Altrincham’s Tavern On the Green has re-opened after a refurbishment.

It is now part of the Bermondsey Pub Co which is the company set up by owners Enterprise Inns to run managed pubs as opposed to their tenanted model which has so badly let down pubs like the Tavern (formerly the Faulkner’s Arms) in the past.

New manager Sam Foster told #THCAMRA that there will be four cask ales on rotation and the pub will be offering a discount to CAMRA members.

Food is based around an extensive choice of pies from Bristol’s PieMinster with associated sides. Opening times will be 10am – 11pm with an extra hour til Midnight on Friday and Saturdays.

 

Update 23rd July:

The pub has had a successful first few weeks of trading, with Fridays and Saturdays particularly busy. There are four regularly changing real ales on offer with manager Sam welcoming recommendations on beers to be featured. Card carrying CAMRA members receive a 20% discount on cask ales. The Tavern is the latest opening on a much revived Stamford New Road following The Craftsman and the Cheshire Tap, both of which are also doing well.

In Urmston, the Prairie Schooner Tap House will be renovating its frontage with new windows, new signage and a large awning. Inside, air conditioning will be added. Events-wise the bar and bottle show now hosts free live music every Wednesday from 8.30 (jazz, blues, folk). Every Thursday there is a “vinyl night” where customers are welcome to bring their own MP3 players! The bottle shop’s range now reflects the great beers being brewed across the North with an emphasis on new breweries too like Torrside, High Peak & Thirst Class.

There's a new landlord at the Bird i'th Hand in Flixton. Mark was previously in charge of Robinsons The Railway in Whaley Bridge. When #thcamra called in there was no cask ale available as Mark is having owners Punch Taverns replace the beer lines. Once the work is complete, is likely to feature Wells' Bombardier and Theakston Lightfoot and possibly a dark beer.

Chorlton has gained yet another bar and restaurant serving cask ales and “craft beer”. The interestingly name “Man Bites Frog” is in the first unit of the Victorian arcade on Barlow Moor Road near to Chorlton Bus station – just down from Strange Brew & The Spoon Inn. In fact co-owner Dave Cleall-Hill has moved from The Spoon Inn to fulfil a long held dream of having his own place.

The wacky name is accompanied by the off the wall aim to be a combo of craft ale bar, laid back restaurant and outdoor cinema! Yep that’s right – cinema! Plans are in place to turn the courtyards at the rear into venue where guests will wear headphones to watch movies al fresco.

Dave, who first came to local prominence during his time at Marble Beer House when it was named Trafford & Hulme CAMRA Pub Of The Year, has partnered with Saffron Hulme formerly of Waterstones café in the new venture. As the name might suggest, the food will be French inspired – including frog’s legs. On the beer front, there are two handpumps on the bar with beers coming from local brewers such as First Chop and Alphabet Brewing Company.

Locals in Hulme have reacted with concern about the sudden closure of The Junction Hotel, one of the last remaining traditional pubs in an area that used to have one on every corner. Is reported that noise complaints about the long running jam nights made by new arrivals to the area curtailed those nights and severely hit trade.

More worryingly is the news that owners Hydes Brewery have wasted no time in selling off the pub to a property developer. Opening Times has no information on who that developer may be or their plans for the pub but local campaigners have vowed to fight any attempts to redevelop the pub which they wish to retain as a community asset. Anybody who is interested in backing the campaign to save the pub should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The CAMRA Revitalization Project is under way. This has been set up to find new ways to breathe life into the Campaign. We are consulting all of you, the CAMRA members. The decision is in your hands. Take a look at the web site, read the Consultation Document, perhaps attentd a local meeting and then compelet the survey...

The next local meeting is at The Gateway, East Didsbury on Wednesday 20th July - 7pm to 9pm

https://whatpub.com/pubs/MAS/4221/gateway-didsbury

https://revitalisation.camra.org.uk/

 

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