Pub of the Season Spring 2022 – Gillery

Gillery Mossley

We recently selected the Gillery in Mossley as its Pub of the Season for Spring 2022.The pub opened in March 2020 and has gone from strength to strength since.  A one-room bar, with a small side room suitable for small meetings, is complemented by a pleasant outdoor drinking area.  Its previous history as a bank is amply evidenced by the architecture of the building, and the polished wooden fittings and wainscoting. The Gillery is ideally situated outside the railway station and on the bus routes from Lower to Upper Mossley. Open from Wednesday to Sunday 12-12, it has four handpumps, and is a good outlet for the local Millstone beers, amongst others. 

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Pub of the Season Summer 2022 – Beer Shed

Pub of the Season Summer 2022 Presentation to Beer Shed New Mills 800


High Peak, Tameside and North-East Cheshire Branch members recently voted the Beer Shed micro pub in New Mills as its Branch Pub of the Summer 2022.

The pub is located on Market Street in the centre of New Mills close to the small bus station and New Mills Central railway station.  Opened in 2016 this dog friendly pub has gone from strength to strength and provides a pleasant and comfortable place to drink for regular locals and visitors alike. There are usually three changing hand pumped cask beers with one from usually a local brewery plus real
ciders. A positive addition to the real ales and ciders available in the locality.  Its unusual layout consists of a long narrow bar with some table seating, a downstairs room and a small outdoor drinking area at the rear.

The Beer Shed is now firmly on the local pub map and is a well established, friendly and welcoming micro pub well worth a visit and which will probably not be your last.  The photograph shows Branch Chairman Ben Zwierink presenting the award certificate to Russ Degnan, the licensee.

Opening hours:-
Closed Mon/Tues
Wed/Thurs 4.00pm to 10.30pm
Fri/Sat 2.00pm to 10.30pm
Sun 2.00pm to 9.30pm.

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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

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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

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Pub of the Season Autumn 2021 – George Hotel, Hayfield

Our branch Pub of the Season for Autumn was presented to the George Hotel in Hayfield on Saturday 20th November. The comfortable and welcoming pub is in the centre of Hayfield village. On cold days there is a real fire in a magnificent old fashioned range to sit by and warm your cockles. A good variety of hand pulled beers from the Marston’s stable is available and walkers are welcome. All in all it’s a pub well deserving of the award and well worth a visit. The photograph shows Branch Chairman Ben Zwierink, right, presenting the award certificate to licensee Steve Nagy

POTS Autumn 2021 George Hotel

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Club of the Year 2020 – Buxworth War Memorial Club

A small group of branch members braved the atrocious weather to attend the branch Club of the Year presentation at the Buxworth (or Bugsworth ) Social Club on Saturday the 21st of August

A couple of excellent beers were available on the day. Pictured is the club bar manager who was delighted to receive the award. The club allows non-members entrance and it is well worth the walk from either Whaley Bridge or Chinley. (ideally, on a nice day !)

Club of the Year 2020 Buxworth Memorial Club

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Cider Pub of the Year 2021 and 30 Years in the Good Beer Guide

The Buffet Bar at Stalybridge Station was the venue for a rare branch occasion when we presented the bar with a double award. One of these was a first for the branch as we presented the Buffet Bar with a certificate celebrating thirty years presence in the GBG.Not many pubs in the Uk can claim that !

Addtionally, we also presented the bar with our Cider Pub of the Year 2021 award.

Pictured are Phil Shaw and Lyndsey Walker the co-managers receiving the awards

Cider Pub of the Year 2021 Stalybridge Buffet Bar

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Pub of the Season Spring 2020 – Traders, Marple

On 2nd October we were finally able to present this award “properly” to Traders in Marple. Our pub of the season awards recognise not just good real ale, but pubs that have done that bit extra. In addition to three cask ales on handpump. Traders also has a selection of interesting Key-Keg real ales, keg beers and ciders.

POTS Spring 2020 Traders Photo

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CAMRA and Covid 19


Camra is looking into ways in which we can continue to support pubs and clubs during the
Covid-19 closure period. One of these ways is an addition to ‘What Pub’.

Go to and tick the box ‘only show pubs offering takeaways or other additional services’ and enter your town name in the search box.

This may give you a listing of those pubs taking part in the initiative, although at this stage
we are not yet aware of any pubs in our branch area taking part.

If you are aware of any pubs in our branch area offering this facility can you please
email Graham Privett with the details He will make the necessary changes on What Pub

Graham’s email address is :


Above all do not take any unnecessary risks and continue to follow government guidelines.

Stay safe !!



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