Pubs banned from Off-Sales in new Lockdown

The new lockdown rules to be implemented from 5th November state that:-

“Hospitality venues like restaurants, bars and pubs must close, but can still provide takeaway and delivery services. However, takeaway of alcohol will not be allowed.”

In previous lock downs offering alcohol for takeaway was a lifeline for many pubs, and particularly breweries. It is a baffling and damaging decision to remove this option, particularly when other businesses such as supermarkets can continue to sell takeaway alcohol. CAMRA has written to the goverment asking for this restriction to be removed. You can read the full text of this letter here:-

https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-slams-proposed-ban-on-takeaway-beer-sales-for-pubs-and-brewers/ 

Concerned pub goers and beer drinkers in England can email their MP here: 

https://camra.e-activist.com/page/68352/action/1  

and ask for the removal of the takeaway restrictions, and for a proper support package for pubs and brewers to be implemented.


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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


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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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Covid-19 – Pub and Club Status – Updated for Tier 3

**** Update **** 24-Oct-2020 ***

Greater Manchester is now in Tier 3 and licenced premised are only able to serve alcohol as an accompaniment to a substantial meal. 

Our Pubs have reacted to this in different ways. Some pubs, even those with substantial food offerings have closed or switched to off-sales only, whilst others where previously only light snacks where available now offer substantial meals.

Be aware that pubs and clubs are operating under strict rules.  You may be required to leave contact details and confirm that all of a group are part of the same bubble. Booking may be required and is often recommended as establishments are operating at reduced capacity. The “Read More” link may have more information but again please check.

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

For details for the whole of Greater Manchester see https://greatermanchester.camra.org.uk/pulling-together/#pubs

Clicking on the Name will take you to the establishment’s entry on “Whatpub”.


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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.


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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


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COVID-19 Pulling Together

COVID-19 has temporarily robbed us of our pubs and inns but some of our entrepreneurial local pubs and bars are keeping the beer and cider coming by offering low contact take out and delivery services. You can help support your favourite local business during this time of crisis, whilst adhering to the Government advice on social distancing measures. As the odd shape of the Branch Boundries means the nearest outlet may be in a neigbouring branch, I have included a link to the Greater Manchester page which listing all outlets in the Region:-

https://greatermanchester.camra.org.uk/pulling-together/ 


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Beer Quality Accreditation Scheme – 2019-20

PosterTrafford & Hulme branch is one of several CAMRA branches participating a a trial of a Beer Quality Accreditation Scheme. Recognizing pubs consistently selling well-kept real ales is an important aspect of CAMRA’s campaigning to improve beer quality at the point of dispense and this new accreditation scheme is a means of recognizing quality. Pubs that gain accreditation can publicise the fact, including the display of the attached window sticker. The award is made based on scores entered into the National Beer Scoring Scheme by CAMRA members. CAMRA memberes are encouraged to score all real ale, cider and perry that they drink. For more information on this see the Beer Scoring page. 

The following pubs and clubs within the branch have currentlt achieved the requied standard and been awarded this accreditation. The scores will be reviewed on an regular basis, and additional pubs who attain the required standard will be added to the list.

 

  

Assembly (Urmston) 
Barking Dog (Urmston)
Beech Inn (Chorlton-Cum-Hardy)
Beer House (Chorlton-Cum-Hardy)
Carters Arms (Sale)
Cheshire Tap (Altrincham)
Chorlton Tap (Chorlton-Cum-Hardy)
Church Inn (Flixton)
Costello’s Bar (Altrincham)
Dulcimer (Chorlton-Cum-Hardy)
Elektric (Chorlton-Cum-Hardy)
Flixton Conservative Club (Urmston)
Font (Chorlton-Cum-Hardy)
Hillary Step (Whalley Range)
J P Joule (Sale)
Jack In The Box (Altrincham)
Lord Nelson (Urmston)
Old Packet House (Altrincham)
Pi (Altrincham)
Prairie Schooner Taphouse (Urmston)
Sedge Lynn (Chorlton-Cum-Hardy)
Strange Brew (Chorlton-Cum-Hardy)
Tim Bobbin (Urmston)
Unicorn (Altrincham)


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Beer Buzz issue 4 out now

Beer Buzz SEP2019 Cover

The new issue of Beer Buzz is now available to download from beerbuzz.beer

Print copies will begin to appear in pubs across Manchester, Salford & Trafford from 25th September but online readers can read it now.

The largest ever issue at 44 pages includes the usual range of news on our local pubs and breweries along with a range of special features and interviews.

We talk to Nicky Kong, landlady of Manchester’s Crown and Kettle and to Oli Turton, head brewer and owner of Squawk Brewing Co.

We celebrate one of Manchester’s historic pubs, The Unicorn, being given grade 2 listed status but also look at how our local councils plans are failing our much loved pubs. There’s also an indepth feature on how just two big city deals could affect over 7000 pubs.

Beer Buzz is produced by Trafford & Hulme CAMRA along with our neighbours in Central Manchester and Salford branches.

beerbuzz.beer/download/


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Greater Manchester Club Of The Year stays in T&H

Trafford and Hulme Branch are really pleased to be able to confirm that The Greater Manchester Club Of The Year 2019 is the our own Club Of The Year – Flixton Conservative Club.

Although this is the fifth consecutive year that the club has won the Greater Manchester title, it is the first under new Stewards Pat and Andrea Doherty who took over in March and have maintained the high standards set by their predecessors Nigel and Sharon Porter.

Flixton Conservative Club Team
Pat and Andrea (centre) flanked by Flixton Conservative Club cellar team Chas and Tom receiving their Trafford & Hulme Branch Club Of The Year award

Nigel and Sharon left the club in November 2018 after six years at the helm but left behind a team passionate about serving high quality cask ale. Cellar team Tom, Chas and Hayley kept the beer flowing while the club recruited new stewards.

Pat and Andrea have reinstated the club’s successful “Brewery Nights” (monthly tap takeover and meet the brewer nights which pack out the club’s function room) as well as introducing a range of new events including a fortnightly Open Mic night, curry nights and expanding the live music offering.

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