News

News from Salford & District branch and pubs/breweries around the Salford area

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    Sunday 2 December 2018
  • Nominations for the Good Beer Guide

    We know that sometimes it is difficult for some people to attend the weekly socials and meetings due to other commitments. In recognition of this, we are trialling nomination of pubs by email for the Good Beer Guide entries for Salford & District branch.

    If you would like to nominate a pub to be considered for one of our entries, please send an email to our Pubs Officer, Robert Chafer ku.gro.armac.droflas@buptahw(). Please ensure that you include your CAMRA membership number and details of why you think the pub should be considered. All nomination emails must be received by 28 January. Nominations will be considered for the shortlist at a meeting on 30 January (please see branch diary for details).

    Sunday 2 December 2018
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    Monday 26 November 2018
  • Branch diary now updated

    The diary for Salford & District branch has now been updated.

    Monday 26 November 2018
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    Saturday 8 September 2018
  • Amendment to venue for next branch meeting

    Please note a change to the venue for the next branch meeting on 19 September 2018. We will now meet at The Eagle Inn. 7:30pm as usual.

    Saturday 8 September 2018
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    Tuesday 21 August 2018
  • "Official unofficial" best beer in Salford competition

    The "Official unofficial" best beer in Salford competition took place at the recent Eccles RFC Beer & Gin Festival on 17, 18 19 August 2018.

    Here are the results as supplied by Martin Parkinson:

    • The beer was split into 4 categories; Pale Ale & Golden Ale, Bitter, Best Bitter & IPA, and Speciality Beers.
    • The winner of each category would then go forward to a final judging panel to find the Best Beer of Salford.
    • Dark Beers are to be judged next year during Winter Months.
    • Four breweries supplied a beer in each category. One brewer did not have a beer which fell into the Speciality category and therefore only supplied 3.
    • During the first stage of judging, i.e. for best beer in each category, all beers were tasted by 4 judges.
    • For the final round of judging, i.e. best overall beer, all beers were tasted by 6 judges.
    • Judging panels were made up of Eccles RFC club members & CAMRA members.
    • Beers were scored out of 10 for: clarity, smell, conditioning, taste 1 & taste 2.

    Category Results:

    Pale Ale & Golden Ale:

    Winner – Pale by Pomona Island

    Runner Up - Session by Seven Bro7hers.


    Bitter:

    Winner – 1863 by Hydes,

    Runner Up – Red by Outstanding.


    Best Bitter & IPA:

    Winner - IPA by Seven Bro7hers

    Runner Up – IPA by Outstanding


    Speciality Beer:

    Winner – Peach by Seven Bro7hers

    Runner Up – Witbier by Outstanding

    Overall Best Beer of Salford Results:

    Winner – IPA by Seven Bro7hers

    Runner Up - Peach by Seven Bro7hers

    Customers Choice:

    • Going by volume sales of all the beers, Seven Bro7hers brewery were a clear winner with the highest volume of sales - not difficult when you consider they had a winner or runner up in 3 of the 4 categories.
    • Joint second place on volume sales were First Chop Brewery & Pomona Island Brewery - I have put them joint as they were within a gallon of each other and the recorded figures were subject to my reading of the dip stick, with a shaky hand and sore head.

    A very interesting exercise to say the least.

    Thanks to the CAMRA members who took part in the judging.

    Eccles RFC open this Saturday

    We still have a bit of beer to get rid of, including category winners & runners up. All the beer has been kept under good cellar conditions with casks sealed since Sunday.

    As we have a game at home, Eccles Rugby Club will be open Saturday 25th from 13:00 till early evening. Anyone wishing to come and help mop up the surplus are more than welcome. Beer prices will also be reduced from festival prices.

    Tuesday 21 August 2018
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    Wednesday 15 August 2018
  • Salford Arms now offering CAMRA discount

    The Salford Arms has announced that it is now offering a discount to CAMRA members. Just show your membership card.

    Wednesday 15 August 2018
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    Friday 10 August 2018
  • Eccles RFC Beer & Gin Festival - 17, 18 19 August 2018

    This festival is running over three days - Friday (14:00 - 23:00), Saturday (12:30 - 23:00) & Sunday (12:30 - 17:00). There will be twenty beers, six ciders and ten gins, as well as hot food, live music and rugby. There is also a competition between the five Salford breweries - "The official, unofficial best beer in Salford". Entry is only £3 each day or a reduced rate of £2 for club and CAMRA members. the festival web page for full details.

    Friday 10 August 2018
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    Thursday 31 May 2018
  • Independents' Day 2018

    Thursday 31 May 2018
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    Friday 25 May 2018
  • 2018 Annual Independents' Day Treasure Hunt

    Details for the 2018 Annual Independents' Day Treasure Hunt have been confirmed. Please see the Annual Independents' Day Treasure Hunt page for full details.

    Friday 25 May 2018
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    Wednesday 9 May 2018
  • Club of the year award

    On Wednesday 9 May we presented Ken Bailey (Steward), Mike Kearns (Secretary) and James E Cropper (Bar staff) of The Royal British Legion, Boothstown, with our Club of the year award for 2018.

    The Royal British Legion, which opened in 1947, has been turned around from nearly being closed ten years ago, to a welcoming, cosy club with various rooms, two snooker tables, dart boards, a lovely outside area and even a gin bar!

    The club hosts a beer festival on the weekend following remembrance Sunday.

    The photo shows (left to right): James, Mike and Ken with Salford & District branch Vice-chair and Clubs Officer Ian Massey. Photo credit: Stewart Revell

    Wednesday 9 May 2018
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    Saturday 5 May 2018
  • Salford & District Branch diary updated

    The Branch Diary has been updated to include socials up to the end of July 2018.

