Opening Times History

ORIGINAL SERIES
When the branch was originally formed it was known as South Manchester and covered a much larger area than current. Originally it also covered what are now the boroughs of Salford, Trafford and even as far as Warrington! Thus the original 1976 copies of Opening Times covered this much wider area. Unfortunately, when the branch was set up, the Urban District Councils of Marple and Bredbury were not included, as they only became a part of Stockport when Greater Manchester was formed in April 1974. Hence the lack of news from these eastern bounds of Stockport.

RELAUNCH
The current sequence of Opening Times was re-started in June 1984 and branch boundaries had been rearranged with Opening Times no longer covering Salford, Warrington or Trafford. The whole of Stockport borough wasn't covered until a few copies were smuggled in to Marple in January 1992. This coup was followed by official backing as acknowledged in the March 1992 issue. Slowly this coverage expanded eastward to cover the whole of the High Peak and North East Cheshire Branches area.

At what point did the branch name change from South Manchester to the current Stockport and South Manchester [but still not covering Marple and Bredbury!] The eagle eyed among you may notice that Opening Times reflected this change in 1985 with the last South Manchester branded issue being number 026 June 1985. Allowing for production schedules this means the actual change could have even been in May.


MISSING ISSUES

Extensive though this archive may be, there are still some gaps. This may be entire issues (listed below), missing pages from selected issues or even small windows where the editor has cut out a 10p off coupon! Also some of the issues are of "less than ideal" quality and a replacement would be appreciated. If you can supply any of this missing or substandard copy please contact Webmaster@ssmcamra.co.uk

004 August 1984, 005 September 1984, 012 April 1985, 013 May 1985, 015 July 1985, 017 September 1985, 019 November 1985, and 055 November 1988

 

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409 March/April 2020 edition

Mild Magic Launch (Subsequently CANCELLED)
Pub Of The Year - Magnet, Wellington Road North, Stockport with Runner-Up - Arden Arms, Millgate, Stockport
Cider Pub Of The Year - Petersgate Tap, St Petersgate, Stockport
High Peak POTY - Malt Disley, Market Street (A6), Disley
Pub Walks with Chris Morris - Combs, Chapel-en-le-Frith
The Hat Goes Forth - Further Travels in Droylesden
Wood you believe it - Report on Manchester Beer & Cider Festival
March Pub Of The Month - Chiverton Tap on Mellor Road in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport
April Pub Of The Month - Queens on Great Portwood Street in Stockport
Stagger - West Didsbury with Jerry Wicken
Curmudgeon - Very Early Doors - Measure for Measure

 

408 January/February 2020 edition

Get MBCF done this January
CAMRA Awards and Presentations - Station Hop, Angel Inn & Crown Inn (Cheadle)
Pub Walks with Chris Morris - Saddleworth and Huddersfield Canal
Openings - Northenden Untapped, Jam Works & Howard's Neighbourhood Bar
Temperance Street Cider opens
The Hat Goes Forth - Travels in Droylesden
Cider and Perry - News, Awards and Events
Brewery News
January Pub Of The Month - Sandbar on Grosvenor Street, All Saints in Manchester
February Pub Of The Month - Archive Bar & Bottle on Mellor Road in Cheadle Hulme
Stagger - Stockport Market Place with Peter Edwardson
Curmudgeon - Charge More, Sell Less

 

407 November/December 2019 edition

Winter Warmer Wander
Manchester Beer and Cider Fesrival
The Disley Scene with Geoff Williamson
Old Tom at 120
High Peak Pub of the Year - Stalybridge Station Buffet Bar
Pub Walks with Chris Morris - The Ship, Styal
CAMRA Awards - Silly Country, Britons Protection, Patersgate Tap
Calling Home Brewers
November Pub Of The Month - Crown Inn on High Street in Cheadle, Stockport
December Pub Of The Month - George & Dragon on High Street in Cheadle, Stockport
Stagger - Universities Quarter with Dave Hanson
Curmudgeon - Drying Out - Under Pressure

 

406 September/October 2019 edition

Stockport Beer Week - 11 days of beer
Regional Cider Pub of the Year - Petersgate Tap
Stockport Beer Town - Real ale guide
Cider Circuit
CAMRA presentations
Brewery news
Pub Walks with Chris Morris - Sportsman Inn, Hayfield
September Pub Of The Month - Angel Inn on Stockport Market Place
October Pub Of The Month - Not awarded
Stagger - Cheadle Hulme with Viv Thorpe
Curmudgeon - The Beer That Dare Not Speak Its Name - Sheep in Wolf's Clothing

 

405 July/August 2019 edition

Obituary Brian Taylor - Veteran CAMRA activist
Cider & Perry - Awards, News and Events
Lost Locals List - Where have all the pubs gone?
Pub Walks with Chris Morris - The Bulls Head, Tintwistle - A Hadfield circle
CAMRA Awards - Recent Presentations
Stockport Beer and Cider Festival Review
Family Brewery News from around the region
Chorlton Beer & Cider Festival 2019
High Peak Pub of the Season
July Pub Of The Month - Cross Keys on Adswood Road in Cheadle Hulme, Manchester
August Pub Of The Month - Station Hop on Stockport Road in Levenshulme, Manchester
Stagger - Ladybarn & Fallowfield with Jerry Wicken
Curmudgeon - When is a Pub not a Pub?

 

404 May/June 2019 edition

Stockport Beer & Cider Festival Entertainment Preview
Award for Opening Times
Brewery News from around the region
Homebrew Competition
Pub Walks with Chris Morris - The Fox Inn, Brookbottom to New Mills
Stockport Beer Week 2019
Festival Charity - Stockport Cerebral Palsy Society (Stockport CP)
Produce Hall opens
Robbies Rebrand
May Pub Of The Month - Royal Oak on Wilmslow Road in Didsbury, Manchester
June Pub Of The Month - Grove Alehouse on London Road in Hazel Grove, Stockport
Stagger - Hazel Grove with Jim Flynn
Curmudgeon - The Squeezed Middle

 

403 March/April 2019 edition

Awards and New openings
Stockport &amo; South Manchester Pub of the Year & Cider Pub of the Year
Mild Magic 2019
Pub Walks with Chris Morris - The Navigation Inn, Buxworth
High Peak Pub of the Year & Cider Pub of the Year
Pub News
Roll out the Barrels - Manchester Beer & Cider Festival
March Pub Of The Month - Railway on Avenue Street in Portwood, Stockport
April Pub Of The Month - Wellington Inn on Wellington Road South in Stockport
Stagger - Offerton Plus with Chris Morris
Curmudgeon - Sense of Place

 

402 January/February 2019 edition

Manchester Beer & Cider Festival preview
Angel Inn (Stockport) reopens after 67 years closure!
Poynton Pootle with Graham Privett
High Peak Club of the Year
Two new outlets for Glossop
Brewery news: Cheadle Brew House and Manchester Union Brewery both open.
Stockport Beer & Cider Festival Awards: Gold Blackjack for JIPA; Silver Stockport Brewing for Magnum; Bronze Fernandes for Black Voodoo. Cider: Harry's Cider for Scrummage. Perry: Nempnett Cider for Piglet's Perry. Gold and Silver beers were from home brewer Jonah Stancombe's recipes.
January Pub Of The Month - Arden Arms on Millgate in Stockport
February Pub Of The Month - Magnet on Wellington Road North in Heaton Norris, Stockport
Stagger - Heaton Norris with Chris Morris
Curmudgeon - What Goes Around, Comes Around; Cashing Up

 

401 November/December 2018 edition

Happy Christmas
Is there a cask crisis?
Robin Wignal - Obituary
Winter Warmer Wander
New Opening - Talleyrand, Levenshulme
Countdown to Manchester Beer & Cider Festival 2019
Calling Home Brewers
Almond Family take over Jolly Sailor
Brewery News
Good Beer Guide
Novenmer Pub Of The Month - Ye Olde Vic on Chatham Street in Edgeley, Stockport with John Clarke
December Pub Of The Month - Swan With Two Necks on Prince's Street in Stockport
Stagger - Levenshulme with Chris Morris
Curmudgeon - A mixed blessing

 

400 September/October 2018 edition

Stockport Beer Week
Cider Circuit 2018
Mounting Stone brews for first time
Frog & Railway refurbished to become The Heaton
New Faces at Grove Alehouse
Preview of Didsbury Beer Festival 2018
High Peak Pub of the Season - Bridge Beers, Stalybridge
Cider Cooling in Pubs by Andrea Briers & Chris Rouse
Project 53 opens in Stockport Market Place
New Cloudwater Tap opens
Preview of Manchester Beer and Cider Festival 2019
CAMRA Discounts
September Pub Of The Month - Bakers Vaults on Stockport Market Place with Margaret O'Brien
October Pub Of The Month - Navigation on Manchester Road in Heaton Norris, Stockport with Jim Flynn
Stagger - Higher Hillgate with Peter Edwardson
Curmudgeon - You Could Be Next; Hotting Up For Lager

 

399 July/August 2018 edition

Stockport Beer & Cider Festival Rpund-up
Wellington Free House Opens in Stockport
Micro-bar in Ashton-u-Lyne market
Heritage pubs - Swan with Two Necks, Stockport
     - Crown Inn, Glossop
     - Queens Head, Stockport
Top Award for Old Hall Inn
July Pub Of The Month - Midland Hotel on Wellington Road North in Heaton Mersey, Stockport with John Sutcliffe
August Pub Of The Month - Sidings on Broom Lane in Levenshulme, Manchester with Margaret O'Brian
Stagger - Cheadle Hulme with Viv Thorpe
Curmudgeon - You Could Be Next

 

398 May/Junel 2018 editionDue to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

Editor Cellebrates 30 Years
Stockport Beer & Cider Festival Preview

Heritage Pubs - Pub interiors of special historic interest: The Nursery, Heaton Norris; The Sportsman, Hyde; The Griffin, Heaton Mersey
30 Years in the Hot Seat - Opening Times Editor John Clarke looks back
Stockport Beer Week - Beer Week Fringe
Brewery News from arovnd the area: Soul Brewing Co; Burton Road Brewing; Sixth Day Brewing; Rock Mill Brewery; Poynton Brewery
Manchester Beer Week - Battle of the Beer Cities
Award for Madhatters Cider
CAMRA Discounts
May Pub Of The Month - Red Lion on Stockport Road, Cheadle, Stockport with Darren Berry
June Pub Of The Month - Griffin on Didsbury Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport with Jim Flynn
Stagger - Heaton Moor with Viv Thorpe
Curmudgeon - You Could Be Next

 

397 March/April 2018 edition

Mild Magic 2018
Stockport & South Manchester Pub of the Year - Blue Bell on Barlow Road in Levenshulme
Huge success for Manchester Beer & Cider Festival
Two Awards for Petersgate Tap in Stockport
New openings - Station Hop, Levenshulme
     - Head of Steam in Didsbury
     - Crafty Pint in Stalybridge
     - RedWillow, new bar in Buxton
Northumberland Arms re-opens in community ownership
Stockport & South Manchester Club of the Year - Wythenshawe Club in Northenden
Stockport Beer & Cider Festival - News and Entertainment Preview
Beer Cities Forum - National Platform for Stockport Beer Week
High Peak Winter Pub of the Season - Jakes Ale House in Romiley
Heritage Pubs - The Plough, Hyde Road, Gorton
     - Stalybridge Station Buffet
     - Tollemache Arms, Mossley
March Pub Of The Month - Flying Coach on London Road in Hazel Grove, Stockport with Bob Stukins
April Pub Of The Month - Victoria on Wilmslow Road in Withington, Manchester with Jim Flynn
Stagger - Gatley & Cheadle with Matthew Thompson
Stagger - Burnage & Heaton Mersey with Jim Flynn
Curmudgeon - A Matter of Taste; Good Money After Bad

 

396 - January/February 2018 edition

Manchester Beer & Cider Festival
Heritage Pubs - Blossoms, Buxton Road, Heaviley; Crown, Heaton Moor Road
Local Stars in National Finals - Wigan Central; Cricketers; Flixton Conservative Club
Cider Awards
Tryanuary
Stockport Beer Week
High Peak Club of the Year - Royal British Legion Club, Poynton
January Pub Of The Month - Vale Cottage on Kirk Street in Gorton, Manchester with David Hanson
February Pub Of The Month - James Watts on High Street in Cheadle, Stockport with Stuart Ballantyne
Stagger - Reddish & Heaton Chapel - with Jerry Wicken
Stagger - Hazel Grove North with John Sutcliffe
Curmudgeon - Nobody Else Has Complained

 

395 - November/December 2017 edition

Winter Warmer Wander
CAMRA Regional Pub of the Year
Home Brewers Competition
Book Reviews: 20th Century Pub, by Jessica Boak and Ray Bailey; Real Heritage Pubs of the North West
Drinkers' Voice - Speaking up for drinkers
Manchester Beer & Cider Festival
Robbinsons Annual Results
New licensees at the Arden Arms
Pub News and Awards
Brewery Updates
November Pub Of The Month - Reasons To Be Cheerful on Fog Lane in Burnage, Manchester with Margaret O'Brian
December Pub Of The Month - Ladybrook Hotel on Fir Road in Bramhall, Stockport with Lawrence Devaney
Stagger - Stockport Town Centre with Peter Edwardson
Stagger Online - Heald Green & Cheadle Hulme with Jim Flynn
Curmudgeon - Baby You Can Drive My Car; Posing A Problem

 

394 - September/October 2017 edition

Stockport Beer Week
Cider Making - Looking after the product
New micro bars: Malt Disley, Disley & Vine Hop, Poynton
Stockport & South Manchester Pub of the Year - Chivington Tap, Cheadle Hulme
Cider Circuit
Arden Arms - Change of landlords
Manchester Beer & Cider Festival
CAMRA Discounts - Find out where you can get money off your pint
September Pub Of The Month - Petersgate Tap on St. Petersgate in Stockport with Dave Pennington
October Pub Of The Month - Crown on Vale Close in Heaton Mersey, Stockport with Peter Butler
Stagger - Northenden with Jim Flynn
Curmudgeon - Slippery Slope & A More Selective Appeal

 

393 - Summer 2017 edition

Home Brewers in action
Macclesfield Pub of the Season
Regional Cider Pub
Hogshead Brewery in Denver by Simon Miller
Manchester Beer Week
Chorlton Beer Festival
Central Manchester Beer Festival
June Pub Of The Month - Crown on Heaton Moor Road in Heaton Moor, Stockport with Dave Carter
July Pub Of The Month - Church Inn on Ravenoak Road in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport with John Sutcliffe
August Pub Of The Month - Grove Alehouse on London Road in Hazel Grove, Stockport with John Clarke
Stagger One - Stockport Market Place with Dave Pennington
Stagger Two - Burton Road - Jim Flynn checks out the flourishing bar scene
Curmudgeon - Back on the Escalator & Brewer Before Taxman?

 

392 - May 2017 edition

Stockport Beer & Cider Festival
Beatnikz Republic brewery
Recent Awards and News from around the region
Stockport Beer & Cider Festival music review
Manchester Beer Audit
Jakes Ale House
Manchester Beer Week
Chorlton Beer & Cider Festival
Pub Of The Month - The Hope Inn on Wellington Road North in Heaton Norris, Stockport
Stagger - Jacksons Lane and Bramhall with Dave Pennington
Curmudgeon - No Magic Bullet

 

391 - April 2017 edition

A NEW Beer Festival for Manchester
Mild Magic 2017 - Visit Pubs, Drink Beer, Win Prizes
Arden Unveiling - Blue Plaque for Elizabeth Raffald
In Search of Mild - Tracking down an elusive beer with Margaret O'Brien
Meet the Distiller
Trafford & Hulme Awards
Extensive Pub & Brewery News
Pub Of The Month - The Blue Bell on Barlow Road in Levenshulme, Manchester
Stagger - Chorlton-on-Medlock and University with Dave Burston
Curmudgeon - Fear of the Dark - Pale Shadow

 

390 - March 2017 edition

Pubs of the Year awards
Manchester Beer & Cider Festival review
Meet the Beer Seller
New opening - Reasons to be Cheerful
Letters to the Editor
Pub Of The Month - The Gateway on Wilmslow Road in East Didsbury, Manchester
Curmudgeon - Collision Course

 

389 - February 2017 edition

Stockport & South Manchester Pub of the Year
Neil Richardson Award
CAMRA Discounts
Meet the Brewer - Brendon Hall revisits Steve Dunkley at Beer Nouveau
CAMRA Awards
Pub Of The Month - The Mounting Stone on Woodford Road in Bramhall, Stockport
Stagger - A meander through Cheadle with Chris Morris
Curmudgeon - A Little Bit of Company

 

388 - January 2017 edition

Manchester Beer & Cider Festival returns to Manchester Central
Sudden and sad death of Roger Hall
Extensive Pub & Brewery News
New Micropub - Beer Shed in New Mills
Trafford & Hulme Branch Awards
Beers at the Manchester Beer & Cider Festival
Davenport Arms (Thief's Neck) - 30 consecutive years in the GBG
High Peak, Tameside & North East Cheshire Branch Awards
No Pub Left - Peter Edwardson on real ale deserts
Salford Branch Awards
Pub Of The Month - Remedy Bar and Brewhouse on Stockport Market Place
Stagger - Bits of Didsbury with Jim Flynn
Curmudgeon - Can This Be For Real? - Delayed Gratification

 

387 - December 2016 edition

Happy Christmas to all readers and advertisers
Midland Saved - Revised plans repreive local pub
Winter Warmer Wander
Calling Home Brewers - Competition
Brewery taps - a growing trend
Quantum Brewery closes
Two socials in western Greater Manchester
Preview of Manchester Beer and Cider Festival
Trafford and Hulme's Pub of the Season - Prairie Schooner Taphouse
Letters to the Editor
Pub Of The Month - Crown, Great Moor, Stockport
Stagger - Ladybarn and Fallowfield with Jerry Wicken
Curmudgeon - A Place Where No-One Knows Your Name - Closed for You

 

386 - November 2016 edition

Denton Survey - Origami Brewing Co - Winter Warmer Preview
Mind the Gap - Are supermarkets really killing off pubs?
Awards: Marble Brewery - Brook, Brooklands - Smithfield Market Tavern, Manchester - Heaton Hops, Heaton Chapel - Volta, West Didsbury - Electrik, Chorlton
Book Review: The Pub by Pete Brown
Manchester Beer & Cider Festival 2017
Hyde and Seek in the East - Out and about in Denton and Hyde with Graham Privett
Letters to the Editor
Pub Of The Month - Ye Olde Cock on Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester with Stuart Ballantyne
Stagger - Cale Green and Higher Hillgate with Jim Flynn
Curmudgeon - Which Side Are You On?

 

385 - October 2016 edition

Cider Circuit
Trafford & Hulme Pub of the Season - Prairie Schooner Taphouse, Urmston
Greater Manchester Pub and Club of the Year
John Rowlinson - Award winning licencee
Good cider as it used to be - Mick Lewis
Germany Callling - Jerry Wickhen concludes his European tour
Good Beer Guide 2017 launch
Pub Of The Month - Blossoms, Heaviley, Stockport
Stagger - Hazel Grove with Keith Holloway
Curmudgeon - Cash is King - Ring My Bell

 

384 - September 2016 edition

Stockport Beer Week
Happy Birthday Maris Otter
Scandanavian Ales - Denmark & Sweeden
High Peak News
CAMRA Awards
Letters to the Editor
Pub Of The Month - Railway, Wellington Road North, Heaton Norris, Stockport
Stagger - Gorton with Paul Felton
Curmudgeon - Doing What it Says on the Tin

 

383 - August 2016 edition

Baltic Pubs & Beer
Chorlton Beer & Cider Festival - Tea and Jaffa Cakes!
CAMRA Discounts
Beer in the Baltic
High Peak Pub Scene
Heard At The Bar - Pub news from around the area
CAMRA Awards
Pub Of The Month - White Hart, Cheadle, Stockport
Stagger - Offerton with Peter Edwardson
Curmudgeon - Hear, Hear - noise in pubs

 

382 - July 2016 edition

Left Bank Beer Festival
Stockport Beer Festival Review
Takeovers - Good Or Bad?
Stockport Beer & Cider Festival Review
Polish Revolution - Jerry Wicken explores Polands beer sceen
Trafford & Hulme Pub of the Season - J. P. Joule
Scammer ALERT!
Pub Of The Month - The Moortop, Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport
Stagger - Heaton Norris plus a Reddish starter with Jim Flynn
Curmudgeon - Out of Control

 

381 - June 2016 edition

Midland under threat - Road plan threatens demolition of popular local
Chorlton Beer Festival - previwed by John O'Donnell
Meet the Brewer - Paul Mellor of Manchester Brewing Co.
Fighting Fit - Peter Edwardson on CAMRA's Revitalisation Project
CAMRA Awards - Trafford & Hulme / High Peak / Pubs of the Year/Season
Old Tom collects a fistfull of certificates
Brewery News from around the region
Pub Of The Month - Heaton Hops, School Lane, Heaton Chapel, Stockport
Stagger - Didsbury with Stuart Ballantyne
Curmudgeon - Great Stuff this Bass

 

380 - May 2016 edition

Stockport Beer & Cider Festival 2016
New Beers for Bar Nouveau - Home brew compertition winners
CAMRA Discounts
Stockport Beer & Cider Festival Festival Entertainment
Manchester Cider & Perry Festival
Meet the Brewer - Chorlton Brewing Co
CAMRA Branch Changes - City Centre expands / North Manchester re-named
Manchester Beer Week
Pub Of The Month - Wine & Wallop, Lapwing Lane, West Didsbury, Manchester
Stagger - Welcome to Levenshulme with Jerry Wicken
Curmudgeon - Care of the Community

 

379 - April 2016 edition

Mild Magic 2016
Trafford & Hulme CAMRA Awards
Save the Sir Ralph Abercromby

Central Manchester Branch Pub of the Year - Smithfield Tavern
Pub Of The Month - Fred's Ale House, Levenshulme, Manchester
Stagger - Mild Hunting in the City Centre with Jim Flynn
Curmudgeon - It's Real, Jim, But Not As We Know It

 

378 - March 2016 edition

Manchester Beer and Cider Festival Report
Abbeyhey Revisited, New Breweries

Unsessionable IPA? - Mark Dredge on a new trend imported from the USA
Night out in Altrincham with Nick Earle
Macclesfield Pub of the Season - Rose and Crown in Allgreave
High Peak Pub Scene including Peak Practice
Greater Manchester CAMRA Pub of the Year runner-up - Harewood Arms, Broadbottom
Brewery News from around the region
Meet the brewer - Six O'clock Beer Co.
Pub Of The Month - Sun and Castle, Middle Hillgate, Stockport with John Clarke
Stagger - Abbey Hey revisited by John Clarke
Curmudgeon - Someone's Gonna Have to Pay - Cutting the Strings

 

377 - February 2016 edition

Stockport & South Manchester Awards
Robinsons unveil seasonal range
Meet the Brewer - David Foulger of Byrne the Cake Brewing
Stockport & South Manchester - Pub of The Year
Stockport & South Manchester - Cider Pub of The Year
Stockport & South Manchester - Club of The Year
Moorhouse's Seasonals 2016
Manchester Beer Week - city-wide celebration planned for June
Stockport & South Manchester POTM Gallery - June to December
Pub Of The Month - The Chiverton Tap, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport
Stagger - Withington with Sue Lightfoot
Curmudgeon - Open All Hours? - Planning not Parsimony

 

376 - January 2016 edition

Manchester Beer & Cider Festival
New CAMRA Branch - Manchester City Centre
Meet the Brewer - Ollie Smith of Carbon Smith Brewing
Remedy Bar & Brewhouse opens in Stockport's Market Place
Trafford & Hulme Branch Pub of the Season
New micro-pub opens in Marple.
High Peak plus Poynton Awards
Pub Of The Month - Grove, Ashton New Road, Clayton, Manchester
Stagger - A Friday Night Around Portwood with Jerry Wicken
Curmudgeon - A Pub is for Life, Not Just for Christmas - Selling off the Silver?

 

375 - December 2015

Happy Christmas to all our Readers and Advertisers
Winter Warmers - Beers for the Festive Season and beyond
High Peak Pub of the Season
Cider & Perry Awards
Manchester Beer & Cider Festival - Preview
Winter Warmer Wander
Stagger - Cheadle Hulme with John Sutcliffe
Pub Of The Month - The Governors House, Cheadle Hulme
Curmudgeon - Close Your Eyes and Drink Up - Squeaky Bum Time is Back

 

374 - November 2015

Key Kegs Explained
When is Keg Not a Keg? - Real Ale from Key-Kegs - John O'Donnell explains
Salisbury Ale House - Now Asset of Community Value
Meet the Brewer - Peter Sidwell, Chris Clough and Nick Rothko-Wright of Torrside Brewing
High Peak Awards - Cider & Club Awards in Stalybridge
Stagger - Stockport Beer Week with Peter Edwardson
Pub Of The Month - The Crown, Cheadle
Curmudgeon - Craft Wars - Walk Before You Run

 

373 - October 2015

Cider Circuit
The Pubs of Disley - Geoff Williamson takes a tour
Trafford & Hulme Pub of the Season
Meet the Brewer - Jason, Paul and Sean of Zeitgest Brew Co
Torrside Brewing opens
Regional Awards - Pub and Club of the Year winners
Stagger - Heaton Moor & Heaton Norris with Dave Burston
Pub Of The Month - The Railway, Portwood
Curmudgeon - Magical or Mundane? - Scotched

 

372 - September 2015

Stockport Beer Week
Rhys Jones - Veteran campaigner in Manchester and Wales
High Peak Bus Trip - Stewart Taylor on a grand day out
Stockport Beer Week - A celebration of Stockport's pubs and breweries
Meet the Brewer - Alex Parkinson of Drink Up Brewing
Nursery Flowers Again
Recent CAMRA Awards
Stagger - Gatley and Cheadle with Jim Flynn
Pub Of The Month - The Spinning Top, Stockport
Curmudgeon - Bye Bye Binge Britain - Old Soaks

 

371 - August 2015

New Venue for Manchester Beer & Cider Festival
Ladybarn Social Club - Stockport & South Manchester Club of the Year
Meet the Brewer - Steve Dunkley of Beer Nouveau
Drink and Chat Lives On
Untimely passing of John Glover from the Old Market Tavern, Altrincham
High Peak CAMRA Awards
Stagger - Burnage & Heaton Mersey with Paul Felton
Pub Of The Month - The Beer Shop, Heaton Mersey
Curmudgeon - Smell the Coffee - At the Sign of the Crossed Legs

 

370 - July 2015

Beer Festival Review - Meet the brewer - CAMRA looks forward
Trafford & Hulme Summer Pub of the Season - Pi, Shaw's Road, Altrincham
Bipolar Beer - CAMRA looks forward and not back explains Peter Edwardson
High Peak Spring Pub of the Season - Soldier Dick in Furness Vale
Stockport Beer & Cider Festival Review - Crowds turn out for 2015 event
High Peak Pubs of the Year - Greater Manchester: Harewood Arms in Broadbottom - Derbyshire: Old Hall Inn in Whitehough, Chinley - Cheshire: White Lion in Disley
Meet the Brewer - Matt Howgate of Marble Brewery
Stockport Beer Week - Celebrate Stockport's Pubs & Breweries
Stagger - Around Portland Street with John Sutcliffe
Pub Of The Month - Old Monkey on Portland Street, Manchester with Mark McConachie
Curmudgeon - The Best-Laid Plans - Let A Thousand Flowers Bloom

 

369 - June 2015

Greater Manchester Cider & Perry News
Howard Town Brewery - Local brewer marks 10th anniversary
Cider Pubs of the Year - Local winners across the region
Chorlton Beer & Cider Festival - John O'Donnell with a preview of this year's event
Bollington Beer Festival
High Peak Pub Scene - Robin Wignall & Tom Lord
Meet the Brewer - Martin Wood of Stockport's Fool Hardy Ales
Stagger - Reddish & Heaton Chapel with John Clarke
Pub Of The Month - Ye Olde Vic on Chatham Street in Edgeley with Graham Privett
Curmudgeon - A LiHie of What You Fancy

 

368 - May 2015

Stockport Beer & Cider Festival
A Farewell to Best Mild - Neil Kellett on the end of Robinsons 1892
Bus to the pub 2015
Humphrey Higgins- Death of Opening Times founding editor
Manchester Brewery Expo - Pioneering collaboration for Manchester brewers
Trafford & Hulme Club of the Year
Pub News - Three open in the Heatons
Meet the Brewer - Richard Conway of Thirst Class Ale
Stagger - West Didsbury with Jim Flynn
Pub Of The Month - The Kenilworth, Cheadle Hulme
Curmudgeon - Lilacs out of the Dead Land - Bring Back Plates!

