Trafford & Hulme CAMRA's Pub of The Year for 2012 is Costello's Bar in Altrincham.
Although Costello's only opened in December 2010, with friendly staff and good service from the outset, it has quickly become a firm favourite with Altrincham locals and CAMRA members near and far alike. It was voted branch Pub Of The Season for Summer 2011 and was also voted Champion Mild Pub of Manchester by participants in the 2011 Mild Magic Trail.
Situated on Goose Green, a quiet cul-de-sac just off Stamford New Road, the bar is the brewery tap for the Dunham Massey Brewing Company. It takes it’s name from the family name of the head brewer, John, and his two sons, Anthony & Jason, who own and run both the brewery and the pub. Six Dunham Massey ales are available at any time - with the brewery having a core range of 16 beers plus seasonal specials, the beer range is ever changing. Alongside the cask ales, the brewery's own Altrincham Pilsner is always available as are a selection of wines plus tea and coffee is available, making the bar a popular stop off for shoppers taking a break from the Stamford Quarter.
Anthony Costello said "Everyone at Costello’s is thrilled that we have been voted Trafford and Hulme’s Pub of the Year. We never expected to win an award of this magnitude so soon after opening, and it is a great testament to the hard work put in by all the staff. We hope that we can continue to provide the local pub goer a nice, modern, relaxed bar in which to come and enjoy a great pint."
The award will be presented on the evening of Friday 25th May. The brewery are laying on a prize raffle - with every pint of real ale bought between 8pm & 10pm on the night, customers will get a raffle ticket. The grand prize will be a mixed case of Dunham Massey Real Ale in a Bottle with 5 runner’s up each getting a Dunham Massey Gift Pack. There will also be a finger buffet.
Friday 25th May from 8pm.