Community Pubs Month
North Manchester Branch has a challenge to all beer drinkers - we
DARE YOU TO CROSS THE IRWELL
Ever wondered where we drink when we're not in the posh, expensive drinking establishments of Manchester, Chorlton or Stockport, never mind the national award-winners of Rochdale? Join us on Saturday April 27th on our one-day only hourly bus service visiting a dozen or so of our pubs. From Ordsall to Ellenbrook, from Worsley to Higher Broughton; tied houses, the best of the pub-cos, and a home brew pub, we have them all. Food or no food, pub games or tv, you choose.
Our Salford Circle bus service leaves CHORLTON STREET, opposite the Natex Coach Station, at 1200 then hourly until 2200. Look out for our all-red double-deckers. In the evening, an Inner Circle bus runs from ECCLES Metrolink hourly from 1800 to supplement the main service. This time look out for the red single-decker - we've got to squeeze under the Patricroft railway bridge on this one.
You can pay the driver - it's £5 for an all-day ticket - or buy in advance for £4 from pubs on the route or from Camra Branch Meetings during April. Camra members have a 50p discount; these members-only tickets are available at Branch meetings and functions. Or if you buy on the bus and you have a senior bus pass, or a valid day (or longer) ticket from a local bus operator, you are also entititled to a 50p discount.
Every passenger will be given an illustrated timetable brochure, giving information about each pub and the beers you can expect to enjoy.
On our bus route you can look out for Britain's first commercial canal, the line of Britain's first bus service (now operated coincidentally by First), the world's first passenger railway line, and drink in the world's first railway pub. So join us on the last Saturday in April and have a great day out.
Please note that buses operate a continuous circle across Manchester City Centre and Eccles. For instance, a journey on the Salford Circle starting at the Star Inn can continue to the Union Tavern without alighting or rebooking in Chorlton Street. On the Inner Circle service you may travel without break across Eccles, for instance from the Welcome Inn to the Queen's Arms.
See our Branch News page for a report on the event.