Bolton CAMRA Branch – Darwen beer ramble – Saturday 14th March, 2020

We meet at One For The Road at 11.45 to have a beer before catching the 12.28 bus to Darwen (No 1 leaving from stand C), arriving in Darwen at 13.04. Some pubs we can visit are listed below. If anyone has a favourite within walking distance not listed below then let us know on the day and we can visit it.

Caskbar, 165 Duckworth St., BB3 1AT; Mayflower tap with 4 ales

Old Chapel, Railway Road, BB3 2RG: a Wetherspoons pub with 8 changing beers. Previously was a Methodist Chapel. Food available

Taps Bar, 11 Railway Road, BB3 2RG: Cask ales plus craft beers from around the world

Bridgewater, 2-10 Church St. BB3 2RE: 3 regular cask ales from Bank Top and Thwaites plus 3 changing. 10% discount for CAMRA members

Number 39, 39-41 Bridge St., BB3 2AA: Hopstar brewery tap with 4 regular Hopstar and 1 changing

Darwen Tap, 47 Blackburn Road, BB3 1EJ: A micro bar with 4 changing cask ales

Victoria Hotel, 94 Suddell Road, BB3 3HW: Freehouse with 2 changing cask ales (often Hopstar)

If anyone is thinking of joining us in Darwen please all me and for information about where we are; Gill 07967585670


Source: Bolton CAMRA Pub News

Bolton CAMRA – Weekday Social – Little Lever – Tuesday 18th February, 2020

The February weekday social is to visit some of the pubs in Little Lever.

We will meet at   One For The Road, Stalls F14 to F15 Ashburner Street Lifestyle Hall, BL1 1TJ, at 1.30pm to have a beer before we walk to the bus station to get the 524 Diamond bus to Bury from stand J. These buses run every 10 minutes and will take approximately 15 minutes to get to Little Lever.

The pubs we plan to visit are:

Jolly Carter, 168 Church Street, BL3 1BW, 5 changing real ales

The New Inn, 56 Church Street, BL3 1BE, 2 regular ales and 1 changing

Henighans, 71 Lever Street, BL3 1BA, 2 regular Bank Top

Little Lever Working Men’s Club, Victory Road, BL3 1HZ, 2 changing ales

This is just a suggestion of the pubs to visit. We are always open to other suggestions from others if they have a particular favourite

For more information, contact Gill on 07967 585670 or email social@bolton.camra.org.uk

Gill Smart

Social Secretary


Source: Bolton CAMRA Pub News

Southport CAMRA – Chorley Social – February 15th

A few of the Bolton CAMRA branch members will be joining the Southport CAMRA branch in Chorley for their Social on February 15th.

We will be meeting at The Bob Inn at 12pm. There are a number of fine pubs to choose from in the town which can be seen here Click. This is a joint social with CoLAPS (Coast of Lancashire Ale Preservation Society).


Source: Bolton CAMRA Pub News

Bolton CAMRA – Chorley Trip – Saturday 22nd February

Meet at 1.00pm at the Crown on Chapel Street. Pubs to visit will include those listed below. It is always a good afternoon out in Chorley.  Trains from Bolton leave at 12.20 and 12.25 arriving in Chorley at 12.34 and 12.44 respectively. The fare is £6.00 return. 125 buses leave from stand P at Bolton bus station every 10 minutes with the journey taking just under one hour. A Central Lancashire Day rider ticket is £4.90 which would allow a stop off in Horwich on the way home if required.

Crown, 46-48 Chapel St., Chorley, PR7 1BW

Shepherds Hall Ale House, 67 Chapel Street, Chorley, PR7 1BS

Ale Station, 60 chapel St., Chorley PR7 1BS

Bootleggers, 21 Bolton St., Chorley, PR7 3AA

Malt’n’Hops, 50-52 Friday St. Chorley, PR6 0AH

The Shed, Fazackerly Street, PR7 1BG

Cuckoo’s nest (formerly Toastie Tavern, D’owd Inn) 111 Market Street, new micropub with 3 changing ales

Flat Iron (formerly Market Tavern), 21 Cleveland Street, PR7 1BH recently refurbished 4 changing ales including a mild

There are plenty of pubs to choose from and although most don’t serve food there are plenty of places in Chorley to eat.

For more information, contact Gill on 07967 585670 or email social@bolton.camra.org.uk

Gill Smart

Social Secretary


Source: Bolton CAMRA Pub News

Bolton CAMRA – Weekday Social – Bolton – Friday 17 January 2020

Recent discussions at various socials it was decided trial a monthly weekday social. The first of these is in Bolton.

We will meet at the Greyhound on Deansgate at 2.00pm and can decide which of the following pubs we will visit.

Greyhound, 146 Deansgate, BL1 1BB, 2 changing ales

 Old Three Crowns, 14 Deansgate, BL1 1BR, Theakston’s Old Peculiar is often on the bar

Northern Monkey, Nelson Square, BL1 1AQ, brewpub with 4 changing ales

Great Ale at the Vault, Vaults Below Market Place, BL1 2AL, 4 changing ales

One For The Road, Stalls F14 to F15 Ashburner Street Lifestyle Hall, BL1 1TJ, 3 changing ales

Swan, 2-4, Churchgate, BL1 1HJ, 3 changing ales

Barristers Bar, 7, Bradshawgate, BL1 1EL, 5 changing ales

For more information, contact Gill on 07967 585670 or email social@bolton.camra.org.uk

Gill Smart

Social Secretary


Source: Bolton CAMRA Pub 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

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

Darwen Beer Ramble

19 August 2017

We meet at Great Ale at the Market at 11.40 to have a beer before catching the 12.13 bus to Darwen (No 1 bus, leaving from stand S), arriving in Darwen at 12.49. Some pubs we can visit are listed below. If anyone has a  have a favourite within walking distance not listed below then let us know on the day and we can visit it.

