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Our pubs & clubs

With over†130 real ale pubs and clubs in our branch area, we have a pub for everyone.

Check them out on our 'A-Z of Pubs'.

Alternatively,†check them out our detailed and informative 'Pubs Database'.


The list of LocAle pubs (28)†and breweries (60)†has been revised and updated as of 29th January 2015.

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LocAle Brewery list
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LocAle pubs and clubs

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Next Meeting & Social Trip

Our next Branch Meeting will take place on Wednesday, 25th March 2015†starting at 8pm. The venue is the Prospect Brewery Bar at Bradley Hall Trading Estate in Standish. All branch members are welcomed. Rumour has it that will also be some free beer !!

Our first social trip of 2015 takes place on Saturday March 28th. We'll be visiting Ossett Brewery in Yorkshire for a brewery tour, including beer sampling. We'll then visit a nearby Ossett pub for pie, peas and a pint. After that, we'll have some free time in Wakefield which has a few decent alehouses worth exploring. The inclusive cost of the trip is just £15 per person for CAMRA branch members. We'll be leaving Wigan around 10.45am and arriving back around 9,30pm.

This trip provides exceptional value-for-money. However, we have just a few places left which will be offered on a first-come first-served basis. Please contact Roy Pearson, our Social Secretary, for more details or to reserve your place -† This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Branch Awards

At the AGM on January 14th 2015, voting took place for our annual pub/club awards. The winners are as follows :-

Congratulations to all concerned.†

New kids on the block

Real ale in the Wigan area continues to thrive which has resulted in two new local breweries commencing operations within the past six months.

Martland Mill Brewery commenced operations†on 11th July 2014. For more information check out their website at Martland Mill Brewery.

Hophurst Brewery in Hindley commenced operations in October 2014. For more information check out their website at †Hophurst Brewery.

There is also a trend of smaller independent bars opening within the past few months, both locally and across the Greater Manchester region.†Some local examples of these include :-

  • Docs Symposium in Mesnes Street, Wigan -†more info
  • Blundells Cafe Bar in Swinley
  • Albion Ale House in Standish - more info
  • Wigan Central, in the railway arch at Wigan North Western station -†visit website

All Gates and Prospect prosper again at regional beer competition

Congratulations to two of our local breweries, All Gates and Prospect, upon winning awards at the SIBA North-West Beer Competition held at Bolton Beer Festival on 15th October 2014.

Allgates won a silver award in the Best Bitter category with 'Dry Bones' (4.0%) whilst Prospect won a bronze award in the Bottled Speciality Beers category with 'Clementine' (5.0%).

Other local-ish breweries winning awards were Bank Top (Bolton) and Blackedge (Horwich).†

Wigan CAMRA visit the Swan with Two Necks at Pendleton on 30th May, 2014

Swan with Two Necks

For more photos of the social trip to the Swan with Two Necks, Skipton and Saltaire Beer Club on May 30th, click here

In the local papers .....

Click on links below to view recent beer-related stories in the local newspapers :- ††

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