Trafford & 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
|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|