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CAMRA Announces Best Greater Manchester Pubs

Port Street Beer House and City Arms scoop Pub of the Year prizes

Written by . Published on April 1st 2014.


CAMRA Announces Best Greater Manchester Pubs
 

EIGHT Greater Manchester pubs have been voted the best local real ale pubs in the region as the Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) launches April’s Community Pubs Month.

The local pub push from CAMRA comes amid new stats that claim 28 pubs across Britain close every week, with 38% of British adults no longer paying visits to pubs.

CAMRA, the guardians of real ale since 1971, now boast over 160k members with tens of thousands of volunteers scouring pubs across the land to compile a list of the Top 210 Pubs of the Year.

Pubs are judged on the quality and range of their real ale, value for money, service, community focus and décor. Each area winner (lited below) will then battle it out in regional heats for a chance to become the National Pub of the Year 2014, announced in early 2015.

In February 2014, The Swan with Two Necks of Pendleton, in the Ribble Valley of Lancashire (less than an hour’s drive north of Manchester) beat over 57,000 pubs across the UK to scoop CAMRA’s National Pub of the Year for 2013. 

2013 National winner: The Swan with Two Necks, Pendleton2013 National winner: The Swan with Two Necks, Pendleton

Greater Manchester winners (voted for by each CAMRA branch):

Bolton: Bank Top Brewery Tap, Belmont Road, Bolton

High Peak and Cheshire: Harewood Arms, Market Street, Broadbottom

North Manchester: Port Street Beer House, Port Street, Manchester (main image)

Rochdale, Oldham and Bury: Carrion, Huddersfield Road, Oldham

South East Lancashire: White Lion, Leigh Road, Leigh

Stockport and South Manchester: The Hope Inn, Wellington Road North, Stockport

Trafford and Hulme: City Arms, Kennedy Street, Manchester (City centre surely?) 

The City Arms, Manchester City CentreThe City Arms, Manchester City Centre

Colin Valentine, CAMRA Chairman said, “I would like to thank all of the volunteers that have judged pubs up and down the country. This can take a lot of dedication to find the best real ale pubs in the area. We like to announce the winners in Community Pubs Month to highlight the best pubs Britain has to offer to help raise the profile of pub-going.

“There are thousands of wonderful pubs that need our support at this moment in time and I would urge everyone to visit their local pub in April and discuss with the licensee ways he or she could encourage you to visit more regularly.”

The local pub push from CAMRA comes amid new stats that claim 28 pubs across Britain close every week, with 38% of British adults no longer paying visits to pubs.

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6 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

Phil CarsonApril 1st 2014.

surely the Port Street beer house is also classed as a city centre pub, the Northern Quarter certainly isn't what I would consider to be North Manchester

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Beast is backApril 1st 2014.

agreed but the pubs of Moston, Blackley et al don't really offer much competition

AnonymousApril 1st 2014.

Manchester City Centre doesn't conform to CAMRA's definition of a real city centre. But seriously, CAMRA don't have a city centre 'branch' and it's the branches which award the prize, the city centre is split between North, South and Trafford.

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Paul CarterApril 3rd 2014.

(YAWNS)

AnonymousApril 2nd 2014.

A city centre sub-branch of CAMRA is in the offing, according to recent minutes from Trafford & Hulme branch meetings. Some of the city centre is also covered by Stockport & South Manchester branch.

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Paul CarterApril 3rd 2014.

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