 

367 - April 2015

Cloudwater brewery launches
Howard Town Brewery - Stockport & South Manchester paid a visit
Meet the Brewer - Oliver Turton of Squawk Brewing Co.
The Ale Stop - Buxton's New Micro-pub
Mild Magic - Visit Pubs, Drink Beer, Win Prizes
Cloudwater Brewery Launches
Trafford & Hulme Awards - The Knott regains crown as Pub of the Year
Stagger - Hazel Grove to Great Moor with Paul Felton
Pub Of The Month - The Bakers Vaults, Stockport
Curmudgeon - Not Fit to be Out - Don't Drink and Walk

 

366 - March 2015

Trafford & Hulme Awards - Cider News
Cider Awards - Celebrations at the Cheshire Ring
Trafford & Hulme Awards - Most Improved Pub: Church Inn in Hulme; Best Newcomer: Sip Club in Stretford; Community Pub: Railway in Broadheath
High Peak Pub Scene with Robin Wignall & Tom Lord
Unicorn, Dean Row - Under threat as a "proper pub"
Heard at the Bar - Pub News covering Stockport, Manchester and beyond
Stagger - Heald Green & Cheadle Hulme with Jim Flynn
Pub Of The Month - Boars Head on Stockport's Market Place with Dave Sharpe
Curmudgeon - Goodbye to the 19th Hole - Variety Isn't Everything

 

365 - February 2015

Magnet is Stockport & South Manchester CAMRA Pub Of The Year
Obituary - Phil Levison
Meet the Brewer - Sam Ward of Tweed Brewing Co
Robinsons Axe 1892
Manchester Beer & Cider Festival
Flixton Update
Stagger - Around the University Quarter - with Andrew Last
Pub Of The Month - The Midway, Newbridge Lane, Portwood
Curmudgeon - The Cow Jumped Over the Moon - A Cold House

 

364 - January 2015

Manchester Beer & Cider Festival at the Velodrome
Meet the Brewer - Jay Krause of Quantum Brewery
Manchester Beer & Cider Festival - Bigger and Better - Craft Beer at its best
Griffin, Heald Green - Refurbished
Stagger - Edgeley with Peter Edwardson
Pub Of The Month - The Royal Oak, Gorton
Curmudgeon - Give Me Strength - No Pub for Old Men

 

363 - December 2014

Happy Christmas to all our Readers and Advertisers
Manchester Beer & Cider Festival
Winter Warmer Wander
Late News & Reviews - PubCo Reform
Recent CAMRA Awards
Stagger - A rainy night in Bramhall with John Sutcliffe
Pub Of The Month - The Davenport Arms, Woodford
Curmudgeon - A Taxing Issue

 

362 - November 2014Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

Brewery Boom Continues
More on Dukinfield with Andy Sullivan
The Unstoppable Rise of the Home Brewer - Mark Reeves on getting started
Letters to the Editor
Recent CAMRA Awards - Hope, Micro Bar, Cask Tavern, Legion Club, Brightside Brewery
High Peak Pub Scene with Robin Wignall & Tom Lord
Pub Of The Month - Fletcher Moss, William Street, Didsbury, Manchester with Stuart Ballantyne
Stagger - Dave Burston in and around Stockport Market
Curmudgeon - lt's Kicking off Again - The Unquiet Pint

 

361 - October 2014Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

Wassail! It's Cider Month
The Moss Cider Project - Brendon Hall talks to Moss Cider's Dan Hasler
Manchester Beer and Cider Festival
The Cider Circuit
Regional Pub of the Year - Harewood Arms in Broadbottom
High Peak Awards
Book Review - Good Beer Guide 2015
High Peak Pub Scene - Robin Wignall & Tom lord
Letters to the Editor
Pub Of The Month - Hinds Head, Manchester Road, Heaton Chapel, Stockport with Jim Flynn
Stagger - Cheadle East End with Jim Flynn
Curmudgeon - A Bitter Triumph - Scattered in the Plough - Pile 'em High

 

360 - September 2014

Going for Gold - Marble & Bank Top Win at Great British Beer Festival
Macclesfield Pub of the Season - The Jolly Sailor, Macclesfield
Trafford & Hulme Autumn Pub of the Season - Stretford Sip Club
Howard Town Changes
The Unicorn, Dean Row
Letter to the Editor
Stagger - The Didsbury Triangle by Jerry Wicken
Pub Of The Month - The Midland, Wellington Road North, Stockport
Curmudgeon - Faith in the Future

 

359 - August 2014

Bakers Vaults re-opens
Pub Gardens in Central Stockport
Flixton & Urmston - George Elmslie checks them out
Chorlton Beer & Cider Festival 2014
Stagger - Peter Edwardson around Stockport Town Centre
Pub Of The Month - The Cocked Hat, Market Place, Stockport
Curmudgeon - Idea vs Reality - Out of Place?

 

358 - July 2014Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

Stockport's Heritage Pubs
Tracy Mullen - Obituary
Book Review - Brew Britannia by Jessica Book & Ray Bailey
Stockport Beer and Cider Festival Round-up
A Tour of Dukinfield with Andy Sullivan
High Peak Pub Scene with Robin Wignall & Tom Lord
Heritage Pubs Online - www.heritagepubs.org. uk
Trafford & Hulme Pub of the Season - The Old Market Tavern, Altrincham
Pub Of The Month - Crown, Heaton Lane, Stockport with Dave Platt
Stagger - Show Heath & King Street West with Mark McConachie
Curmudgeon - Joule in the Crown - A Fit of the Vapers

 

357 - June 2014Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

Brewery Bonanza - Stockport Brewing and Runaway Brewery open
Pete 'Pedro' Brown - Obituary
Bollington Beer Festival
The Cider Press - Festival News and Pub of the Year Awards
Preview of Chorlton Beer & Cider Festival
High Peak Pub Scene with Tom Lord & Robin Wignall
Trafford & Hulme Awards
Pub Of The Month - Nursery, Green Lane, Heaton Norris with Jim Flynn
Stagger - Jim Flynn visits Ladybarn, Fallowfield and Rusholme
Curmudgeon - Chicken and Egg Situation

 

356 - May 2014

Stockport Beer & Cider Festival
Trafford & Hulme Awards - City Arms & Vine
A Brief History of Electricity - Peter Edwardson looks back at electric dispense
Cider Pubs of the Year
Pubs of the Year from around the region
Smithfield to Re-open
Stagger - Viv Thorpe in Hazel Grove
Pub Of The Month - The John Millington, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport
Curmudgeon - Another Country - Blowing Hot and Cold

 

355 - April 2014

Mild Magic
Stockport Beer Festival Entertainment - Anthony Meynell previews what's on this year
Sisters brewing it for themselves - Jackie Bardsley gets stuck in
Bus to the Pub 2014 - Hop on board for great pubs and beer
Trafford & Hulme Pub of the Season - The Vine, Kennedy Street, Manchester
Trafford & Hulme Club of the Year 2014 - Flixton Conservative Club does the double
Stagger - Dave Hanson takes a walk on the mild side
Pub Of The Month - The Bulls Head, Manchester
Curmudgeon - Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width

 

354 - March 2014

Come On In - Grab a beer and read all the News and Views
A Lost World of Pubs - Peter Edwardson Looks Back
National Pub of the Year - Award Goes to Lancashire Local
Neil Richardson Award - Marble Arch, Rochdale Road, Manchester
Stagger - A Short Walk Through Gorton by Jerry Wicken
Pub Of The Month - The Navigation, Heaton Norris, Stockport
Curmudgeon - Do Your Duty, George! - Youth Exclusion Zone

 

353 - February 2014

The Hope is Stockport & South Manchester Pub of the Year 2014
MBCF on Track - Velodrome Event a Sell Out
Stockport Pub Of The Year runner up - The Fairway, Stockport
Trafford & Hulme Pub of the Season - The Wharf, Castlefield
Something About Gee Cross - Andy Sullivan takes a tour
Bakers Vault, Stockport and MarkAddy, Manchester, both close
Stagger - Heaton Norris with Stuart Ballantyne
Pub Of The Month - The Armoury, Shaw Heath, Stockport

Unfortunatly some electronic pages have been lost.

 

352 - January 2014

Manchester Beer & Cider Festival
MBCF All you need to know - and a taster of the beers on offer
Woolpack Shuts
West Didsbury pub news
Hello and Goodbye - Retirements and New Openings
High Peak News
Brewery News
Stagger - Didsbury with Peter Edwardson
Pub Of The Month - The Magnet, Wellington Road North, Heaton Norris, Stockport
Curmudgeon - A Pattern of Decline

 

351 - December 2013

Merry Christmas To All Our Readers and Advertisers
Winter Warmer Wander

Heritage Awards - Turnpike, Withington, Manchester and Circus, Portland Street, Manchester
Food & Drink Festival Winners - Stalybridge Station Buffet Bar
High Peak Pub Scene with Tom Lord and Robin Wignall
Tameside Travels with Andy Sullivan
What a year it's been for Brightside Brewery
Pub News
Pub Of The Month - Red Bull, Hillgate, Stockport with Dave Platt
Stagger - An Evening in the City with Jerry Wicken
Curmudgeon - Reducing Strength, Reducing Choice - Building a Customer Base

 

350 - November 2013

Manchester Beer and Cider Festival is coming
Altrincham Amble with George Elmslie
WhatPub.com launched
High Peak Pub News with Tom Lord and Robin Wignall
Trafford & Hulme awards
Book Review - World's Best Cider by Pete Brown and Bill Bradshaw
Pub Of The Month - The Gateway, East Didsbury, Manchester with Jim Flynn
Stagger - Cale Green & Higher Hillgate with Jim Flynn
Curmudgeon - The World Turned Upside Down

 

349 - October 2013

Wassail! - It's Cider Month!
Cider Matters - 25 Years of Cider Campaigning by CAMRA
It Makes You Think
Greater Manchester Cider & Perry Festival 2013
Sale Stroll - George Elmslie goes walkabout
Didsbury Beer Festival
Regional Cider Pub of the Year - Trackside, Bury
Good Beer Guide 2014
Stagger - The Openshaw Beer Hunt
Pub Of The Month - The Hope Inn on Wellington Road North, Heaton Norris, Stockport
Curmudgeon - Open and Shut case

 

348 - September 2013

Review of the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival
Real Ale? Really? - Misleading signage
High Peak Pub Scene with Tom Lord and Robin Wignall
Trafford & Hulme Pub of the Season
Museum Of Science and Industry Festival Preview
Sale West & Ashton-on-Mersey pub scene with George Elmslie
Around Macclesfield with Mike and Lyn Wawiorko
Pub Of The Month - Blossoms, Buxton Road, Heaviley, Stockport with Alex Keenleyside
Stagger - As we walked out one midsummer evening - Withington with Jerry Wicken
Curmudgeon - A Pint of Two Halves - The Customer Is Always Rude

 

347 - August 2013

Chorlton Festival Review
Poynton Points with Lawrence Bomber
Trafford & Hulme Spring Pub of the Season - Old Packet House
Thanks from Walthew House [Stockport Beer & Cider Festival charity]
Trafford & Hulme Summer Pub of the Season - The City Arms
High Peak Pub Scene with Tom Lord & Robin Wignall
North Manchester Cider Pub of the Year - Bar Fringe, Swan Street, Manchester
Museum of Science & Industry Real Ale & Cider Festival
Pub Of The Month - Swan With Two Necks, Prince's Street, Stockport
Stagger - Portwood & District with Paul Holland
Curmudgeon - Pubbiness

 

346 - July 2013

Love Your Local - Take Action to Save Your Pub
Poynton Points - Lawrence Bamber checks out the local scene
Stockport Beer & Cider Festival - Review and Results
High Peak Pub of the Season
Bollington Beer Festival
Pub Of The Month - The Victoria on Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester
Stagger - Heaton Chapel & Heaton Moor
Curmudgeon - A Question of Balance/Party Pooper

 

345 - June 2013

Cider & Perry Festival - Heritage Pubs
Trafford Bar to Hulme - George Elmslie
Cellebrating Pub Signs with Arthur Chappell
High Peak News
Bruges - The Definative Guide (book review)
Pub Of The Month - The Blue Bell, Barlow Road, Levenshulme, Manchester
Stagger - Burnage and Heaton Mersey with Dave Burston
Curmudgeon - Down Escalator

 

344 - May 2013Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

Stockport Beer & Cider Festival
Casks for the Community
Opening Times Past - The editor looks back over 25 years
High Peak Pub Scene with Frank Wood & Robin Wignall
Deansgate & Castlefield with George Elmslie
Beer Festival Charity - Walthew House
Trafford & Hulme Club of the Year - Flixton Conservative Club
Pub Of The Month - The Fairway, Hillgate, Stockport
Stagger - Gatle & Cheadle West with Mark McConachie
Curmudgeon - Twenty Years On

 

343 - April 2013

Mild Magic is launched - read an account of a mild only stagger and details of how to join in with the Magic.
Stockport Beer & Cider Festival's Entertainment
Cider Pubs of the Year
Alban Pearce
Macclesfield Pub of the Year
Bruges News
Trafford & Hulme Pub of the Year - Costello's Bar, Goose Green, Altrincham
Pub Of The Month - The Sun in September on Burnage Lane, Manchester
Stagger - A Walk on the Mild Side around Stockport
Curmudgeon - Pricing Drinkers Back into the Pub?

 

342 - March 2013

Rochdale's Baum is National Pub of the Year
Trafford & Hulme Club of the Year - Flixton Conservative Club
Flixton & Urmston - George Elmslie reports on the local pub scene
National Winter Ales and Beyond
Macclesfield Pub of the Season - The Macc
Pub Of The Month - The Wilfred Wood, Hazel Grove, Stockport
Stagger - Cheadle Hulme with John Sutcliffe
Curmudgeon - Not What it Used to Be - Sharing the Pain

 

341 - February 2013Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

Hope - New free house opens
Nursery is Pub Of The Year

Trafford & Hulme Winter Pub of The Season - The Parlour, Beech Road, Chorlton, Manchester
The Railway Inn, A Journey into History - 91 Wellington Road South, Stockport
High Peak Pub of the Season - The Shepherds Arms, Whaley Bridge
CAMRA Awards Gallery
     Cask Champion Award, John Tune - Champion Mild Pub, Swan With Two Necks - SBCF, Peerless Brewery
High Peak Pub Scene with Frank Wood & Robin Wignall
Pub Of The Month - Railway, Wellington Road North, Heaton Norris, Stockport with John Clarke
Stagger - City Centre East with Mark McConachie
Curmudgeon - Dull or Shiny Spoons?

 

340 - January 2013

National Winter Ales Festival 2013
Trafford & Hulme Pub of the Season - The Parlour, Beech Road, Chorlton
Whither Craft Beer?
Regional Hosts
The Chorlton Challenge 2012
Letters to the Editor - The "craft keg" debate continues to rage - Miracles do happen - "Much cherished"?
Pub Of The Month - Waterloo, Waterloo Road, Stockport
Stagger - Reddish & Heaton Chapel with Steve Smith
Curmudgeon - Going to the Dogs - Oh Yes You Are!

 

339 - December 2012Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

Preview of National Winter Ales Festival 2013
Winter Warmer Wander

Save Your Pint - Mass Lobby of Parliament on Wednesday 12 December
Stockport gets a bit of Oompah!
Cider Awards - Winners from this year's Beer & Cider Festival
Letters to the Editor
High Peak Pub Scene - with Frank Wood & Robin Wignall
Pub Of The Month - Nursery on Green Lane, Heaton Norris, Stockport with Jim Flynn
Stagger - West Didsbury with Mark McConachie
Curmudgeon - Responsible Reductions? - Which People's Pint?

 

338 - November 2012

Cask Ale Booms - New Brewery for Manchester
Speciality Beer of Britain - North West Winners
Fairway Opens
National Winter Ales Festival 2013
The Cask Report - Real Ale in Real Growth at last
Minimum Pricing On Hold
Stockport Beer Festival Beers of the Festival - Blue Bee and Blackjack
Pub Of The Month - Vale Cottage, Kirk Street, Gorton, Manchester
Stagger - Hazel Grove to Heaviley with Peter Edwardson
Curmudgeon - Careless with the Facts - Real Beer, Real Counties

 

337 - October 2012

30 Not Out - The Nursery has been in the Good Beer Guide for 30 consecutive years
Good Beer Guide 2013
Trafford & Hulme Pub of the Season - Hillary Step
Golden Fire: The Story of Cider by Ted Bruin - Book review
Cider Circuit
Greater Manchester Pub of the Year - Baum, Toad Lane, Rochdale
Pub Of The Month - Joshua Brooks, Princess Street, Manchester City centre
Stagger - Stockport Market Place with Alex Keenleyside
Curmudgeon - A Pump Too Far - Sorry, This Beers Off!

 

336 - September 2012Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

Crafted in Liverpool - Liverpool Craft Brewing Award
The Wharf at Castlefield - John O'Donnell pays a visit
High Peak Pub Scene with Frank Wood & Robin Wignall
It's Hall in a Day's Work - Stockport's Victorian Market Hall
Macclesfield Pub of the Season - The Wharf, Macclesfield
The Robin Hood, Rainow with David Hasler
Festival Thanks from Kathryn Sheldon, Walthew House Fundraiser
Pub Of The Month - Calvert's Court, Petersgate, Stockport with Jim Flynn
Stagger - Edgeley with Jim Flynn
Curmudgeon - Taste the Difference

 

335 - August 2012Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

New Brewery For Stockport
John Tune - Obituary
Stockport Beer Festival - The ups and downs of this year's event
All Change? - Consultation about creating a Manchester City Centre Branch
A Tameside Journey with Andy the Hat
Chorlton Beer Festival 2012 - From Wash Out to Sell Out
Ringway Brewery - New Venture Set for Take-off
Cider & Perry News - GeHing to the core of the maHer
Bamberg - Matt Thompson pays a visit
High Peak Pub Scene with Frank Wood and Robin Wignall
Pub Of The Month July - Crown on Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport with Jim Flynn.
Pub Of The Month August - Arden Arms on Millgate, just off the town's Market Place, Stockpoer with Dave Platt
Stagger - Around the University with Steve Lavin
Curmudgeon - Five Years On

 

334 - June 2012Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

Sign The E-Petition Now & Save Your Pint - George Osborne is taking a 3rd of your pint in tax!
Blackjack Brewery - Greater Manchester's latest brewery comes on stream
Gluten Free Beers
Robbies Rebrand - New point of sale materiaL rolled out in all pubs
Letters to the Editor
Trafford and Hulme Club of the Year - Altrincham Conservative Club
Brewery Tap Tour - Riverhead Brewery Tap and other pubs
A Tameside Journey - Another foray into deepest Ashton with Andy the Hat
Branch Cider Pubs of the Year - Ye Olde Woolpack on Brinksway in Stockport and Rising Sun at Mossley
Pub Of The Month - Cheadle Hulme, Station Road, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport with John Sutcliffe
Stagger - Bramhall and Hazel Grove with Mark McConachie
Curmudgeon - Hazy Thinking

 

333 - May 2012

Stockport Beer & Cider Festival preview
Macclesfield Pub of the Year and Pub of the Season
Visit to Madhatters Cider
Trafford & Hulme Pub of the Year and Club of the Year
Greater Manchester CAMRA Pubs of the Year
Trafford & Hulme Cider Pub of the Year Award
Pub Of The Month - Molly House on Richmond Street in Manchester City Centre
Stagger - Cheadle North and Cheadle Heath
Curmudgeon - Measuring Up - Reservations about Reservations

 

332 - April 2012

Mild Magic
Preview of music at the Stockpot Beer & Cider Festival
Amble Around Altrincham
Cider Pubs of the Year
A Few Pints Around Oxford Road Station
Pub Of The Month - John Millington, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport
Stagger - A Walk on the Mild, mild in central Manchester
Curmudgeon - Prohibition by Price

 

331 - March 2012

Reflections on the local pub scene
CAMRA Communities Pub Month
FOCUS ON QUALITY AND FLAVOUR - Rhys Jones thinks the time has come for CAMRA to refocus
CAMRA Awards Gallery - photo roundup
Pub Of The Month - Railway, Avenue Street, Portwood, Stockport
Stagger - The Ups and Downs of Hillgate
Curmudgeon - Tipping Point Approaches

 

330 - February 2012

Roundup of National Winter Ales Festival
Stockport & South Manchester Pub of the Year - the Bulls Head, London Road, Manchester (opposit Piccadilly station)
Crown, Heaton Lane is Runner-Up
Manchester Museum Of Science and Industry's beer festival
The Pubs of Marple & District
The Hat Goes Forth, Out and about in Tameside with Andy Sullivan
Manchester pubs by tram
Local CAMRA branches start to declare their Pubs of the Year for 2012 and two High Peak CAMRA awards for 2011
Brewery News - Hydes leaving the Queens Brewery on Moss Lane
Pub Of The Month - Ye Olde Woolpack on Brinksway, Stockport
Stagger - Didsbury, Manchester
Curmudgeon - When is a Beer not a Beer? - Brass in Pocket

 

329 - January 2012

Preview of National Winter Ales Festival later this month
Letters to the Editor
Trafford & Hulme Pub of the Season - Beech Inn on Beech Road, Chorlton
Pub Of The Month - Victoria on Wilmslow Road in Withington
Stagger - Stockport South
Curmudgeon - Falling off a Cliff - Never Too Late to Stop

 

328 - December 2011Due to scanned file size this downloads in three parts

Great Prizes on the Winter Warmer Wander
Time for a Pub Games Revival - Geoff Dolan limbers up
Book Review - CAMRA Manchester Pub Guide
The Hat Goes Forth - Andy Sullivan in search of a decent pint in Denton and District
The Beech is Back - Chorlton pub revived
National Winter Ales Festival Charity - After Adoption
High Peak Pub News with Frank Wood & Robin Wignall
Pub Of The Month - Paramount on Oxford Street, Manchester with Jim Flynn
Stagger - Ladybarn, Fallowfield & Rusholme with Mark McConachie
Curmudgeon - Drinking in the Atmosphere

 

327 - November 2011Due to scanned file size this downloads in three parts

Manchester Pub Guide - Out Now
Regional Cider Pub of the Year
Timperley Tales with Nick Earle
Stockport Beer & Cider presents its Festival Beer of the Festival
Beer of Chorlton Festival Presentation
High Peak Pub News with Frank Wood & Robin Wignall
CAMRA Awards Gallery
John Hesketh Obituary
New Beer Shops Open
Pub Of The Month - Grapes on London Road, Hazel Grove, Stockport
Stagger - Shaw Heath & King Street with Fraser Brisbane
Curmudgeon - Not So Ordinary - Drinking with the Enemy

 

326 - October 2011

Wassail! It's Cider Month
Manchester Pub Guide preview
Apple Day at the Vale, Bollington
Cider Circuit
Pub News - Vale Cottage Closes & Tiviot Saved
Good Beer Guide 2012
Trafford & Hulme CAMRA Pub Of The Season is The Waterhouse, Princess Street, Manchester
Pub Of The Month - Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury, Manchester
Stagger - Hazel Grove, Stockport
Curmudgeon - Bar Humbug - Supermarket Sweep

 

325 - September 2011

Great British Beer Festival - Good Guys Win - top award for Marble, Bollington Brewery also win out
Stockport's Magnet is Regional Pub of the Year

Not for girls?
High Peak CAMRA Pub of the Season is the Bull's Head in Old Glossop
The Hat Goes Forth part 2 - More on Audenshaw & Denton with Andy Sullivan
The Great British Home Brew Challenge
Mild Magic Awards
Clubbing Together - report on clubs
Sir Joseph Whitworth, Fallowfield, opens
Pub Of The Month - Fingerpost on Hempshaw Lane in Offerton, Stockport
Stagger - Hyde Road, Gorton, Manchester
Curmudgeon - Caught in the Crosshair

 

324 - August 2011

Beer Festival Frenzy - Chorlton Beer & Cider Festival Review
Cider & Perry News and Updates
It Takes a Lot of Bottle - High Peak Beer Company opens
The Hat Goes Forth - report by Andy Sullivan on Denton and Audenshaw
Greater Manchester's Cider Pub of the Year
Gateway re-opens as a Wetherspoons
Book Review - Inns & Outs of Stockport Taverns
Pub Of The Month - Friendship, Wilmslow Road in Fallowfield, Manchester
Stagger - Heaton Norris, Stockport
Curmudgeon - A Crafty Pint

 

323 - July 2011

Happy Valley Strikes Gold
Beer Festival Review
Clubbing Together
CAMRA Awards Gallery
East Lancashire Railway (ELR) Rail Ale Trail launched
Pub News Extra - Village Ale
Hulme Sweet Hulme, Trafford & Hulme CAMRA visit Hulme
Pub Of The Month - Milson Rhodes on School Lane, Didsbury, Manchester
Stagger - Offerton, south-east Stockport
Curmudgeon - Joining Forces - Soaking it Up - Pale and Uninterested

 

322 - June 2011

Greater Manchester Cider & Perry Festival
National Cider & Perry Champions
Pubs, Supermarkets, Offices, Hotels. Who cares?
Manchester Cider and Perry Festival
Regional Pubs of the Year roundup
Clubbing Together
The Moss Cider Project
Pub Of The Month - Bulls Head on London Road, Manchester
Stagger - The Delights of Didsbury
Curmudgeon - Driving Customers Away - I Don't Like the Taste

 

321 - May 2011


CAMRA at 40
Railway, Portwood - Stockport Cider Pub of the Year
Worth Brewing Company opens
MOSI Beer Festival - Sell-out success at first event
What's Brewing - Stockport Beer Festival Beers
Beer Festival Charity - Stockport Cerebral Palsy Society
Briton's Bicentenary - Major Anniversary for Famous Pub
The Woodman, Hazel Grove closes for good
Pub Of The Month - Turnpike, Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester
Stagger - Shaw Heath & Higher Hillgate, Stockport
Curmudgeon - Cat to be Castrated? - Watering the Workers' Beer

 

320 - April 2011

Marble Arch and Marble Beer House Both Scoop Local Pub of the Year Titles
Mild Magic
Stockport Beer & Cider Festival Entertainment - The Jalapenos - The Prospectors - The Blues Blasters - Cracked Flag - The Red Stripe Band
Stalybridge Station Buffet Bar, High Peak Pub of the Season
The Dolphin - Macclesfield CAMRA Pub of the Year
Timperley Taverners - Trafford & Hulme CAMRA Club of the Year
Pub Of The Month - Crown, Heaton Lane, Stockport
Stagger - A Walk on the Mild Side
Curmudgeon - Doomed? - Not So Beautiful Game

 

319 - March 2011

Ale of Two Cities
Museum of Science and Industry hosts its first beer festival
King of the Castle - licensee Jonny Booth is edging close to being Newcomer of the Year 2011
The Salford Strip - no, it's not some dubious card game or sleazy nightclub
Pub Of The Month - New Victorian in Bramhall, Stockport
Stagger - Manchester City Centre West
Curmudgeon - Sobering Statistics - Cause or Effect?

 

318 - February 2011

Magnet is Local Pub of the Year 2011
Sportsman in Hyde is High Peak Branch Winter Pub of the Season
Ye Olde Woolpack re-opens
Hare and Hounds, Marple Bridge wins Robinsons award
Port Street Beer House opens
Pub Of The Month - Navigation, Lancashire Hill in Stockport
Stagger - Withington, Manchester
Curmudgeon - Schooner to be Launched - Not My Round

 

317 - January 2011

National Winter Ales Festival
Peveril of the Peak landlady pips CAMRA to 40th anniversary
The Castle, a Manchester legend reborn
Access all beers - Does the trend for more extreme beers help or hinder the growth of the beer market?
Dunham Massey Brewery's Fight Against the Beer Tie
Pub Of The Month - Seven Oaks, Nicholas Street, Manchester City Centre
Stagger - Stockport North and Portwood
Curmudgeon - Roadhouse Blues

 

316 - December 2010

Trafford & Hulme Pub of the Season - Rising Sun on Queen Street, Manchester
Heritage Pubs - News and Updates
Greater Manchester Regional Pub of the Year Award - Knott Bar on Deansgate, Manchester
Abbeydale Brewery - John Clarke takes a trip to Sheffield
Pub re-opens - Ye Olde Woolpack, Brinksway, Stockport,
Festive Ales and Seasonal News
Bulls Head, London Road, Manchester scoops a top award at the Marston's Pub of the Year Awards
Pub Of The Month - Plough in Heaton Moor
Stagger - Heaton Moor
Curmudgeon - Freezing Your Drink - Music To Whose Ears?

