King George (Hale)
July's closure of the King George on Moss Lane on the Altrincham / Hale border (near to Altrincham FC) was short lived with new management in the form of Emma & John taking over on 21st July. As well as a brand new menu, other additions to the pub's offer include a regular Wednesday poker night, Thursday quiz and a range of other entertainments include a psychic night on 28th October
Follow events on their facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/100005638157679
Bird I'The Hand (Flixton)
Flixton has a new real ale outlet with new handpumps installed at The Bird I'The Hand on Flixton Road by the new management of Darren Shaw & Chris Gates who took over management of the pub in mid August. They have also launched a facebook page to keep locals updated with events - www.facebook.com/thebirdithhand
Royal Oak (Chorlton)
There is a new (old) name on the real ale scene with three handpumps installed at The Royal Oak. One is a modern illuminated font for Greene King IPA (not surprising as they own the pub) while two traditional pumps were reported vacant when first noticed. It's a couple of years since the Royal Oak last flirted with real ale - something which ultimately proved fruitless with slow sales leading to reports of poor quality and ultimately the removal of the ale. There's new management at the pub since then so we hope that this time they will be more successful at introducing their customers to the great flavours of well kept cask conditioned ale.
Marble Beer House (Chorlton)
Although it was a pioneer of the Chorlton bar scene, in recent times the Marble Beer House has lagged behind as newer bars with kitchens were able to offer a food menu alongside their beers. Now, their sister pub The Marble Arch has come to the rescue with a range of snacks & ploughman's options made at the renowned Rochdale Road pub & restaurant but available at the Beer House. The range includes Marble's own take on the scotch egg served with choice of chutney or piccalilli, pork pies, home made pork scratchings and classic pickled eggs.
Any further information on the pubs above or news of changes at any other pubs can be sent to inventory (at) thcamra.org.uk