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At 1st September 2015
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'.
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Annual Branch Awards (2015)
At the AGM on January 13th 2016, voting took place for our annual pub/club awards. The emphatic winner of the Pub of the Year award was WIGAN CENTRAL, polling over 60% of all votes cast.
All other awards were much more closely contested and the winners are as follows :-
Congratulations to all concerned. Click here to view all previous award winners.
Note : The Crooke Hall Inn was initially declared Community Pub of the Year by the narrowest of margins - casting vote by the Chairman, having tied with the Silver Tally in Shevington Moor. However, upon learning of the impending departure of the popular licensees of the Crooke Hall, our Chairman rescinded his vote and cast it to the Silver Tally which becomes the Community Pub of the Year 2015.
Wigan Beer Festival 2016
Make a note in your diaries ... the biggest event of the year for Wigan CAMRA is back for the 29th consecutive year.
Wigan CAMRA Beer Festival will be held from Thursday 3rd March 2016 through to Saturday 5th March 2016 at the usual venue - Robin Park Sports Centre, opposite the DW Stadium.
The theme for this years festival is 'at the seaside' so you can expect some fun and frivolities mixed in with a great choice of real ales, ciders and foreign beers. Don't miss one the best beer festivals in the North West !!
LocAle Accreditation Scheme 
CAMRA's Locale Accreditation Scheme is simply about local people enjoying local beers in local pubs. We feel that publicans rightfully deserve to be acknowledged for serving beers from local breweries in their pubs and clubs.
Rather than having to be nominated by CAMRA members, we feel it is fairer and more transparent that publicans should be able to nominate their own pubs, subject to scrutiny of course. After all, it is the publicans that are making the commitment of stocking and serving local ales to an acceptable level of quality.
Using pre-defined criteria, Wigan CAMRA have agreed upon 27 breweries (see below) that satisfy LocAle requirements. We feel that this provides publicans with plenty of scope in choosing their LocAle beers.
Wigan CAMRA visit the Swan with Two Necks at Pendleton
For more photos of the social trip to the Swan with Two Necks, Skipton and Saltaire Beer Club on May 30th 2014, click here.
Beer Festival Diary