 

315 - November 2010

Foreign Beer Special
Is premium pricing the future for Cask Beer?

Rail Ale - Alan Gent travels the Leeds line
Bootleg Brewery opens - Horse & Jockey, Chorlton Green, Manchester
Pub Grub - Pork and Cider Night at the Marble Arch
Pub Of The Month - Hind's Head in Heaton Chapel, Stockport
Stagger - Burnage & Heaton Mersey
Curmudgeon - Gimme Shelter - Problem, What Problem?

 

314 - October 2010

Cider & Perry Special
Trafford & Hulme Branch Pub of the Year - The Knott, Deansgate, Manchester
Stockport Market's 750th Anniversary - commemorative 1260 medieval ale produced
Pub Grub - The Miners Arms, Adlington, Cheshire
Pub Of The Month - Red Lion on Wilmslow Road in Withington
Stagger - Gatley and Cheadle Village
Curmudgeon - Minimum Madness - Swatting Flies

 

313 - September 2010

This copy appears to be a pre-publication version, because although defiantly September's issue, it is labelled October 2010!

Local Pubs Week
Local Pubs Week - Traditional locals in the City Centre
Local Pubs Week - Heritage pubs in Manchester City Centre
300 Years for Harrington, Gawsworth, Nr Macclesfield
Pub Of The Month - Horse & Farrier, Gatley
Stagger - Eastern side of Manchester City Centre (Local Pub's Stagger)
Curmudgeon - A Charter for Killjoys

 

312 - August 2010

Malt & Hops - all the latest Brewery News
Sell out at Chorlton Beer Festival

North Manchester Pub of the Year - The Angel, Angel Street, Manchester
Poachers Inn, Bollington - Macclesfield & East Cheshire Pub of the Year 2010 and 10 Years In Good Beer Guide
Regional Pubs of the Year - Round-up
Trafford & Hulme LocAle Scheme
Le Trappiste Honoured
SIBA Beer Festival
Pub Of The Month - Crown, High Street, Cheadle
Stagger - Cheadle Hulme
Curmudgeon - What's The Cost? - Vaulting Into The Lounge

 

311 - July 2010

Hops: A Revolution Brewing?
Cider and Perry News
Le Trappiste, Altrincham reopens
Albert's Shed, West Didsbury opens
Le Trappiste reopens
Pub Grub - The Mark Addy on Stanley Streetin Salford
Pub Of The Month - Magnet, Wellington Road North, Stockport
Stagger - Reddish and Heaton Chapel
Curmudgeon - Lost In Denial - Gone East

 

310 - June 2010

Real Ale in the Rainy City
57 Thomas Street - Marble Brewery's New Bar

Trafford & Hulme Spring Pub Of The Season - Pi in Chorlton, Manchester
Macclesfield & East Cheshire's Spring Pub of the Season - The Church House in Sutton Nr Macclesfield
"24hr DRINKING" - YOU'VE NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD! - Barry Pryme looks back to less liberal times
Shining Through - Trafford & Hulme stalwarts complete marathon walk
High Peak Pub Review - Pubs from Mottram to Hadfield
Trafford & Hulme Club of the Year - Timperley Taverners Club
Peak Practice Pub Review - Whaley Bridge and environs
Trafford & Hulme Pub of the Season - J P Joule on Northenden Road in Sale
Pub Grub - The Andrew Arms in Compstall, Stockport with Mark McConachie
Pub Of The Month - Royal Oak on Wilmslow Road in Didsbuty, Manchester with Stuart Ballantyne
Stagger - Manchester City Centre with Dave Burston
Curmudgeon - Cheaper than Water - Because Nanny Says So

 

309 - May 2010

The Knott - Trafford & Hulme CAMRA Pub of the Year
RIP - Mike Ball
High Peak Branch Awards
Pub Of The Month - Ford Madox Brown on Wilmslow Road in Rusholme
Stagger - West Didsbury
Curmudgeon - Nature Or Nurture? - Going Dry

 

308 - April 2010

All Change - Major Investment at Family Brewer
Featured pub - Church Inn, Flixton
Stockport Beer & Cider Festival Entertainment: The Jalapenos; The Prospectors; Kinda Kinks & The Rave-ons; Quare Crack; Spidermonkeys
Pub Grub - The Red Lion, 112 Buxton Road, High Lane
Pub Of The Month - Cheadle Hulme, on Station Road, Cheadle Hulme
Stagger - Mild Magic Stagger around Stockport
Curmudgeon - Labelling Away Diversity - All That Glisters

 

307 - March 2010

Off The Rails! - City Centre Gateway is Cask Ale Desert
Macclesfield and East Cheshire Pub of the Season - Old Ship Inn, Beech Lane, Macclesfield
Winter Warmer Wandering - Dave and Carol Sheldon completed the lot
Royal Scot, Marple Bridge wins the Robinson's Best Kept Bar and Cellar
Trafford & Hulme Pub Of The Season - Pi on Manchester Road, Chorlton
80 Years Young Trafford & Hulme CAMRA's oldest Member
Pub Grub - Black Lion in Salford
Pub Of The Month - Vale Cottage on Kirk Street in Gorton
Stagger - Hazel Grove, Great Moor & Heaviley
Curmudgeon - Majority, What Majority? - Mandatory Madness

 

306 - February 2010

Local Pub of the Year 2010 - The Railway, Wellington Road North
Trafford & Hulme Winter Pub of the Season - Bulls Head, Sale
Pub Of The Month - Old Star on Cheadle High Street
Stagger - Hillgate, Stockport
Curmudgeon - Ersaztzenbrau Is On Its Way - Bigger Spoonfuls

 

305 - January 2010

National Winter Ales Festival
Woods and Trees - Is there anything truly new in brewing? Are British beers evolving?
Chorlton Challenge - the Return
Bruges Beer Festival 2009
Pub Of The Month - Cheshire Line Tavern off Manchester Road Cheadle
Stagger - Heald Green and Cheadle Hulme North
Curmudgeon - Another World

 

304 - December 2009

Merry Christmas to all our Readers and Advertisers
Winter Warmer Wander
Magnet Opens
Cask Champions 2009 - Didsbury Beer Festival
Gone but not forgotten... Ashton under Lyne, a study in misery for the drinker
OT Birthday Beer November - Millstone Brewery
Three Rivers Dries Up
Pub Of The Month - Railway on Wellington Road North, Stockport
Stagger - Stockport Market Place
Curmudgeon - Nutts About Drugs - Everyone Must Suffer

 

303 - November 2009

Cask is Back - 2009 Cask Ale Report
Marble Brewery triumphs at Manchester Food & Drink Festival

New Brewery for Marble - situated in a converted railway arch near the pub
OT Birthday Beer November - Millstone Brewery
Thirsty Star Customer Buy Out - The Star on Back Hope Street in Salford bought by customers!
Railway, Wellington Road North, Stockport becomes a free house
Pub Of The Month - Lord Nelson, Hyde Road, Gorton, Manchester
Stagger - Edgeley, Stockport
Curmudgeon - Keeping Drinkers In The Dark - Chopping Down The Grapevine

 

302 - October 2009

Cider & Perry Special - CAMRA's Cider & Perry Month
Wayfarer - Steve Smith explores mid-Cheshire by bus and train
Jim Bowden Award - a veteran campaigner remembered by award made in his memory.
Stockport Ale Trail - CAMRA & Stockport Council have co-operated to produce a guide
Ken Kitchen - (1) Smoked Salmon and Lancashire Rarebit   (2) Bean and Spinach Spicy Wraps
Featured pub - Electrik, Wilbraham Road, Chorlton
Not Just About Beer - Mick Lewis on CAMRA's cider campaigning
PERRY - What it is and why it matters
When Curmudgeon Met Keith Floyd
OT Birthday Beer October - Outstanding Brewery
Pub Of The Month - Thatched House, Churchgate, Stockport.
Stagger - University and environs
Curmudgeon - Don't Castrate Our Cat - Don't Knock It Till You Try It

 

301 - September 2009

Another New Free House in the pipeline - Magnet sold by Admiral Taverns to local businessman
Campaign for Real Ale national celebration of 100,000 members after 38 year history
OT Birthday Beer September - Rossendale Brewery
Old Tom Hits Gold Again - crowned as the World's Best Ale.
Opening of Black Lion in Salford delayed
Pub Grub - Oddfellows Arms, King's Road/Alderley Street, Ashton-under-Lyne
Pub Of The Month - Swan With Two Necks on Princes Street, Stockport
Stagger - Hazel Grove and Bramhall
Curmudgeon - A Weak Argument - Standing Room Only

 

300 - August 2009

More Beer! - Black Lion, Blackfriars Street, Salford opened as another free house
Featured pub - Oddfellows Arms, Ashton-under-Lyne
OT Birthday Beer August - Bazens' Brewery
Pub Of The Month - Blue Bell on Barlow Road in Levenshulme, Manchester
Stagger - East Cheadle, Stockport
Curmudgeon - With Friends Like These... - Never On A Saturday

 

299 - July 2009

Brewers Under Threat - Fair Pint campaigners head for Europe
New cask outlet in Poynton - Cask Tavern, Park Lane
Opening Times 25th Birthday Beer - Howard Town Brewery
Macclesfield & East Cheshire CAMRA Pub of the Year - Harrington Arms, Gawsworth
Phew, What a Scorcher! - Stockport Beer & Cider Festival Breaks All Records
Pub Grub - The Bull's Head, Market Place, Stockport
Pub Of The Month - Circus Tavern on Portland Street in Manchester
Stagger - Didsbury Village, Manchester
Curmudgeon - Is The Price Right?

 

298 - June 2009

D-Day for Pubcos - House of Commons Business & Enterprise Committee investigate
25 years of Opening Times 1984 - 2009
Opening Times 25th Birthday Beer - Pictish Brewery
Featured pub - Sportsman, Mottram Road, Hyde
Ken's Kitchen - Italian Cauliflower Cheese Soup
Regional Pub of the Year - round up of finalists
Pub Of The Month - Nursery, Green Lane, Heaton Norris, Stockport
Stagger - Stockport South
Curmudgeon - Night Half-Life - Punch Drunk

 

297 - May 2009

Local Pubs of the Year - Knott Bar, Deansgate, Manchester & New Oxford, Bexley Square, Salford
Mild Magic
Opening Times 25th Birthday Beer - Marble Brewery
Viabuct and Vaults 4 launched
Pub Of The Month - Grapes, Hazel Grove, Stockport
Stagger - Fallowfield & Rusholme, Manchester
Curmudgeon - Shock News For Drinkers - Pale And Interesting? - Open All Day?

 

296 - April 2009

Local Pubs Week - A Celebration of Stockport's Pubs
Mild Challenge this year called Mild Magic
Festival Entertainment - The Curragh Sons; The Soul Bandits; Pete Goode; Ye Olde Vic Band; YesSir!; The Casual Ties; The Blues Blasters
Opening Times 25th Birthday Beer - Bollington Brewery
Pub Grub - Restaurante El Cuba Libre, at the Sportsman, Hyde
Pub Of The Month - Alexandra, Northgate Road, Edgeley
Stagger - King Street West
Curmudgeon - Reaching For The Revolver - A Bunch Of Fakers

 

295 - March 2009

National Winter Ales Festival a sell out - review
A6 Campaign - One Year On
Featured pub - Stalybridge Buffet Bar
Opening Times 25th Birthday Beer - Phoenix Brewery
Ken's Kitchen - Caribbean Combo Soup
Pub Grub - The Old Wellington Inn, Cathedral Gates, Manchester
Pub Of The Month - Ashlea, Manchester Road, Cheadle
Stagger - Hazel Grove South
Curmudgeon - Forced To Lie - Restraint Of Trade

 

294 - February 2009

Stockport & South Manchester Pub of the Year - Arden Arms on Millgate, Stockport
Ken's Kitchen - Furness meatballs
Opening Times 25th Birthday Beer - Bank Top Brewery
Pub Grub - The Swan With Two Necks, Princes Street, Stockport
Pub Of The Month - Fletcher Moss, William Street, Didsbury
Stagger - Hyde Road, Gorton, Manchester
Curmudgeon - The Poundland Arms - Drinking In The Atmosphere

 

293 - January 2009

National Winter Ales Festival preview
Opening Times 25th Birthday Beer - Hornbeam Brewery
Old Hall (Whitehough) Bounces Back
Pub Of The Month - Ladybrook on Fir Road in Bramhall
Stagger - Offerton Offerings
Curmudgeon - Giving With One Hand - A Silver Lining?

 

292 - December 2008

Bah humbug - 8% increase on alcohol duty
Pub Grub - The Oddfellows Arms, Mellor
Pub Of The Month - Ye Olde Woolpack on Brinksway, Stockport
Stagger - Heaton Norris East
Curmudgeon - Facing The Axe - Think About Your Drink

 

291 - November 2008

Cask is King - real ale continues to take market share
Arden named Manchester Food & Drink Festival Pub of the Year
Pub Of The Month - Railway, Portwood, Stockport
Stagger - Didsbury
Curmudgeon - No Sign Of The Inn - No Hiding Place

 

290 - October 2008

Cider and Perry month
Red Bull, Hillgate reopens after a major refurbishment
Pub Of The Month - Pack Horse, Market Place, Stockport
Stagger - Shaw Heath & Higher Hillgate
Curmudgeon - Two Sides To The Same Coin - Old Enough To Fight

 

289 - September 2008

Crown, Heaton Lane, Stockport, voted Greater Manchester Pub of the Year
Featured pub - Godley Hall, Godley Hill, Hyde
Fight Back for Family Brewers
5 years ago
Pub Grub - Marble Fish Supper
Pub Of The Month - Red Lion, Stockport Road, Cheadle
Stagger - City Centre West
Curmudgeon - Gold Amongst The Dross - A Better Class Of Dead Horse

 

288 - August 2008

Sort these out - the blight closed and derelict pubs are inflicting on communities
End of an era - Oddfellows Arms, Ashton-under-Lyne, closes after 94-year in one family
Swan (Kettleshulme) Sold - No Need to Panic
Castle Hotel (Oldham Street) Closes
Pub Grub - Ring O' Bells, Church Lane, Marple
Pub Of The Month - Kings Hall, Station Road, Cheadle Hulme
Curmudgeon - Diluting The Brand - Raising The Bar

 

287 - July 2008

Report on Stockport Beer & Cider Festival
Pub Grub - The Cheshire Ring, Manchester Road, Hyde
Pub Of The Month - Florist, Shaw Heath, Stockport
Stagger - Stockport North & Portwood
Curmudgeon - No Acceptance

 

286 - June 2008

Local Pub Of The Year - Old Market Tavern, Altrincham and New Oxford, Salford
Pub Grub - Arden Arms, Millgate, Stockport
Pub Of The Month - Bulls Head, London Road, Manchester
Stagger - Openshaw, East Manchester
Curmudgeon - The End Of The Road?

 

285 - May 2008

Outrage - Chancellor increases beer duty by 4p a pint
Featured pub - The Beech, Chorlton
Featured pub - The Lantern Pike, Little Hayfield
Pub Grub - The Deansgate, Deansgate, Manchester
Pub Of The Month - Boars Head, Stockport Market Place
Stagger - Heaton Chapel & Heaton Moor
Curmudgeon - No Escape - Against The Tide

 

284 - April 2008

Cask bounces back - real ale returning to growth
Featured pub - The Bulls Head, Old Glossop
Wild for Mild
White Lion, Buxton Road, Disley re-opens
Pub Grub - The Royal Oak, Strines Road, Strines
Pub Of The Month - Didsbury, Wilmslow Road, Didsbury
Stagger - Gatley and Cheadle Village
Curmudgeon - Out Of The Box - Free To Mislead - The Bingers' Budget

 

283 - March 2008

A6: Road to no beer - 23 functioning pubs/bars between Stockport and Manchester, only 4 serve real ale
RIP - Ian Kenny
Robinsons Bar & Cellar Awards
Pub Grub - Crown, Heaton Lane, Stockport
Pub Of The Month - New Victoria, Stockport Road, Longsight
Stagger - Burnage & Heaton Mersey
Curmudgeon - Who's Going To Eat All The Pies? - The Moderate Option

 

282 - February 2008

Stockport & South Manchester Pub of the Year - Crown, Heaton Lane, Stockport
Old Tom - local hero
Pub Of The Month - Queens Arms, Stockport Road, Cheadle
Stagger - Ardwick & the City Centre
Curmudgeon - The Empire Crumbles - Vanishing Species

 

281 - January 2008

Preview of National Winter Ales Festival
Featured pub - The Beltane in Buxton
Swan Safe
Bruges - and its Beer Festival
Pub Of The Month - The Arden Arms, Millgate, Stockport
Stagger - Cheadle Hulme
Curmudgeon - Plucked From Thin Air - Supping With The Enemy

 

280 - December 2007

Under Threat - Stockport Council's Bridgefield scheme threatens pubs
Beer Pioneer - Tony Allen of Phoenix Brewery
Pub Of The Month - The Cheadle Hulme on Station Road, Cheadle Hulme
Stagger - Reddish & Heaton Chapel
Curmudgeon - Spy In The Pub - Humourless

 

279 - November 2007

Manchester Food & Drink Festival award - Marble Arch
CHAPS on Tour - Bhurtpore, Aston
Dunham Massey Comes on Stream
Pub Of The Month - Nelson Inn, Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury
Stagger - West Didsbury & Withington
Curmudgeon - School Of Drinking - Room For All

 

278 - October 2007

It's Cider Time
Greater Manchester Pub Of The Year - New Oxford, Bexley Square, Salford
Cheshire Inns - The Big Lock, Middlewich
Really Nice Beer Co
Pub Of The Month - Midland on Wellington Road North, Stockport
Stagger - Hazel Grove & Heaviley
Curmudgeon - Essence De Pub - The Ghost Army - Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind

 

277 - September 2007

Report on the Great British Beer Festival at Earls Court
Cheshire Inns - The Bunbury Arms, Stoak
Beers for the Season - Autumn
Pub Of The Month - Thatched House, Churchgate, Stockport
Stagger - Heald Green & Cheadle Hulme
Curmudgeon - Priced Out - When Is A Pub Not A Pub?

 

276 - August 2007

Hornbeam Brewery launched
Cheshire Inns - The Dysart Arms, Bunbury
Featured pub - The Swan Inn, Kettleshulme
Pub Of The Month - Paramount, Oxford Street, Manchester
Stagger - Stockport town centre
Curmudgeon - A Pint Of The Usual - Boozed Up Babies?

 

275 - July 2007

Round-up of Stockport Beer & Cider Festival
Cask champion award
Report on drinking in Amsterdam
Cheshire Inns - The Bleeding Wolf, Scholar Green
Pub Of The Month - Crown, High Street, Cheadle
Stagger - Norris Bank & Edgeley
Curmudgeon - Intolerance Triumphs

 

274 - June 2007

Pile 'em high, sell 'em cheap - Supermarket cut prices
Full pint campaign
Visit to Thornbridge Brewery
Beers for the Season - Summer
Pub Of The Month - Crown, Heaton Lane, Stockport
Stagger - Chorlton-On-Medlock & University
Curmudgeon - High And Dry - Shell Shocked

 

273 - May 2007

End of an era - Idy and Sal leave the Crescent
Out & About with Heather Airlie - Greenfield
CHAPS on Tour - Singapore
Robbies Bar & Cellar Awards
Pub Of The Month - Friendship, Fallowfield, Manchester
Stagger - Wilmslow Road, Manchester
Curmudgeon - Degrees Of Danger - A Vicious Circle

 

272 - April 2007

Use 'em or lose 'em - pub closures
Mild Challenge
Stockport Beer & Cider Festival Entertainment - Tame Valley Stompers; Simon "Honeyboy" Hickling; Treebeard; New Lights Big Band
Pub Of The Month - Pineapple, Heaton Lane, Stockport
Stagger - Cheadle East
Curmudgeon - Random Target - One Too Many?

 

271 - March 2007

Manchester Food and Drink Festival - Best Beer competition
Beer for the Season - Spring
Kath's back - mosaic of Castle Hotel unveiled
Pub Of The Month - Griffin, Heaton Mersey, Stockport
Stagger - Fallowfield and Rusholme
Curmudgeon - Divided We Fall - Keep Your Cool

 

270 - February 2007

Railway crowned Pub Of The Year
National Winter Ale Festival preview
CHAPS on tour - Derby
RIP - Brian Kemp
Pub Of The Month - Dog and Partridge, Didsbury
Stagger - King Street West and Edgeley, Stockport
Curmudgeon - A Weak Selection - Only The Strong

 

269 - January 2007

Preview of National Winter Ales Festival
Beer excursions -
Pub Of The Month - Grapes, Hazel Grove
Railway Portwood reprieved! Beer Excursions
Curmudgeon - Miles More Choice? - A Tale Of Two Pubs

 

268 - December 2006

Review of 24 hour opening times
The Stout, Porter & Old Ale Trail - 1st version of Winter Warmer Wander
Beers for the Season - Winter
Pub Of The Month - Davenport Arms (Theif's Neck), Woodford
Stagger - Hazel Grove South, Stockport
Curmudgeon - The Blights Arms - Is Beer Bad For You?

 

267 - November 2006

Closed pubs blight area
End of Railway, Portwood?
Shaws Brewery
CHAPS on Tour - Hereford
Pub Of The Month - Armoury, Shaw Heath, Stockport
Stagger - Hyde Road, Gorton
Curmudgeon - Passing The Baton - Obscured By Smoke

 

266 - October 2006

New Management Takes Over at Crown
RIP - Neil Richardson
Wordsmith
Pub Grub - The Swan With Two Necks, Stockport
Pub Of The Month - Lass O'Gowrie, All Siants, Manchester
Stagger - Offerton, Stockport
Curmudgeon - Iced Up - Clear The Way

 

265 - September 2006

Vale Cottage Greater Manchester Pub Of The Year
Cheshire Inns - The Bear's Paw, Warmingham
Fag end facts - smoking in pubs
Pub visit - Hesket Newmarket Brewery
Ken's Kitchen - Stuffed Mushrooms with Giradin
Cask & Feather closes
Cider & Perry news - Pomona Awards
Pub Grub - Lass O'Gowrie, Charles Street, Manchester
Pub Of The Month - Legh Arms, Openshaw
Stagger - Manchester City Centre
Curmudgeon - Two Nations - Enough Is Enough

 

264 - August 2006

Howard Town re-opens after fire
Cheshire Inns - The Ship, Wincle
Pub Of The Month - Victoria, Wilmslow Road, Withington
Stagger - Shaw Heath and Hillgate
Curmudgeon - Ten Little Breweries - Extra Uncool

 

263 - July 2006

Round up of Stockport Beer and Cider Festival
Ken's Kitchen - Lancashire Lip Smacker
Wordsmith
Pub Of The Month - Gothic Bar, Gatley
Stagger - Mild around central Stockport
Curmudgeon - Too Big For Its Boots? - What A Lot Of Bottles

 

262 - June 2006

Preview of Stockport Beer and Cider Festival
Cheshire Inns - Hand & Trumpet, Wrinehill
RIP - Bob Dickinson
Pub Of The Month - Railway, Portwood, Stockport
Stagger - Heaton Moor and Heaton Norris
Curmudgeon - Up In Smoke

— There was a break in the monthly schedule due to production problems.

 

261 - February 2006

VALE COTTAGE SCOOPS TOP AWARD - Local Pub Of The Year 2006
... YE OLDE VIC Is Runner-Up

National Winter Ales Success
Robinson's Bar &Amp; Cellar Competition - Top Performance Wins Brewery Accolade
Brewery News - Battle For Gales
Popeyes - Ales For Strong Men — Chris Walkden Seeks Out Beer In Tokyo
National Pubs Week
Pub Of The Month Nursery on Green Lane in Heaton Norris, Stockport
Stagger - Burnage and Heaton Mersey in Stockport with Mark McConachie
Curmudgeon - Three Drinks And You're Out - Don't All Rush At Once!

 

260 - New Year 2006

National Winter Ales Festival report
Quality Counts - Cask Marque update
Pub Of The Month - Albion, Burnage Lane, Burnage
Stagger - Cheadle Hulme
Curmudgeon - No Fibbing - The Right Turn?

 

259 - December 2005

National Awards for local brewers
Featured pub - The Hanging Gate, Higher Sutton
Festive Fayre - Old Tom Cake
Ken's kitchen - Smoked cod and hapkin
Cask Marque - what does it do?
Pub Of The Month - Vale Cottage, Gorton
Stagger - Stockport town centre West
Curmudgeon - First, They Came For The Smokers...

 

258 - November 2005

Licencing shake-up
CAMRA given government super-complainant status
Opening Times Abroad - Glossop
Ken's kitchen - Kreik ice cream
Pub Grub - Vale Cottage, Kirk Street, Gorton
Pub Of The Month - Sun in September
Stagger - Ardwick and City Center
Curmudgeon - Out Of The Woodwork - Beyond The Pale

 

257 - October 2005

Royal British Legion Poynton is regional Club of The Year
Cider articles
Crown & Kettle re-opens
Hydes Oscars - Victoria Withington wins award for best kept cellar
Three Rivers Brewery on the move
First ocourence of the Cider circuit
Phil Booton visits Budapest
Jackson's Boat afloat again
Out With The Lumphammer - pub refurbishments
Pub Of The Month - Crown, Great Moor, Stockport
Stagger - Reddish and Heaton Chapel
Curmudgeon - Chimneypots - The Well-Presented Pint

 

256 - September 2005

Misleading Cask Ale signs
Featured pub - Marble Arch
Featured pub - The Station Hotel, Warrington Street, Ashton-Under-Lyne
Pub Grub - Bulls Head, Old Glossop
Pub Of The Month - Thatched House, Churchgate, Stockport
Stagger - West Didsbury and Withington
Curmudgeon - Not In My Back Yard - The Open Door Lottery

 

255 - July 2005

Howard Town brewery opens
Bazens Brewery and Facers Brewery split
Greene King snaps up Ridleys of Essex
Beerenteering
New faces at The Cheshire Ring (Hyde)
Featured pub - The English Lounge, High Street, Manchester
Pub Of The Month July - Pack Horse, Stockport Market Place
Pub Of The Month August - Kings Head, Tiviot Dale, Stockport
Stagger - Hazel Grove, Great Moor and Heavily
Curmudgeon - Really Good Pubs - Belt, Braces And The Rest

 

254 - June 2005

Roundup of Stockport Beer & Cider Festival
Featured pub - The Rope & Anchor, Dunham
Smoke room blues - a look back at smoking in pubs
Chorlton's 1st beer festival
Pub Grub - The Didsbury, Wilmslow Road, Didsbury
Pub Of The Month - Ye Olde Woolpack
Stagger - Gatley and Cheadle
Curmudgeon - Stuffed

 

253 - May 2005

Stockport Beer & Cider Festival preview
Change for the better at J. W. Lees
Tasting panel - Belgian beers.
Pub Of The Month - Alexandra, Edgeley
Stagger - Mild in Stockport
Curmudgeon - Another One Bites The Dust - Pale And Uninteresting

 

252 - April 2005

Duty increase - a plea to brewers to absorb rise
Opening Times Abroad - Chorlton
Pub Grub - Marble Arch
Pub Of The Month - Fletcher Moss
Stagger - Stockport Market place
Curmudgeon - The Third Way - No More Room At The Inn

 

251 - March 2005

Full Pints Campaign
Luscious lambics
Swan (Kettleshulme) saved
Arden Arms is National Pub Of The Year runner-up.
Pub Of The Month - Ye Olde Vic, Edgeley
Stagger - University area
Curmudgeon - Don't Knock It Till You Try It - Lies, Damn Lies...

 

250 - February 2005

Boddingtons shuts
Looking Back on Opening Times' history
Witchwood (Ashton-U-Lyne) saved
Real Ale In a Bottle - supermarkets rise to real ale challenge
National Winter Ales Festival review
Tasting panel - RAIB
Pub of the year - Legh Arms, Openshaw
Pub Of The Month - Sand Bar, All Saints
Stagger - Hillgate, Stockport
Curmudgeon - Genius In A Bottle - A Niche Too Far?

