Flixton’s Fox & Hounds is under new management with Andy Flynn taking over in mid-March. Andy is a active CAMRA member who regularly enjoys a busman’s holiday serving and cellaring at CAMRA festivals, including at January’s Manchester Beer & Cider Festival. He is no stranger to the pub game either having been at the helm of the Bird i'th Hand in Hindley, Wigan for the last four years.
The new management immediately brought back cask ales and when we called a few days into Andy’s tenancy, two cask ales from Theakston’s were on offer - Atlantic Red and Vanilla Stout. The selection will rotate from the guest list provided by owners Star Inns - aka Heineken – so Heineken’s own Caledonian brewery will be likely to feature – with the aim of increasing the range available once a modest refurbishment project has been completed. There is a quiz on Monday evenings from 9 pm and weekends will feature live music karaoke on Friday nights & professional singers on Saturdays.
Trafford & Hulme CAMRA celebrates its 40th (Ruby) Anniversary in 2017.
To commemorate this milestone, we are creating a new range of branch clothing with the branch 40th Anniversary logo embroidered in red (ruby) coloured thread.
It is too late to pre-order sweatshirts and hoodies but T-shirts and polo shirts will be available from the May branch meeting..
Prices will be:
|T-Shirt||Polo Shirt||Sweatshirt||Hoodie||Zipped hoodie|
Shirts will be avaiilaable in Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL & 3XL and in Black & Navy Blue
Also available now is an emamel lapel badge / broach.
These will be as shown opposite, approx 30mm x 30mm with a safety type catch.
Gold sections will be polished metal with enamel infill.
Lapel badges are priced at £3 each or two for £5.
If you would like to place an order, please complete the form below. Payment wto be made on collection.
Chorlton’s de Nada bar & restaurant has announced that it is closing it’s doors on 9th April. It was four years ago that co-owners Nigel & Sam decided to bring a taste of their favourite continent to this small bar at the north end of Manchester Road with Nigel adding his love of cask ales to the mix as well as a notable commitment to stocking real cider and perry at all times. Whether it was to enjoy their top-quality food or just to pop in for a quiet pint away from the hustle of some of the areas louder bars, de Nada brought something different to Chorlton that will be missed. Trafford & Hulme Camra wishes Nigel and Sam all the best for their future endeavours.
On Saturday 25th February, Trafford & Hulme will visit the pubs of Chester for the first time inover two years.
Plan is to catch the 11.17 Northern Trains service from Manchester Piccadilly (Platform 12). Train calls at Stockport (11.26), Navigation Road (11.44) & Altrincham (11.46).
We arrive in Chester at 12.46
Pubs we aim to visit:
There are plenty of additional options on route as well.
Aim will be to return around 7.30