Mild Magic 2020 - Cancelled

Mild is an endangered species!

Until Hydes Brewery logo 2015 the Manchester region could boast the enviable position of having all four local family brewers producing at least one mild. That is until Robinson's decided to terminate all production of mild. Thankfully Hydes still brews mild and has agreed to sponsor Mild Magic for 2020. Holt and J W Lees also still brew milds and both are featured on Mild Magic.

What would Mild Magic have entailed had we not had to cancel?

This CAMRA Mild Magic logo National award winning event was at heart a simple passport trail. With 88 pubs partaking in the 2020 event, we don't ask you to do ALL of them.

"But what would I have had to do?" I hear you say.

The Mild Challenge could have been completed in any one of four levels.

To complete Mild Magic, you would have needed to visit 12 different pubs which must also have been located in 12 different areas, eg Stockport, Cheadle, Didsbury and et cetera. You would have had to plan your visits carefully to ensure 12 areas were visited. Achieving that would have entitled you to either entry into Stockport's Beer and Cider Festival (sadly cancelled), or one free pint of mild there if you are already a CAMRA member. In addition to the tickets you would have also received a Mild Magic t-shirt emblazoned with the Mild Magic logo.

Upping the achievement to complete Mild Magic Extra would have required 24 pubs in a total of 24 different areas to have been visited, i.e. twice as challenging as Mild Magic. That would have increased your number of entry tickets/pints to two and the shirt would have been elevated to a polo shirt, again emblazoned with the Mild Magic logo. This was the most popular target, achieved by around 50 people each year.

Now the stakes get higher - Mild Magic Super - this was even more challenging. You would have needed to visit a total of 48 different pubs but they would have only needed to be drawn from 36 different areas (but there was nothing stopping you setting a personal target of 48 areas!) For this you would have received a Mild Magic sweat shirt and three entry tickets to the Festival (or three free pints of mild for CAMRA Members). We hoped that this would have encouraged you to visit pubs new to yourself.

The ultimate challenge was Mild Magic Ultra. To achieve this you needed to collect a sticker from all participating pubs. For this you would have received two Mild Magic shirts, both a polo shirt and a sweatshirt plus four Festival entry tickets (or four pints of mild for CAMRA Members).

No matter which of the above you had undertaken, there was a fun extra challenge, Mild Magic Scrabble. Each participating pub had an associated letter (see table below) randomly selected from A, C, D, G, I, L or M. The challenge was to collect enough stickers on a card to spell out MILD MAGIC (didn't have to be in sequence but did have to be on the same card) and you would have been rewarded with an extra pint at Stockport Beer & Cider Festival (up to a maximum of 2 extra pints). That would have applied to everyone irrespective of whether they were a CAMRA member or not. Had you decided to participate in this extra challenge, we asked that you help the organiser by indicating the relevant stickers on your card.

Obviously all public houses are currently closed so the reference to "Restricted Hours" is no longer relevant.
If you do click on the pub name, where you will be directed to, [which is CAMRA's database of (almost) all British drinking locations] any opening times shown are now irrelevant.