 

249 - January 2005

Return of National Winter Ales Festival to Manchester
Owl Brewery launched
Pub Of The Month - Railway, Openshaw
Stagger - Edgeley, Stockport
Curmudgeon - Divide And Rule

 

248 - December 2004

Locals fume over smoking ban
Lass O'Gowrie runs out of gas
Millstone Brewery's 1st birthday
Enter the dragon - report on Copper Dragon
Walk on the dark side - review of dark/winter beers
Tasting panel - unusual flavours and/or ingredients
Pub Of The Month - Rising Sun, Hazel Grove
Stagger - East Manchester
Curmudgeon - Health And Hypocrisy - The Moon Drowned

 

247 - November 2004

Boddingtons protest
Ken's Kitchen - Chicken in perry
Day out in Macclesfield
Pub Grub - John Millington, Cheadle Hulme
Pub Of The Month - Kingsway, Levenshulme
Stagger - Hazel Grove South
Curmudgeon - Blowing Hot And Cold - Minimising Disorder

 

246 - October 2004

Axe falls for Boddingtons
Brewery to bar - beer distribution by Neil Worthington Part 2
Cider Month - Cider & Perry feature
Wonderful Copenhagen - beer drinking in the Danish capital
Tasting panel - organic beers
Pub Grub - Tiviot, Stockport
Pub Of The Month - Horse & Farrier, Gatley
Stagger - Hyde Road, Gorton
Curmudgeon - Tall Poppy Syndrome - Cronyism

 

245 - September 2004

Local brewers overtake Nationals
Brewery to bar - beer distribution by Neil Worthington Part 1
Beerienteering
Pub Grub - Royal Oak Didsbury
Pub Of The Month - New Victoria, Longsight
Stagger - Offerton
Curmudgeon - Dominoes In The Smoke Room - Running The Gauntlet

 

244 - August 2004

Greater Manchester Pub of the Year - the Arden Arms
Return of National Winter Ales Festival to Manchester

A Round In The Town - 20 Years Ago. A look back at an Openshaw (and environs) stagger from bygone days.
Real Ale In A Bottle
Pub Grub - The Lowes Arms, 301 Hyde Road, Denton
Pub Of The Month - Navigation, Lancashire Hill, Stockport
Stagger - In and around Shaw Heath
Curmudgeon - The Unpalatable Truth

 

243 - July 2004

Three Way Attack On Pubco Ties - New Call For Guest Beer Rights
Cask Champions - Interbrew UK (Boddingtons)

Featured Pub - The Sportsmans Arms, 105 Strines Road, Strines
A Round In The Town - 20 Years Ago. A look back at a Clayton stagger from bygone days.
The Tasting Panel - American Beer (Goose Island Honker's Ale, Anchor Brewing Co. Steam Ale, Dogfish Head Raison d'Etre, Alaskan Brewing Co's Smoked Porter, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale)
Pub Of The Month - Legh Arms, Ashton New Road, Openshaw
Stagger - Rusholme & Fallowfield In May
Curmudgeon - Keep Your Cool

 

242 - June 2004

RECORD BREAKER! - 18th Beerfest Biggest And Best Yet
MIGHTY OAKS - Opening Times Hits 20

A Round In The Town - 20 Years A Go
Brewery News - You Couldn't Make It Up
Around In The Town - Today
Pub Of The Month - Bakers Vaults in Stockport Market Place with John Clarke
Stagger - Heaton Norris in Stockport with Peter Edwardson
Curmudgeon - Blown Off Course - Drink Too Cheap Shock

 

241 - May 2004

ROBBIES REVAMP - New Look For Local Beers and Pubs
NATIONAL CAMRA AWARD FOR OPENING TIMES

Swinging The Axe - National brewers close two major breweries
FESTIVAL FEVER - Countdown Underway To Stockport's Main Event
RAZ + U26 = Fun
Pub Grub - Pack Horse Inn on Mellor Road in New Mills
Pub Of The Month - Lass o' Gowrie on Charles Street in Manchester city centre
Curmudgeon Sold Down The Forth? - Turn It Off!

 

240 - April 2004

WITCHWOOD UNDER THREAT! - Award Joy Clouded By Demolition Plan
Massive Threat to Cider and Perry

Making Music - Details of Stockport Beer & Cider Festival Entertainment
OT ABROAD - Opening Times visits Ashton-Under-Lyne
Stockport and Manchester Mild Challenge 2004
Trafford & Hulme Branch Pub of the Season - Knott on Deansgate in Central Manchester
Mild in Stockport and Manchester
Poynton British Legion - An Oasis In The Desert
Pub Grub - Bar Centro on Tib Street in Manchester
Ken's Kitchen - Somerset Sausages
The Tasting Panel - North-West Beers
Pub Of The Month - Sidings on Broom Lane in Levenshulme, Manchester with Dave Hanson
Stagger - Return To Didsbury with Paul Moss
Curmudgeon - Drinking In History

 

239 - March 2004

NEW BREWERY FOR GLOSSOP - First Brewery In Town For 90 Years
COMING UP - Stockport Beer and Cider Festival

Stockport & Manchester Mild Challenge 2004
Scottish and Newcastle Snaps Up Caledonian Brewery
Micro Brewery News - Focus On Marble Brewery
Pub Grub - The Prince Of Orange, Warrington Street Wellington Road, Ashton-U-Lyne with Mark McConachie
Ken's Kitchen - Simple Beer Soup
The Tasting Panel - Organic Bottled Beers
Pub Of The Month - Royal Oak on Wilmslow Road in Didsbury, Manchester with Stuart Ballantyne
Stagger - Cale Green, Heaviley and South Hillgate with John Clarke
Curmudgeon - All Gastro, No Pub - A Tasty Example - Grabbing Attention

 

238 - February 2004

ARDEN ARMS IS LOCAL PUB OF THE YEAR - Top Award For Stockport Heritage Pub
... AND THE CROWN IS RUNNER-UP

Sleeping Giants Wake Up To Real Ale Revival - Roger Protz Asks The Questions
Stockport Beer & Cider Festival Moves To New Home
National Pub Week
The Belgian Belly - New Beer Shop On Wilbraham Road In Chorlton
Peak Practice with Robin Wignall
National Winter Ales Festival
Pub Grub - Thie Railway on Great Portwood Street in Portwood, Stockport
Ken's Kitchen - Deep Fried Rags With Sixtus
Desert Island Beers -
Pub Of The Month - Thatched Tavern on Stanhope Street in Reddish, Stockport with Jim Flynn
Stagger - City Centre West with Mark McConachie
Curmudgeon - Live And Let Live - Millers' Kitchen - The Effingham Arms

 

237 - January 2004

BACK TO CASK - Switch Back To Real Ale With New Boddies
National Pubs Week Set To Break Records - Licensees Urge To Take Part In Celebration
MAASTRICHT - Ben Zwierink Takes The CAMRA Guide To Belgium and Holland For A Test Drive
Tetley's Supplies Threatened By Strikes
Pots, Plants and Fine Ales
Real Ale In A Bottle - Welcome News For Armchair Drinkers
BOOK REVIEW - Stockport's Taverns and Tales by Edna Kitchen and Phil Rowsotham
BOOK REVIEW - City Life Food and Drink Guide 2004
Peak Practice with Robin Wignall
Pub Grub - The Horse and Farrier in Gatley with John Clarke
Ken's Kitchen - Tripe With Cassis
The Tasting Panel - Porter and Stout
Pub Of The Month - Victoria on Hall Street in Offerton, Stockport with Chris Wainwright
Stagger - Burnage and Heaton Mersey with Jerry Wicken
Curmudgeon - The Mask Slips - Law-Abiding Rife

 

236 - December 2003Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

NEW BREWERY FOR STOCKPORT - Three Rivers on stream at last
A new one for Glossop, too

Antwerp or Altrincham - Le Trappiste revisited
Witchwood - New lease of life for Ashton freehouse
Robinsons Best Kept Bar & Cellar Awards
Millstone Brewery - Mossley's new micro
2nd National Pubs Week set for success
Ramsbottom Brewery - new micro
The Tasting Panel - (Wychwood Hobgoblin, Theakston Old Peculier, Black Sheep Riggwelter, Lees Moonraker, Adnams Broadside, Marston's Owd Rodger)
Strong Stuff - Brewers love to play the big numbers
Ale in Hale - Trafford & Hulme visit
Pub Grub - Idaho, Manchester Road, Chorlton, Manchester
Pub Of The Month - Grove Inn on Ashton New Road, Clayton, Manchester
Stagger - Clayton and Higher Openshaw with John Clarke
Curmudgeon - Back Street Heroes

 

235 - November 2003Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

Lies, Dam Lies and. . .  Cask Ale Production Statistics Disputed
Fight to save Stockport Beer & Cider Festival

Focus on Phoenix Brewery - Local Micro Comes of Age
The Tasting Panel - (Timothy Taylor's Landlord, Marston's Pedigree, Caledonian Deuchars IPA, Greene King Abbot Ale, Fuller's London Pride, Bateman's XXXB)
The all new Boddingtons
Membership Matters - Major promotion for students and under-26 members
Macclesfield & East Cheshire news
Pub Grub - The Ardent Arms, Millgate, Stockport
Pub Of The Month - Victoria, Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester
Stagger - The Three Heatons! with Dave Burston
Curmudgeon - Eat your tea - Benches take back seat

 

234 - October 2003Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

Cheshire Ring - New Beartown pub open at last
Cider & Perry Month

Theakstons buy back Masham brewery
The Cider Circuit
A day in the life of a cider maker
Peak Practice
The Tasting Panel - (Leffe Brune, Hoegarden Grand Cru, Liefmans Kriek, Chimay Premiere, Westmalle Dubbel, Duvel)
Good Beer Guide 2004
How to make cider and perry
Pub Grub - The Church, Ravenoak Road, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport
Pub Of The Month - Old Star Inn, High Street, Cheadle, Stockport
Stagger - Cheadle Hulme with Karen Wainwright and Mark McConachie
Curmudgeon - The apple of my eye - Drawing in your horns

 

233 - September 2003Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

Cask Beer Week - Major Event for Local Family Brewers
Heatons Hotting Up
The Tasting Panel - (Brakspear Live Organic, Hopback Summer Lightning, Young's Champion Live Golden Beer, Morland's Hen's Tooth, Fuller's 1845 Ale)
High Peak News
Champion Beer of Brittain - Local winner
New Boddingtons Cask
Macclesfield & East Cheshire Pub News
CAMRA launch new 'Good Bottled Beer Guide'
Pub Of The Month - Circus Tavern, Portland Street, Manchester
Stagger - Stockport town centre with Paul Moss
Curmudgeon - Wot No Pubs? - Drink to Success

 

232 - August 2003

Scottish & Newcastle goes local
Proactive Holt's
Cain's Win Tesco's Autum Beer Challenge

Glossop Ale Scene Update
North Manchester CAMRA Treasure Hunt
Cask Beer Week
Macclesfield & East Cheshire CAMRA Summer Pub of the Season - Ship Inn, Wincle
High Peak News Round-Up
Pub Grub - Bakers Vault, Market Place, Stockport
Pub Of The Month - Church, Ravenoak Road, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport
Stagger - Ardwick and City Centre with Mark McConachie
Curmudgeon - Blowing off the Froth - Worst of Both Worlds

 

231 - July 2003Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

Navigation is Regional Pub Of The Year
Fashion Bar Fad Finished

Britain's True Heritage Pubs
Beer Needs to Shout Louder - Call for higher profile for brewing
High Peak Featured Pub - The Globe, Glossop
CAMRA Trafford & Hulme Inaugural Pub of the Season - Orange Tree, Altrincham
National Inventory pubs in the Opening Times area
Pub Grub - The Davenport Arms, Woodford
Pub Of The Month - Crown, Heaton Lane, Stockport
Stagger - Reddish and Heaton Chapel with Peter Edwardson
Curmudgeon - What's a Binge Anyway? - Old Friends

 

230 - June 2003Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

Beartown gets new pub - Cheshire Ring in Hyde
Festival Awards - Stockport, Macclesfield and National Cider & Perry
Viaducts & Vaults 3 published
Thai Me To The Elephant Tusk - Anthony Firmin reports on Thailand
Macclesfield Round-Up - Pub Closures Sweep Area
Taking up the Challenge - Chris Walkden's roundup of his Mild Challenge experience
High Peak Branch Ramble
Pub Grub - The Lloyd's Hotel, Chorlton
Pub Of The Month - Arden Arms, Millgate, Stockport
Stagger - West Didsbury and Withington Wander with Jim Flynn
Curmudgeon - Stubbing Out the Pub?

 

229 - May 2003Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

FESTIVAL FEVER - Countdown Underway to Stockport's Main Event
AWARD FOR OPENING TIMES - CAMRA Newsletter of the Year

Mild Challenge collects award for CAMRA Branch running mild promotions
Salford Brewery Syndicate - Bazen's and Facer's come together
New beer book from CAMRA - History of Stout and Porter
Hoppy Day in Ossett
Bootleggers' Boost - Gordon's penny-a-pint slap in the face
High Peak Branch Walk 2003
Pub Grub - The Caledonia, Ashton-under-Lyne
Pub Of The Month - Griffin, Finney Lane, Heald Green, Stockport
Stagger - North Hazel Grove, Great Moor & Heaviley with Mark McConachie
Curmudgeon - Ten Years On (Marking the tenth anniversary of the very first Curmudgeon column)

 

228 - April 2003

Pubs Week Makes The Headlines
Stockport and Manchester Mild Challenge
High Peak Round-Up
Mild - Who brews what
Pub Of The Month - Blossoms, Stockport Road, Heaviley, Stockport
Stagger - Going Mild In Stockport with John Clarke
Curmudgeon - The Not So Good Pub Guide

 

227 - March 2003

Railway (Portwood) National Pub Of The Year Runner-Up
Stockport and Manchester Mild Challenge
Interbrew sponsor Cake Marque accreditation
High Peak Featured Pub - The Kinder Lodge, Hayfield
Stockport Beer & Cider Festival preview
Beer Monster
Manchester Matters
Pub Of The Month - Thatched Tavern on Stanhope Street, Reddish
Stagger - Minibus Round The Souther Suburbs with John Clarke
Curmudgeon - Class in a Glass - Size Can Make a Difference

 

226 - February 2003Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

Navigation is Local Pub Of The Year
Early Hours For Stockpoer Pubs?
Interbrew see the light?
National Pubs Week
High Peak day out in Chester
Heritage Pubs Near You
CAMRA's National Inventory
Manchester Matters
Pub Grub - The Ring 0' Bells, Marple
Pub Of The Month - High Grove on Silverdale Road in Gatley
Stagger - Cheadle & Gatley with David Williams
Curmudgeon - Divided we fall - Seen but not heard

 

225 - January 2003Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

National Pubs Week
Bruins opens in Fallowfield
Five Go Mad In Belgium
Winter Fayre - Prime Old Strong Casserole With Dumplings
Trackside Steams Ahead
Manchester Matters
Pub Grub - The Knott, Deansgate, Manchester
Pub Of The Month - Mawson, Kincardine Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock
Stagger - Six of the Best or East Manchester By Minibus with Mark McConachie
Curmudgeon - A Price Worth Paying?

 

224 - December 200Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

Quality Counts - Robbies Pubs and Brewery Celebrate First Class Beer
Railway On Track - For the second year running the Railway (Portwood) makes it to finals of CAMRA's National Pub Of The Year Competition.
Licensing Reform - The Facts
        - A Brief History Of Licensing Laws
        - The Changes At A Glance
        - End Of Drinking-Up Time
        - Reform At Last
Stay Safe - Don't drink and drive this Christmas
High Peak Featured Pub - The Four Lane Ends, Lane Ends, Charlesworth Road, Marple
The Good Beer Guide to Belgium and Holland edited by Tim Webb
Pub Of The Month - Waldorf on Gore Street, City Centre, Manchester
Stagger - Stockport Market Place with Peter Edwardson
Curmudgeon - Seasoned but Rare - The Cost of Calories

 

223 - November 2002Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

Time Running Out For Licensing Reform?
Boddies Saved For Manchester

NATIONAL NEWS - Hogshead Revolution - Binge Drinking - Pressure on Customs - Brakspears Shuts
Cider and Perry Awards
Local Pubs Gain Top Awards - Queens Arms on Red Bank, Cheetham Hill
Hop Feast In Durham - Stockport Beer Festival Certificate Presentation
High Peak November Featured Pub - The Queens, Old Glossop
Congleton - Real Ale Paradise?
Prague - Open For Business with John Clarke
Pub Grub - The Pot of Beer on New Mount Street, City Centre
Pub Of The Month - Plough Hotel on Hyde Road, Gorton, Manchester
Stagger - University and Chorlton-on-Medlock with Jim Flynn
Curmudgeon - Turn it Off - A Real Surprise

 

222 - October 2002Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

BODDIES FOR THE CHOP?
Oktoberfest in Paradise - Paradise Brewery will be hosting an Oktober Beer Festival
High Peak's November Featured Pub - The Hatters Arms, Marple
East Manchester Blues - Football fan mark charnley checks out the prospects for real ale near the new stadium
Bazen's Brewery
High Peak News - The Queens Arms, Old Glossop - League of Gentlemen - Royal Oak, Mellor - The Friendship, Glossop
Prague - Open For Business: Prague and MarkTwain have at least one thing in common reports John Clarke
Pub Of The Month - Rising Sun on Bumage Lane, Burnage, Manchester
Stagger - Rainy Night in Edgeley with John Clarke
Curmudgeon - Open All Day? - Closed for Lunch - The New Puritans

 

221 - September 2002Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

Railway Is Regional Champion - Stockport Local Is Greater Manchester Pub Of The Year
Champion Beer Of Britain - Scottish .Beer Wins Top Title For First Time
Silver Jubilee For Trafford & Hulme - Details Of The Branch Festivities- All Welcome!
Book Review - The Peak District Pub Guide By Andrew McCloy
A Walk On The Mild Side - A Group Of Beer Enthusiasts Were Treated To A Tour Of Robinson's Unicorn Brewery
Great Value British Beer - Results of biggest survey of UK pub beer prices
100% Liquid - Demand An Honest Pint
Pub Of The Month - Queens Arms on Stockport Road (A560) in Cheadle
Stagger - Gorton with Mark McConachie
Curmudgeon - Quality Costs More - A Fair Price

 

220 - August 2002Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

TWO NEW BARS OPEN AND BOTH SELL REAL ALE
Fake Signs Latest - Yes They're Still At It
High Peak Trip To Derby - Frank Wood Goes Out And About
Ken's Kitchen - Black & Red Currant Sorbet
Khean In Congleton
Records at Wrenbury - John Cresswell celebrates a beer driven success
It's A Heavenly Taste! It's A Helluva Beer! - Anthony Firmin Goes All Nordic
Silver Jubilee For Trafford & Hulme Branch
Save The Beer Orders
Featured Pub - The Friendship, on Stockport Road, Romiley
Dave Hallows goes in search of handpumped Holt's Mild. Not as easy as you might think
Pub Of The Month - Royal Oak on Commercial Road, Hazel Grove, Stockport
Stagger - The Didsbury Dawdle with Dave Hallows
Curmudgeon - Should Locals go Local? - Last Orders for a Classic

 

219 - July 2002Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

WATCHDOG SLAMS 95% PINT PLAN - Hewitt 'fudge' will mean even more problems
Soft Words Turneth Away Wrath - The Quiet Woman Inn, Earl Sterndale
COMMONWELTH GAMES PULL OUT SPECIAL - Guide to the pubs of Manchester
High Peak PuB Walk - Frank Wood reports
Brewery Profile - Abbydale
Opening Times Letters
Pub Of The Month - Navigation on Lancashire Hill, Heaton Norris, Stockport
Stagger - Hazel Grove South with Paul Moss
Curmudgeon - You Gotta do Drunk - Don't Be Shy

 

218 - June 2002Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

Festival Frolics - Feedback on Stockport Beer & Cider Festival
Breathe In And Out... And It Feels Fluffy - Judging CAMRA's champion cider and perry
A Belgian Experience
Upstairs At The Globe - Frank Wood gigs in Glossop
Minister's Hours Reform Promise
Fast Train To Paradise - Paradise Brewery Beer Festival stops non-stop train!
Looking Back over the Queens reign - A Pub On Every Corner - Pint of Mild, Please
Stateside Drinking - Chris Walkden shares his recent experiences of beer drinking in the USA
Pub Of The Month - Grapes on Castle Street, Edgeley, Stockport
Stagger - Ladybarn, Fallowfield and Rusholme with Mark McConachie
Curmudgeon - Pubgoers 1, Killjoys 0 - Pubs and Parenting

 

217 - May 2002Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

Festival Fever - Countdown Underway To Stockport's Main Event
Duty Cut Splits Brewers

Gold, SIlver & Bronze - Local brewers triumph in Brewing Industry International Awards
Still A Pot of Beer - The pub is not closing
Shaw's Beers Brewed Again In Dukinfield - Tim Jones visits the region's newest brewery
Mildly Challenging - Dave Sheldon with a new slant on the Mild Challenge
Wayfarer's Guide to the Pubs in Handforth
CAMRA and Opening Times Awards Round-Up - Various Pub Of The Month presentations
Desert Island Beers - With Richard Hough
Pub Of The Month - Royal Mortar on Hillgate, Stockport
Stagger - Bramhall and District with John Clarke
Curmudgeon - Half a Loaf - Common Sense Prevails

 

216 - April 2002Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

FULL PINT FARCE - "I thoroughly applaud his campaign to make sure that the British pint is
a good, honest pint." - Tony Blair, June 1997

Mild Challenge 2020
     The Challenge
     Who brews what
     Mild - The Facts
High Peak Featured Pub - The Ring O'Bells, Marple
Pub Of The Month - Ash on Manchester Road, Heaton Chapel, Stockport
Stagger - Going Mild In Stockport with John Clarke
Curmudgeon - Cut and Run - Outdoor Relief

 

215 - March 2002Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

ALL OUT WAR! - CAMRA challenges Blair to end rip-off Britain's short pint scandal
Robinson's A Question of Robinson's
Man With A Mission - Garrett Oliver, head brewer of New York's Brooklyn Brewery
High Peak Featured Pub - The Shepherds Arms, Whaley Bridge
Wayfarer - Hiking Along High Lane
Desert Island Beers - With Tony Molyneux
Pub Of The Month - Little Jack Horners on Wellington Street, Stockport
Stagger - Adswood, Cheadle and Cheadle Heath with Peter Butler
Curmudgeon - In Praise of Lager - No Excuses - Doing the Splits

 

214 - February 2002Due to scanned file size this downloads in two parts

Railway, Portwood, Is Local Pub Of The Year with Davenport Arms Runner-Up
Interbrew Plot Link With Carlsberg

100% Liquid - Demand An Honest Pint
Essen Xmas Beer Festival - Phil Booton goes festive in Belgium
National Pub Of The Month Presentation to he Nursery, Heaton Norris
Cask Ale On The Up? - New report questions 'official' real ale market share figures
Four Go To Liverpool - A Tale of Beer and Adventure
Robinson's - Keeping Up Appearances
National Winter Ales Festival and Championship Round-Up
Desert Island Beers - With Richard 'Sooty' Sutton of Pictish Brewery
Pub Of The Month - Kro Bar on Oxford Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock
Stagger - Manchester's Northern Quarter
Curmudgeon - Truth and Trust - Campaign for Real Coppers

 

213 - January 2002

NURSERY IS NATIONAL CHAMPION
Coors For Concern? - US giants snap up Carling
Robinson's - Expert Advice On Tap At The Brewery
False Signs Update - Pubs Ignore Trading Standards
Wayfarer looks at the pubs of Wilmslow with those on the south side of the town
Navy News - Beartown Brewery takeover of the Navigation, Lancashire Hill, Stockport,
Top Of The Class - Railway, Rose Hill, wins Robinson's Best Kept Bar and Cellar Competition
Desert Island Beers - With ]ames Campbell, head brewer from the Marble Brewery
Pub Grub - The Poachers in Bollington
Pub Of The Month - The Travellers Call on Hyde Road, Gorton, Manchester
Stagger - Heaton Norris, Stockport with Stuart Ballantyne
Curmudgeon - Going Large - Wooden Wombs

 

212 - December 2001

BEARTOWN HITS STOCKPORT
BRAKSPEARS REPEAT ORGANIC SUCCESS - Massive interest in Second UK Organic Brewing Competition

National News - Three out of Four Voters Want Full Pint Law
NEW NELSON
Robinson's - A Winter Warmer For The 21st Century
Wayfarer in Wilmslow North
BOOK REVIEW - City Life Food and Drink Guide to Greater Manchester 2002
Macclesfield Pub of the Season - The Poacher's Inn on Ingersley Road in Bollington
High Peak Featured Pub - The Bakers Arms on West Road in Buxton
National Winter Ale Spectacular
Pub Grub - The Marble Arch with John Clarke
Pub Of The Month - Griffin on Didsbury Road in Heaton Mersey, Stockport
Stagger - East Manchester Highlights with Dave Meynell
Curmudgeon - Walking With Pubcos - No Hiding Place - Pub Therapy

 

211 - November 2001

NEW MANCHESTER A/Z TOUR OF PUBS IN THE N/4
NEW LOOK FOR GOON BEER GUIDE - CAMRA's flagship gets makeover
NATIONAL ORGANIC BREWING COMPETITION AT THE MARBLE ARCH

NURSERY TRIUMPH (AGAIN) - Now one of the four finalists in the National Pub of the Year contest
A Day Out In Foreign Parts - Chris Walkden on a grand day out
Robinson's Packaging Success at UPC (Unicorn Packaging Centre)
New Travellers - The Travellers Call in Bredbury re-opened
Top 12 For Best Bar and Cellar Competition
Chefs Follow In CAMRA's Footsteps - Campaign for Real Food mooted
Desert Island Beers - Mark McConachie, a long-time stalwart of North Manchester CAMRA
Pub Of The Month - Pineapple on Heaton Lane in Stockport town centre
Stagger - Stockport Re-Visited with Peter Edwardson
Curmudgeon - Is the Price Right? - Regulars on the Rack

 

210 - October 2001

BIGGEST AND BEST GOOD BEER GUIDE
The Wayfarer - Making the most of Mobberley
Robinson's - Still Raising The Standard
Macclesfield Branch Pub of the Season - The British Flag on Coare Street, Macclesfield.
The Mild Walking Challenge - Part Two
More On The Mild Challenge
The Hinds Head - It Is The End Of An Era At The Hinds Head In Heaton Chapel, Stockport
New N/4 Beer Festival - The A-Z Tour
Cask Ale Week - Peter Cash Reports On A New Initiative
False Signs - Update
Desert Island Beers - Anthony Firmin, brewer at the new LAB brewery, Lowes Arms in Denton
Pub Of The Month - Union on Broadstone Road in Reddish, Stockport with Jim Flynn
Stagger - Clayton and Beswick with Dave Hanson
Curmudgeon - Are You Dining, Sir? - Fashion Discrimination

 

209 - September 2001

NURSERY IS REGIONAL CHAMPION - Stockport Local is Greater Manchester Pub of the Year
WOLVERHAMPTON and DUDLEY SCRAPES THROUGH

The Wayfarer - Almost over the edge in Alderley
New Bottled Beer Guide From CAMRA
Robinson's - Part Of The Community
The LAB Report (Part Two)
The Beer House Remembered
Ticking In Tallinn - Phil Booton goes all Baltic
High Peak Featured Pub - The Pineapple in Stalybridge
100% NATURale - Give Real Ale A Chance
The Mild Walking Challenge - Steve Robinson And Sue Ridings Strike Out
Freestyle At The Hogshead
Desert Island Beers - Peter Edwardson a CAMRA stalwart
Pub Of The Month - Old House at Home on Burton Road in Withington, Manchester
Stagger - Heaton Lane to Bramhall Lane via Shaw Heath with Ric Yates
Curmudgeon - Spotting the Broad Picture - Wolves Set Free - Low-Alcohl Lunches

 

208 - August 2001

Qusetion: WHAT DO ALL THESE PUBS HAVE IN COMMON?   Answer: They All Pretend To Sell Real Ale But None Do!
RAILWAY, WEST DIDSBURY, BACK ON TRACK?

