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Branch Diary

Swiggin in Wiggin

The August-October edition of"Swiggin in Wiggin" has now been produced and is in the process of being distributed to local pubs and clubs. Look out for a copy !!

Our pubs & clubs

With over130 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'.

LocAle

The list of LocAle pubs (28)and breweries (66)has been revised and updated as of8th June 2014.

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LocAle Brewery list
LocAle Brewery map
LocAle pubs and clubs

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Good Beer Guide 2014

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Allgates and Prospect prosper again at regional beer competition

Congratulations to two of our local breweries, Allgates 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 Beer Festival 2015

Make a note in your diaries ..... the next Wigan Beer Festival will take place between5th-7th March 2015.

A new brewery opens in Wigan

There's a new kid on the block on thebrewing scenein Wigan. Martland Mill Brewery commenced operationson 11th July, 2014 and is a welcomed addition to the Wigan beer scene. We look forward tosampling their beers in our local pubs in the forthcoming weeks.

For more information about the brewery, clickon the following link:- Martland Mill Brewery

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

Branch Awards 2014

At the AGM of Wigan CAMRA Branch on 15thJanuary 2014, voting took place to determine our prestigious annual awards. The results are as follows :-

PUB OF THE YEAR :CROOKE HALL INN, Crooke, Standish Lower Ground (2nd - The Anvil, Wigan ; 3rd - The Raven Hotel, Wigan)

COMMUNITY PUB OF THE YEAR :CROOKE HALL INN, Crooke, Standish Lower Ground

CLUB OF THE YEAR :STANDISH UNITY CLUB, Standish

CIDER PUB OF THE YEAR :MASONS ARMS, Billinge

BEST NEW CASK OUTLET OF THE YEAR :BIRD I'TH HAND, Hindley

Double cheer for the Masons Arms in Billinge

The Masons Arms in Billinge was presented with their latest two awards on 27th January 2014 - 'Pub of the Season, Winter 2013' and 'Cider Pub of the Year 2013'.

Pub of the Season Winter 2013 Cider Pub of the Year 2013

Booze News - Wigan CAMRA's Members Bulletin

Click on the links below to view ourlatest publicaions :-

  • Booze News, Issue 89 : Dec 2013 / Jan 2014 [view]
  • Booze News, Issue 88 : October/November2013 [view]
  • Booze News, Issue 87 : September2013 [view]
  • Booze News, Issue 86 : August2013 [view]
  • Booze News, Issue 84(b) : July 2013 [view]
  • Booze News, Issue 84(a) : June2013 [view]
  • Booze News, Issue 83 : May 2013 [view]
  • Booze News, Issue 82 : April2013 [view]
  • Booze News, Issue 81 : March2013 [view]
  • Booze News, Issue 80 : February2013 [view]
  • Booze News, Issue 79 : January 2013 [view]

Click here to view all previous editions of Booze News.

In the local papers .....


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