Trafford & Hulme Branch is very pleased to confirm that The Greater Manchester Club of the Year is Flixton Conservative Club.
The Club which was runners up in this contest in 2013, and winner of the Branch Club of the Year for the last three years (2013, 14 and 15), has worked hard over the last two years to promote cask conditioned ale within the club ensuring that a quality product is always available.
Club steward Nigel Porter told us "We felt really overwhelmed having won the Trafford & Hulme Branch award for the past three years but to go on an pick up the Regional title this year, in the face of such strong competition, is just fantastic."
He went on "We are really grateful to Camra for this award and for their continued support and appreciation of what we are trying to achieve here at the Club."
"Sharon & myself have always been passionate about real ale so it was something we were really keen to try and promote when we took up the Stewardship of the Club. What we couldn’t really have envisaged was the intense support we would get from the Club Committee, the Staff and especially from our Club Members."
"It’s this support that has helped us to achieve such a lot in a relatively short period, not least of which has been to expand the number of hand pumps from the two we had in 2011 to the eleven we now have (six on our main bar and a further five on our upstairs bar). This has enabled us to further promote the pleasures of drinking real ale through our very successful monthly Brewery Nights in addition to our annual Easter Beer Festival."
Flixton will now go forward to be judged against fifteen other clubs around the country for title of National Club of the Year.
Presentation of the Regional Club Of The Year Certificate will be made on Friday October 16th from 7.30pm.