Treasure Hunt 2001 - A Grand Day Out
BEER TICKING — What's It All About? - Phil Booton gives us the low-down
Robinson 's - Delivering The Message
New Record At Request Stop Beer Hop
Desert Island Beers - Phil Booton, a local 'beer spotter' who has sampled over 10,000 beers
Pub Of The Month - Adswood Hotel on Adswood Lane East in Stockport
Stagger - City Centre Staggering with Dave Hanson
Curmudgeon - Class Divisions - A Man of Substance

 

207 - July 2001

BETRAYED! - Campaign Will Not Give Up On Licensing Reform As Labour Breaks Hours Promise
FULL PINT FIGHT GOES ON - Meeting sought with consumer minister
WETHERSPOONS ARE COMING...

Bazen's Brewery - A look back 15 years after its demise!
Robinson 's - The Men Behind The Malt
The Great Pint Pot Challenge
High Peak Featured Pub - The Church Inn in Chelmorton
The Great British Beer Festival 2001
Desert Island Beers - Richard Bazen, head brewer at Phoenix Brewery in Heywood
Pub Of The Month - Railway on Great Portwood Street in Portwood, Stockport with Martin Wystyrk
Stagger - Burnage and Heaton Mersey with Paul Moss
Curmudgeon - Too Strong for its Own Good - Turning the Tide

 

206 - June 2001

FESTIVAL FRENZY! - Stockport's 15th Beer and Cider Festival Breaks All Records
The LAB Report (Lowes Arms Brewery)
The Request Stop Beer Hop
"Not Much Fun In Stalingrad..?"
Unspoilt By Progress
"A Stamper's Tale" - How to succeed with the Mild Challenge
High Peak Featured Pub - Hare and Hounds Tavern on Dooley Lane in Chadkirk, Stockport
Citizens Of Cains - Chris Walkden Reports On A Marathon Day Out
The Time For Change - Reform of our antiquated and bureaucratic liquor licensing laws
Robinson's - Brewing Up A Treat
Desert Island Beers - Rhys Jones, former CAMRA branch chairman, long-time real ale campaigner and cider enthusiast
Pub Of The Month - Victoria on Wilmslow Road in Withington, Manchester
Stagger - Siberian Openshaw with Paul Moss
Curmudgeon - Lose the Beer Gut - Campaign for Real Pubs

 

205 - May 2001

Country Pubs Need You — Now! Peak District and Cheshire Pubs Need Your Custom
Stockport Beer and Cider Festival News

Preview of Robinsons Seasonal Beers
The Cask Marque Low-Down - The Who And What Of This Independent Organisation
RURAL LIFELINE - Victory in rate relief campaign for village pubs
Britain To Cease Brewing By 2020? - Consumers Battle To Save The Great British Pint
Landmarks In CAMRA's History
Pub Grub - Caledonia in Ashton under Lyne with John Clarke
Pub Of The Month - Armoury on Shaw Heath in Edgeley, Stockport with John Clarke
Stagger - Staggering Mildly with Richard Yates - Drinking Mild all over Stockport
Curmudgeon - Down In The Mouth - You just Can't Get The Staff

 

204 - April 2001

OFF THE RAILS?
Stockport Beer and Cider Festival - Making Music
Robinson's - A Tradition of Progression
A Call To Arms
Mild Challenge 2001
Mild: The Facts - What it is, and why you should drink it
Mild: Who Brews What
High Peak Featured Pub - The Pack Horse on Mellor Road in New Mills
Crowning Glory
BOOK REVIEWS - City Life Food and Drink Guide to Greater Manchester 2001
          - Manchester: Real Ale in the revitalised city
          - 2001: The Road to Wigan Beer with David and Susan White
Macclesfield and East Cheshire Pub of the Year - The Hanging Gate at Higher Sutton
Desert Island Beers - Mike, licensee of the Kings Arms on Bloom Street in Salford
Pub Of The Month - Lass O' Gowrie on Charles Street in central Manchester with John Clarke
Stagger - Reddish and Heaton Chapel in Stockport with Jim Flynn

 

203 - March 2001

ASK IF IT'S CASK
FULL PINT LIES
Stockport and Manchester Mild Challenge 2001
STOCKPORT'S WHISTLING WILL - Doug McCaskill explains the inspiration for Robinson's first seasonal beer
High Peak Featured Pub - The Swan Inn in Kettleshulme
History In A Glass - Porter & the Rise of the Great Brewers - A Wry Look at the History of British Drinking by Pete Soane (Part Six)
Desert Island Beers - Graham Mascord, licensee of the Crown Inn on Heaton Lane in Stockport
Pub Of The Month - Davenport Arms in Woodford, Stockport
Stagger - Hazel Grove North and Great Moor with John Clarke
Curmudgeon - Drunk on Half a Bottle? - No Half Measures

 

202 - February 2001Due to quality of original printing this image is less than ideal

THE NURSERY IS PUB OF THE YEAR 2001
... And The Arden Arms Is Runner-Up

New Brewers, New Breweries, Local and National News
NATIONAL WINTER ALES FESTIVAL 2001 - Festival Round-up
A DAY IN PARADISE = Chris Walkden samples an unusual beer festival
History In A Glass - The Golden Age Of Coaching - A Wry Look at the History of British Drinking by Pete Soane (Part Five)
15th Stockport Cider and Perry Festival 2001
Ken's Kitchen - Spicy Lancashire Beer Ragout
Pub Of The Month - Crown Inn on Heaton Lane in Stockport town centre
Curmudgeon - Taste or Effect? - Death of a Curmudgeon

 

201 - January 2001Due to quality of original printing this image is less than ideal

BASS-ACRED - lnterbrew Forced to Sell Bass Brewing by Competition Commision
BATTLE ROYAL FOR FULL PINT

Full Pint War - BLRA Lies Rejected
Pub Grub - Pot of Beer - Anything But Half- Baked with Chris Walkden
Ken's Kitchen - Goulashi [goulash]
Desert Island Beers - Chris Hellin, Head Brewer at Frederic Robinson Ltd
Pub Of The Month - Moss Rose on Didsbury Road in Heaton Norris, Stockport with Peter Edwardson
Stagger - West Didsbury and Withington with John Clarke
Curmudgeon - Don't Count Your Chickens - The Tortoise and the Hare

 

200 - December 2000Due to quality of original printing this image is less than ideal

Ye Olde Woolpack Is Regional Champ - Stockport Local Is Greater Manchester Pub Of The Year
FULL MEASURE VICTORY - Well, by 2003...     er, possibly...

National Winter Ale Spectacular
Euro-Beer - A new company selling Belgian beers
History In A Glass - Christmas Close At Hand - A Wry Look at the History of British Drinking by Pete Soane (Part Four)
Festive Fayre - Old Tom Cake recipe
High Peak Featured Pub - The White Hart on Broadbottom Road in Mottram-ln-Longendale
Fuel Pump To Beer Pump - Britain's beer makers, sellers and drinkers unite to send tax message to Gordon Brown
The Great American Beer Festival 2000 - Phil Booton Goes Drinking Stateside
Pub Grub - Bar Centro on Tib Street in the Northern Quarter, Manchester
Ken's Kitchen - Kriek Smoked Ham Pie with Peche beer sauce
Pub Of The Month - Arden Arms on Millgate in central Stockport with John Clarke
Stagger - A Tour of the Heatons with David K Williams
Curmudgeon - Sus on Wheels

 

199 - November 2000

WATERS GREEN PUNCHED
WHITBREAD QUITS THE PUB TRADE

And Then You Go And Spoil lt All By Doing Something Stupid Like...     Cool Cask in a can.
Brewing Was A Way Of Life
History In A Glass - Hops, Chickens And Puritans - A Wry Look at the History of British Drinking by Pete Soane (Part Three)
N/4 Worlds Tour - a Quiz
Pub Grub - The Arden Arms on Millgate in Stockport town centre with John Clarke
Ken's Kitchen - Cherries Romanoff
Desert Island Beers - With Jim Flynn, organiser of Stockport Beer and Cider Festival
Pub Of The Month - Swan With Two Necks on Prince's Street in Stockport town centre with John Clarke
Stagger - The Hyde Road Hike with Dave Hanson
Curmudgeon - Afternoon Delight - Goodbye Portwood?

 

198 - October 2000

GOOD BEER GUIDE 2001
FULL MEASURE FIDDLE

'Green Beer' Floodgates Set To Open
Come And Meet Your Local Camra Branch
BOOK REVIEW - The Real Ale Pub Guide 2000 by Graham Titcombe and Nicholas Andrews
Focus On Beartown - Celebrating 5 Years of Growth
Beer Is Good For You
Desert Island Beers - With Terry Kitching
Ken's Kitchen - Ham with Cherry Beer Sauce - Pommes au gratin et Bier (potato with cheese and beer)
Pub Of The Month - Hind Head on Manchester Road in Heaton Chapel, Stockport with Paul Hutchings
Stagger - Good Ales In Edgeley with Mark McConachie
Curmudgeon - Putting Beer First - Dump the Pubs

 

197 - September 2000

Best Beer In Britain - Moorhouses Black Cat Spooks The Competition
Indie Prices Held As Fizz Hits £2

Wayfarer does the Macclesfield Meander
History In A Glass From Mead To Alehouse - A Wry Look at the History of British Drinking by Pete Soane (Part Two)
Beer On-Line
High Peak Featured Pub - Ramsay's Bar Buxton
Desert Island Beers - Ken Birch licensee of the Pot of Beer in Salford
Pub Grub - Winter's on Great Underbank in Stockport with John Clarke
Ken's Kitchen - Kriek Kebabs
Pub Of The Month - Ye Olde Vic on Chatham Street in Edgeley, Stockport with John Clarke
Stagger - East Manchester Highlights with Paul Moss
Curmudgeon - You Can't Do That in Here - Never After Two

 

196 - August 2000

FULL PINTS ON THE WAY? - Minister asks CAMRA to provide evidence
Robbies Host National Awards

Named and Shamed - More Pubs With Misleading Signs
White Shield Saved (Again) and Thomas Hardy Goes West ...
History In A Glass From Mead To Alehouse - A Wry Look at the History of British Drinking by Pete Soane (Part One)
Wayfarer takes The Edale Rambler Folk Train
Tales From The Vienna Brewpubs - Phil Booton samples the beery delights of the Austrian capital
Ash Hotel on Manchester Road in Heaton Chapel reopens
Bhurtpore Festival - From Strength to Strength
A Far From Mild Challenge with Kathryn Smethurst
BOOK REVIEW - Wayfarer reviews Britain's 500 Best Pubs by Roger Protz
Beer in Buxton
All Bar None? - Silly Season officially kicks off
Desert Island Beers - Paul Stanyer licensee of the Swan With Two Necks
Pub Grub - Kro Bar on Oxford Road in Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester
Pub Of The Month - Friendship on Wilmslow Road in Fallowfield Manchester
Stagger - University Quarter and All Saints with John Clarke
Curmudgeon - Moderating the Yobs

 

195 - July 2000

BASS BOUGHT OUT! - Belgian Giant Grabs One Third Of UK Brewing
Whitbread - A Look Back (In Anger?)
Stockport Beer and Cider Festival Beers of the Festival
CIDER FRENZY - Stockport Festival Cider Manager Charlotte Bulmer reports from the front line
10 Things You Should Know About Interbrew
Drinkers Flock to Make Theirs Mild
BOOK REVIEW - Edinburgh and Leith Pub Guide by Stuart McHardy
High Peak Featured Pub - The Royal Oak, Strines near Marple, Stockport
Ken's Kitchen - Polio Corleone (Italian Grilled Chicken) - Rodenbach Squash With Fennel
Pub Grub - George and Dragon in Higher Hurdsfield, Macclesfield
Pub Of The Month - Old Monkey on Portland Street in Manchester City Centre with John Hutchinson
Stagger - Gatley and Cheadle at the Gallop with Jim Flynn
Curmudgeon - Who Owns Your Pub? - More Equal than Others

 

194 - June 2000

ARMAGEDDON! - Whitbread Sell Out To lnterbrew - Bass Up For Grabs
GOLD FOR JEKYLL'S - Hydes Brewery receive Cask Champion Award

Request Stop Beer Hop
THE ULTIMATE MILD CHALLENGE II with Guest Beer Writer Richard Hough
N/4 ABV Tour - DAY 1
Would You Belive It? - "Free Drinks to Anyone Over 80 Accompanied By Their Parents" sign honoured!
BOOK REVIEW - The Concise Guide to Lakeland &nd Furness Pubs
Band On The Wall - Help Wanted For Research Project
Ken's Kitchen - Beer Mushroom Risotto
Pub Of The Month - Tatton Arms on Trenchard Drive in Moss Nook, Manchester with Jim Flynn
Stagger - Brinnington and Portwood in Stockport with Dave Meynell
Curmudgeon - Longer Hours, Fewer Pubs?

 

193 - May 2000

CHANGE AT LAST! - Welcome Licensing Lifeline For Local Pubs And No 24-hour Drinking Binge
CLOSURE - Roger Hall on the future of the local
Put Small Brewers Before Bootleggers
Beer's Good For You! - Move over wine, beer's good for you after all
Ken's Kitchen - Millennium Fruit Salad
Pub Of The Month - THe Kings Hall on Station Road in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport
Stagger - Longsight and Levenshulme in Manchester with Mark McConachie
Curmudgeon - Drugged Up On Drink - Real Measure, Fake Beer

 

192 - April 2000

MARSTON'S BITTER SAVED!
Beer Festival Latest - Making Music

Mild Challenge 2000
New Brewery For Rochdale - Pictish Brewing Company launched
A Fair Deal At Last?
Robinson's On Anglesey
Drink-Drive Limit Cut Shelved
High Peak Featured Pub - The Navigation Hotel on Stockport Road in Marple
Ken's Kitchen - Smoked Salmon Cider Bake
Pub Of The Month - Nursery on Green Lane in Heaton Norris, Stockport with Peter Edwardson
Stagger - Hazel Grove South, Stockport with Mark McConachie
Curmudgeon - An Unfair Tax - Not A Drop to Drink

 

191 - March 2000

WHAT A CON! - We Name and Shame Pubs With Misleading Signs
Six Of The Best - Pete Soane takes to the buses
Guest Ales Review - Review offers hope for hard pressed micros
High Peak Featured Pub - The Friendship Inn on Arundel Street in Glossop
Harmonise Duty Now
Pub Grub - Pot of Beer on New Mount Street just off Rochdale Road, Manchester City Centre
Pub Of The Month - Gothic Bar on Church Road in Gatley, Stockport with Stuart Ballantyne
Stagger - Didsbury with Ann Hooser-Bush
Curmudgeon - Doubtful Condition

 

190 - February 2000

OLD TOM HITS GOLD - Top Award For Local Favourite
Woolpack is Pub of the Year

The Circus Is Pub of The Year Runner-Up (again!)
Banks's Flops in Marston's Pubs - Drinkers Shun Substitute Brew
Romper Wrecked - Romper at Ringway reopened after last refurbishment
BOOK REVIEW - De Pint Biercafegids 2000
Railway View on Byrons Lane - Macclesfield & East Cheshire CAMRA Pub of the Season
National Winter Ales Festival - Festival Round-up
Ken's Kitchen - Welsh rarebit
New Stealth Tax Threatens Price Hike
Pub Of The Month - Victoria on Hall Street in Offerton, Stockport with Lorraine Chlebicki
Stagger - Northenden, Airport and Heald Green all In One Night! with Jim Flynn
Curmudgeon - Missing the Revolution - What's on the Menu?

 

189 - January 2000

All Change! - New Faces at Top Pubs
Marston's Campaign - Campaign to save Marston's Bitter continued

Kro Bar - A review
The Sedge Lynn - Wetherspoon's latest outlet
Waters Green - Macclesfield & East Cheshire's Pub of the Season
BOOK REVIEW: Cider - The Forgotten Miracle by James Crowden
High Peak Featured Pub - The Caledonia on Warrington Street in Ashton-u-Lyne
National Winter Ales Festival 2000
Pub Of The Month - Griffin on junction of Wilmslow Road and Finney Lane in Heald Green, Stockport with Pete Brown
Curmudgeon - Spread Your Wings

 

188 - December 1999

END OF THE SHAMBLES SHAMBLES!
MARSTON'S MAYHEM - Axe Falls In Double-Quick Time

National Winter Ale Spectacular
BOOK REVIEWS
     City Life Food & Drink Guide to Greater Manchester 2000, Diverse Media
     The Beer Cook Book by Susan Nowak
     Cider's Story- Rough and Smooth by Mark Foot
     The Great Micro Beer Guide by Hugh Madgin
     Brewing Was A Way 0f Life by Neal Hyde
Bottle Choice Safe
Stay Safe For 2000! - Don't Drink and Drive This Christmas
Opening Times Competition
Robbies News Top Bar and Cellar
Sandbar Beer Trading
Ken's Kitchen - An Alternative Christmas Dinner
Pub Of The Month - Nelson on the corner of Wilmslow Road and Barlow Moor Road in Didsbury, Manchester
Stagger - Out and About in Offerton with Dave Meynell
Curmudgeon - A Subtle Form of Prohibition - Millennium, What Millennium?

 

187 - November 1999

SPORTSMAN TRIUMPHS AGAIN - Second Consecutive Win For Popular Hyde Pub
Metric Madness - Another threat to the traditional pint

Pub Chain Supply Probe - Office of Fair Trading launch an investigation
Licensing Reform
National Winter Ales Festival 2000
Pressure Grows for Beer Tax Cut
BOOK REVIEW - Fifty Great Pub Crawls by Barrie Pepper, CAMRA Books
Opening Times Competition
Ken's Kitchen - Barnsley Chops in Stout Sauce
Marston's Bitter Axed!
Pub Of The Month - Spread Eagle on Lower Hillgate in Stockport with John Clarke
Stagger - Fallowfield and Rusholme with Mark McConachie
Curmudgeon - More Can Mean Less - Bringing the Morning After Nearer

 

186 - October 1999

THE GREAT SMOOTH RIP-OFF - Pub Drinkers Paying More For Less
Punch Knocks Out Firkin

Real Ale In A Bottle ... ? - That Can't Be Right, Can lt?
The Greenall's Graveyard - 30 Years of Vandalism
Shepherd Neame Bid for King and Barnes
Macclesfield & East Cheshire Pub Of The Season - Queen's Head on Park Lane in Congleton
Altrincham Brewing Co - New Micro Off To A Flying Start
High Peak Featured Pub - Navigation on Brookside in Buxworth
Romper Wrecked! - Greenall's wreck the Romper at Ringway
The Wayfarer visits the Albion on Whalley Road, Clayton-leMoors just north of Accrington
Marston's Choice Chopped
Down And Out - Grotty Greenalls Bites The Dust
Ken's Kitchen - Turkey Kebabs in Cider
BOOK REVIEW - The Fifth Edition of CAMRA's 'Good Pub Food' Guide
BOOK REVIEW - Beer, Bed and Breakfast - Take time out with a 'Room at the Inn'
Opening Times October Competition
Pub Of The Month - Ye Olde Woolpack on Brinksway in Stockport with John Clarke
Stagger - Cheadle Hulme with Dave Sheldon
Curmudgeon - Keep Drunks Off Our Roads - Pull The Udder One

 

185 - September 1999

BEST BEER IN BRITAIN - Yorkshire Gem Takes Top Gong
ALL CHANGE! - Many City Centre free houses have new faces at the helm

Sir Edwin Chadwick - New Wetherspoon for Longsight
High Peak Featured Pub - The Queens Arms on Manor Park Road in Old Glossop
Pub Closures - Resistance At All Costs?
Obituary - Jim Bowden from the Macclesfield & East Cheshire Branch
Warm Rain, Cool Breeze - Two new City Centre Bars open
Ken's Kitchen - Chutney, Dips and Relishes
Sun Shines - Sun in September on Bumage Lane opens after refurbishment
Real Ale - lt's magic, But lt's No Mystery
Opening Times Competition - Name that pub
Bass Backtrack
Pub Of The Month - Royal Oak on Stockport Road in Cheadle
Stagger - Lower Hillgate in Stockport with Peter Edwardson
Curmudgeon - Fahrenheit 451 - No Nuts is Nuts

 

184 - August 1999

WHITBREAD PUNCHED OUT? - End in Sight for Pubs Group Battle
Morlands Mauled

High Peak Sponsored Walk - 17 Mile, 7 Pub Walk for Chrisite Hospital
Golden Pheasant in Plumley Reopens
The Wayfarer - Glossop Revisited, with Whitfield, Charlestown & Chunal
Opening Times Competition - Name that pub
High Peak Featured Pub - Pavilion Bar on Market Street in Stalybridge
Ken's Kitchen - Mixed Deep Fried Fish & Vegetables in Beer Batter
Macclesfield & East Cheshire CAMRA Pub of the Season - Setter Dog at Walker Barn
The New Isle of Anglesey Brewery - Bragdy Ynys Mon
Pub Of The Month - Railway on Great Portwood Street in Portwood, Stockport with Jim Flynn
Stagger - The Reddish Retreat with Jim Flynn
Curmudgeon - Closed and Boarded in Calais - Holts come to Dover

 

183 - July 1999

FEEDING FRENZY! - Closures and Take-Overs Continue
Cobdens - Stockport's Manchester Arms reopens with new name
Gothic Bar & Grill - Gatley Wine Bar reopens with new name
Opening Times Competition - Name that pub
Stockport Beer & Cider Festival Awards - Beers of the Festival
Pub Of The Month - Fletcher Moss on Albert Hill Street in Didsbury with Stuart Ballantyne
Stagger - Pub Hell in Ardwick with John Clarke
Curmudgeon - ...But Most Of It Has Been

 

182 - June 1999

BLOODBATH! - Brewers Wield Axe Nationwide
Guest Ale Threat - CAMRA fights to save beer choice
Boring Beer - Vaux customers lose "pint of the usual"
High Peak Featured Pub - Lowes Arms on Hyde Road between Denton and Hyde
BOOK REVIEW - Best Pub Walks in the Lakeland Fringes by Neil Coates
The Ultimate Mild Challenge - A look back at a personal Ultimate Challenge
Ken's Kitchen - Grilled Prawn and Peach Salad
What is CAMRA?
The Bar Opens - This is what you get when Chorlton's Bar and Bar 2 are combined
Pub Of The Month - Paddy's Goose on Bloom Street in Manchester City Centre with John Hutchinson
Stagger - Bramhall with Jim Flynn
Curmudgeon - It Hasn't Been All Bad

 

181 - May 1999

CASK CHAMPION - Stockport & South Manchester branch of CAMRA inaugurate new award
Unreal Ale - Keg Beer and Why You Should Avoid It
Shepherd's Delight - Shepherd's Arms in Whaley Bridge welcomes new landlord
High Peak Featured Pub - Horseshoe in High Lane
Beehive Buzzes - Geoff Williamson looks in to the Beehive in New Mills
Vaux Shambles (and Greenalls?)
Ken's Kitchen - Belgian Chowder
The Wayfarer - The Pride of Bollington - Ten of the Best
Pub Of The Month - Hogshead on Oxford Road in Manchester
Stagger - City Centre Random Drinking with John Clarke
Curmudgeon - Product Before Packaging - Reinventing the Wheel

 

180 - April 1999

BODDIES MILD AXED! - Whithread announce de-listing of Boddingtons Mild
Stockport Beer & Cider Festival - Music Roundup
Events Coming Up - The Victorian Pub: Past, Present and Future
BOOK REVIEW - Heritage bs of Great Britain, James Belsey & Mark Bolton
High Peak Featured Pub - The Old Sun Inn on Market Street in Buxton
Time Called On Pub Name Changes
STOCKPORT & MANCHESTER MILD CHALLENGE 1999
     Mild - Who Brews What
     Mild - The Facts: What it is, and why you should drink it
     Mild Challenge Extra
Greenalls Up For Grabs?
Pub Of The Month - Red Bull on Hillgate in Stockport with Stuart Ballantyne
Stagger - Southern end of Hillgate in Stockport with John Clarke
Curmudgeon - Making the Marque - Green Bottles

 

179 - March 1999

Top Award for Stalybridge Station Buffet Bar
Changes at the Harrington Arms
Sun & Castle on Hillgate, Stockport opens as latest Holt's house
Bottle It Up! - David and jill Hasler celebrate a classic beer
Ken's Kitchen: Ram Tam - Yam Yam
BOOK REVIEW - Real Ale in ork and About, CAMRA York Branch
Whaley Bridge Notes (2)
Design Awards - More Details and judges Report - Modern Facilities - Other Winners
Bid for Beer Tax Break
Pub Of The Month - Circus Tavern on Portland Street in Manchester City Centre with John Hutchinson
Stagger - Heavy Going in Heaton Norris with John Clarke
Curmudgeon - Losing the Plot? - Pubs the Way They Used To Be

 

178 - February 1999

Blossoms is Pub of the Year
And The Crown is Runner-Up

Brewing Up a Storm
Tameside Travels (5) - Mark McConchie tidies up a few loose ends and takes a look at Droylsden
Midlands War Games
BOOK REVIEW - The Beers of France, by John Woods and Keith Wrigley
Whaley Bridge Notes (1)
Ken's Kitchen - Somerset Sausages
BOOK REVIEW - Manchester City Centre Real Ale Guide
High Peak Featured Pub - Railway on Stockport Road in Marple
BOOK REVIEW - City Life Restaurant, Café Bar & Pub Guide
Pub Of The Month - Bishop Blaize on Hillgate in Stockport with Stuart Ballantyne
Stagger - Edgeley and Brinksway in Stockport with Dave Maynell
Curmudgeon - Another One for the Road? - What's a Glass of Wine? - Limitless Confusion

 

177 - January 1999

Beer Vandalism Awards
Sportsman - Regional Pub of the Year

New Face At Arden Anns
The Beer Monster - Winter Extravaganza
High Peak Featured Pub - King's Head on Market Street in Droylsden
The Best of Robbies
George and Dragon on Manchester Roadin Heaton Chapel, Stockport reopens
Pub Of The Month - Tiviot on Tiviot Dale in central Stockport
Stagger - Wandering in Wythenshawe with Paul Moss
Curmudgeon - Pubs In Crisis?

 

176 - December 1998

Banks's Stalk Marston's
Winter Ale Spectacular

Apology - Parts of the original hard copy are missing causing gaps
Stay Safe! - Don't Drink and Drive This Christmas
Fletcher Moss - Reopens after refurbishment (formerly the Albert) just off Wilmslow Road on Albert Hill Street
Ken's Kitchen - Recipe for Cerises Rodenbach
High Peak Featured Pub - Old Glove Works on George Street in Glossop
Festive Fayre - Old Tom Cake and Opening Times Christmas Pudding
Manchester Walks: Chinatown - Pete Soane takes a walks around Manchester, taking in the sights and calling in some pubs
Pub Hours Shake-Up
Holt's Happenings to celebrate their 150th anniversary
Tameside Travels (4) - Mark McConachie heads for Stalybridge this month
Pub Of The Month - Horse & Farrier in Gatley, Stockport with Jim Flynn
Stagger - Wet Night In Withington, Manchester with John Clarke
Curmudgeon - The Cold Light of Day - Drinking With Your Eyes

 

175 - November 1998

Fresh Call for Full Pints
More Pubs Up For Grabs - Greenalls join Big Sell-off

Country Born And Brewed? Not Likely! - Keep Ruddles In Rutland
Supermarket Sweep for Armchair Drinkers - CAMRA Launches New Guide to "Real Ale in a Bottle"
Trafford Centre - Real ale (at a price) reviewed
Wayfarer visits Tarporley and reports on its pubs
Kens Kitchen - Real Ale Pie recipe
Tameside Travels (3) - Mark McConachie continues his journey, covering Ashton this month
Brewing Over There - New England Brewing
Pub Of The Month - Mawson on Frances Street in Chorlton-on-Medlock, Central Manchester
Stagger - Cheadle in Stockport with Richard Cleverley
Curmudgeon - The Hogshead & Haemorrhoid - Something for the Weekend, Sir? - Not The Beer Talking

 

174 - October 1998

REGIONAL RUMPUS - Vaux Quit Brewing - Morrells Closure Confirmed - But Castle Eden Saved?
Hydes in the Black
Winter's At Last - Holt's open Winter's on Little Underbank in Stockport
Tameside Travels (2) - Mark McConachie has been further trudging round Tameside
Good Beer Guide '99 - 26th Thumping Great Edition
We Brew Real Ales Too! - News from across the pond in the USA
BOOK REVIEW - Good Beer Guide to Northern France by Arthur Taylor
BOOK REVIEW - Irish Pubs by Barrie Pepper
King's Hall - A new J D Wetherspoon pub opened its doors in Cheadle Hulme
Pub Of The Month - Blossoms on Stockport Road, Heaviley in Stockport
Stagger - Manchester's university quarter with Rhys Jones
Curmudgeon - Broad or Narrow Minded?

