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Pub of the Season

Pub of the Season
Autumn 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'.

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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 !!

Next Events

Monday, 30th November at 8pm : LocAle presentation to the Tap 'n' Barrel, Wigan

Tuesday, 8th December at 8pm : Branch Meeting at Tap 'n' Barrel, Wigan - (voting for Pub of the Season, Winter).

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]

Annual 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.

Click hereto view all previous award winners.

Wigan CAMRA visit the Swan with Two Necks at Pendleton

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 2014, click here.

Beer Festival Diary

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