Trafford & Hulme Camra Pub of the season for summer 2014 is The Old Market Tavern in Altrincham - better known as' O.M.T.' to most people.
John Glover with his wife Linda and family 'took over the reigns' in March, 2005 and quickly set about making the pub what we see today. However when they first entered the building it was in a mess having been closed for a period of time and certain 'undesirables' had broken in and the place had been vandalised with many items 'gone missing'. Over the years the pub has been transformed into a thoroughly enjoyable place to participate drinking some fantastic beers.
2008 was the year that saw the OMT re-enter Camra's Good Beer Guide and has been in every edition since. Also the same year saw it voted as Trafford & Hulme's Camra Pub of the Year.
Although the OMT is owned by Punch Taverns, John has an excellent agreement with them which allows him to choose which beers he wants. Six beers are permanent - Caledonian Deuchars IPA, George Wright's Drunken Duck & Northern Lights, Taylor's Landlord, Phoenix Arizona and Facers DHB, with a futher five handpumps reserved for guest beers from far and wide.
Due to John's previous employment in the brewing industry in Warrington, he is meticulous with his beers and will not hesitate in refusing to accept beers which he feels are not up to standard - no matter who the brewery is!
The OMT is open from 12 noon til late every day but if you visit on a Monday to Friday lunchtime you will find an excellently priced menu serving home-cooked food prepared by John's wife Linda.
Whether you want 'a quiet pint' or a few beers with friends you will be made to feel most welcome. However Friday/Saturday/Sunday evenings the OMT comes alive with the sound of 'live' Heavy Rock Music which is renowned for miles around. Quiz nights are held on Wednesday evenings with acoustic sessions on Thursday's (this will take place after the presentation). A function room is available.
All this in a safe environment made possible by John,Linda and family, friends and staff.
The OMT is only five minutes walk from Altincham Interchange where Metrolink trams (services from Manchester & Bury), Buses (from all local areas including Lymm & Warrington) and Trains (hourly services from Stockport, Knutsford, Northwich & Chester).
The presentation will take place on Thursday 17th July, 2014 at 8:30 pm (fifteen minutes before the acoustic session starts), so come along for a thoroughly enjoyable evening.