 

173 - September 1998

Crown Sold (Again!)
Plough Safe

Didsbury Hogshead
GBH! - Good Beer Guide to Belgium and Holland
Real Beer Is Best
Northumberland Memories - Garth Prenderville remembers the Northumberland Hotel in Stretford
How Beer is Brewed
Burtonwood Sell-Off
High Peak Featured Pub - Travellers Call in Bredbury, Stockport
What Is Real Ale?
Tameside Travels (1) - Mark McConachie has been visiting most of the pubs in Tameside
King's Back - Kings Arms on Bloom Street, Salford is to become a true freehouse
Pub Of The Month - Royal Oak in Didsbury, Manchester with Stuart Ballantyne
Stagger - Openshaw in East Manchester with Dave Hanson
Curmudgeon - Fear of Flavour - Bite Your lip

 

172 - August 1998

Vandals! - Manchester City Council turns its attention on The Plough on Hyde Road in Gorton
Nationals Abandon Real Cider

Cains Move In - Liverpool brewery buys Gatley Wine Bar
Marble Beer House opens in Chorlton
Moor Top impressively refurbished by Scottish & Newcastle
For The Love of Robbies - Two stalwarts visit all 400 plus Robinsons pubs
Day Trips From and Beer Gardens in Munich
Holt's New Brew - Special draught beer to mark their 150 year anniversary
High Peak Featured Pub - Boundary in Guide Bridge
BOOK REVIEW - Dublin Pub Life and Love - An Oral History by Kevin C Kearns
Down the Line with Wayfarer - A double header with Glossop Old and New
Pub Of The Month - Pack Horse on Ashton Old Road in Openshaw, East Manchester with John Hutchinson
Stagger - Hazel Grove North in Stockport with Paul Moss
Curmudgeon - Ye Olde Fake Hostelrie

 

171 - July 1998

Stuff This, Great Bass
Major overhaul of the Sportsman in Hyde

A Matter of Choice! - Marston's Head Brewer's Choice!
Letter from Anglesey - Lllythr ô Fon
BOOK REVIEW - Out Inn Cheshire
High Peak Featured Pub - The Romper in Marple, Stockport
21st National Festival - Christine Cryne looks back at the Great British Beer Festival
Cheshire Lines Tavern - Banks's give the Station in Cheadle a major facelift
Pub Of The Month - Old Mill in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport
Stagger - Gorton in Manchester with Rhys Jones
Curmudgeon - Saving Electrcity - Soft Thinking

 

170 - June 1998

Festival Fun - A look back at Stockport Beer & Cider Fesival
Crown [Heaton Lane] Safe?

Apology - Parts of the original hard copy are missing causing gaps
In and Around the Northern Quarter
Pub-Co Going Places - A look at the Marie Pub Co
On The Wrights Road - Chris Wainwright looks at the Wrights Arms in Offerton, Stockport
Robbies Round-up
High Peak Featured Pub - The Vine in Birch Vale
National Cider and Perry Championship
Farmers in Northenden refurbished
Pub Of The Month - Moss Rose on Didsbury Road in Heaton Norris, Stockport
Stagger - Rusholme in Manchester with Rhys Jones
Curmudgeon - Waiter, the Beer List, Please - The Goldfish Bowl Inn - Ballykisschelmsford?

 

169 - May 1998

BLACK FRIDAY - Three brewery closures announced via Whitbread & Morlands
Fair Pints Fight Goes On
Crown [Heaton Lane] Sold?

Apology - Parts of the original hard copy are missing causing gaps
Out Inn Cheshire
Park Blossoms
Stockport Beer & Cider Festival - Preview
The Pomona Award - The Cider Drinkers' Oscars
Wayfarer ventures into Derbyshire - All twelve pubs of Padfield and Hadfield
Pub Of The Month - Union on Stockport Road in Levenshulme, Manchester
Stagger - Stockport Town Centre with Dave Meynell
Curmudgeon - Old Curmudgeon's Almanack

 

168 - April 1998

A Gift for French Brewers - Booze Cruises
What Is Real Ale?
On Your Marques - Q. How can we stop the decline in cask ale?
A Pint Too Far? - Does the road safety case for reducing the drinkdriving limit really stand up?
High Peak Featured Pub - Crown on Victoria Street in Glossop
Beer Festivals and Other Events
Stockport Beer & Cider Festival - Music line-up
They're At It again! - Bass talk down cask beer
Pub Of The Month - Osborne House on Victory Street in Rusholme, Manchester
Stagger - Burnage and Heaton Mersey with Paul Hutchings
Curmudgeon - One Man's Meat

 

167 - March 1998

Taxing Times
White Shield Saved!

The Beer (Less Than) Express
Down TheLine by Wayfarer - The Golden Pheasant on Plumley Moor Road and The Smoker, Chester Road, A556
Bass Beer 'Baggage'
High Peak Featured Pub - Stalybridge Station Buffet Bar on Platform 1 at Stalybridge Station
The Third 'Request Stop Beer Hop'
Stockport Mild Challenge 1997 Winners
Macclesfield Featured Pub - The Weaver in Thornton Square
Didsbury Doings - The Didsbury on Wilmslow Road reopened
Out Inn Cheshire
Hogshead Expansion
Pub Of The Month - Grafton Arms on Grafton Street in Chorlton-on-Medlock
Stagger - _Brinnington and Portwood with Rhys Jones
Curmudgeon - Seriously Conserned - Uncorking the Market

 

166 - February 1998

Manchester's Grey Horse is Pub of the Year 1997
... And Railway is Runner-Up

Cheadle Changes
Spotlight on Cambrinus Craft Brewery
Protected Pubs by Peter Barnes
Help Save White Shield
High Peak Featured Pub - Dog & Pheasant in Ashton-u-Lyne
Sunny Days in Buxton
Stockport Beer & Cider Festival 1998 - A prieview
Macclesfield Festured Pub - Chester Road Tavern
Pub Of The Month - Sand Bar on Grosvenor Street in Chorlton-On-Medlock in central Manchester
Stagger - East Manchester Minibus Outing with Mark McConachie
Curmudgeon - Facts, Not Hysteria - The Furnace & Firkin?

 

165 - January 1998

Griffin is Regional Pub of the Year
Full Pints on the Way

Public Back Full Pints
New Look For City Pubs
Fancy Another One? Later Opening for Pubs on Friday and Saturday evenings
New Look and Bad Luck at the Parrs wood
Bass Chops White Shield
High Peak Featured Pub - The Godley Hall in Hyde
Pub Of The Month - Crown on, Heaton Lane in central Stockport
Stagger - Gorton and Abbey Hey with Dave Hanson
Curmudgeon - The Good Cuppa Guide - In-Pub Mountaineering

 

164 - December 1997

Good News From Angel Meadow - Marble Brewery Opens
Up to the Marque - Britain's brewers launch quality control scheme
We Are The Champions - Local brewers pick up awards at CAMRA's Champion Winter Beer of Britain competition
Festive Fayre - Baking with Beer — Old Tom Cake and Opening Times Christmas Pudding
The Governor's House - Watling Street Inns open new pub on Ravenoak Road on Cheadle Hulme in Stockport
Away With The Hare & Hounds - Recreating the pub's 1974 outing on Gorton Lane in Manchester
Stay Safe - Don't Drink and Drive this Christmas
Buffet Bar Award - Stalybridge Station Buffet bar wins prestigious Railtrack Award
High Peak Featured Pub - The Commercial Inn on Manor Park Road in Glossop
Beer Monster - Guide to Munich
Donkeying the Doorstep of the World - Manchester Airport's second real ale outlet
Horse and Farrier - Hydes refurbish the Horse & Farrier in Gatley
Pub Grub - Pot of Beer on New Mount Street in Manchester City Centre
Pub Of The Month - Bulls Head on London Road (opposit Piccadilly Station) in Manchester City Centreopposit
Stagger - Castle Street in Edgeley, Stockport with Dave Meynell
Curmudgeon - Blame lt On The Penguins - The Full Monty - Greenalization

 

163 - November 1997

Short-Pint Scandal Continues
Make Mine A Mild! - Stockport Mild Challenge 1997
Mild - A History
Mild - Who Brews What
Real Mild and Why You Should Drink It
BOOK REVIEW 1 - City Life Restaurant, Cafe Bar & Pub Guide to Greater Manchester. Greater Manchester Publications
BOOK REVIEW 2 - The Brewing Industry 1950-1990 privately published by Anthony Avis
Focus on - The Nags Head on Waters Green in Macclesfield
High Peak Featured Pub - The Bowling Green on Stockport Road in Marple
Pub Of The Month - Crown, affectionately known as the Corner Cupboard, on Hillgate in Stockport
Stagger - Offerton in Stockport with Peter Edwardson and John Clarke
Curmudgeon - Revenge of the Band of Hope - The English Ethnic Restaurant

 

162 - October 1997

Black September - Mayhem hits Pubs and Brewing
What A Shambles - 2

CAMRA Lobbies for Full Measure
Ape and Apple Open at Last - Holt's open new pub on John Dalton Street in Manchester City Centre
Shoot Out In Cheshire - Photographic Competition
Focus On - The Evening Star on James Street in Macclesfield
Down at the Dog & Duck by Nicholas R Winterton MP
High Peak Featured Pub - The Beehive on Albion Road in New Mills
Beer Monster - Rhyl Beer Festival
Pub Of The Month - Orion on Burton Road in Withington, Manchester with John Hutchings
Stagger - Levenshulme in Manchester with gUest beer writer Mark McConachie
Curmudgeon - Crude Puns, Crude Pubs - If They Can Do lt, Why Can't You?

 

161 - September 1997

What A Shambles!
Holts Move In - Joseph Holt open first outlet in Stockport town centre

Corner Cupboard Re-Opens - The Crown ('Corner Cupboard') on Hillgate, Stockport refurbished Vaux
Pot Of Beer - Celebrations one year after re-opening
We Are The Champions - CAMRA's Champion Beer of Britain contest saw north western brewers pick up awards
"I Wish To Register A Complaint ... " - How to complain politely
Beer Monster reports on the Great British Beer Festival
Focus on - The Star Inn on London Road in Macclesfield
High Peak Featured Pub - White Lion on the A6 in Disley
Cheshire Pubs - The Harp at Neston with Peter Edwardson
Pub Of The Month - Park on Newbridge Lane in Stockport with John Clarke
Stagger - The Heatons: Chapel, Moor and Norris with Paul Felton
Curmudgeon - Mass Delusions - Scarcity Value

 

150 - August 1997

Caught Red Handed - Scottish Courage encouraging short measures
The Ladybrook - Reopened after refurbishment
Occasional series looking at brewpubs - Church Inn at Uppermill
Focus on - The Jolly Sailor on Sunderland Street in Macclesfield
The Samuel Finney - Latest addition to the Wilmslow pub scene
Brown's Budget - CAMRA welcomed the review of alcohol excise
Beer - The Health Drink
Disley Drinking - Steve Smith goes walkabout
Cheshire Pubs - Ferry Tavern at Fiddler's Ferry, just west of Warrington with Peter Edwardson
Pub Of The Month - Cross Keys on Adswood Road in Adswood, Stockport with Stuart Ballantyne
Stagger - Hyde Road from Belle Vue to Debdale in Gorton, Manchester with Rhys Jones
Curmudgeon - Off-Licence Free-for-all — Speak for America - Traditional Short Measures

 

159 - July 1997

Full Measure At Last?
Mosely (Ashton Old Road & Rowsley Street) closed down
Tetle Bass Merger Off

Off The Beaten Track - Northern Pennines with Andrew Summer
The Marie Pub Co
Occasional series looking at brewpubs - Lass O'Gowrie on Charles Street in the Manchester City Centre
Beer Monster - The Great British Beer Festival
Focus On - The Travellers Rest on Coronation Street in Macclesfield
High Peak Featured Pub - Dog & Partridge in Bridgemont nr Whaley Bridge
Cheshire Pubs - Further pubs of Wilmslow
Rhythm and Booze
Pub Of The Month - Grey Horse on Portland Street in Manchester City Centre with John Hutchinson
Stagger - Cheadle Hulme in Stockport with Martin Thomas
Curmudgeon - Sowing Dragon's Teeth - Real as a Plastic Leprechaun

 

158 - June 1997

Festival Fun
Elizabethan on Heaton Moor Road gains real ale
Of The Beaten Track - A Cumbrian Day Out with Rhys Jones
Cheshire Inns - A look at the pubs of Wilmslow
Focus On - The Boar Hound on Brook Street in Macclesfield
Pub Of The Month - Grapes on Quantock Close in Heaton Norris
Stagger - Bramhall and Woodford in Stockport with Dave Meynell
Curmudgeon - Passport to Oblivion - Cool the Line - Traffic Enraging

 

157 - May 1997

Top Award for Viaducts & Vaults 2
CAMRA Hits 50,000 Landmark

11th Stockport Beer & Cider Festival - Preview
Off The Beaten Track - Andrew Summer takes us on a trip to the Lancashire moors
BOOK REVIEW - The History of Robinsons Brewery by Dr Lynn Pearson
Focus On - The Railway View on Byrons Lane in Macclesfield
High Peak Featured Pub - Crown & Cushion on Victoria Street in Newton {Hyde}
Pub Grub - Kings Arms on Bloom Street in Salford with John Clarke
Pub Of The Month - Railway on Great Portwood Street in Stockport with John Clarke
Stagger - Fallowfield in Manchester with Jack Lyons
Curmudgeon - Local Colour, National Bland - A Tide of Sarsaparilla?

 

156 - April 1997

The Gloves Come Off
GREENALLS CORNER - Grotty Greenalls Do It Again
Bass To Drop Tetley Buyout?
Carry Out - Supermarket Sweep
Who'll Get Your Vote? - CAMRA launched manifesto to put pubs & beer on political agenda
Tesco Backs Bottles
CAMRA Saves Guests - CAMRA fought off legal challenge to guest beer law
Firkin Reopens - Flea & Firkin on Grosvenor Street re-opens as Footage & Firkin
Focus on - The Meridian Inn on Palmerston Street in Bollington
High Peak Featured Pub - The Sportsmans Arms in Strines
The First Glossop Beer Festival
Pub Of The Month - Hinds Head on Manchester Road in Heaton Chapel, Stockport
Stagger - Hazel Grove in Stockport with Mark McConachie
Curmudgeon - Real and Keg Measurements - Back-to-Front Pubs - Smooth, not Sharp

 

155 - March 1997

Fury Over Short Pint Scam
Guest Beers - Progress?

Pennine Ale - and Cider!
Neither Seen Nor Heard - Jim Flynn on the problems of getting Children's Certificates
The Second Request Stop Beer Hop - Beer Festival at the Bhurtpore Inn, Aston near Nantwich
Banks's Brewery - An in-depth look at Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries
Beer Monster - Drinking in Dublin, The Route
Awards and Other Ceremonies
Droylsden News
Pub Of The Month - Greyhound on Bowden Street in Edgeley, Stockport with John Clarke
Stagger - London Road and Piccadilly area of Manchester with Dave Maynell
Curmudgeon - America by the Ship Canal - Long Life and Laughter

 

154 - February 1997

Pub of the Year 1996 - Griffin Hotel on Didsbury Road in Heaton Mersey, Stockport
Double Award for Davenport Arms
The Future for Britain's Drinkers
Call to Scrap Bass-Tetley Merger
The Buffet Bar Is Back - Refreshment Rooms on Stalybridge Railway Station re-born
Beer Monster Gets Real in Dublin
Beer Award for Local Writer
Tied House Probe Delayed
High Peak Featured Pub - The Railway in Woodley, Stockport
Beer Bores - An occasional series featuring the verbally challenged
Focus on - The Angel Hotel on King Street in Knutsford
Pub Of The Month - Station on Wilmslow Road in Didsbury, Manchester with Stuart Ballantyne
Stagger - Heaton Norris in Stockport with Paul Felton
Curmudgeon - Creative job Creation - How Free is Duty-Free? - Wasting Police Time

 

153 - January 1997

Mash & Air - New Brew Pub in Manchester City Centre
Bass to face MMC

Is The Price Right? - Results of CAMRA price survey of Manchester City Centre
End of Empire - Imperial on London Road, Manchester flattened
Shady Practice Ends - Fake cider handpump removed
Focus On - The British Flag on Coare Street in Macclesfield
Angel in Knutsford - Holts acquire from Greenalls
Pub Of The Month - George and Dragon on Manchester Road in Heaton Chapel, Stockport
Stagger - Minibus tour around East Manchester with Stuart Ballantyne
Curmudgeon - Eyes off the Ball - Drinkers vs. Diners

 

152 - December 1996

Nitro-threat to Cask Ale - Predictions made for the future of cask beer by brewing giants Bass
Whisky - the Beer Spirit: Peter Edw ardson traces a surprising connection
Still More Cider In The Jar...     Cider: Traditional or Real?
Focus on - Sand Bar on Grosvenor Street in All Saints, Manchester
Christmas Fayre - Festive recipes: Old Tom Cake and Opening Times Christmas Pudding
BOOK REVIEW - The Complete Guide to the Vale of Glamorgan's Pubs 1997 by David Matthews
The Dearth of the Beermat - Ralph Warrington highlights an endangered species
High Peak Featured Pub - The Junction on Mossley Road in Ashton-under-Lyne
Focus on - The Castle Inn on Churchwallgate in Macclesfield
Ye Olde Vic on Chatham Street in Edgeley, Stockport re-opens under new management
Stay Safe- Don't Drink and Drive this Christmas
Pub Of The Month - Coach and Horses on Belle Vue Street in Gorton with Rhys Jones
Stagger - Gatley, Stockport and Northenden, Manchester with Rhys Jones
Curmudgeon --- Drink Sensibly - Go to the Pub --- Spotting or Campaigning?

 

151 - November 1996

Euro-sense at last
Focus on Phoenix Brewery
Cheshire Pubs - The Combermere Connection with Peter Edwardson
Railway on Track
Around the Cider Houses - Rhys jones looks at some local pubs in the Guide to Real Cider
BOOK REVIEW - Guide To Real Cider by Ted Bruning, CAMRA Books
Harley Gum, Huffcap, Merrylegs & Tumper - Perry in the 21st Century
High Peak Featured Pub - Rose & Crown on Market Street in Stalybridge
Focus On the Harrington Arms in Gawsworth near Macclesfield
Pub Of The Month - Griffin Hotel, on Didsbury Road in Heaton Mersey, Stockport
Stagger - Reddish and Heaton Chapel with Jim Flynn
Curmudgeon - The Luck of the Irish - Free to Mislead

 

150 - October 1996

"The Real Ale of Manchester"
Pot O' Beer - Harp & Shamrock on New Mount Street in Manchester repoens and renamed
Kingsway - Holts complet refurbishment of the Kingsway in Levenshulme, Manchester
Gladstone on Hillgate in Stockport re-opened under new management
BOOK REVIEW - City Life Cafe Bar, Restaurant and Pub Guide to Greater Manchester by Greater Manchester Publications Ltd.
The Beer Monster - Peterborough. Riverside, August 20-24
Robbies Goes U.S. - Bottled Frederics exported to Boston Beer Brands of Boston, Massachusetts
High Peak Featured Pub - Sportsman in Hyde
Porter's Railway Builds Up Steam
Focus on The Lord Byron on Chapel Street in Macclesfield
Cheshire Pubs - Rowland's Bar in Frodsham with Peter Edwardson
Pub In The Peak - The Duke of York in Flagg
Pub Grub - Scruffy Murphy's on Grosvenor Street, Manchester with Stuart Ballantyne and a taster from new contributor John Purbrick - Sir Robert Peel on Castle Street in Edgeley, Stockport
Pub Of The Month - Three Bears on Jackson's Lane in Hazel Grove, Stockport
Stagger - Didsbury in Manchester with Peter Edwardson
Curmudgeon - Behind Closed Doors - The Soft Option

 

149 - September 1996

The Bad News - And The Good --- Guest Beers Under Threat
Porter Comes Home

Stalybridge Buffet Saga Draws to a Close
The Beer Monster - GBBF 6-10 August, Olympia London
END OF AN ERA - Kay Ord said farewell to the Olde Vie on Chatham Street, Edgeley
Focus on The Admiral Rodney in Prestbury, Macclesfield
Cheshire Pubs with Peter Edwardson - The Rising Sun in Tarporley and the Traveller's Rest in Alpraham
Pub Of The Month - Unity on Wellington Road South in Stockport
Stagger - Edgeley in Stockport with David Hanson
Curmudgeon - Spoilt by Progress - The Best in the North-West - The Great Chip Debate

 

148 - August 1996

Back In Business - The Crown on Hillgate reopens
Drink-Drive Threat To Pubs - Peter Edwardson takes a dispassionate look at the issues
Those Crazy Tykes ...
BOOK REVIEW - Viaducts & Vaults II by Stockport and South Manchester CAMRA
Cheshire Pubs - The Grosvenor Arms in Aldford with Peter Edwardson
Pub Grub - Boundary in Guide Bridge with John, Clarke
Pub Of The Month - Crown on High Street in Cheadle, Stockport
Stagger - BBC (Beswick, Bradford and Clayton) in East Manchester with Mark McConachie
Curmudgeon - Must Try Harder - Spotting the Danger - The Real Ale Fitness Plan

 

147 - July 1996

THE BOMB - Devastation wrought by IRA bomb
Legal Lates? - Home Office proposing an extra hour's drinking on Friday and Saturday evenings
Eastern Viewpoint - Colchester CAMRA Branch go on safari to Derbyshire
Win Your Own Pub... For a Day
The Old Pint Pot Brewery at 2 Adelphi Street in Salford - Pete Cash Reports
Carry Out - Carringtons on Wilmslow Road in Didsbury
BOOK REVIEW - The Concise Guide to Lakeland Pubs by CAMRA Westmorland Branch
Magic Sell-Out - Pub company sold to Greene King of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk
High Peak Featured Pub - Kinder Lodge on New Mills Road in Hayfield
Disley News
Focus on The Highwayman in Rainow with Brian Kemp
Pubs of North Wales - Red Lion in Dinas Mawddwy
Rhythm and Booze with Richard Hough
Pub Of The Month - White Swan on Green Street in Ladybarn, Manchester writes John Hutchinson
Stagger - Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury to Withington with Roger Wood
Curmudgeon - More Freedom, Less Choice - Suit You, Madam?

 

146 - June 1996

Festival Fever - Look back at the 10th Stockport Beer & Cider Festival
Mild - Making An Impression
Midway Moves - Neil and Norah Brookes take over
Walk From Whaley Bridge to Buxworth
BOOK REVIEW - Inn and Around York by York CAMRA
High Peak Featured Pub - Cheshire Cheese on Lower Market Street in Broadbottom
Focus on Red Lion in Lower Withington, Cheshire
Pub In THe Peak - Peter Edwardson visits The Duke of York, Elton
Pubs of North Wales - Three Pigeons in Graigfechan
Pub Grub - Old Mill in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport
Pub Of The Month - Friendship on Wllmslow Road in Fallowfield, Manchester
Stagger - Cheadle village with Roger Wood
Curmudgeon - Denim Blues - The Lost Generation - Ash and Trash

 

145 - May 1996

War of the Roses - Scottish Courage move Yorkshire' Bitter from Halifax to Moss Side
All Change at Stalybridge Buffet - Ken Redfern leaving
Award for Robbies - Brewing Industry's International Bronze Medal for Frederics

Misleading Dispense - CAMRA's Policy
Now You See It ... Now, You Don't - Tidal wave of 'Irish' bars be receding?
O'Neills... Oh really! - Times Square on Wilmslow Road in Didsbury, Manchester reopens as O'Neills
Focus On Weetwood Brewery
BOOK REVIEW - Real Beer in Sheffield: published by Sheffield Newspapers Ltd
High Peak Featured Pub - The White Hart in Newton, Hyde
Home Brew - Tom Lord looks back
Pub Of The Month - Copperfields Bar on Adswood Lane West in Stockport
Stagger - ABC (Ardwick, Brunswick and Chorlton-On-Medlock) with Rhys Jones
Curmudgeon - Nitrokeg on the March - Pub In-Conveniences - Out of Condition

 

144 - April 1996

Bass Chase Tetley - Bass seek to purchase the brewing interests of Allied Domecq
Stockport Beer Festival - Progress Report

Tables Turned at Pub of the Year
Castlefield Capers
Devonshire Cream? - Devonshire Pub Company is 5 years old
High Peak Featured Pub - The Bakers Arms on West Road, Buxton with Frank Wood
Holts Move Inn - Holts purchase ten pubs from Greenalls including the Kingsway in Levenshulme, Manchester
New Faces at Old Mill - Jon and Judi Laidlaw move in
Pub Grub - Oxnoble on Liverpool Road in Manchester
Pub Of The Month - Gladstone on Middle Hillgate in Stockport
Stagger - A6 from Hazel Grove to Heaviley in Stockort with Rebecca Pendlebury
Curmudgeon - Genius Loci - Ecstasy vs. Booze

 

143 - March 1996

Fight Rages Over Imperial
Happy Birthday To Us - CAMRA's 25th birthday
End of an Era - Arthur Gosling retires
Stanley Shock - Stockport's Stanley Arms closed
Designs on Rothwells
A German Interlude with Tom Lord
Spencer's Ales - Independent agent, Phil Spencer of Openshaw
High Peak Featured Pub - The Dandy Cock, Disley with Geoff Williamson
Steak & Ale II - Smithy in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport becomes a Steak & Ale House
Lass O'Gowrie - Reopens after refurbishment under the 'Hogshead banner
Pub Grub - The Hungry Horse in Cheadle Heath in Stockport
Stagger - Ashton Old Road and Openshaw in East Manchester with David Hanson
Curmudgeon - Designer Rip-Off - Serious and Silly Brewers - Three-Minute Pop

 

142 - February 1996

Football Crazy! - 'Man Utd HQ' Faces Bulldozer
Stockport & South Manchester CAMRA Pub of the Year 1995 - The Davenport Arms in Woodford, Stockport
A Special Mention ... Runner-up Pub of the Year - the Circus on Portland Street in Central Manchester
Websters Axed!
Rothwells Award - CAMRA and English Heritage Pub Design and Conservation Awards
Sam Smiths Price Shocker
Pubs of North Wales - Salusbury Arms in Tremeirchion
High Peak Featured Pub - Star Ale House on Howard Street in Glossop
Hayfield Review
The Station Reaches 1000 - 1000th guest beer at the Station in Ashton-under-Lyne
Local Haunts - Thatched House on Churchgate in Stockport
Rhythm and Booze - The Darker, the Bitter
Pub Of The Month - Waterloo on Waterloo Road in Stockport
Stagger - Chorlton cum Hardy in Manchester with Duncan Geddes
Curmudgeon - No Smoking, No Pub? - Earlier Closing Rejected - Little Chef Meets Brewer's Fayre

 

141 - January 1996

Guinness Gets Real?
But Swinging Sporran Goes Keg

Old Ales, Winter Warmers by John Clarke
Wetherspoons 2 - Second outlet opens on Piccadilly Gradens, Manchester
Overdraught Blows In
Pubs of North Wales - The Llyn y Mawn, Brynford, near Holywell
Turners Turnaround
High Peak Featured Pub - Royal in Hayfield with Tom Lord
Pub Of The Month - Travellers Call on Buxton Road, Great Moor in Stockport
Stagger - Brinnington and Portwood in Stockport with Jim Flynn
Curmudgeon - More Beer, Less Chips - By Golly, it Does You Good - Official!

