Awards

This year is the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Trafford & Hulme CAMRA.  On checking we found that the Lord Nelson is the only Pub in both the 1977 and 2017 Good Beer Guides. At the December Branch meeting we presented the pub with a special certificate in recognition of this achievment. Here we see Phil Parkinson, Head Brewer from Joseph Holts holding the certificate, along with Julie and Ian from the pub.

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The Autumn 2017 Pub of the Season is Strange Brew, Chorlton. A smal and friendly bar opposite Chorlton Bus Station. They have four hand pumps and serve a range of beers typically from "Craft" brewers such as Blackjack, Squawk, Ilkley, Thornbridge, & Siren.

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On  Thursday 27th July we visited  the Morley Cheeks for a double presentation. 

The first is as runner up in last year’s Most Improved Pub awards in recognition of the vastly improved selection and quality of its real ale offering since the current management took over.

It has consolidated this status with a range that almost always consists of four real ales including one dark ale, real cider, a new menu and regular events including comedy nights & live music.

Second, but more important was the Pub of The Season award for Summer 2017. Here we see John the Branch Chairman (left) presenting Darren Tute and Natasha Khoury (Tash) with the awards.

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Trafford & Hulme branch is delighted to announce that its Spring Pub of the Season is the Quarry Bank, Bloomsbury Lane, Timperley.

 

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This pub has been in the Hydes estate for over 100 years and is believed to have been built by the family in 1914. The first tenant was James Walker who moved into the pub on 23 October 1914. It then spent the next 78 years being run by a member of the same family, still living on the premises, until the end of 1992* when it came back to the Hydes family to find a new licensee.


Dave Kershaw has only been at the Quarry Bank since the beginning of 2016 but he and his team have made a fantastic job of building up their trade and he runs an excellent cellar which showcases the full Hydes range, which also includes the Beer Studio range, together with ever changing guest ales. There are up to eight different cask beers available at any one time. Dave also features the Hydes “Provenance” line which comprises beers brewed with hops from around the world, the current range using hops from America. He also has the “Occasional” series which is beers brewed for special events either in the UK or worldwide. Let’s hope that at the time of our visit we get a beer for St George’s Day. If you have the opportunity to call in on a Monday or Thursday they have their ‘Cask Club’ which enables you to have a pint of any cask beer for £2.10 per pint all day. The kitchen is always open for food and there is still an extensively used bowling green out the back with a fantastic patio area for you to watch the bowling.

 

Trafford and Hulme have voted the "Morley Cheeks", Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy as the Summer Pub of the Season. Since taking over in mid 2016 the management team have improved the quality and choice of Real Ales and other beers. In addition real Cider is available.

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To complement the beers a good range of food is served with the emphasis on chicken wings, ribs, burgers, hot-dogs and wraps

 

On the 2nd of May the Award for Trafford and Hulme CAMRA Pub of the Year was presented to PI(Altrincham). Here we can see Manager Chris Bardsley receiving the award:- PI Manager receiving the AwardOf course the rest of the staff had to get in on the act:-

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At the same eveing Emma Stubbs, Duty Manager at the JP Joule Sale accepted the runners award.

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