Welcome to Manchester Confidential
Reset Password
The Confidential websites will be undergoing routine updates. This may cause the sites to go offline. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

You are here: Manchester ConfidentialFood & Drink.

Best Beer Poster For A While - Nice Idea Too

Beer Real Ale Festival in aid of St Ann’s Church

Published on September 10th 2012.

Best Beer Poster For A While - Nice Idea Too

MR Thomas’ Chop House is hosting the Blessed Beer Real Ale Festival in St Ann’s Square from the 14-16 September - it's also received a Confidential award, see below..

You can sample the ales from 11am - 11pm, or until the beers no longer flow.

An additional £2 million is needed to restore the whole Church, owing to the need for many more beer festivals.

Handsome Mr THandsome Mr T

The beer festival is in support of the St Ann’s Church Restoration Fund. It will house 24 cask real ales and four ciders. The beers chosen for the festival have been sourced from local micro-breweries.

They include: Dunham Dark Mild, Milk Stout, Porter, East India Pale Ale, Wobbly Bob plus Bank Top Blonde, Ginger Marble and Forever Bury. Each pint sold will raise fifty pence for the church roof fund.

In March 2009, a small piece of stone fell from the tower. This small event uncovered some huge problems and expensive repairs were required throughout the building.

£700,000 has been spent on the restoration work, which has included repairing the whole tower, the clock, and making the roof water tight. 

An additional £2 million is needed to restore the whole Church, owing to the need for many more beer festivals.

A fan of real ale, the Reverend Nigel Ashworth, Rector of St Ann’s gave the go-ahead for Mr Thomas’ to lend a hand to its iconic neighbour. 

Mr Thomas's Chop House Beer FestivalMr Thomas's Chop House Beer Festival

The Reverend Nigel said: “St Ann’s Church and quality real ales are both part of our heritage. The Blessed Beer Festival will be a great way to celebrate three hundred years of St Ann’s Church and St Ann’s Square and help us restore the Church to its former glory.”

Roger Ward, the owner of Mr Thomas’s, said: “The church is a fantastic neighbour. It is part of Manchester’s history and it’s what makes our location special. This is the least we can do to help out. I hope it goes down well and that we can repeat the event to help finish the works.”

Manchester Confidential would like to award the designers of the poster promoting the event with the accolade of 'Cleverest Beer Promotional Poster Of The Year'. The winners receive nothing but a warm glow of self-satisfaction.

Like what you see? Enter your email to sign up for our newsletters which are chock-a-block with more great reviews, news, deals and savings.

Richard HagueSeptember 11th 2012.

Gee, thanks for the award guys, we’re honoured to pick up such a prestigious award - disappointed not to receive a ‘Golden Pint Pot’ to put on our agency mantelpiece though!

GadgeSeptember 11th 2012.

Will that porter in the poster be available at the beer festival?!

1 Response: Reply To This...
CobbydalerSeptember 11th 2012.

He's not a porter, he's a vicar... ;)

RevaulxSeptember 19th 2012.

Wakefield Cathedral's beer festival took place inside the cathedral, which was very civilised

To post this comment, you need to login.Please complete your login information.
Or you can login using Facebook.

Latest Rants


I am sharing a great website with where instahacker.xyz… you can learn how to hack an Instagram…

 Read more

If you did not receive any such welcome e-mail you have to call 1300 692 653 for help Those who…

 Read more

Pita Pit are a weird one. Tasty but a bit pricey and I wish they'd just get on and provide you with…

 Read more
Gradyn Thompson

Pita Pit never again expect a PITAfully tiny amount of meat and loads of salad,overpriced and and…

 Read more

Explore The Site

© Mark Garner t/a Confidential Direct 2021

Privacy | Careers | Website by: Planet Code | SEO by The eWord