 

140 - December 1995

Brewers' Retreat on Full Measure
The Carousel Turns - Handpumps installed
Lonsdale on Belmont Way, Heaton Norris, Stockport reborn as The Roundhouse
Viaducts & Vaults II
Hatton Arms Update - Fake Scrumpy Jack handpump removed
Hydes re-launch XXXX strong ale
Festive Fun and Seasonal Cheer
Pubs of North Wales - The Sun Inn in Rhewl, Llangollen
Via Fossa opens on Canal Street in Manchester City Centre
Stay Safe - Don't Drink and Drive this Xmas
Festival Winners One and All - Stockport Beer & Cider Festival awards presented
High Peak Featured Pub - The White House in Stalybridge
Poynton Review
Local Haunts - Star & Garter on Hillgate in Stockport with Pete Massey
Hole I' Th' Wall reopens on Bridge Street Brow (off Market Place) in Stockport
Swinging Sporran on Sackville Street, City Centre reopens as Retro Bar
Rhythm and Booze with Richard Hough
Pub Of The Month - Jolly Crofter on Castle Street, Edgeley in Stockport
Stagger - West Gorton, Manchester with Rhys ]ones
Curmudgeon - Not so Great Exhibition - Drink-Drive Confusion

 

139 - November 1995

DOUBLE WHAMMY - Ailied axe Warrington while Greenalls grab Boddies
Joseph Who? - Joseph Worrall of the Windsor Castle Brewery
And There's Another One - River Head Brewery opens in Marsden
Opening Times on the internet
Rhythm and Booze
Pub Of The Month - Old Monkey on Portland Street in Manchester City Centre
Stagger - Stockport town centre with Rececca Pendlebury
Curmudgeon - Euro-Sceptical - Fake Pies - Odd Hours

 

138 - October 1995

New' Threat to Tie
Allied Shake-up

PUB VANDALISM AWARDS 1995
Book Review - Pubs of Central Manchester with S. J. Littler
Festival Frolics
Farmers Arms - Hydes unveil their latest tied houseon Burnage Lane, Burnage
Is the Price Right? - Peter Edwardson asks whether high prices are slowly killing the traditional pub
New Kids on the Block - A look at Fallowfield with John Clarke
High Lane Review By Tom Lord
Local Haunts - Civil War antics with Pete Massey
Rhythm and Booze with Richard Hough
Pub Of The Month - Crown on Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Moor in Stockport
Stagger - Rusholme in Manchester with Paul Felton
Curmudgeon - Full measures - Behind the Times - Wine Snobbery

 

137 - September 1995

Full Steam Ahead - Booming Micros Advance Cask Ale Revolution
Hydes Anvil Forging Ahead
Cheshire Pubs - The Bhurtpore Inn at Aston near Nantwich with Peter Edwardson
CarryOut - Stockport's Odd Bins on Buxton Road in Heaviley
Wetherspoons - Update on converting the old Odeon citiema on Deansgate
Kenilworth - Refurbished Cheadle Hulme pub re-opens
Frederic's on Anglesey
Pub Theatre for Manchester - To be housed in Square Albert pub, Albert Square
Beer Garden Awards
Local Haunts - Hillgate's pubs with Pete Massey
High Peak Featured Pub - Travellers Call, Lane Ends, Marple Bridge
Pub Grub - Crown Inn on Didsbury Road, Heaton Mersey in Stockport with Richard Hough
Rhythm and Booze with Richard Hough
Pub Of The Month - Davenport Arms (Thiefs Neck) on Chester Road in Woodford, Stockport
Stagger - Bumage and Heaton Mersey with John Clarke
Curmudgeon - Locals or Mega Pubs? - OT on the internet, Bah Humbug

 

136 - August 1995

At Last! - Sensible Sunday Opening Arrives
Silly Smiths - Samuel Smith pulls cask beer in London

Wetherspoons Latest - Progress at Manchester outlet
Porter Expands - Rossendale Brewery unvails second pub
Cheshire Pubs - The Holly Bush in Little Leigh with Peter Edwardson
Nelson Sets Sail - Scottish & Newcastle reveal refurbishment of the Nelson on Wellington Road South, Stockport
National Brew News - Samuel Allsops Traditional Stout, Colonel Pepper's Lemon Ale and Youngers No 3
Book Review - Nine Towns Bitter - the Definitive Guide to Tameside Pubs edited by Ralph Warrington
The Chester Challenge - High Peak CAMRA take on Chester
Walking can be fun - Didsbury to Stockport via the pub with Pete Soane
Local Haunts - The Gladstone on Hillgate, Stockport with Pete Massey
Pub Grub 1 - Smithfield Hotel & Bar on Swan Street, Manchester with Stuart Baliantyne
Pub Grub 2 - Copperfield's (public bar of the Southlands Hotel) in Cale Green with Richard Hough
Rhythm and Booze with Richard Hough
Pub Of The Month - Crown on Heaton Lane in Stockport
Stagger - Abbey Hey in East Manchester with Mark McConachie
Curmudgeon - Bench seating - Children running amok

 

135 - July 1995

BE INDEPENDENT - Support your local brewers
Full Steam Ahead - Head of Steam opens on Whitworth Street, Manchester
Slash and Save - Why the Chancellor should slash beer tax
SKY HIGH - CAMRA prices review
Beer Gardens with Richard Hough
Summers Up - Hydes venture into the seasonal beer market
Moor Top - Heaton Moor, Stockport pub re-opened
Book Review - Isle of Man Pub and Brewery Guide by Andrew Jessop
SCOTTISH COURAGE - A marriage made in hell?
A Quarter of a Million Pints!! - Great British Beer Festival
Stockport Meets The Mild Challenge
Local Haunts - Little Jack Homers on Lord Street, Stockport with Pete Massey
Pub Grub - Ye Olde Cock in Didsbury, Manchester with Stuart Ballantyne
Rhythm and Booze with Paul Felton
Pub Of The Month - Orion on Burton Road, Withington in Manchester
Stagger - Minibus tour of the southern fringes of Stockport with John Clarke
Curmudgeon - National v micro brewers - Caffrey's nitrokeg

 

134 - June 1995

Battle Stations on the New Keg Threat
Seeing Red over Green Bullet

Save our Pubs
Hyde Road The Reaction
That Damn Nitrokeg with Ralf Warrington
Cheshire Pubs - The Harrington Arms in Gawsworth with Peter Edwardson
Board Of it All - Abused blackboards in pubs
Book Review - A Century of British Brewers by The Brewery History Society
The Menace of Nitrokeg
Waiting in Holyhead - Where to go for a pint when waiting for the Irish ferry
Boddies' Blow For Tenants - Whitbread prepare a massive discount drive
Praise For Disability Campaign
High Peak Featured Pub - The Inn on the Green (The Crown Inn) in Hawk Green, Marple
Pub Review - Disley and Kettleshulme
Staggering around Stalybridge
Walking Can Be Fun - Drinking across Stockport with Pete Soane
Local Haunts - White Lion on Little Underbank, Stockport with Pete Massey
Tameside Canals Festival Beer Tent
Pub Grub - Nursery on Green Lane, Heaton Norris in Stockport
Rhythm and Booze with Richard Hough
Pub Of The Month - The Station on Wilmslow Road, Didsbury in Manchester
Stagger - Offerton in Stockport with Peter Edwardson
Curmudgeon - Britain over-pubbed? - Vale Cottage castigated

 

133 - May 1995

Arthur To Quit? - Exclusive by Stuart Ballantyne
We're Number One! - Opening Times becomes CAMRA Newsletter of the Year

A Touch Of The O'irish
Brewing for Victory - Special beers to mark the VE day commemorations
That Outdoor Experience - A roundup of beer-gardens
Disley News - Changes at the Rams Head
High Peak Featured Pub - Bulls Head in Old Glossop
Local Haunts with Pete Massey
Pub Grub Part 1 - Real Pub Food For All? with Peter Edwardson
Pub Grub Part 2 - The Cheadle Hulme in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport with Stuart Ballantyne
Rhythm and Booze with Richard Hough
Pub Of The Month - Florist on Shaw Heath in Stockport
Stagger - Levenshulme in Manchester with Paul Felton
Curmudgeon - Opening hours - Vinyl upholstery

 

132 - April 1995

Giant Brewery Merger Threatens Turmoil - Scottish & Newcastle and Courage
Stockport Mild Challenge
Ups N Downs on Wellington Road South re-opens
Off the Hook - The demise of coat-hooks
Beartown Brews up a Treat
Thumbs Up in Angel Meadow
It's Grim Down South
Woods Walks - A recap of Glossop Real Ale Walkers activities
West Coast Ales - Chris Tucker goes drinking in San Francisco
Premium Dividend - CAMRA Investments Club visits Hydes
Pub Grub - The Bar on Wilbraham Road in Chorlton, Manchester with Stuart Ballantyne
Rhythm and Booze with Richard Hough
Pub Of The Month - Travellers Call on Hyde Road in West Gorton, Manchester
Stagger - Edgeley and Shaw Heath, Stockport with Stuart Ballantyne
Curmudgeon - Dry Sundays in Dwyfor - Conservatives, the beer drinkers friend

 

131 - March 1995

Bang To Rights! - Courage amend their guest beers policy
The Vanishing Tap Room (Part 1)
Planning for Stockport Beer & Cider Festival well advanced
New Ale from Vaux - Waggle Dance
Wilsons Decline..... and Fall?
Drinking in Dusseldorf and Kolsching in Cologne
New Prices Probe
Video Review - The Best of British - 30 Classic Great British Pubs
Here Comes Summer
Book Review - West Lanes Real Ale Guide by CAMRA West Lanes Branch
High Peak Featured Pub - The Royal Oak in High Lane
Marple Review
Pub Grub - Sir Robert Peel on Castle Street in Edgeley, Stockport with Stuart Ballantyne
Rhythm and Booze with Richard Hough
Pub Of The Month - The Olde Cock on Wilmslow Road in Didsbury, Manchester
Stagger - Hyde Road, Belle Vue to Reddish Bridge in Manchester with Rhys Jones
Curmudgeon - Curmudgeon Backs Kids in Pubs Shock!

 

130 - February 1995

Pub of the Year - Queen's Head [Turners Vaults] on Little Underbank in Stockport
New Brewery for Stockport?
Never on a Sunday? - "Absurd" licensing restrictions to be scrapped
Carry Out - Banarberries is on Little Underbank in Stockport
Rhythm and Booze with Richard Hough
Pub Of The Month - Circus Tavern on Portland Street in Manchester
Stagger - Manchester City Centre with Mark MacConachie
Curmudgeon - Don't drink and walk - Guest beers

 

129 - January 1995

David 1, Goliath 0 after extra time... Hind's Head Success
Winter Ales - A run down of what's available
Thirsty Scholar
By Irwell's Side - Stirrings in Salford
Rothwells - the place to eat, drink and be seen?
Student Corner - A plethora of new pubs
0ff the Tracks? - Railway, Broadhealh, AJtrincham
Foreign News - High Peak Branch visit Bratislava and Vienna
The Jolly Sailor, Davenport
Rudyard Goes Real - Again
Duty Calls - Penny a pint duty increase
Woods Walks - Glossop Real Ale Walkers visit the Colliers Arms at Broadcarr [Hartshead Pike]
Bulls Head in Hazel Grove has a thorough overhaul
Over the Moon - J D Weatherspoon coming to Manchester
Pub Grub - HR Fletchers on St Marys Street, off Deansgate in Manchester
Rhythm and Booze - Review of the Year with Richard Hough
Pub Of The Month - Red Lion on Wilmslow Road in Withington, Manchester
Stagger - Around the Heatons, Stockport with Rob Lea
Curmudgeon - National Lottery - Pub sandwich

 

128 - December 1994

SHOPPING FOLLY - Market Street in the City Centre devoid of pubs
Stay Safe - Don't drink and drive this Christmas
Student Corner - UMIST Rag Real Ale Festival
Book Review - Cardiff's Pubs 1995, Lakeside Publishing
O'Shea's II - Situated on Chester Street (off Oxford Road) Chorlton-on-Medlock in Manchester
Here we go again - Inntrepreneur embarked on a major restructure
£1,000 Fine for 'KEG' Real Ale Pizza
'Fake' Tap Row Hits Guinness - New Guinness keg fount may get you excluded from Good Beer Guide
Bull Curry - High Peak CAMRA dine out in style
5 Years Ahead - Opening Times predicts the future of real ale
Pub Grub - Old Mill at Cheadle Hulme in Stockport
Rhythm and Booze with Richard Hough
Pub Of The Month - Queen's Head (also known as Turners Vault) on Little Underbank in Stockport
Stagger - Didsbury in Manchester with Paul Felton
Curmudgeon - Hard up students - Ice beer - Mixed gas dispense

 

127 - November 1994

CALLS FOR DUTY CUTS
Station Porterfest 2 - Station in Ashton hosts second "Station Porters" beer festival
New Range for Stanley - On Newbridge Lane, Stockport the Stanley Arms, discontinues the entire range of Ryburn beers
Navigation On Course - Changes at the Navigation, Lancashire Hill, Stockport
Free Parking - Does this encourage drink driving?
Barmaid Wins Dublin Trip - Fir Tree, Gorton Road, Reddish, Stockport wins Tetley Pub Co prize
Cheshire Pubs - Commercial, Wheelock with Peter Edwards
Beer From The Wood - Society for the Preservation of Heers from the Wood
Pressing Business with Cider and Perry Makers
High Peak Featured Pub - The 19th Hole, Waterswallows Road, Fairfield, Buxton
Book Review - Best Pub Walks in and around Manchester by Colin and Linda Speakman and Neil Coates
Called to the Bar - Marble Arch open Bar on Wilbraham Road, Chorlton in Manchester
Durty Nelly's - Boddiogton PubCo re-open Fallowfield Yates Wine Lodge as Irish bar
Pub Grub - Plough on Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Moor in Stockport
Rhythm and Booze with Richard Hough
Pub Of The Month - Friendship on Hyde Road, Gorton in Manchester
Stagger - Hazel Grove, Stockport with Rhys Jones
Curmudgeon - Slash Beer Duty - Drinking then driving the day after

 

126 - October 1994

DRINKERS GET REAL - Official
Hayfield Octoberfest
Book Review - Restaurant, Cafe Bar and Pub Guide to Greater Manchester by Greater Manchester Pub lications Ltd,
High Peak Featured Pub - Horsfield Arms on Ashton Rond in Bredbury, Stockport
Romiley Amble with Tom Lord
New Banks's Brews - Fine Fettle, Belter, Timewarp, Scallywag, Treckers Winning Brew and Wizard
New Look City Arms - Tetleys first Festival Ale House in Manchester
Victoria (Bramhall) Re-Opened
Festival Foretaste - Roundup of local beerfestivals
New Faces at Crown - Lorraine and Steve James take on Crown Heaton Lane, Stockport
Rhythm and Booze with Richard Hough
Pub Of The Month - Star Inn on High Street, Cheadle Stockport
Stagger - Clayton in East Manchester with Jim Flynn
Curmudgeon -

 

125 - September 1994

West Coast Runs Aground - Brewery placed into voluntary liquidation
Cheshire Pubs - The Blue Bell at Tushingham with Peter Edwardson
Buffet Business - campaign to save Stalybridge Station Buffet Bar continues
Time for Change - Sunday shopping liberalised, but not in pubs
Hopes of Duty Cut Rise
Carry Out - Opening Times looks at the take-home trade
Hop Harvest Threat
Not Welcome - No Travellers here
High Peak Featured Pub - Board Inn at Whaley Bridge
Pub Grub - Woodstock Tavern on Barlow Moor Road in Didsbury with Stuart Ballantyne
Rhythm and Booze with Richard Hough
Pub Of The Month - Thatched Tavern on Stanhope Street, Reddish in Stockport
Stagger - Cheadle Hulme and Adswood with Chris Stone
Curmudgeon - Minimum drinking age - Only Traditional Sunday Lunch on Sundays

 

124 - August 1994

Arthur's Back! - Reopened Royal Oak in Didsbury fully restored
New Brew-Pub for Manchester - Failsworth Arms on Ashton Road West in Failsworth
Drinking Al Fresco - in Stockport? with Pete Soane
Germany was once a Land of Ales with Alastair Hook
A History Lesson with Duncan Geddes
Fenney Bentley - Brewing Capital of Derbyshire
Letter from Anglesey with Phil Levison
High Peak Featured Pub - The Fairfield Arms on Manchester Road in Fairfield
100 Years of Hatters Mild
Major Renovations at Thatched House
Pub Grub - The Hinds Head on Manchester Road, Heaton Chapel in Stockport
Rhythm and Booze with Richard Hough
Pub Of The Month - Britannia on Rowsley Street, Beswick in East Manchester
Stagger - Heaton Norris in Stockport with Peter Edwardson
Curmudgeon - Irish pubs - Pillocks at the bar

 

123 - July 1994

UP AND AWAY - National Survey Charts Soaraway Beer Prices
Cheshire Pubs - The George & Dragon in Great Budworth with Peter Edwardson
Cider-Making in Herefordshire with Rhys Jones
Dog's Dinner - Greenalls climb aboard 'real ale free-house' bandwagon with Dog & Partridge Beer House
Grey Horse Knackered - Hydes refurbishment on Portland Street reviewed
Opening Times On Cider
Lax Lager
Cider Campaigners with Sarah Hicks
How Much is Too Much?
Stockport Beer and Cider Festival report
Sound of Music - a juke box is far from music to Tom Lord's ears
Book Review - Whitefield Pubs with Glen Worth
Victoria in Bramhall is open after refurbishment
Pub Of The Month - Church on Ravenoak Road in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport
Stagger - Ladybam and Fallowfield in Manchester with Mark McConachie
Curmudgeon - European Union threaten Family Brewers - Not open all hours in Manchester

 

122 - June 1994

DUTY WAR HOTS UP
Cheshire Pubs - The White Lion in Barthomley with Peter Edwardson
Opening Times - Happy 10th birthday, a look back
Pub Of The Month - Ye Olde Vic on Chatham Street, Edgeley in Stockport
Curmudgeon - Drink driving limits

 

121 - May 1994

ROYAL OAK BLITZED - Fire at Didsbury Favourite
DOUBLE WHAMMY HITS ROMPER

Lost Pub Names of Manchester with Peter Edwardson
Of Porters Porter and Other Brews
Robbies Brew Up a Winner - Frederics unveiled
The Three Bears opened by Robinsons on Jacksons Lane, Hazel Grove in Stockport
Rhythm and Booze with Richard Hough
Pub Of The Month - Albert on Walmer Street, Rusholme in Manchester
Stagger - Openshaw in East Manchester with Duncan Geddes
Curmudgeon - Swan necks spread - In praise of the anorak

 

120 - April 1994

PLOUGH DIGS IN - Pub Listing Causes Road Scheme Headache
Preview of Stockport Beer and Cider Festival
STOCKPORT MILD CHALLENGE
Fistful of Arrows with Brian Carey
Mr Thomas Chesters - Time To Move On
Watch That Gas!
Pub Grub Hogshead, High Street in central Manchester with Keith Lingard
Rhythm and Booze with Richard Hough
Pub Of The Month - Hinds Head on Manchester Road, Heaton Chapel in Stockport
Stagger - Reddish in Stockport with Paul Felton
Curmudgeon - Drinking from the bottle - Dry beer

 

119 - March 1994

NEW THREAT TO LOCAL BREWERS
Save Our Pubs - Tut n' Shive in Heaton Chapel receives Pub Vandalism Awards
Little Bradford in Bradford, East Manchester, to close
Local Haunts with Pete Massey
Oak's New Branch - Oak Brewery at Heywood launch out motorbike themed range
Out on a Whim - a look at this Derbyshire brewery
High Peak Featured Pub - The Woodend Tavern in Mossley
Decent Beer in Decent Pubs - The aim of CSB (Cheshire Specialised Beers)
Rhythm and Booze with Richard Hough
Pub Of The Month - Bridge Inn on Georges Road in Stockport
Curmudgeon - Decline in lunchtime drinking - The woes of metered dispense

 

118 - February 1994

CROWN, HEATON LANE, WINS PUB OF THE YEAR
Perfect Pint - Imperfect Measure: Weights & Measures Act full pint clause dropped
Favouring Curry - Part 2
Letter from Anglesey - Join Phil Levison for a tour of the Island of Anglesey
Pub Pets by Richard Hough
Fistful of Arrows with Brian Carey
High Peak Featured Pub - The Royal Hotel, Hayfield
Pub Games with Tom Lord - Clock Patience
Tintwhistle Pubs - Frank Woods Goes Walkabout
Cider Corner with RhysJones
Local Haunts - The Tiviot Hotel with Angela Conway
Student Corner
Pub Grub - The Station, Cheadle with Stuart Ballantyne
Rhythm and Booze with Richard Hough
Pub Of The Month - Crown on junction of Ford Lane and Boat Lane in Northenden, Manchester
Stagger - Longsight with Rhys Jones
Curmudgeon - Draught beers in a can - Recommended units per week fallacy

 

117 - January 1994

BUDGET BLUES
Mine's a Pint - Beer escapes metrication
SAVE OUR PUBS - CAMRA's Social Event of the Year
Sun Inn on Mill Lane, Macclesfield has a new landlord
George & Dragon in Cheadle reopens after a major revamp.
Reddish Rallies - Real ale avaliable in all every pub
High Peak Featured Pub - Bulls Head at Tintwistle
Shady Oak on Redtord Drive in Bramhall re-opened after refurbishment
Local Haunts - The Bridge Inn by Pete Massey
Rhythm and Booze
Pub Of The Month - Vale Cottage on Kirk Street, Gorton in Manchester
Stagger - Manchester city centre with Paul Felton
Curmudgeon - Opening Hours - Free Guinness

 

116 - December 1993

GUEST BEERS UNDER THREAT
Simultaneously Boddington PubCo restricted guest list
New opening - H. R. Fletchers in central Manchester
Christmas Cheer - Festive Foods and Drinks
Leave the Car at Home this Christmas
Manor House in Withington reopens
Dobbins Brewery - Presentation from Portsmouth CAMRA
Manchester's newest pub - Old Monkey on Portland Street, City Centre Manchester
Rhythm and Booze
Pub Of The Month - Moss Rose on Didsbury Road in Heaton Norris, Stockport
Stagger - Cheadle Village, Stockport with Paul Felton
Curmudgeon - Govemment about face - Oversized glasses

 

115 - November 1993

CLIMB DOWN! - Government back-tracks on full-pint legislation
Metrolink Moves - Petitions from the threatened pubs presented
Crumbling Crown - Crown & Kettle on Great Ancoats Street, Manchester under threat
Book Review - Good Pub Food by Susan Nowak - Real Ale in Clwyd edited by David Hughes
Beer Bores
High Peak Featured Pub - Bakers Arms on West Road in Buxton
Station Porters Festival
Pub Grub - George & Dragon on London Road in Hazel Grove, Stockport
Rhythm and Booze with Richard Hough
Pub Of The Month - Swinging Sporran on Sackville Street in the City Centre Manchester
Stagger - West Didsbury and Withington, Manchester with John Clarke
Curmudgeon - Cut in beer duty - Award for chief executive of Greenalls

 

114 - October 1993

What Goes In... Will drinkers be told what goes into their pints
Sold! To The Highest Bidder - Chef & Brewer sold to Scottish & Newcastle

Joshua Brooks - Manchester's newest pub
Book Review - The Real Ale Drinker's Almanac by Roger Protz
Joseph Holt purchase the Orion in Withington
CAMRA Good Beer Guide published
High Peak Featured Pub - The Commercial Inn in Glossop
Lass O'Gowrie repainted
Calling All Students
Rhythm and Booze with Richard Hough
Pub Of The Month - Crown on Heaton Lane in Stockport
Stagger - Hyde Road in Gorton, Manchester with Rhys Jones
Curmudgeon - Disappearing public toilets - Pub no-smoking areas

 

113 - September 1993

MORE PUBS FACE AXE - Manchester Airport's second runway threatens the Romper
Pub Gardens with Tom Lord
Smile Please... You're on Candid Camera - A treaties on public toilets
Pub Vandalism Awards for 1993
CAINS ON TAP
Pub Games with Tom Lord - Suffolk Fives (darts)
High Peak Featured Pub - The Oddfellows on Kings Road, Ashton-u-Lyne
Pub In The Peak - Ten more of the most memorable pubs
Cider Corner
Pub Grub - Cheadle Cafe Bar on High Street/Wimslow Road junction in Cheadle
Pub Of The Month - Crown (Corner Cupboard) on Hillgate, Stockport
Stagger - Gatley (Stockport) and Northenden (Manchester) with Jim Flynn
Curmudgeon - The dining pub - A Ploughman's Lunch

 

112 - August 1993

GOING.. GOING... ? More pubs under threat from road works
Going For Gold. . . Olympic bid threatens Jolly Angler
Pub In The Peak - Old Bowling Green in Bradwell, Derbyshire
Cumberland Porkies - Robinsons masquerade as Hartleys
Oddbins' Odd Bottles - Own brand bottle-conditioned beers introduced
Jennings Go From Strength to Strength
High Peak Featured Pub - The Oddfellows, Mellor with Rod Oliver
Out & About in Tameside
Rhythm and Booze with Richard Hough
Pub Of The Month - Little Jack Homers on Wellington Street, Stockport
Stagger - Brinksway and Edgeley, Stockport with Paul Felton
Curmudgeon - Super-strength ciders

 

111 - July 1993

Double Whammy!
Woodstock Tavern - South Manchester's newest pub
July Independents Month
Pub In The Peak - Barley Mow in Kirk lreton near Wirksworth, Derbyshire
Thatched House on Churchgate, Stockport
Sporran Saga - Doubling of the rent at the Swinging Sporran
Feedback on Stockport Beer & Cider Festival '93
High Peak Featured Pub - Quiet Woman, Earl Stemdale (just south of Buxton)
Pub Games with Tom Lord - Bind Hughie and Standard Rings
Who Owns Ruddles?
Bridge Inn on Georges Road Stockport has new licensee
Fistfull of Arrows
Rhythm and Booze with Richard Hough
Pub Of The Month - Manchester Arms on Wellington Road South, Stockport
Stagger - ABC the Ardwlck, Brunswick and Chorlton-on-Medlock in Manchester with Paul Felton
Curmudgeon - Opening Hours

 

110 - June 1993

Cop Out! - Govemmentl Beer Orders slammed
SAVE OUR PUBS - East Manchester fight continues

Beer & Cider Festival Breaks Records
Bobby Peel - One of the most improved pubs in stockport
Pub In The Peak - George in Alslonefleld, Staffordshire
GREENALLS CORNER
High Peak Featured Pub - Hare & Hounds in Simmondley near Glossop
New Brew News
Pub Grub - Little Jack Homer on Wellington Street, Stockport
Rhythm and Booze with Richard Hough
Pub Of The Month - Crown on Vale Close in Heaton Mersey, Stockport
Stagger - Coach tour around East Manchester with Rhys Jones
Curmudgeon - Children in the bar

 

109 - May 1993

GO MILD IN MAY!
Stockport Beer & Cider Festival Preview
Questions in The House - Was Tommy Ducks demolishion legal?
Bass Go Real
George & Dragon, Heaton Chapel re-opened after a major refurbishment
Pricey Hogshead
Pub Games by Tom Lord - Slosh
Pubs Fight On: Little Bradford and Plough
Copperfields
Town Centre Cask Ale House
Robby's Ordinary
Fistfull of Arrows
Two Cheers For Terminlal Two
New Brew News
Rhythm and Booze with Richard Hough
Pub Of The Month - Greyhound on Bowden Street in Edgeley, Stockport
Stagger - Stockport town centre with Peter Edwardson
Curmudgeon - Over the "legal limit"

 

108 - April 1993

End of The Line? - The fate of Stalybridge Station Buffet
More East Manchester Pubs Under Threat
George & Dragon in Hazel Grove
Kids In Pubs
T'Hut - Philips Sport & Social
Bass Tries Again
Stockport Beer & Cider Festival '93
Ale of Two Cities '93
OLD ALES - Occasional series on old breweries
The Ale-Wife Was Conned
High Peak take a Romiley Ramble
Pub Of The Month - Romper on Pinfold Lane in Ringway, Manchester
Stagger - Hazel Grove to Heaviley in Stockport with Paul Felton

 

107 - March 1993

Ducks Downed at Dawn
Young People Prefer Pubs
Brewen Arms - a Whitbread Cask Ale House
Cider Corner
Crown on Heaton Lane, Stockport opens as a Boddington Ale House
No More Duty!
A Fistfull of Arrows with Brian Carey
Festival Frolics
High Peak Featured Pub - Little Mill Inn at Rowarth near New Mills
Cheadle Wine Bar opens in the centre of Cheadle Village
Pub Grub - Queens Arms on Honey Street (off Red Bank/Cheetham Hill) with Stuart Ballantyne
Pub Of The Month - Plough on Hyde Road in Gorton, Manchester
Stagger - Stagger on Wheels around Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme districts of Stockport with Chris Stone

