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.
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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
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.
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 :-
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'.
Booze News - Wigan CAMRA's Members Bulletin
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In the local papers .....
Click on links below to view recent beer-related stories in the local newspapers :-
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