Chorlton Challenge 2016
Friday 18th & Saturday 19th November 2018
The Chorlton Challenge is the annual survey of Chorlton's 28 pubs and bars which serve cask ale - an increase of two on last year.
Spread over two days, the challenge is to visit all 28 pubs but if you can't make the full weekend just drop in when you feel you can to support your local pubs. If you know the area then it may be a chance to visit pubs you don't regularly go to.
All times approximate.
If lost call 07979 350863 or 07879 880972
The Old Abbey Inn is a pub which many people have no idea exists. Despite only being a few minutes walk from Oxford Road, it’s location tucked away in the centre of Manchester Science Park has seen it typically only open weekday lunchtimes to serve office workers. However, now the pub has been taken over by a group seeking to make it the heart of a new community.
Roots Kitchen Co-Op is a collective of cooks, foragers, brewers and musicians who launched the renamed Old Abbey Taphouse with a weekend of events in early October, following a two month long refurbishment. Upstairs at the pub hosts to a recording studio & rehearsal room with a well being studio due to open in November.
Food at the pub will be ethical and sustainable - organically grown & reared, traditionally processed, naturally refined without waste minimised. Visitors can expect slow cooked one-pots, seasonal salads, wood fired bakes, sourdough platters, and raw puddings.
Newcastle’s Brinkburn Street brewery brewed Galivantes Porter for the opening weekend, named after the resident house band, the founders of which are part of the collective running the venue. An in house micro-brewery is planned.
New opening hours are Monday - Thursday 11.30am - 11pm; Friday & Saturday 11.30am - 3.00am; Closed Sunday.
Kitchen Times : 11.30am - 3.30 pm Monday – Saturday and 5.30pm - 10.30pm Wednesday – Saturday
Dave Barlow and his team at The Brook, Brooklands have won the JW Lees Cask Ale Pub of the Year Award for 2016. The team wer delighted to regain the title they last won in 2014. This award marks that The Brook has sold the most consistently excellent quality cask ales throughout the whole of the JW Lees estate.
And just to make their day even better they also won the JW Lees Top Cellar award 2016 for selling the most cask ale per square foot of the pubs floor space.
Dave and his team always offer a great welcome to all of their customers so why not go in and congratulate them in person.
Not long to Christmas, it will be here almost before you can say Winter Warmer. So if you cant't get out for the snow and need a present for a real ale or real cider fan consider buying them CAMRA Gift membership.
To make it extra special you can include include a copy of the Good Beer Guide.
Don't worry about getting it now. The membership year starts when they activate it so they won't miss out on a minute of membership.