Greater Manchester CAMRA
Transport for Greater Manchester Bus Route Planner
Here is a handy website for folk who want to find a bus to a pub:
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) new 'Bus Route Explorer'.
As TfGM say: "Our new bus explorer map will help you find which buses run through an area, find your nearest bus stop and
the buses that run from them. You can also see what routes buses take and quickly view the timetables."
"It is easy to use, you can right click (or 'double tap') on the map to show which buses run nearby or you can type in a bus service number or a place/postcode in the text box."
It can even locate the bus routes available to visit quite a lot of pubs, even newly named ones like the Silver Tally, Standish, Wigan or more established pubs such as the Crown & Kettle, Manchester, though for obvious reasons it struggles a bit if you only tell it "Black Bull" or "Royal Oak".
Obviously using a pub's post code will also enable you to find the bus service for a pub.
So leave the car at home and get the bus!
Judging for Regional Cider Pub of the Year 2014
CAMRA Greater Manchester branches will be involved in judging the Greater Manchester Cider Pub of the Year 2014.
Each branch has nominated their Cider Pub of the Year to go forward to be judged as the CAMRA Greater Manchester Cider Pub of the Year.
The finalists are:
Bank Top Brewery Tap
High Peak & North East Cheshire
Rochdale, Oldham & Bury
First Chop (Bury)
South East Lancashire
Stockport & South Manchester
Trafford & Hulme
Mason’s Arms (Billinge)
Greater Manchester branches will be supplying judges who will visit and taste cider in all the pubs on the list, with the exception of their own nomination.
The pubs will then be scored and the scores collated and the winner announced in May.
For further information please contact the Regional Cider Officer Mike Gilroy (mobile 07905 680 710) or email Mikegilroy17@yahoo.co.uk.
Greater Manchester Pub of the Year
Judging has now begun for CAMRA Greater Manchester Pub of the Year.
New Brew Pub in Stockport
Building work has started at the back of the Magnet on Wellington Road North in Stockport to create a pub brewery. It is hoped that the brewery will be up and running by Christmas.
Owner Ian is doing the building work himself and he will also be installing the brewery. Sarah (of Cellar Rat fame) will initially be the brewer but due to the demands of being a new mother, thereafter the brewing duties will be shared amongst the other staff to brew a range of regular beers. At this stage it is not known if the brewery name Cellar Rat will be resuscitated or whether a completely new pub brewery name and recipes will be used.
The brewery will be a single story extension to the back of the pub. Plans have already been submitted and planning permission has been granted so it is hoped that by Christmas or early in the New Year that the breweries beers will be on stream. The original plans to position the brewery in the pub cellar have been abandoned due to their impractability. This comes hot on the heals of the Hope Inn just up the road with their excellent Fool Hardy range of beers. This will make this part of Stockport even more unmissable for visitors to the area.
Lymm Brewing Company Update
Dunham Massey Brewery has applied for and got planning permission for a new brew pub in Lymm.
The brew pub be called ‘The Lymm Brewing Company’ and is on the site of the former Lymm post office (18, Bridgewater Street, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 0AB).
This will be a satellite company of Dunham Massey Brewery (Dunham Massey Brewery trading as The Lymm Brewing Company) and do about 2 brews per week.
The first brew was done at the new site at the beginning of October.
New outlet in Stockton Heath
The Costello family have applied for and got permission to open a new bar in Stockton Heath. This bar will be similar to Costello’s Bar (Dunham Massey Brewery Tap) and will be tied to both Dunham and Lymm breweries, though they may have a guest beer. They hope to open this new bar in December.
WhatPub for All!
WhatPub is the most comprehensive online guide to pubs serving real ale and is CAMRA's new national online pub guide.
The system was launched to members last September for members only. Now WhatPub is available to all.
WhatPub provides details of over 35,800 pubs serving real ale, making it the definitive online pub guide for the real ale drinker.
In addition, WhatPub provides full details for over 21,000 of those pubs, with details of real ales available, opening times, and description of the pub.
Additionally WhatPub is now optimised for mobile browsers.
If you access WhatPub from a smartphone, like an Android or iPhone, you will now find that WhatPub now functions in a way very similar to an App. Each function WhatPub is scaled to fit optimally on a mobile device, with a full pub entry divided into a series of screens.
WhatPub also now provides more details about pubs:
- You can search for pubs that offer a discounts to CAMRA members
- You can get more details about specific features and facilities
- You can search for pubs that have important historic interiors
All of these details are maintained by thousands of CAMRA volunteers in over 200 branches across the UK, and include updates from members like you who Submit Updates using the online form.
Look out for promotional posters and beer mats appearing in your local pubs, and please tell your family and friends about WhatPub!
Find a Cider Pub in Greater Manchester
In due course the "Cider Pubs In Greater Manchester " webpage will list all the pubs and clubs within the Greater Manchester region that sell real cider or perry.
At the moment this is a work in progress.
You may require some FREE 'reader' software to view some of the documents on this site.