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Pub of the Season

Trafford & Hulme Branch awards four seasonal awards to pubs, bars & clubs in the branch area

The Pub Of The Season award is presented to a pub or bar within the branch area which has excelled in one or more areas:
a) introducing real ale to a new area or market where none has been available
b) on-going excellence in the quality of real ales (and ciders) on offer
c) on-going excellence of service to customers and/or the local community
d) significant increases in the sales of real ales and/or traditional ciders
e) excellence in support promotion of CAMRA and its aims
f) significant charitable work

Nominees for the award are put forward by local CAMRA members & voted on by branch members once a quarter.

A pub (while under the same management) cannot be Pub Of The Season more than once in a 3 year period. A pub must have been under the same management for over one year before it becomes eligible to be nominated as Pub Of The Season

Well as the nights are strting to draw in, and a few of the leaves start to turn bronze and golden its obviosuly time to present the Autumn Pub Of the season award which went to Dulicmer, Chorlton. For a modest little bar it offersa great range of Ales, with real cider also being available on hand pump. They have frequent music events, and as we visited there were dulcet tones drifting down from the upstairs room. Here we see Chris of Dulcimer accepting the award from the Branch Chairman, George.

George presenting the award to Chris

 

 

Congratulations to the Team at Dulcimer, Chorlton-Cum-Hardt who have been awarded the "Pub Of The Season- Autumn 2019".

Dulcimer is a popular bar in Chorlton-Cum-Hardy which offers drinkers a wide and varied selection of ales, with Blackjack, Siren, Ashover, Hardknott, Wild Beer Weird Beard, Fyne Ales, First Chop & Arbor are typical guests. Cider from a box is served via a handpump on the bar.

 

As suggested by the name  this is supplemented by a varied selection of live and recorded music and dancing.

Congratulations to the Team at Costellos, Altrincham who have been awarded the "Pub Of The Season- Summer 2018".

A modern bar in the "Goose Green" are which has now become a center for small bars and restaurants. It is the brewery tap for Dunham Massey brewery. There are seven handpumps serving a variety of Dunham Massey beers.

Congratulations to Kuba and the team at the Hillary Step for winning our spring Pub of the Season award for 2018.
 
A proper local bar, for over 14 years the Step has provided excellent real ales to Whalley Range and neighbouring Old Trafford.
 
The presentation will be on Thursday the 12th April starting around 8pm. Hillary Step favourite Squawk Brewery will be having a tap takeover on the same evening so well worth a trip, please come along and help celebrate.
 

The Trafford and Hulme Winter Pub of the season 2018 is the Church, Flixton.

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It is a long established and busy community local.   It stands next to the Norman church of St Michael’s and looks very much like a typical country pub, although it is on the fringe of a large and well developed urban area. Over the years the pub has expanded almost seamlessly into adjacent cottages. Inside it is a friendly and busy pub with a variety of different spaces inside, reflecting the small rooms of the original cottages.

Cask ales have always been important at the Church and the present managers, Joanne and Lance Amison make the most of their ability to pick interesting and unusual beers from small independent breweries. On a recent visit the bar featured Blackedge Brewer’s Gold, RedWillow Stateless and Acorn Yorkshire Pride alongside the more mainstream Sharp’s Doom Bar. The beers tend to be of session strength and from North of England breweries but they are never predictable. Card-carrying CAMRA members can claim a 10% discount on cask beers.

They also host a variety of community activities throughout the week. Tuesday is Poker Night. Wednesday is Open Mike Night. There are quizzes on Thursday and Sunday nights.

Don’t miss the pub’s “mystery object”, the so-called Shell. This is a strange and antique piece of ironmongery, attached to the corner formed by the pub wall and the wall of the churchyard. It’s been there for at least a century and is thought to be a deterrent to anyone tempted to use that semi-sacred corner as a pissoir, to borrow a French term.

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