to

Poacher, 1-3 Scot Lane, Blackrod, BL6 5SG One regular and one changing ale. Food available

Catching the bus back towards Horwich stop at

Rivington Pub and Grill, Station Road, Blackrod, BL6 5JF, 1 regular and 2 changing ales. Food available

Catching bus again to Horwich stop at Winter Hey Lane and walk up to

B33R@33, 33, Lee Lane, BL6 7AX, 2 changing ales, real cider

Tails & Ale, 141 Lee Lane, BL6 7AG. 3 changing ales

Tap & Cork, 179, Lee Lane, BL6 7JD. 2 changing ales

There is the choice of ending the social at either Blackedge Brewery Bar or the Crown (or both)

If you need any further details, please contact social@bolton.camra.org.uk or call Gill on 07967585670. If you arrive after the start of the social, please contact Gill to find out where the group are at that time.

Gill Smart, Social Secretary


Source: Bolton CAMRA Pub News

Save the Robinhood – Crowd Funder

A team of enthusiasts are looking to  “Save The Robinhood” in Stretford which has been bought by property developers. They have launched a Crowd Fund

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/save-the-robinhood   

to raise money to help us with all the necessary set up costs like surveyors, legal advice promotions so they can spread the word far and wide. 

If you feel you can contribibute please do.


Source: Trafford & Hulme

Bolton CAMRA Branch – Stockport Social – Saturday 21st May 2022

Meet at Bolton Station in time to catch 12.10 train direct to Stockport arriving at 12.51 or meet at the Petersgate Tap at 13.00-13.15. The off-peak fare is £7.10 return. If using the bus to get to the station, there is a System One bus and train ticket for £8.20. Of course those who have a bus pass can use the train within Greater Manchester if they add train and tram to their card for £10.

Start at  Petersgate Tap: 19a St Petersgate, SK1 1EB

Six changing cask beers. Cold pies from local butcher.

The next three are all in the Market Place a few doors apart.

Bakers Vaults: Market Place, SK1 1ES

Eight cask beers, five Robinson’s and three changing, usually from Titanic.

They let you bring in food from surrounding businesses.

Angel Inn: 20 Market Place,  SK1 1EY

One regular cask beer, Beartown Angel Bitter and five changing beers.

Project 53: 22 Market Place, SK1 1EU

Owned by Mobberley Brewery.

Three of their own beers on cask.  More choice on their keg wall.

Pizzas cooked on the premises.

The Crown: 154 Heaton Lane, SK4 1AR

Four regular beers include Brain’s Rev James, Marston’s 61 Deep, Ringwood Razorback and Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold.  Changing beers typically include Brimstage Sandpiper  and Trapper’s Hat.   Food available

The Magnet: 51 Wellington Road North, Heaton Norris, SK4 1HJ

Fourteen cask ales, three regulars and 11 changing. 

If anyone is thinking of joining the group in Stockport please call for information about where we are; Gill 07967585670


Source: Bolton CAMRA Pub News

Branch Update – April 2022

The latest update from your CAMRA Branch

Next Meetings 

The next Branch Meeting will take place on Tuesday 10th May at our Pub of the Year, The Beer School, Westhoughton. Start time is 7pm for a quiz and membership event, including a shorter meeting at half time. If you know someone who is interested in joining CAMRA or getting involved with the Branch, this will be an ideal opportunity to come along to find out more in relaxed surroundings.  

The next Greater Manchester Regional Meeting is Saturday 30th April 1pm in the upstairs room at the Angel in Manchester. 

Members and non-members are welcome to attend all meetings.

Future Branch Meetings

Dates for Branch Meetings for the next few months are available on the Branch website. 

Thursday 9th June at Spinning Mule, Bolton.  The Branch have chosen some beers to be on the bar for the evening.   

Thursday 7th July at Northern Monkey Brewery Tap at 7pm. This will be an event to launch Bolton Beer & Cider Week 2022 which begins the next day

Club of the Year Presentation

We will be presenting the award of Club of the Year 2022 to Bolton Ukrainian Club on Tuesday 26th April at 8pm.  All welcome to come along to support and celebrate with the club. 

Socials

Our next social is this Saturday 23rd April.  We are travelling around a few town centre pubs before taking the bus to Farnworth.  Meet at 1pm at The Greyhound and then the Hen & Chickens.  Full details are on the social pages

Summer Pub of the Season

Voting is open for the Summer Pub of the Season 2022.  Final votes can be cast at the June Branch Meeting.  Alternatively, members can vote online.  Please try to visit all of the pubs if you can before deciding.  

The shortlist is

Brewery Tap, Westhoughton

Kings Head, Deane

Masons Arms, Egerton

Mosley Arms, Breightmet

Best wishes

Graham Walsh

Bolton CAMRA Branch Chair
chair@bolton.camra.org.uk


Source: Bolton CAMRA Pub News