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P8 Last updated 18th December 2016

Branch Diary

Read the latest issue of Fylde Ale, released on 7th December 2017.
If you have any news, an article, or anything else that you would like to see in the next issue contact the editor Neil Pascoe
2017 GBG Ratings Summary
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Meetings & Awards

Branch and Committee Meetings start promptly at 8pm. Unless specifically stated otherwise, meetings are open to all CAMRA members, their guests, and any other interested parties.

Thursday 22nd February 2018

Branch Meeting

Bispham Hotel, 68 Red Bank Rd, Blackpool FY2 9HY
Venue booked

Friday 23rd February 2018

Pub of the Year Winner Award

Bar 19, 19 Queen Street, Blackp5 Map
Presentation of the branch 2018 Pub of the Year award to the top rated pub in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre

Thursday 1st March 2018

Pub of the Year Silver Award

No 10 Ale House, 10 Park Road, St Annes Map
From 8pm onwards

Thursday 8th March 2018

Pub Of The Season Award

Albert's Ale Microbar, Albert Hotel, 117 Albert Road, Blackpool FY1 4PW Map
From 8pm onwards

Thursday 22nd March 2018

Pub Of The Year Highly Commended Award

Taps, 12 Henry Street, Lytham FY8 5LE Map
From 8pm onwards

Tuesday 27th March 2018

Committee Meeting,

Fifteens, 42 St Anne's Rd W, Lytham Saint Annes FY8 1RF Map
Venue confirmed

Thursday 29th March 2018

Branch Meeting

Royal Oak, Lord Street, Fleetwood
Venue confirmed

Tuesday 29th May 2018

Committee Meeting

Bispham Hotel, 68 Red Bank Rd, Blackpool FY2 9HY Map
Venue booked

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 either Email
or contact any member of the social sub committee please. To make your own reservation or check that your seat has been reserved please view the Trip Bookings page.
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

17th March 2018


First visit will be the Cheshire town of Frodsham, where pubs include the award winning Helter Skelter, before a couple of hours in the Cheshire town of Warrington. Moving on over the border to St Helens, 2 pubs stand out. The Cricketers Arms is currently in the national finals of the Pub of the Year competition and the Turks Head is a former national runner up. There are 30 handpumps in the two pubs alone. Cost will be £15. Preston pick up is at bus stop stand C outside the railway station at 11:05
Lead name: Lee Rawlings

Beer Festivals


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21st-24th February 2018

Derby Winter Ales Festival

The Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8JE Map
450+ ales, ciders & perry see

21st-24th February 2018

Liverpool Beer Festival

Lutyens Crypt, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Brownlow Hill, Liberpool L3 5TQ Map
Wed 6pm-10pm, Thu 6.30pm-10.30pm, Fri/Sat Noon-4pm & 6.30pm-10.30pm 200+ real ales + cider & perry

22nd-24th February 2018

Bradford Beer Festivaal

Victoria Hall, Saltaire, Bradford, BD18 3JS Map
Thu 2pm-11pm, Fri 11.30am-4.30pm & 6.30pm-11pm, Sat 11.30am-10pm 130 Beers, 20 Ciders see

1st-3rd March 2018

Rotherham Real Ale & Music Fest

Magna, Sheffield Rd, Rotherham, S60 1DX Map
Thu-Fri 6pm-11pm, Sat Noon-11pm 250+ real ales, plus ciders/perries

1st-3rd March 2018

Wigan Beer Festival

Robin Park Indoor Sports Centre, Loire Drive, Wigan Map
Thu 5.30pm-11pm, Fri Noon-11pm, Sat 11.30am-10pm

9th-10th March 2018

Helsby Beer Festival

Helsby Community Sports Club, Chester Road, Helsby, Cheshire, WA6 0DL Map
Friday 5.30pm-11pm, Saturday Noon-Midnight 20 Great Beers Live music Friday & Saturday evenings, Food at all sessions, Gin Bar

12th-18th March 2018

Sheffield Beer Week

around Sheffield

14th-25th March 2018

JD Wetherspoon Real Ale Festival

UK Wide

22nd-24th March 2018

Burton Beer Festival

Burton Town Hall, King Edward Place, Burton upon Trent DE14 9JG Map
Thursday 6pm-11pm, Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday 11am-10pm 140 Real Ales, 35+ Ciders and Perries, fruit wines. Small Keykeg bar

23rd March-24th February 2018

Blackpool Beer & Cider Festival

Blackpool Winter Gardens, 97 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HL Map
Noon-10.30pm both days 150+ Real Ales & Ciders Continental Bottled Lagers, Indoor Gin Garden, Wine & Prosecco Entertainment

29th March-1st April 2018

Wirral Beer Festival

Hulme Hall, 23 Bolton Road, Port Sunlight, Wirral CH62 5DH Map
With over 100 real ales, 40 ciders, 40 craft and continental beers. Entertainment every session
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Monday 2nd April 2018

Fleetwood Hesketh SSC Beer Festival

Fleetwood Hesketh SSC, Fylde Rd, Southport, Merseyside PR9 9XH Map
20 local national and international beers food stalls, children's areas, entertainment throughout

6th-7th April 2018

North Leeds Charity Beer Festival

North Leeds Cricket Club, The Homestead, Old Park Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 1JX Map
Friday 6pm-11pm, Saturday Noon-11pm 35 real ales, 7 ciders plus a gin bar

4th-6th May 2018

Whittingham Beer & Sausage Festival

Whittingham & Goosnargh Sports & Social Club, Old Whittingham Hospital Grounds, Whittingham, Preston PR3 2JE Map
100 beers and ciders a selection of gourmet sausages, cooked to order Live bands every day

15th-16th June 2018

Aireborough Beer Festival

Guiseley Theatre, The Green, Guiseley LS20 9BT Map
12 noon to 11pm each day 40 Beers plus, cider, wine and prosecco Live Music and food

More festival information coming soon...