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The Old Packet HouseTrafford & Hulme CAMRA is pleased to announce that the 2018 Pub Of The Year is The Old Packet House on the corner of Navigation Road & Manchester Road in Broadheath. One of the branch's oldest pubs dating back to the 1870s, landlords Roger & Clare have made it a shining example of all that is good about traditional pubs. A roaring fire in winter, great value pub grub and of course great beer from local breweries saw it top the member's vote out of over 140 pubs selling real ale in the branch area.

The runner up was a much more modern bar - Chorlton's The Font which offers a range of 8 cask ales and 16 lines of modern keg beers, with last year's Pub Of The Year, Pi (Altincham) in third place.

The Font was also named Cider Pub Of The Year 2018 for the fouth time in five years - it's range of between 6 and 10 traditional and fruit flavoured ciders no doubt being the clincher for cider drinkers. Sale's The JP Joule was runner up.

Having made it to the final four of the National Club Of The Year competition (overall winner to be announced later this month), it was no great surprise that members once again chose Flixton Conservative Club as Club Of The Year - an unprecedented sixth consecutive win for this very special club where stewards Sharon and Nigel, supported by the club committee, have got their members really enthused about real ales with an emphasis on local offerings.
Their success must be rubbing off on their local competiton with Flxton Ex-Servicemen's Club (aka The John Alker) taking the Club Of The Year runners up slot.

Members also voted on four other annual awards

 Award  Winner  Runner Up
 Best Newcomer  Barking Dog, Urmston  Con Club, Altrincham
 Best LocAle Pub of Club
 Flixton Consevative Club, Urmston  The Sip Club, Stretford
 Best Community Pub
 The Brook, Brooklands  Lord Nelson, Urmston
 Most Improved Pub of Club
 The Vine Inn, Sale  Church Inn, Flixton