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After being closed for a long time, and having received a sympathetic refurbishment which has preserved the original features the Railway in Broadheath has re-opened as an Irish themed pub

Inside has been cleaned and re-painted. The original seating has been retained and re-covered. Some missing arms have been wonderfully reproduced and replaced. The lounge has had the carpeting removed to reveal original oak parquet flooring.  The fireplace is as was with the mirror and a real fire. There are now TVs for sport.

The kitchen has been replaced and food will be available soon. The toilets have been tiled and painted

Outside additional seating has been provided with six picnic tables and umbrellas along the side of the building.

Jerry the landlord says  he plans is to have two Real Ales, one from Brakespears range and Marstons Pedigree.

So its good to have positive news about one of the branches oldest pubs, especially one thats on the Camra National Herritage Pubs list.

In order to support Pubs and Clubs CAMRA are planning to publish a Good Beer Guide for 2022 but with a 20% reduction in entries.

As its not possible to hold a meeting to select our entries the Branch is E-Mailing the voting forms our members. 

If you have not received your forms you can e-mail treasurer <at> thcamra.org.uk with your name and membership number she will forward you a form.

Note:-

If are a Branch Member and you did not receive a form its possible your contact details held by HQ are incorrect, or your preferences exclude Branch E-Mails.

If you are a member and wish to receive branch e-mails visit the members dashboard:-

https://camra.org.uk/my-membership/

and check under "my membership" that your E-Mail address and Branch stored by CAMRA are correct and that under "Marketing Preferences"  you have ticked the e-mail option next to "I wish to be contacted by my local CAMRA branch on local events and activities." If you are undable to access the dashboard then you can ring the membership team on 01727 798440.

*** Update *** - Pubs can now sell alcohol provided its pre-ordered.

The new lockdown rules to be implemented from 5th November state that:-

"Hospitality venues like restaurants, bars and pubs must close, but can still provide takeaway and delivery services. However, takeaway of alcohol will not be allowed."

In previous lock downs offering alcohol for takeaway was a lifeline for many pubs, and particularly breweries. It is a baffling and damaging decision to remove this option, particularly when other businesses such as supermarkets can continue to sell takeaway alcohol. CAMRA has written to the goverment asking for this restriction to be removed. You can read the full text of this letter here:-

https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-slams-proposed-ban-on-takeaway-beer-sales-for-pubs-and-brewers/ 

Concerned pub goers and beer drinkers in England can email their MP here: 

https://camra.e-activist.com/page/68352/action/1  

and ask for the removal of the takeaway restrictions, and for a proper support package for pubs and brewers to be implemented.

MPMF Logo light background 1The pandemic has ruled out Manchester Beer & Cider Festival returning to the city in 2021. But for beer lovers in the city and beyond, the loss of the physical festival is the least of our worries.

Pubs up and down the country have been struggling to eek out any kind of existence since the first lockdown closed all their doors back in March 2020. And Greater Manchester’s pubs have been under lockdown or severe restrictions more than anywhere else in the country.

At Manchester Beer and Cider festival we love beer and cider. But it was the pubs that let us discover the great ales and gorgeous ciders while socialising with friends and family. Pubs are a vital part of our social fabric and we want to say as loud as we can that PUBS MATTER.

So at Manchester Beer and Cider Festival we have  teamed up with five of Greater Manchester’s finest pubs to bring you the Manchester Pubs Matter Festival.

The Manchester Pubs Matter Festival will run from Wednesday 17th to Saturday 20th February 2021. 

For details of how to participate see the MBCF web site

https://mancbeerfest.uk/what-is-the-manchester-pubs-matter-festival/

There over 50 small breweries in our LocalAle scheme who benifit from the Small Brewers Relief Scheme making it vital to a thriving beer market and consumer choice. Changes proposed by the government could see support removed from some of the smallest brewers. CAMRA is calling on the government to publish the full details of their proposals and ensure that no brewer loses relief they currently receive. You can help support small brewers by signing the petition at:-

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/334066

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