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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'.


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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Next social trip .... Broughton Festival of Beer

Our next social jaunt is to the Lake District for the Broughton Festival of Beer on Saturday, 4th October 2014.

Unlike any other beer festival, the pubs in and around Broughton-in-Furness pull together to showcase their passion for real ales. In 2013, over 100 real ales were served across 9 pubs, including a pop-up bar - the Travellers Arms in Ulpha. Other participating pubs include the multi-award winning Manor Arms in Broughton-in-Furness and Prince of Wales at Foxfield, with it's own in-house brewery. 

The coach will be leaving The Anvil in Wigan at 10am and picking up en-route in Standish. The coach will return to the Anvil around 9.30pm. 

The cost of this trip is just £15 per person which includes return travel by executive coach. Seats are limited (28 places) - to reserve your place, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

A £5 non-returnable deposit is required to secure your place on this trip. CAMRA Members, and their guests, have until 17th September to reserve their places on this trip when any remaining places will go on 'open sale'.

Another Road to Wigan Beer

Allgates Brewery is putting together another 'Road to Wigan Beer' festival throughout all their pubs for 11 days between September 25th and 5th October.

It looks like being yet another cracker with beers already confirmed from the following breweries :- 360 Degrees ; Anarchy ; Arbor Ales ; Bad Seed ; Black Iris ; Blackjack  ; Black Rock ; Buxton ; Caveman ; Cullercoats ; Cwrwlal ; Dark Star ; Firebrand ; Five Points ; Five Towns ; Green Jack ; Hafod ; Hammerton ; Longman ; Mantle ; Mordue ; North Riding ; Out There : Red Squirrel ; Seven Brothers ; Shiny ; Silhill ; Siren Craft ; Stancill ; Sonnet 43 ; Vagrant ; Vibrant Forest ; Whitstable ; Wiper and True.

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

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)





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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