Welcome to the Stockport and South Manchester CAMRA Branch

We are a very active branch of some 1,550 pub, beer and cider lovers drawn from the south of Manchester and most of the old county borough of Stockport. For full details of boundary see the Area section of the About us tab by clicking here.

Our activities vary from social outings to beer festival, through regular monthly consumer surveying (better known as a Stagger or pub crawl), to campaigning about endangered beer types. For more information click here.

Fancy yourself as an ace reporter? Why not help with our award winning monthly magazine Opening Times. With at least 16, and often 24 A4 pages of copy required articles are always welcome. More details here.

Stockport Beer Week

22 September to 2 October 2016

Stockport Beer Week logo

11 days of beer

Stockport now has no fewer than seven breweries and a thriving pub scene so how can we celebrate this?

This year the Beer Week is teaming up with local charity Walthew House which supports people in Stockport who have sensory loss. The week is co-sponsored by Stockport's Metro Taxis and Robinsons Brewery who will be holding a beer festival featuring beers from several Stockport and local breweries.

Stockport & South Manchester CAMRA are co-ordinating Stockport Beer Week from 22 September to 2 October.
(Yes we know that is more than a week, but we think it is so good we are dedicating 11 days to it!)

What is new for 2016? There is a town centre Stockport Beer Week Ale Trail (15 pubs - visit 12) where Robinsons have allowed landlords to source a guest beer from one of our local breweries.

 

Further details here.

Pub of the Month

With around 400 pubs to choose from in the Branch area, to be chosen for this award a pub has to have done something outstanding.

A number of contenders are considered, with a winner emerging after, a sometimes exhaustive, selection process. That is the hard part over, now to the presentation of the award. This takes place (usually) on the fourth Thursday of the month starting at 8pm.


The Pub of The Month for October 2016 is the Blossoms on Buxton Road, Heaviley, Stockport SK2 6NU Map and it will be presented from 8pm onwards on Thursday 27th October 2016.

For a fuller description of why this pub is Pub Of the Month read the full article.

Cider Circuit
Friday 7th October to Sunday 13th November 2016

Win great prizes on our annual cider trail

This month we are offering you the chance to win a 36 pint "box" of cider as we re-run our Cider Circuit. Not only that but it is once again very easy indeed to win a prize. All you have to do is visit our participating pubs and buy a pint or a half of traditional cider or perry, and then get the bar staff to put a sticker on the pub's entry on the form below. Get 10 stickers and you will win a bottle of traditional cider or perry. Get 20 stickers and you will win instead two bottles of cider or perry. Get a sticker from all pubs and as well as winning two bottles of cider or perry you will also be entered in the draw for the 36 pint box. If the pub has run out of (or mislaid) the stickers then get a signature and date instead.

The Cider Circuit runs from Friday 7th October to Sunday 13th November. Completed forms should be sent to: Cider Circuit, 45 Bulkeley Street, Edgeley, Stockport, Cheshire, SK3 9HD to arrive no later than Saturday 19th November. If you are entering the grand draw, make sure you specify whether you would prefer dry, medium or sweet cider. Please make sure you include your name, address, telephone number and email address so we can contact you. All the prizes will be presented at a special cider afternoon to be held at the Cheshire Ring, Manchester Road, Hyde on Sunday 4th December from 2.00pm onwards.

Please note those pub names in red do not have standard opening hours (that is to say from midday every day). Please check pub details on WhatPub.com before making any special journey. Clicking on the pub will take you there automatically.


New Oxford
11 Bexley Square
Salford
M3 6DB
 


Brink
65 Bridge Street
Manchester
M3 3BQ

 


Rising Sun
22 Queen Street
Manchester
M2 5HX
 


Font
7-9 New Wakefield Street
Manchester
M1 5NP
 


City Arms
48 Kennedy Street
Manchester
M2 4BQ
 


Vine
46 Kennedy Street
Manchester
M2 4BQ
 


Micro Bar
Arndale Market
Manchester
M4 3AH

 


Marble Arch
73 Rochdale Road
Manchester
M4 4HY
 


Smithfield
37 Swan Street
Manchester
M4 5JZ
 


Crown & Kettle
2 Oldham Road
Manchester
M4 5FE
 


Pie & Ale
47 Lever Street
Manchester
M1 1FN
 


Castle Hotel
66 Oldham Street
Manchester
M4 1LE
 


Browtons
8 Fletcher Street
Ashton-u-Lyne
OL6 6BY

 


Bridge Beers
55 Melbourne Street
Stalybridge
SK15 2JJ

 


Station Buffet Bar
Rassbottom Street
Stalybridge
SK15 1RF
 


White House
Water Street
Stalybridge
SK15 2AG
 


Harewood Arms
2 Market Street
Broadbottom
SK14 6AX

 


Star Inn
2 Howard Street
Glossop
SK13 7DD

 


Cheshire Ring
72 Manchester Road
Hyde
SK14 2BJ

 


Ford Madox Brown
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9NG
 


Friendship
353 Wilmslow Road
Fallowfield
M14 6XS
 


Victoria
438 Wilmslow Road
Withington
M20 3BW
 


Wine & Wallop
97 Lapwing Lane
West Didsbury
M20 6UR
 


Font
115-117 Manchester Road
Chorlton
M21 9PG
 


Jack in the Box
Altrincham Market Hall
Altrincham
WA14 1SA

 


Grove Alehouse
145 London Road
Hazel Grove
SK7 4HH

 


Samuel Oldknow
22 Market Street
Marple
SK6 7AD

 


Spring Gardens
89 Compstall Road
Marple Bridge
SK6 5HE
 


Railway
1 Avenue Street
Portwood
SK1 2BZ
 


Blossoms
2 Buxton Road
Heaviley
SK2 6NU
 


Ye Olde Vic
1 Chatham Street
Edgeley
SK3 9ED

 


Spinning Top
20 Wellington Road South
Stockport
SK4 1AA

 


Crown
154 Heaton Lane
Stockport
SK4 1AR
 


Magnet
51 Wellington Road Nth
Stockport
SK4 1HJ

 


Hope
118 Wellington Road Nth
Stockport
SK4 2LL
 


Heaton Hops
7 School Lane
Heaton Chapel
SK4 5DE

 

Full details either via October's Opening Times or

download here.

Location map of pubs here.

Diary of Events

Here is the current "live" Stockport and South Manchester CAMRA Branch's Google diary


If you wish to open it as a separate window click here

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