Bent and Bongs Beer Bash, known as the BBBB. It will be taking place in Atherton from Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 February; I usually go on the Saturday.
It's a joint venture by CAMRA and a local charitable trust, and it has a new venue this year: the Atherton Roller Rink, Bolton Road, Atherton, M46 9JQ. This is about 10 minutes' walk from Atherton Station, even closer than the old venue. Unfortunately, the characterful, if slightly rundown, Formby Hall, where the BBBB had been held since 1990, has been sold for redevelopment.
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