News from pubs across the branch area.

The Spoon Inn, Balrow Moor Road, Chorlton has launched a new evening menu to complement their regular daytime menu of sandwiches, salads & snacks. The new menu includes Sausage Mondays when you can get a gourmet hot dog (or vegetarian option) and a pint of ale for £6.50.

The café bar has also become a drop of point for Barakah Food Aid, the food bank project set up by local business people Manzoor and Aiysha Ali to help those in need of food in the Whalley Range and Chorlton area. Members of the public can drop non-perishable food items at the drop of point in the bar and the staff will arrange for them to be collected and distributed to those in need.

Sedge Lynn MTB 2015On Thursday 12th March, the award winning Hawkshead Brewery will be down at The Sedge Lynn in Chorlton for a Meet The Brewer Evening.

The event will be the area launch for the Wetherspoon Real Ale Festival which begins on Friday 13th. A selection of festival ales will be available on the night, a day before the official start. Further details are to be confirmed.

Entrance is free. Hawkshead will be there from 6.30pm - 8pm.

News from The Wharf, Castlefield....

 

Hello,

We're planning a few interesting evenings over the coming months at the Wharf in Castlefield. The first of these will be a "Meet The Brewer" session with Weetwood ales, brewer of Wharf favourite 'Cheshire Cat'. We'll be sampling a variety of their ales and hearing about how they're brewed, so I do hope you'll join us for an evening of self-improvement while tickling the tastebuds. It promises to be a pleasantly social occasion, and you'll have ample time to conduct further research at the bar afterwards.

The evening kicks off at 7.30pm on Wednesday 11th February. We would ask for a £5 deposit which we will return to you on the night, so do please pop in and put your name on the list. 

All the best,

Siobhan and the Wharf crew

The ever improving Real Ale scene in Flixton has been boosted by the addition of two pubs that were, for a long time, “Cask Ale Deserts”.

 

The arrival, just over 12 months ago, of Vicky & Brian O’Keefe as the new management team at The Garrick’s Head on Moorside Road (virtually opposite Trafford General Hospital) has really helped in getting real ale established in the pub and the quality of the beers served has already resulted in it being awarded the Cask Marque.

Three handpumps now grace the single long bar, and recent offerings have included Wells Bombardier, Sharp’s Doombar, Wychwood Hobgoblin and beers from Thwaites and Young’s.

The beers are proving popular with both their regular and new customers.  

 

Already well known locally for its live music and its screening of live sports, The Garrick is now gaining itself a well deserved reputation for its choice and quality of cask ale.

 

From The Garrick, a short stroll down to the other end of Brook Road brings you to Flixton Road and to the Bird i’th Hand.