Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Real ale events in the next two weeks

There are several real ale events happening locally over the next two weeks:
  • Wigan is fortunate in having a varied range of good real ale pubs, so CAMRA Southport and West Lancs is organising a social trip by train to Wigan town centre on Saturday 28 May. If you are interested, join in, member or not. Meet at 10.30am to organise people into pairs so that they can buy the cheaper Duo tickets, then depart at 10.51am. There are six pubs in Wigan listed in the Good Beer Guide: the Anvil, the Berkeley, Doc's Symposium, the John Bull Chophouse, the Raven and Wigan Central (Wigan's Pub of the Year), all fairly close to the station. The precise itinerary will be decided on the day when Wigan CAMRA members will join the group.
  • CAMRA West Lancs area Pub of the Year
    CAMRA Southport and West Lancs will be meeting in the Heatons Bridge on Wednesday 1 June to present the Branch's Pub of the Year (West Lancs area) award at about 8.30pm. Non-members who are interested in seeing this old canalside pub receive its well-deserved award are welcome to come along. Get there by catching the 375 bus on Lord Street by Morrison's at 7.45pm; it stops right outside the pub and the last bus back is at 10.20pm. The Heatons Bridge is at 2 Heatons Bridge Road (B5242), Scarisbrick, L40 8JG. Phone: 01704 840549.
  • Liverpool Organic Brewery is holding another Waterloo Beer Festival from Thursday 26 May 2016 to Sunday, 29 May 2016. It will take place in the atmospheric surroundings of the Old Christ Church in Waterloo Road, Liverpool, L22 1RE, a short walk from Waterloo Station. They will be offering more than 150 Real Ales, Ciders and Perries, continental bottled beers, wines and Liverpool Gin. There will also be food stalls. More info and tickets here.
    Live music (Pete Rimmer & Bill
    Hackney) in the Tap & Bottles
  • The Birkenhead Beer and Cider Festival, organised by Wirral CAMRA, will be taking place from Thursday 2 June to Saturday 4 June at the Recreation Centre, Prenton Park (Tranmere Rovers FC) in Birkenhead. Tickets and more information here.
  • CAMRA Southport and West Lancs will be meeting in the Tap and Bottles micropub on Tuesday 7 June to present the Branch's Pub of the Year (Merseyside area) award at about 8.30pm. As it's a pub, non-members are of course welcome to come along. The pub is at 19 Cambridge Walks, Southport, PR8 1EN, next to the Atkinson (arts centre).

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