Wigan Beer Festival LogoOn Saturday 5th. of March the branch will be taking a trip to the annual Wigan Beer Festival at Robins Park Sports Hall

The festival opens from 11:30am to 10pm.

Entry is free to card carrying members, £2 otherwise.

Trains to Wigan are plentiful and cost less than a fiver, also combined tram and train tickets for the day will save a few pennies.

Trains leave from either Piccadilly or Victoria, the 10:24 and 11:22 from Picc. calls in at Oxford road and Deansgate, there are then 4 trains in the next hour from Vic. Then the 11:16 again from Picc. which is direct to Wigan North West station which as you may know is close to the Wallgate station anyway.

There will be a free shuttle bus to the venue from Hallgate which is near the bus station and the pickup point is the lay-by opposite the post office , it is free but a donation bucket will be on board to help subsidise the cost to the bus company.

The venue is actually in the opposite direction from station to the pickup point and you may prefer to take a stroll along the canal passing the famous ‘pier’, the venue itself is only about a 15-20 minutes walk from either station.

Please be aware the Robins park complex is close to the DW stadium where Wigan Athletic will playing at home to Peterborough so this may affect transport.

The fancy dress or ‘theme’ for the day for those who indulge in such frivolity is ‘at the beach’, at GBBF a reveller was escorted from the premises for sporting a mankini, you have been warned.

For the beer list and other details of the festival visit: https://wiganbeerfestival.wordpress.com/

Chorlton Challenge 2015
Friday 20th & Saturday 21st November 2015

The Chorlton Challenge is the annual survey of Chorlton's 26 pubs and bars which serve cask ale. With the opening of The Elk, Chorlton now has more pubs serving real ale than ever before making this the biggest Challenge ever.

Spread over two days, the challenge is to visit all 26 pubs but if you can't make the full weekend just drop in when you feel you can to support your local pubs. If you know the area then it may be a chance to visit pubs you don't regularly go to.

Times shown bold are planned meeting points, all other times approximate.
If lost call 07979 350863 or 07879 880972

Click here for map of pub locations


  Pub / Bar Approx.time
Friday 20th November
1 Bowling Green 7:00pm
2 Horse & Jockey 7:30pm
3 Beech Inn 8.00pm
4 Trevor Arms 8:30pm
5 Parlour 9.00pm
6 The Elk 9:30pm
7 Spoon Inn 10:15pm
8 Strange Brew 10:45pm
Saturday 21st November
1 The Lloyds 12:00pm
2 Spread Eagle 12:30pm
3 Sedge Lynn 1:00pm
4 Beagle 1:45pm
5 Royal Oak 2:15pm
6 Morley Cheeks 2:45pm
7 Duffy’s 3:15pm
8 Dulcimer 3.45pm
9 Electrik 4:15pm
10 Jam Inn 4:45pm
11 Mono 5:15pm
12 The Bar 5:45pm
13 Oddest 6:30pm
14 South West Manchester Cricket Club 7:15pm
15 Marble Beer House 8:00pm
16 Pi 8:45pm
17 De Nada 9:45pm
18 Font 10:30pm

2015 T&H T-shirtTrafford & Hulme CAMRA is pleased to reveal the design of our new t-shirts.

In response to requests for something more eyecatching than a simple "corporate" shirt, we've gone for a full colour direct print t-shirt depicting a traditional pub.

Shirts will be black. The image to the right shows how the print will look on a Large shirt. Click the image for a larger view.

Size guide:

 Size Chest size
 Small 34/36
 Medium  38/40
 Large  42/44
 X Large  46/48
 2X Large 50/52


Shirts are produced by direct to garment printing and can therefore be produced in small quantities as orders come in. Shirts are be priced at £15 each.

If you would like to place an order, please complete the form below. Payment will be collected on collection.

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The second Manchester Beer & Cider Festival will open to the public on Wednesday 21st Janaury. Organised by CAMRA Greater Manchester Branches, in one year it established itself as the premier beer event in the North with over 10,000 customers and an unrivalled selection of beers & ciders.

The festival is entirely staffed by festival volunteers who are needed from Friday 16th to Monday 26th. Whether you can help out for the entire 11 days or just a few hours, all help is appreciated and there are a range of "perks" available. To find out more and to put your name down, visit www.manchesterbeerfestival.org.uk/staffing

The following pubs are participating in Mild Magic 2013

ADSWOOD Cross Keys;


ALTRINCHAM Costello's Bar;

BROADHEATH Old Packet House;


CHEADLE Cheshire Line, Crown, Red Lion;

CHEADLE HULME Cheadle Hulme, Church Inn, Kings Hall;

CHORLTON Oddest, Sedge Lynn;

CHORLTON GREEN Horse & Jockey, Beech;

COMPSTALL Northumberland Arms;

DIDSBURY Fletcher Moss, Milson Rhodes, Railway;

DISLEY White Lion;

EDGELEY Olde Woolpack;

FALLOWFIELD Friendship Inn;

FURNESS VALE Crossings, Soldier Dick;

GATLEY Horse & Farrier;

GORTON Vale Cottage, Waggon and Horses;

GREAT MOOR Travellers Call;


HAZEL GROVE Grapes, Three Tunnes, Wilfred Wood;



HEATON MERSEY Crown, Griffin;


HEATON NORRIS Hope, Magnet, Navigation, Nursery Inn, Railway;

HEAVILEY Blossoms;

HIGH LANE Royal Oak;

HYDE Queens, Sportsman, Cheshire Ring, Cotton Bale;


MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE Ape and Apple, Bulls Head, City Arms, Crown & Anchor, Grey Horse, Marble Arch, Micro Bar, Moon Under Water, Old Monkey, Paramount, Rain Bar, Rising Sun, Waterhouse;

MARPLE Navigation, Railway, Ring O' Bells;

MARPLE BRIDGE Hare & Hounds, Royal Scot, Windsor Castle;

NEW MILLS Masons Arms;

NEW MILLS NEWTOWN Chalkers Snooker Club;

OFFERTON Finger Post;

OLD TRAFFORD Bishop Blaize;

OTTERSPOOL Hare & Hounds;


PORTWOOD Railway; ;

POYNTON Kingfisher;

RUSHOLME Ford Madox Brown;

SALE JP Joule, Plough Hotel, Volunteer,

SALFORD New Oxford, Salford Arms;


STALYBRIDGE Society Rooms, Station Buffet Bar;

STOCKPORT TOWN CENTRE Arden Arms, Bakers Vaults, Calverts Court, Crown, George, Pineapple, Red Bull, Swan with Two Necks, Tiviot, Waterloo;

STRINES Royal Oak;

TIMPERLEY Quarry Bank;

WHALEY BRIDGE Shepherds Arms;



WOODFORD Davenport Arms.

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