Rochdale Oldham and Bury Branch
GeneralRochdale, Oldham and Bury Branch (ROB) was founded in 1981. It covers the Metropolitan Boroughs of Rochdale, Oldham and Bury and has over 700 members. The Branch meets in various pubs on the first Tuesday of the month and all are welcome to attend. In addition to the social activities outlined below, we run two Beer Festivals a year, Bury in November and Oldham in March.ROB also has its own quarterly newsletter “More Beer”.
SocialWithin Rochdale, Oldham & Bury Branch the aim is to provide a range of social activities which will appeal to a broad spectrum of beer drinkers in the Branch. This can range from a simple pub social to a long weekend either in this country or overseas in a suitable beer related location, and everyone is welcome. There is the occasional train trip and CAMRAMBLE for the slightly more energetic members of the branch.
The branch tries to organise a social event each month – pub crawls are popular as are mid-week/Saturday coach trips to breweries or interesting pubs around the country. In the case of coach visits there are various pick-up points in the Rochdale, Oldham & Bury area before we set out to the designated brewery etc, usually arriving there in time for lunch on a Saturday. In the recent past we have organised coach trips to the Ribble Valley, South Yorkshire, the Wirral, Hydes Brewery and the Peak District.