Costello's Bar MAltrincham North18 Goose Green, Altrincham WA14 1DW
Old Market TavernRestrictedIAltrincham SouthOld Market Place, Altrincham WA14 4DN
Ash Tree LAshton under Lyne9-11 Wellington Road, Ashton-U-Lyne OL6 6DA
Ladybrook Hotel DBramhallFir Road, Bramhall SK7 2NP
Reasons To Be CheerfulRestrictedGBurnage228 Fog Lane, Burnage M20 6EL
Old Cell Ale BarRestrictedMChapel-en-le-Frith10-12 Market Place, Chapel-en-le-Frith SK23 0EN
Crown CCheadle81 High Street, Cheadle SK8 1AA
James Watts LCheadle13 High Street, Cheadle SK8 1AX
Archive Bar & Bottle ACheadle Hulme2 Mellor Road, Cheadle Hulme SK8 5AU
P5 DCheadle Hulme47 Station Road, Cheadle Hulme SK8 7AA
Cross Keys ICheadle Hulme N10 Adswood Road, Cheadle Hulme SK8 5QA
John Millington GCheadle Hulme S67 Station Road, Cheadle Hulme SK8 7AA
Bowling Green IChorlton Green1 Brookburn Road, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy M21 9ES
Horse & Jockey CChorlton Green9 Chorlton Green, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy M21 9HS
Beech InnRestrictedDChorlton North72 Beech Road, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy M21 9EG
Sedge Lynn AChorlton North21A Manchester Road, Chorlton M21 9PN
Howard's Neighbourhood BarRestrictedMDenton49 Manchester Road, Denton M34 2AF
Head of Steam GDidsbury North653 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury M20 6QZ
Wine & WallopRestrictedDDidsbury North97 Lapwing Lane, Didsbury M20 6UR
Gateway CDidsbury South882 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury M20 5PG
Olde Cock LDidsbury South848 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury M20 2RN
Silly Country MDroylsden121 Market Street, Droylsden M43 7AR
AngelRestrictedIDukinfield197 King Street, Dukinfield SK16 4TH
Eccles Cross LEccles13 Regent Street, Eccles M30 0BP
Lamb Hotel IEccles33 Regent Street, Eccles M30 0BP
Friendship Inn DFallowfield351 Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield M14 6XS
Great Central LFallowfield306 Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield M14 6NL
Horse & Farrier CGatley144 Gatley Road, Gatley SK8 4AB
Jake's of Gee CrossRestrictedAGee Cross285 Stockport Road, Gee Cross, Hyde SK14 5RF
Joshua Bradley DGee CrossStockport Road, Hyde SK14 5EZ
Bar 2RestrictedMGlossop East9 High Street East, Glossop SK13 8DA
Smithy Fold CGlossop EastVictoria Street, Glossop SK13 8HS
Cask & KitchenRestrictedIGlossop West18 Henry Street, Glossop SK13 8BW
Grove AlehouseRestrictedGHazel Grove145 London Road, Hazel Grove SK7 4HH
CrownRestrictedAHeatons North98-100 Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Moor SK4 4NZ
Navigation LHeatons North1 Manchester Road, Heaton Norris SK4 1TY
Hope Inn GHeatons South118 Wellington Road North, Heaton Norris SK4 2LL
Nursery Inn DHeatons South258 Green Lane, Heaton Norris SK4 2NA
Cheshire RingRestrictedGHyde72 Manchester Road, Hyde SK14 2BJ
Queens IHyde23 Clarendon Street, Hyde SK14 2ND
Grey Horse AManchester E80 Portland Street, Manchester M1 4QX
Molly House MManchester E26 Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3NB
Piccadilly Tap CManchester EPiccadilly Station Approach, Manchester M1 2GH
Crown & Anchor AManchester N6 Cateaton Street, Manchester M3 1SQ
Crown & Kettle DManchester N2 Oldham Road, Manchester M4 5FE
Moon Under Water LManchester N68-74 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2FN
Pie & Ale GManchester NThe Hive, Lever Street, Manchester M1 1FN
Britons Protection DManchester S50 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester M1 5LE
Old Monkey CManchester S90 Portland Street, Manchester M1 4GX
Paramount AManchester S33 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 4BH
Ape & Apple LManchester W28 John Dalton Street, Manchester M2 6HQ
City Arms GManchester W48 Kennedy Street, Manchester M2 4BQ
Waterhouse AManchester W71 Princess Street, Manchester M2 4EG
Samuel OldknowRestrictedGMarple22 Market Street, Marple SK6 7AD
Northumberland ArmsRestrictedCMarple Bridge Nth64 Compstall Road, Marple Bridge SK6 5HD
Norfolk Arms LMarple Bridge Sth2 Town Street, Marple Bridge SK6 5DS
Park Inn MMonton142 Monton Road, Monton M30 9QD
Beer ShedRestrictedMNew Mills47b Market Street, New Mills SK22 4AA
Chalkers Snooker ClubRestrictedINew Mills NewtownRedmoor Mill, Buxton Rd, New Mills Newtown SK22 3JT
Northenden UntappedRestrictedINorthenden67 Church Road, Northenden, Manchester M22 4WD
Gardeners Arms IOffertonLittle Street, Offerton SK2 5AB
Stanley Arms MPatricroft295 Liverpool Road Patricroft M30 0QN
Poynton Royal British Legion MPoyntonGeorges Road West Poynton SK12 1JY
Jake's Ale House GRomiley27 Compstall Road, Romiley SK6 4BT
Ford Madox Brown DRusholme1 Wilmslow Pk, Wilmslow Road, Rusholme M14 5FT
J P Joule LSale2a Northenden Road, Sale M33 3BR
Volunteer Hotel ISale81 Cross Street, Sale M33 7HH
Old Plough MSale West56 Green Lane, Sale M33 5PG
New Oxford GSalford11 Bexley SquareSalford M3 6DB
Station Buffet Bar LStalybridge NorthRailway Station, Stalybridge SK15 1RF
Bridge BeersRestrictedMStalybridge South55 Melbourne Street, Stalybridge SK15 2JJ
Society Rooms AStalybridge South49-51 Grosvenor Street, Stalybridge SK15 2JN
Angel InnRestrictedIStockport Centre20 Market Place, Stockport SK1 1EY
Calverts Court AStockport Centre13 St Petersgate Stockport SK1 1EB
Petersgate TapRestrictedCStockport Centre19a St Petersgate, Stockport SK1 1EB
Cocked Hat DStockport East2 Market Place, Stockport SK1 1EW
Railway LStockport East1 Avenue Street, Portwood SK1 2BZ
Remedy BarRestrictedGStockport East10-11 Market Place, Stockport SK1 1EW
Crown Inn CStockport West154 Heaton Lane, Stockport SK4 1AR
Wellington Inn DStockport West59-61 Wellington Road South, Stockport SK1 3RU
Ye Olde VicRestrictedAStockport West1 Chatham Street, Edgeley, Stockport SK3 9ED
Morning Star ISwinton520 Manchester Road, Wardley M27 9QW
Quarry Bank Inn ITimperley151 Bloomsbury Lane, Timperley WA15 6NY
Tim Bobbin MUrmston North41 Flixton Road, Urmston M41 5AN
Lord Nelson IUrmston South49 Stretford Road, Urmston M41 9LG
Goyt InnRestrictedMWhaley Bridge8 Bridge Street, Whaley Bridge SK23 7LR
Old Hall MWhitehoughWhitehough, Chinley SK23 6EJ
Victoria AWithington438 Wilmslow Road, Withington M20 3BW

To help you find all the participating pubs we had prepared this interactive Google map

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