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Good Beer Guide 2015


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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'.


Our LocAle Scheme changed at the beginning of 2015. LocAle awards are now issued on an annual basis and pubs can now nominate themselves for the award.

The current lists of LocAle accredited pubs (2)and breweries (27)has been revised to reflect these changes [last updated 17th May 2015].

Click on links to view
LocAle Brewery list
LocAle Brewery map
LocAle pubs and clubs

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LocAle Accreditation Scheme [2015]

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, wefeel 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.

If you are a publican and want to know more about the LocAle Scheme or wish to nominate your pub or club for this prestigious award, please contact our LocAle Co-ordinator (Carol Worthington) via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

[LocAle Breweries] [LocAle Pubs]

Next Branch Meetings

Our next Branch Meeting will take place on Wednesday, 19th August 2015starting at 8pm. The venue is Prodesse Ale Housein Hindley.All branch members are welcomed.

Dates for the remaining meetings in 2015 have also been set but the venues have not yet been confirmed for all of them. The meetings are :-

  • Thursday, September 17th at Tap 'n' Barrel in Jaxons Court, Wigan (voting for Pub of the Season - Autumn)
  • Tuesday, October 13th
  • Thursday, November 19th (nominations for Pub of the Season)
  • Tuesday, December 8th (voting for Pub of the Season - Winter)

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.

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

Wigan CAMRA visit the Bridge End Inn at Ruabon on 9th May 2015

Bridge End Inn, Ruabon












Wigan CAMRA visit the BridgeEnd Inn at Ruabon on 9th May 2015

In the local papers .....

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

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