    Saturday 5 May 2018
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    Wednesday 2 May 2018
  • 2018 Pub and cider pub of the year

    Presentation of the pub of the year and cider pub of the year to Paulette and Tim of New Oxford

    2018 Pub and cider pub of the year - The New Oxford

    Wednesday 2 May 2018
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    Friday 20 April 2018
  • The Moorings, Boothstown reopens after refurbishment

    The Moorings, Boothstown has reopened after refurbishment.

    Please see their website or visit their facebook page for full details.

    Friday 20 April 2018
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    Thursday 29 March 2018
  • Stocks Hotel, Walkden re-opens

    Have been reliably informed that Stocks Hotel has re-opened. It has a new Manager, Danny Howell, and has Holt's Bitter and Two Hoots on hand pump, both @ £2.30 a pint. Just beer at the moment, however food to be introduced later. Other guest beers planned are Moorhouses, Phoenix, and Bank Top.

    Thursday 29 March 2018
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    Wednesday 14 March 2018
  • Amendment to Salford Branch Diary

    Please note that the dates for the following have been swapped round. Monton Crawl originally planned for 09/05/18 will now take place 25/04/18. Club of the year presentation to Boothstown Royal British Legion originally planned for 25/04/18 will now take place 09/05/18.

    Wednesday 14 March 2018
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    Wednesday 28 February 2018
  • Salford Branch AGM E-Mail issue

    Please note that we recently sent an e-mail to all branch members who have agreed to receive them advising the date and location of the Branch AGM. We are aware that some members may have not received the e-mail and we are investigating the fault with CAMRA HQ.

    The details are Wednesday 21st March: Branch AGM, Kings Arms 7.30pm

    Wednesday 28 February 2018
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    Friday 23 February 2018
  • Salford Branch Diary Update

    The Branch diary has been updated for the Socials on 28/02/18 and 28/03/18.



    Wednesday 28th February:Leigh crawl, Spinning Jenny, Leigh 7.30pm, Bobbin-Leigh 8.30pm

    Wednesday 7th March: Clifton Crawl, Robin Hood 7.30pm, Golden Lion 8pm, Newmarket Inn 8.30pm, Lord Nelson 9.15pm

    Wednesday 14th March: Worsley crawl, Barton Arms Worsley 7.30pm, Bridgewater Worsley. 8.30pm.

    Wednesday 21st March: Branch AGM, Kings Arms 7.30pm

    Wednesday 28th March: Matchstick Man 7.30pm,Dockyard,Quays 8.45pm, Craftbrew,Quays 9.30pm

    Wednesday 4th April:Stanley Arms Patricroft 7.30pm, Queens Arms Patricroft 9.30pm

    Friday 23 February 2018
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    Monday 19 February 2018
  • Salford Branch Diary update



    Wednesday 21st February:Branch Meeting,John Gilbert Worsley 7.30pm.

    Wednesday 28th February:Leigh crawl,Spinning Jenny, Leigh 7.30pm. Plus two other pubs later.

    Wednesday 7th March:Clifton Crawl,Robin Hood 7.30pm,Golden Lion 8pm,Newmarket Inn 8.30pm,Lord Nelson 9.15pm

    Wednesday 14th March:Worsley crawl,Barton Arms Worsley 7.30pm,Bridgewater Worsley. 8.30pm.

    Wednesday 21st March: Branch AGM, Kings Arms 7.30pm

    Wednesday 28th March:Matchstick Man,Salford Quays 7.30pm then two others.

    Wednesday 4th April:Stanley Arms Patricroft 7.30pm,Queens Arms Patricroft 9.30pm

    Monday 19 February 2018
  • Salford Branch Meeting

    Wednesday 21st February:Branch Meeting,John Gilbert Worsley 7.30pm.

    Sunday 18 February 2018
  • Salford GBG selection



    Wednesday 14th February: GBG Selection,White Swan 7.30pm.

    Thursday 8 February 2018
  • Neil Richardson award (Salford Branch)

    Wednesday 31st January: Neil Richardson award,Eagle Inn 7.30pm.

    Thursday 25 January 2018
  • Crescent,Salford Monday 15 January 2018
  • Coach and Horses,Salford

    The Coach and Horses,Eccles New Road,Salford has re-opened but no news yet if any real ales are served. If any one has any more information please let us know.

    Sunday 26 November 2017
  • Salford Branch:Haunted Hostelries Crawl

    Reminder that it is the "Haunted Hostelries" crawl this Tuesday 31st October

    Monday 30 October 2017
  • Salford Branch social

    Our next social is to Bolton on Wednesday 25th October

    Monday 23 October 2017
  • Salford Branch Meeting Venue Change

    Please note that the venue for the Branch Meeting on Wednesday 18th October is now the John Gilbert Worsley NOT the Bridgewater. Same start time of 7.30pm

    Sunday 15 October 2017
  • Salford Branch Meeting

    Wednesday 18th October:Branch Meeting Bridgewater Worsley. 7.30pm

    Thursday 12 October 2017
  • Manchester Crawl

    We are visiting several pubs in Manchester tonight,see Branch diary for Info

    Wednesday 4 October 2017
  • Salford Branch social

    Wednesday 11th October we are visiting Eagle Inn 7.30pm,King's Arms 8pm and Salford Arms 9.30pm. All detail's can be found in Branch Diary

    Wednesday 4 October 2017
  • Salford Branch:Haunted Hostelries Crawl

    Salford Branch are organising a crawl around some of Manchester and Salford’s “Haunted” Hostelries and what better evening to do it than Halloween!

    Tuesday 31st October Halloween "Haunted Hostelries" walk with a scary story in each pub, meet at the Shakespeare 6.30pm,English Lounge 7.30pm,Old Wellington. 8.30pm,Black Lion 9.30pm.

    Tuesday 3 October 2017