Old Chapel, Railway Road, BB3 2RG: a Wetherspoons pub with 8 changing beers. Previously was a Methodist Chapel

Taps Bar, 11 Railway Road, BB3 2RG: Cask ales plus craft beers from around the world

Bridgewater, 2-10 Church St. BB3 2RE: 3 regular cask ales from Bank Top and Thwaites plus 3 changing. 10% discount for CAMRA members

No39, 39-41 Bridge St., BB3 2AA: Hopstar brewery tap with 4 regular Hopstar and 1 changing

Victoria Hotel, 94 Suddell Road, BB3 3HW: Freehouse with 2 changing cask ales (often Hopstar)

If anyone is thinking of joining us in Darwen please call me and for information about where we are;

Gill 07967 585670

Source: Bolton CAMRA Events & News

Manchester Beer and Cider Festival

You probably know the Greater Manchester branches of CAMRA organise the magnificent Manchester Beer and Cider Festival and have done so since its inception four years ago. We have now found our new (and hopefully permanent) home in the centre of Manchester in the Manchester Central Convention centre – which you may know better as G-Mex – and are already planning for the 2018 (24th – 27th January) and the 2019 (23rd – 26th January) events. 

While we have an excellent Organising Committee, there is always room for new blood and new and different skills. We want to give more members the opportunity to get involved in the festival and want to assure every CAMRA member in the region that we are by no means a closed shop.
Can you help?
Professional qualifications that would make our event better:
  • Do you hold a Security Industry Authority badge – or would you like to be trained to get an SIA badge? We have paid for several members to gain such qualifications that some have then used to gain a new form of employment or enhance their own employment opportunities.
  • Are you already, or have been, employed in the pub or brewing industry?
  • Do you have design skills?
  • Event Management skills?
  • Organisational skills?
  • Or are you just willing to get involved to ensure that our event becomes better and better every year?

     

Beer knowledge – if you have visited the event as a customer you will be aware of how big the event has become and how modern the event has become. 
Are you interested in craft beer? We now sell craft beer in both keykeg and cask form. 
We also research and purchase foreign beers from all over Europe. 
Have you an interest in Cider and Perry? Mead? Fruit wines – then yes, we have bars that sell these.  You could help us source and sell them.
Customer care and ‘back room’ skills:
Do you have customer care skills? Interface well with the public?  Or are you a “back room” person? We have opportunities for anybody who wishes to stay in the background whether during or before the event.
  • We need help in designing posters, website work, designing beer mats, thinking up a logo, ordering polo and T shirts for sale.
  • Are you interested in food? You could organise the food for the Volunteers from a local hostelry? Or organise many other things?
  • You could get involved with selling VIP packages?
  • You could meet and greet people coming to the event?
  • You could help to serve beers to customers who have paid for tasting sessions?
  • Know your way around websites and coding, or systems automation?  We need you.
There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer for all aspects of the festival, both before and during it.


Many of you will have skills from your working life that we could use in the organisation of the event or during the event itself.  To reassure you, many jobs in these days of electronic communications and the good old fashioned phone don’t involve a lot of time at meetings, so perhaps you could think of offering us a little of your time and helping the campaign at the same time? We’re also keen to recruit deputies – so you could work alongside more experienced members to get a feel of festival organisation.

It’s not all one way
There are benefits to helping organise a beer festival…
  • We reward all participants with free beer (or cider).
  • Free Volunteers T-shirt.
  • Commemorative Polo pr T-shirt at cost price
  • Free food during set up and take down.
  • Organised nights out during set up.
  • Some travel and accommodation benefits.
  • A volunteer party with food, drink and awards.
  • The pride you’ll feel of putting on a nationally-recognised event that attracts more than 13,500 visitors and serves over 62,00o pints.
I promise you that you’ll be very welcome and you’ll make new friends for sure. You can do as little or much as you feel able.  If this is for you, or you want to know more, just drop me an email or ring me at the number below, or go to 
  Graham Donning
Festival Organiser

Source: Bolton CAMRA Events & News

The Rivi Walk

As part of the Bolton CAMRA anniversary celebrations, we are having a beer walk on Saturday, 17th June 2017.

Set off from The Brewery Bar, Horwich,  at 1.30pm for a mile and a half saunter alongside Rivington Reservoir to 3 bars open to the public that day.

The Spring Cottage: 2 key-kegs

The Rivington Bowling Club: 2 cask beers

Rivington Brewery at Cunliffe Farm: 2 cask ales, 2 key-keg plus food.

Followed by a return walk (or taxi ride) to Horwich.

Download a printable map : RIVI-BEER-WALK-MAP

All welcome, booking not necessary.

 

 

 

 

Source: Bolton CAMRA Events & News