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Branch Diary

Autumn Pub Of The Season 2023
Voting for the Autumn Pub of the Season 2023 award has closed, the result is here

Meetings & Awards


Branch and Committee Meetings start promptly at 7.30pm. Unless specifically stated otherwise, meetings are open to all CAMRA members, their guests, and any other interested parties.

Saturday 20th April 2024

Branch Trip to Chorley Pub Festival

A branch trip to visit Chroley Pub Festival. 13 pubs and lots of great beer, all within about half a mile of Chroley Railway Station. We meet at the Malt & Hops at around noon.

Thursday 2nd May 2024

Branch AGM

Cask & Tap, 82 Topping Street, Blackpool Map
Our branch AGM, where we elect our new committee. Please bring your membership card in the event of a vote. We start at 7:30pm.

Trips & Socials


Here are the brief details of upcoming social trips and other events. More details such as coach pick up times and itineraries will be given once they are finalised.
To book a place on any of the trips below, or check that you have a seat, use the
Trip Bookings page.
You may also book on by contacting any member of the committee.
The coach pick up points are:
Poulton: Teanlowe Centre,Blackpool Old Road.
Thornton: Four Lane Ends.
Fleetwood: Strawberry Gardens, Poulton Road.
Blackpool: Promenade opposite Festival House
St. Annes: B & M Bargains (formerly Woolworths), St Annes Rd West

Beer Festivals



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11th-13th April 2024

Isle of Man 11th Beer and Cider Festival

Villa Marina Complex, Harris Promenade, Douglas Map
Featuring over 100 'Real' cask conditioned ales, approx. 20 'Craft' ales and 60 'Real' ciders & perries (All as defined by CAMRA - the Campaign for Real Ale) together with fruit wines and meads - sourced from around the UK as well as locally. Card-carrying CAMRA members can obtain a free beer token (50p less than entry fee) from the Membership stand.
Website: villagaiety.com/whats-on/camra-isle-of-man-11th-beer-cider-festival/?utm_source=brevo&utm_campaign=EVENTS%20-%20Upcoming%20CAMRA%20Festivals%20April&utm_medium=email

12th-13th April 2024

34th Oldham Beer Festival

Civic Centre West Street Oldham OL1 1NL Map
Real Ales, Ciders and Perrys, Fruit wines, Foreign Beers, Hot food available. 24 casks from our featured region Nottinghamshire and others from our branch area. Non CAMRA members £4 at all times. £2 for CAMRA members plus £1 refundable deposit for a glass. Free admission for all after 4.00 pm on Saturday 13th April. No children or under 18s are allowed. The festival is supporting the Mayor of Oldham's charity appeal fund.
Website: rob.camra.org.uk/viewnode.php?id=60320

18th-21st April 2024

Chorley Pub Festival

Participating pubs in Chorley

Chorley Pub Festival

1 Baaa 38, 38 Market Street, PR7 2SE
2 Ben's Tap and Bottle Shop, 2 Market Place, PR7 1DA
3 The Bob Inn, 24 Market Place, PR7 1DA
4 Clarke's Sibin, 2-4 Chapel Street, PR7 1BW
5 Crown Hotel, 46-48 Chapel Street, PR7 1BW
6 Flat Iron, 21 Cleveland Street, PR7 1BH
7 Malt N Hops, 50-52 Friday Street, PR6 0AA
8 Nelipots Bar, 53 Chapel Street, PR7 1BU
9 The Railway Inn, 20 Steeley Lane, PR6 0RD
10 Riley's Taproom and Wine Bar, 4 Cleveland Street, PR7 1BH
11 The Shed and The Garden, 9 Fazakerley Street, PR7 1BG
12 Shepherds Hall Ale House and Victoria Rooms,63-67 Chapel Street, PR7 1BS
13 - White Bull, 135 Market Place, PR7 2SG


3rd-4th May 2024

Fulwood and Broughton CC Beer Festival

Fulwood & Broughton CC, Highfield, Garstang Road, Fulwood, Preston PR3 5JE Map
Website: fulwoodandbroughtoncc.weebly.com

3rd-5th May 2024

Hopworks Springfest

Hopworks Brew Co, 335 Ranglet Rd, Walton Summit Centre, Preston PR5 8AR Map
Website: hopworksbrewing.com

3rd-5th May 2024

Penistone Beer Festival

Saint John the Baptist, 1 Shrewsbury Rd, Penistone, Sheffield S36 6AR Map
30+ cask ales and 10+ ciders along with keg taps featuring craft beers and lager plus food vendors and live music

10th-11th May 2024

Macclesfield Beer Festival

Macclesfield RUFC, Priory Park, Priory Ln, Macclesfield SK10 4AF Map
Open Fri 7-11pm, Sat 12-5pm; 7-11pm 150 real ales, 70 ciders and perries, gin & food Live bands on both evening sessions see https://macclesfieldbeerfestival.org
Website: macclesfieldbeerfestival.org

24th-25th May 2024

Kirkburton Beer Festival

Kirkburton Uniformed Groups HQ, Hallas Rd, Kirkburton, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD8 0QQ Map
Over 30 real ales plus cider, wine and prosecco
Website: https

24th-26th May 2024

Vernon-Carus Beer and Gin Festival

Vernon Carus Sports Club, The Club House, Factory Ln, Penwortham, Preston PR1 9SN Map
Website: pitchero.com/clubs/vernoncarus

20th-23rd June 2024


White Coppice Cricket Club, White Coppice, Chorley PR6 9DE Map
Website: whitecoppicecc.co.uk/

4th-6th July 2024

Leicester Beer Festival

Abbey Pumping Station Museum, Corporation Rd, Leicester LE4 5PX Map
Thursday 6pm-10pm, Friday & Saturday Noon-4pm & 5pm-10pm
Website: leicester.camra.org.uk

More festival information coming soon...