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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 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'.

LocAle

The list of LocAle pubs (28) and breweries (66) has been revised and updated as of 8th June 2014.

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

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Good Beer Guide 2014

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Beer Festival Planning Meeting

The next meeting is planned for 8pm on Monday, 4th August 2014.

The venue is planned to be The Raven on Wallgate in Wigan town centre. However, due to recent problems with cellar cooling, there may be limited (or no) availability of cask ale. Should this be the case, the meeting will reconvene a few yards down the road to Little Fifteen (also on Wallgate). 

PLEASE NOTE : This is not a 'normal' branch meeting but is specifically for those who have a vested interest in the planning and preparation of Wigan Beer Festival 2015.

A new brewery opens in Wigan

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

For more information about the brewery, click on 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

Next social trips

We are now taking reservations for the following social trips :-

Sunday August 3rd - Spitting Feathers Brewery, near Chester. Cost £30 per person- at first this may seem expensive but it is a 5-hour extravaganza with lots of 'free' bbq food, beer, entertainment and an interactive brew day. A trip not to be missed.

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Wigan Beer Festival 2015

Make a note in your diaries ..... the next Wigan Beer Festival will take place between 5th-7th March 2015.

Branch Awards 2014

At the AGM of Wigan CAMRA Branch on 15th January 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 our latest publicaions :-

  • Booze News, Issue 89 : Dec 2013 / Jan 2014 [view
  • Booze News, Issue 88 : October/November 2013 [view]
  • Booze News, Issue 87 : September 2013 [view]
  • Booze News, Issue 86 : August 2013 [view]
  • Booze News, Issue 84(b) : July 2013 [view]
  • Booze News, Issue 84(a) : June 2013 [view
  • Booze News, Issue 83 : May 2013 [view]
  • Booze News, Issue 82 : April 2013 [view]
  • Booze News, Issue 81 : March 2013 [view]
  • Booze News, Issue 80 : February 2013 [view] 
  • Booze News, Issue 79 : January 2013 [view]

Click here to view all previous editions of Booze News.

In the local papers .....


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

For more stories, click here.

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