J.P.Joule in Sale
Trafford and Hulme Branch have voted Wetherspoon’s J.P Joule in Sale as their Pub of the Season - Summer 2010. Named after James Prescott Joule, the English physicist, who resided in Sale, we are very pleased to see Barry Back and his team successfully win this accolade.
When told of the award it was obvious that he was immensely pleased. He and the team work very hard to welcome and look after all their customers providing a comfortable ambience, good food and especially well presented ales. In the four years that Barry has been manager at the J.P Joule he has been keen to improve the quality of the cask ales and a 46% increase in like for like sales over the last 2 years is testament to that endeavour. Barry recently invited the Branch to “cut the ribbon” on a new bank of handpumps which takes the number to 9 on the ground floor with 4 more upstairs. He has two permanent beers, which are Ruddles and Abbot Ale, with 7 changing guest ales of which several qualify for the CAMRA LocAle scheme and a permanent real Cider. During Wetherspoon’s Real Ale Festivals (which occur 3 times a year) the number of beers can increase to as many as 14 with the Belgian and foreign beers proving to be very popular.
Barry is keen to give the pub more of a community feel and to this end he has organised “meet the brewer” evenings as well as occasional “themed nights”, the latest being an Indian night with curry tasting and henna tattooing. Barry is also proud that the pub raised £980 as part of a company initiative in supporting a group of Wetherspoon London marathon runners who raised £426,000 for CLIK, the Cancer Charity.
Barry would like to thank his staff for their hard work and to the customers for supporting real ale. The presentation of the award will take place on Wednesday July 14th at 8pm. J.P Joule is situated on Northenden Road, very near to Sale Metrolink station. Please come along to celebrate with us. It promises to be a great evening.
Jackie Bardsley/Andy Jenkinson