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Awards

Trafford & Hulme branch have voted the Old Packet House, Navigation Road, Broadheath as their Pub of the Season for winter 2016/17. Built in the 1770’s the Old Packet House was the second stopping place on the journey, by boat or barge, from Manchester to Runcorn along the Bridgewater Canal, providing shelter for passengers and storage facilities for packages for dispatch or collection. Now run, since 2014, by Claire Hardman and her partner. After a recent external refurbishment the pub is now a cheery & welcoming local serving two cask ales, Little Bollington from Dunham Massey and Golden Best from Timothy Taylors.

Old Packet House

Very much a local’s pub, Claire and her staff work hard to support the local community with charity events, karaoke every Friday, live music on occasional Saturdays and Quiz Nights on Monday.

Food is served daily from noon until 8:30pm and for those wishing to stay over there are four en-suite bedrooms at reasonable rates for B&B.

Trafford and Hulmes Community Pub of The Year 2016 is the Lord Nelson, Urmston. Known locally as The Nellie, this pub is everything you expect from a community pub.

Always busy, it gets particularly crowded for sports events and on quiz night (Tuesdays) and 'Colin's famous disco' on Saturday nights.

Sky Sports is shown, often with separate matches in separate rooms.

Here we see John the branch chairman presenting the award presented to Julie and Ian the management team who have run " the Nellie " for the last 17 years.

On Tuesday the 13th of December the Prairie Schooner Taphouse was presented with the "Best LocAle Pub" award. Their dedication to local and mainly independant breweries such as Blackjack, Brewsmith, Brightside, Dunham Massey, Seven Bro7hers, Ticketybrew or Tweed, has deservedly earned them the 2016 LocAle award.

Just in case you fancy something from distant lands they also have over 100 bottled beers (British, Continental and American) from the likes of Anchor, Cantillon, Founders, Firestone Walker and Mikkeller amongst others.

Here we see John O'Donnell the branchy chair presenting the award to the Prairie Schooner Taphouse team Rob, Clare and Josh.

LocAle Pub of Year Prairie Schooner

 

 

The Cheshire Tap was voted the Most Improved pub having transformed the former Classroom on Railway Street into a cool bar which has been a popular addition to the town's beer scene since opening in December 2015. While the site's previous incarnation was popular, it offered little to attract fans of quality beers whereas The Cheshire Tap features four real ales and a range of "craft" keg and bottles.

In keeping with its name, the bar regularly features Cheshire based breweries - on presentation evening two beers from Poynton Brewery were on offer - the flagship Vulcan Best Bitter and the newly launch Kiwi - a New Zealand hopped pale ale. The other two pumps featured Black Shire Stout from Tweed and Robinson's Dizzy Blonde. Pictured are general manager Martin, bar manager James with branch chair John O'Donnell

 

Most Improve Cheshire Tap3

 

 

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