 

106 - February 1993

Pub of the Year - BLOSSOMS
Whitbread Axe Sheffield

Some Harsh Words on the Blossoms bar
Burtonwood Expand
Black Country Trip - 25 CAMRA members explore the Black Country
New Brew News
Re-planning Our Communities 'The Way Forward' with lan Finlay
Farmers Arms (Northenden) refurbishment
High Peak Featured Pub - Spring Gardens in Marple Bridge/Compstall, Stockport
Tetley Beerfests - Tetley Walker Pub Festivals
Pub Of The Month - Royal Oak on Wilmslow Road in Didsbury, Manchester
Stagger - Moss Side with Jim Flynn

 

105 - January 1993

100+ Beers at Pub Festival
'Ale House' at Crown

New Marstons Beers
Greenalls Change?
The Printers - Cheadle: First look at the alterations
Corner Cupboard: New faces at the Crown on Hillgate, Stockport
Banks Spend £1M on Four in Hand
Burtonwood Embark on Buying Spree
Pub Of The Month - Union on Higher Ardwick in Manchester
Stagger - Annual Christmas Stagger along Hillgate in Stockport with Paul Hutchings

 

104 - December 1992

The Pub and the Community
My Goodness! My Guinness R.I.P.!
The Little Bradford - A look at the Area
Bass Guest Beers
Great British Beer Festival 1993
Lager Sales Sliding
Guest Beer Rules Clarified
Bass Canned Again
Friends or Foes? - Animals in Pubs
High Peak Pub of the Month - Hatters Arms on Church Lane in Marple, Stockport
Pub Grub - Milestone on Burnage Lane in Burnage, Manchester with Stuart Ballantyne
Pub Of The Month - Bradford Arms (Little Bradford)
Stagger - Gorton Lane and Gorton in East Manchester with John Clarke

 

103 - November 1992

Stuff This Great Bass!
SAVE OUR PUBS - Campaigns to save local pubs from destruction
Traditional Pubs of Old Lancashire by Pater Barnes
Marstons Change Beer Range
Old Garratt refurbished
Resurgence of Real Ale means New Brews
Hot Air and Handpumps
High Peak Pub of the Month - Arden Arms on Ashton Road in Bredbury, Stockport
Pub Of The Month - Nursery on Green Lane in Heaton Norris, Stockport
Stagger - Offerton in Stockport with Paul Felton

 

102 - October 1992

TWO PUBS UNDER THREAT
Pub Vandalism Awards for 1992
What Manchester Brews Today ...
Pub in the Peak - Old Bull's Head in Little Hucklow, Derbyshire with Peter Edwardson
Whitbread Porter - Celebration ale from the Castle Eden brewery
Station Buffet Threatened - Buffet Bar on Stalybridge station in danger of closure
PET HATES - Tom Lord Lets Rip
High Peak Pub of the Month - Andrew Arms on George Street in Compstall, Stockport
Fake Scrumpy Jack Handpumps Removed From Romiley
Cider Corner
Rhythm and Booze with Chris Stone and Sue Tittensor
Pub Grub - Red Lion in Withington, Manchester with Keith Lingard
Pub Of The Month - Griffin on Didsbury Road in Heaton Mersey, Stockport
Stagger - Bumage and Heaton Mersey with Paul Felton

 

101 - September 1992

Don't Be Conned by the CAN!
Manchester Cider and Perry Festival
CANNY BEERS ....       or Are They?
Festival Frolics - A roundup of upcomming festivals
High Peak Pub of the Month - Romper on Ridge End in Marple, Stockport
Tap Rooms
Rhythm and Booze with Chris Stone and Sue Tittensor
Pub Of The Month - Blossoms on Buxton Road in Heaviley, Stockport
Stagger - Didsbury, Manchester with Dawn and Duncan Geddes

 

100 - August 1992

East Manchester Fights Back!
100 Not Out!
Pub in The Peak - Yew Tree in Cauldon, Staffordshire with Peter Edwardson
Favouring Curry
Shadow Over the Oak - the Shady Oak on Redford Drive, Bramhall hit by complaints and restrictions
Boddies Go For Guests
Rhythm and Booze with Chris Stone and Sue Tittensor
Pub Grub - Griffin on Didsbury Road in Heaton Mersey, Stockport with Stuart Ballantyne
Pub Of The Month - Flea & Firkin on Grosvenor Street in Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester
Stagger - Gorton and Abbey Hey with Rhys Jones

 

099 - July 1992

Know What You Drink
Independents Month

By George ... ! - Boddington PubCo push the boat out at the George, Mersey Square
CAMRA Price Survey '92
Beer Festival News
High Peak Pub Of The Month - Sportsmans on Strines Road in Strines, (Marple) Stockport
Tameside Canals Festival
New Look For Olde Cock in Didsbury, Manchester
Griffin Extension - Griffin in Heaton Mersey reopens
Rhythm and Booze At the Stockport Beer & Cider Festival with Chris Stone and Sue Tittensor
Pub Of The Month - Concert on Fairfield Road in Openshaw, Manchester
Stagger - Castle Street area of Edgeley with Peter Edwardson

 

098 - June 1992

Regional Brewers Swap Beer - Less Customer Choice as Brands are Axed
Nice Beer - Shame About the Pubs!
But Praise Where Praise is Due . .
Cider Corner
Pub in the Peak with Peter Edwardson
High Peak Pub of the Month - Rising Sun on Stockport Road East in Bredbury
Rhythm and Booze with Chris Stone and Sue Tittensor
Pub Of The Month - Tiviot on Tiviot Dale in Stockport
Stagger - Mancheater City Centre with Paul Felton

 

097 - May 1992

Go Mild in May
The Boars Head - Sam Smiths unvail their refurbished pub in Stockport Market Place
High Peak Pub of the Month - Duke of York, Stockport Road in Romiley, Stockport
Cider Corner - The Different Drink
Rhythm and Booze with Chris Stone and Sue Tittensor
Pub Grub - Royal Oak in Didsbury, Manchester with Keith Lingard
Pub Of The Month - Old Mill in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport
Stagger - The Heatons with Tom Jackson

 

096 - April 1992

Full Measure. . .    Poured Slowly!
Old Ales - a look back at the area's former breweries
High Peak Pub of the Month - Pineapple on Market Street in Marple, Stockport
Letters to the Editor
Rhythm and Booze with Chris Stone and Sue Tittensor
Pub Of The Month - Cheadle Hulme on Station Road in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport
Stagger - Levenshulme in MAnchester with Rhys Jones

 

095 - March 1992

THE CASE For The Prosecution
Opening Times expands it circulation area and covers the whole of Stockport
Cider, Truth & Trading Standards
Letters to the Editor
sPeaking Socially - High Peak out and about
Rhythm and Booze with Chris Stone and Sue Tittensor
Pub Of The Month - Osborne House on Victory Street in Rusholme, Manchester
Stagger -

 

094 - February 1992

Pub of the Year 1992 - Kings Arms on Helmshore Walk in Chorlton-on-Medlock
Star Renovation in Cheadle
Hydes Force Landlord Out - Horse & Farrier in Gatley looses it licensee
First impressions of the Jabez Clegg
Guest Ales and Breweries - local pub chains take markedly different approaches
Rhythm and Booze with Chris Stone and Sue Tittensor
Pub Of The Month - Hare and Hounds on Abbey Hey Lane in Gorton, Manchester
Stagger - Hazel Grove South with Paul Hutchings

 

093 - January 1992

FULL MEASURE! and not before time
Old Ales - a look back at the area's former breweries
A Mother in Law, please!
Letters to the Editor
Porky Pig's Pie Shop
Phillps Sport and Social Club - T'Hut
Rhythm and Booze with Chris Stone and Sue Tittensor
Pub Of The Month - Sir Robert Peel on Castle Street, Edgeley in Stockport
Stagger - Charabanc trip around the South West of the branch area with Angela Walker

 

092 - December 1991

THE JABEZ CLEGG opens
Christmas Cheer - Beery recipes for the festive season
New Brewery - McGuinness Brewing Company based in the Cask & Feather on Oldham Road, Rochdale
No Smoking! - CAMRA's 1992 Good Beer Guide introduces symbol for pubs which have a no smoking room/area
Old Ales - A look at seasonal old ales and barley wines brewed locally in Greater Manchester
Rhythm and Booze with Chris Stone and Sue Tittensor
Pub Of The Month - Kings Arms on Helmshore Walk in Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester
Stagger - Heaton Norris in Stockport with Paul Felton

 

091 - November 1991

Times Please, Gentlemen!
Olden Brews - Looking at the area's former breweries
Ann Gives Up Fight - Battle over the Station (Didsbury) an honourable draw
CAINS Wins Top Award - Champion Bitter of Britain is Cains Traditional Bitter from Liverpool
Rhythm and Booze with Chris Stone and Sue Tittensor
Pub Of The Month - Stanley Arms on Newbridge Lane in Stockport
Stagger - East Manchester with Paul Felton

 

090 - October 1991

CASK ALE BOOMS
Good Beer Guide 1992
Good pub refurbishment - Three Crowns on Manchester Road in Heaton Norris, Stockport
Revenge of the Party 7! - Free the Watney's Party Seven campaign founded
Openshaw Octoberfest - Special insert
CAMRA Campaign
Rhythm and Booze with Chris Stone and Sue Tittensor
Stagger - Wythenshawe in Manchester with Peter Edwardson

 

089 - September 1991

The Price Is Wrong - Price increases leading to serious drop in Britain's beer consumption
Pub Vandalism Awards 1991
Pub in the Peak - The Highwayman in Rainow
Rhythm and Booze with Chris Stone and Sue Tittensor
Pub Of The Month - Ye Olde Woolpack, Brlnksway in Stockport
Stagger - Fallowfield and Ladybarn in Manchester with Ian Saunders

 

088 - August 1991

GET OUT! - The uncompromising message to some Marstons licensees
Free House Focus - Interesting developments on the local free house scene of late
Pub In The Peak - A Summer Series: George in Tideswell
Pub Of The Month - Longsight on Kirkmanshulme Lane in Belle Vue, Manchester
Stagger - Cheadle in Stockport with Paul Felton

 

087 - July 1991

Goodbye Websters?
Hartleys Axed
Book Review - Pub Walks in Cheshire
Pub In The Peak - A Summer Series: The Squirrels in Chinley
Pub Of The Month - Armoury on Shaw Heath in Stockport
Stagger - Beswick and Openshaw with Rhys Jones

 

086 - June 1991

ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH?
The Moss Rose - Changes at Didsbury Road pub
Pub In The Peak - A New Summer Series: This Month the Fox Inn, Brookbottom
Handpump Con: Latest update
More To Avoid - Scrumpy Jack cider on fake handpumps
Viaducts And Vaults review
A Drinkers Lament - Pete Soane looks at times past
Pub Of The Month - Railway on Manshaw Road in Openshaw, Manchester
Stagger - North Reddish through Heaton Chapel to the top of Lancashire Hill with Peter Edwardson

 

085 - May 1991

TIME CALLED ON HANDPUMP CON
New Pub Guide - Viaducts and Vaults launched
Stockport Pub Scoops Top Award - Queens Head (Turners Vaults) on Stockport's Underbank wins 1990 Pub Design and Conservation Awards
Local News
Pub Of The Month - Travellers Call on Hyde Road in West Gorton, Manchester
Stagger - Brinnington and Portwood in Stockport with Paul Felton

 

084 - April 1991

MERGER MANIA - GrandMet and Fosters swap pubs for breweries - tie-up between Whitbread and Allied Breweries
Local Snippets
East Manchester Beerex - Plans underway for a beer festival to be held at Openshaw College
Manchester Matters and Pub News
Pub Of The Month - Griffin on Finney Lane in Heald Green, Manchester
Stagger - Clayton in East Manchester with Roger Mayhew

 

083 - March 1991

BUFFET BUSINESS - The Campaign to save Stalybridge Station Buffet from the developers continues
Guest For Greenalls?
STOP AND GO - Latest on the Hyde Road scheme
Letters
Unusual bottled beers available in the free trade
Pub Of The Month - Red Bull on Middle Hillgate in Stockport
Stagger - West Didsbury and Withington with Robin Wignall

 

082 - February 1991

Apologies - There are some gaps due to authentic 'cut' and paste editing.

PUB OF THE YEAR - Arden Arms on Millgate
OT COMMENT - Editor lays down the law
Coach and Horses - Latest moves
Slopping Out - George Symes returns to a well worn theme
Pub Of The Month - Queens Head (Turner's Vaults) on Little Underbank in Stockport
Stagger - Gatley and Northenden with Paul Felton

 

081 - January 1991

Apologies - There are some gaps due to authentic 'cut' and paste editing.

DEMOLISITION DERBY - Hyde Road fallout
Festival Fever - A few Tetley pubs in the region held mini beer festivals towards the end of last year
Fresh Strawberry - The Strawberry Duck in Clayton has undergon major alterations
Dimmed Stars - First look at the Seven stars (Holts) on Ashton Old Road in Ardwick/Beswick in Manchester
New Brew News -As Greenalls' brewery closes a new brewery rises from the ashes as Coach House Brewing Company
Pub Of The Month - Pack Horse on Stockport's Market Place
Stagger - Bradford and Beskick with Alan Seal

 

080 - December 1990

OFF THE RAILS - STALYBRIDGE Station Buffet faces destruction
New Name - Same Beer — Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Brendan Dobbin's West Coast Brewery renamed Yakima Grande
End Of The Line - Drinkers stunned by the closure of the Railway on Pottery Lane in Gorton East Manchester.
Winter Ales - Recipes home brewed by Alastair Walker
Xmas Cheer - Winter Ales recipes
Matthew Brown Axed - Scottish and & Newcastle close the most fought-over brewery in modern history
Pub Of The Month - Travellers Call, in Great Moor
Stagger - Brinksway, King Street West and Shaw Heath in Stockport with Stuart Ballantyne

 

079 - November 1990

Apologies - There are some gaps due to authentic 'cut' and paste editing.

MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE - Drinkers Gloom In MMC Report
Rag Week Beer Fest - UMIST Rag Week Beer Festival in the Barnes Wallis Building
Hyde Road Re-Think - City planners are looking afresh at the whole scheme
What is CAMRA? and Why You Should Join
Parrs Wood Review - Boddington Pub Co have refurbished the Parrs Wood in Didsbury
Flat Flea- Hiccup with water supply halts brewing at the Flea & Firkin on Oxford Road
Pub Of The Month - Grey Horse on Portland Street in central Manchester
Stagger - Ardwick, Brunswick and Chorlton-on-Medlock [also known as the ABC stagger] with Ian Saunders

 

078 - October 1990

RUNNING SCARED - Greenall Whitley to abandon brewing completely
Whitbread Beer Co. stage a public relations jamboree at the Strangways Brewery - Were CAMRA taken in?
New Brew - First beers produced at The Flea and Firkin
Good Beer Guide 1991 launched
Manchester Matters and Pub News
Pub Of The Month - Arden Arms on Millgate in Stockport
Stagger - A6 Buxton Road from Hazel Grove to Heaviley with Peter Edwardson

 

077 - September 1990

WE'RE No. 1! (AND NUMBER 2!) - Local brews scooped two awards in CAMRA's Champion Beer of Britain competition
Slopping Around - George Symes wonders what ends up in his pint?
Forced Out - Landlords of Wilsonpub leave over Grand Metropolitan's leases.
PUB VANDALISM AWARDS 1990 - The results
Fizzy Flea - The latest brewery in Manchester, The Flea & Firkin on Oxford Road
Pub Of The Month - Oddfellows Arms on Abbey Hey Lane in Openshaw, East Manchester
Stagger - Didsbury Village in Manchester with Rhys Jones

 

076 - August 1990

THE YANKS ARE COMING!
Cider Special — Comments on real cider in Stockport and South Manchester
     — What is Real Cider?
     — Cider Guide Review
     — Perry - will it survive?
     — Where to find it
Managers v. Tenants
Pub Vandalism Awards - Call for nominations
Pub Of The Month - Victoria on Hall Street in Offertan, Stockport
Stagger - Brarnhall, Woodford and Cheadle Hulme with Paul Felton

 

075 - July 1990

INDEPENDENT'S DAY - CAMRA celebrates Britain's independent brewers
THANK YOU - to everyone who came to Stockport Beer Festival

Holts Wreck Pub Of The Month - Recipient for July (Railway, Manshaw Road) cancelled after Holts tell the licensees to leave
West Coast News - Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Chorlton-on-Medlock brewery finalists in CAMRA's Champion Beer of Britain
Roads To Ruin - Many good pubs have been lost to road schemes
Beer Bookshelf - Derbyshire Ale, the CAMRA guide to Derbyshire plus The Best Pubs for Families
Two Navvies Walk with Martin Sellers - A stroll between two pubs named Navigation
Pub Grub - Ye Olde Cock on Wilmslow Road in Didsbury, Manchester, with Ian Saunders
Pub Of The Month - Britannia on Rowsley Street in Beswick, East Manchester
Stagger - Offerton in Stockport (Norther edge) with Robin Wignall

 

074 - June 1990

A MESSY BUSINESS - Cellar-Hy Beer Conserver Unit
On The Guest List - How is the right to stock guest ale working out
Home Brew with Alastair Walker - Conditioning and Storage
St George's Ale - Bottle conditioned beer from Brendan Dobbin's West Coast Brewery in Chorlton-on-Medlock
Sun Goes Down - Sun & Castle on Stockport's Hillgate opens its doors
Red Lion Revisited - Locals fight to prevent changes to Red Lion in Cheadle, Stockport
Pub Of The Month - Printers Arms on Stockport Road on the edge of Cheadle, Stockport
Stagger - Burnage Lane through to Heaton Mersey, Stockport, with Peter Edwardson

 

073 - May 1990

GO FOR GUESTS! - All tenants have the right to stock a cask conditioned guest
FESTIVAL FEVER! - Stockport Beer Festival gets underway

Home Brew with Alastair Walker - Fermentation
Fading Stars - OT slapped on wrist over Seven Stars, Ashton Old Road, news
Bass Bites The Dust - In Reddish at least
Freehouse Focus
Pub Of The Month - Coach & Horse on Belle Vue Street in Gorton, Manchester
Stagger - The Heatons, Stockport, with Jim Flynn

 

072 - April 1990

COACH and HORSES SAVED!
Beer Transplants! - Are They Good For You? Peter Edwardson Investigates
Hind Sales Again - Golden Hind on Marple Road, Offerton re-opened after refurbishment
Home Brew with Alastair Walker - Yeast
Hard Labour - Stockport Labour Club has switched to real ale
Pub Of The Month - Victoria on Wilmslow Road in Withington, Manchester
Stagger - The Hyde Road Hike with Ian Saunders (From Devonshire Street to Belle Vue)

 

071 - March 1990

Apologies - There are some gaps due to authentic 'cut' and paste editing.

SWAP OF THE CENTURY - Grand Met to sell brewing division to Elders IXL (Foster's)
Be My Guest - threadbare beer policy instituted by the Boddington Pub Co
Home Brew with Alastair Walker - Boiling And Cooling
Stockport & South Manchester Pub of the Year - Railway, Pottery Lane, Gorton (opposite Ashburys Station) in Manchester
Beer Hunter Michael Jackson makes it to the small screen
White Shield Blues
Life With BodIes - A Cautionary Tale by Robin Wignall
Pub Of The Month - Crown, Middle Hillgate in Stockport
Stagger - Hazel Grove with Paul Felton

 

070 - February 1990

BODDIES GO FOR GUESTS!
Flexible Hours: Revolution or Damp Squib? - Peter Edwardson reports
Higsons Axe - Brewery to close
Home Brew with Alastair Walker - Hops and boiling
Pub Of The Month - Strawberry Duck, Crabtree Lane, Clayton in Manchester
Stagger - Ashton Old Road and Openshaw with Rhys Jones

 

069 - January 1990

THREAT REMAINS - Threat to the Briton's Protection
TROUBLE SPOT - Didbury plagued by weekend violence

Xmas Specials - Two unusual beers, were available locally over the Christmas period
New Look Conway, Cheadle Hulme, reopens after alterations
Home Brew with Alastair Walker - Mashing part 2
Draught Bass Shock - Now on sale in Bulls Head and Reddish Vale, both in North Reddish
Stanley Arms on Newbridge Lane opened as Stockport's latest freehouse
Victoria on Hall Street, Offerton, reopens after refit
Castle Keg - Sports, Edgeley, reopenes as the Windsor Castle
Pub Grub - Didsbury in Didsbury Manchester with John Clarke
Pub Of The Month - King's Arms, Helmshore Walk, Chorlton-on-Medlock in Manchester
Stagger - City Centre Manchester with Ian Saunders

 

068 - December 1989

Apologies - There are some gaps due to authentic 'cut' and paste editing.

PROTECTION RACKET - University thesis on the subject of Pub Conservation in Manchester
ALE OF TWO CITIES - CAMRA guide to every real ale outlet in Manchester and Salford

Cheadle Hulme - Holt's Junction reopens after redevelopment and with new name
Farmers Grows Up - The Farmers Arms in Cheadle Heath reopened after renovation
Xmas Cheer - Cake and beer for Christmas
Home Brew with Alastair Walker - Mashing part 1
Pub Grub - Manchester Arms on Wellington Road South in Stockport with John Clarke
Pub Of The Month - Church, Moseley Street, Edgeley in Stockport
Stagger - Stockport Centre with Robin Wignall

 

067 - November 1989

BODDIE BLOW - Boddingtons to quit brewing
Home Brew with Alastair Walker - Water treatment
John Smiths planning to refurbish the Railway in West Didsbury
Stuff This Great Bass - Traditonal beer in the North West ignored by Bass
CAMRA, WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU with Paul Braidley
Pub Grub - Vine, High Street, Cheadle in Stockport
Pub Of The Month - Prince of Wales, Church Road, Gatley in Stockport
Stagger - Heaton Norris with Stuart Ballantyne

 

066 - October 1989

Apologies - There are some gaps due to authentic 'cut' and paste editing.

GROTNEYS RIDE AGAIN!
Arden Harmed? - PLANS submitted for alterations to at Stockport's Arden Arms
Good Beer Guide 1990
Manchester Matters and Pub News
Pub Grub - Midway, Newbridge Lane, Portwood in Stockport with John Clarke
Pub Of The Month - Railway, Pottery Lane, Gorton in Manchester (opposite Ashburys Station)
Stagger - Levenshulme

 

065 - September 1989

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TROUBLE BREWING - Central Square to be American-style theme bar
Metrolink - Round One To CAMRA

Back On The Rails - Evening out in Chinley
New Look Manor? - THE Manor House, Wilmslow Road, Withington re-opened after refurbishment
Pub Grub - Smoker, Plumley near Knutsford with Ian Saunders
Pub Of The Month - Sun & Castle, Middle Hillgate in Stockport
Stagger - Hot Night In Edgeley with Peter Edwardson

 

064 - August 1989

SHORT MEASURE FROM LORD YOUNG - Lord Young stages a humiliating climbdown
Are You Getting Enough? - Alastair Walker looks in to short measures
BEER BOOKSHELF - CAMRA Guide to Good Pub Food
Metrolink Update - CAMRA scents victory
Not Guilty - Brendan Dobbin's Guiltless Stout pursued by Guinness
Pub Grub - Royal Oak, Wilmslow Road, Didsbury in Manchester with Ian Saunders
Pub Of The Month - Davenport Arms, Chester Road, Woodford in Stockport
Stagger - Rusholme with Paul Felton

 

063 - July 1989

THE PRICE IS RIGHT - CAMRA annual national prices survey
INDEPENDENT'S DAY - Local independent brewers cheap than the 'Big Six'

Loco On Track - Boddingtons unveiled the new-look Locomotive on Ashton Old Road, Openshaw in Stockport
Wassail! Cider, Perry & You
New Shades - Tetleys transform the Shady Oak, Redford Drive, Bramhall Stockport
Manchester Matters and Pub News
Pub Grub - Stanley Arms, Bottom Of The Oven, near Wildboarclough, Macclesfield Forest with Ian Saunders
Pub Of The Month - Thatched Tavern, Stanhope Street, Reddish in Stockport
Stagger - Springtime In Cheadle with Rhys Jones

 

062 - June 1989

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MMC-THE GOING GETS ROUGH - Robinsons shoot themself in the foot
Comments - So now we are five!
Competition Time - Beery word search
GREEN FOR GO - Green End Hotel in Burnage refurbished 5 real ales installed
Coming Down - Two pubs to be demoloshed
Staying Up - Two pubs saved from demolition
Greenalls launch new premium beer 'Thomas Greenalls Original'
King Reigns - The Kings Arms, Helmshore Walk, Chorlton-on-Medlock, opens for business
Years ago - A look back at Opening Times 5 years ago
Times Square in Didsbury reopened with American razzmatazz.
Pub Grub - Miners Arms, Adlington (Macclesfield) with Ian Saunders
Pub Of The Month - Midway, Newbridge Lane, Portwood in Stockport
Stagger - Stockport Revisited with Rhys P. Jones

 

061 - May 1989

NEW BREW - West Coast Brewery in production
UNDER THREAT - Trams threaten two pubs with demolition

HYPOCRITES! - Big brewers to discredit the Monopolies Commission Report
Belle Vue Lakes, Gorton, boarded up.
MAKE YOURS MILD - Andy Pringle speaks up for mild
BEER BOOKSHELF - The Best Pubs in London
Pub Grub - Kings Head, Chancellor Lane in Ardwick with Paul Braidley
Pub Of The Month - Sun in September, Burnage Lane in Burnage, Manchester
Stagger - Openshaw with Robin Wignall

 

060 - April 1989

ALL CHANGE - Drinkers Cheer in MMC Report
Premium Beer Premium Prices - Whitbread mark-up
Pub of the Year - Waggon & Horses, Hyde Road in Gorton
BEER BOOKSHELF - Pubs of Wigan and area
Plough, Heaton Moor, reopened after a major refurbishment
Queens Head (Turners Vaults) on Underbank Stockport reopened after refurbishment
Pub Grub - The Roebuck, Mobberley with Alex Panesh
Pub Of The Month - Albert, Wilmslow Road in Withington
Stagger - Reddish & The Heatons with Angela Walker

 

059 - March 1989

LOCAL BREW - New brewery in Chorlton-on-Medlock
Plough, Heaton Moor closed for major alterations
BEER BOOKSHELF - Beer in Bolton
Festival Latest
Manchester Matters & Pub News
Pub Grub - Setter Dog, Walker Barn near Macclesfield with Alex Panesh
Pub Of The Month - Station Hotel, Wilmslow Road in Didsbury
Stagger - Brinnington & Portwood with Kevin Wright

 

058 - Februry 1989

PRIDE IN THEIR PUB - Trouble at the Red Lion, Cheadle
Forresters, Higher Openshaw refurbished
SO WHAT'S NEW? - Would Sir John Betjeman have supported CAMRA's Pub Preservation Group?
Fallowfield, Wilbraham Road Fallowfield refurbished
ALL SYSTEMS GO! - Stockport's 3rd Beer Festival which will be held in Stockport College
Tops in Heaton Moor reverts back to the Moor Top
BEER BOOKSHELF - World Guide to Beer by Michael Jackson
Broken Promises And Broken Breweries - Greenalls close breweries
Pub Grub - Ye Olde Woolpack, Brinksway in Stockport with Alex Panesh
Pub Of The Month - Greyhound, Bowden Street, Edgeley in Stockport
Stagger - Tour of Banks's pubs in the Stockport & South Manchester branch area

 

057 - January 1989

FESTIVAL FUN
GREENALLS GROSS-OUT

Beer Bookshelf: Egon Ronay's Guide to Good Food in Pubs & Bars
O.G. or A.B.V? - Mysterious abbreviations explained
Dog & Partridge in Didsbury refurbished
Pier One, Withington reopens as Berties Cafe Bar
Manchester Matters and Pub News
Pub Grub - Stockport Arms, Churchgate in Stockport with Alex Panesh
Pub Of The Month - Ye Olde Woolpack, Brinksway in Stockport
Stagger - Hyde Road Hike with Rhys Jones

 

056 - December 1988

CLUBS CLOBBERED - The viability of many clubs under threat from the new, extended pub hours
NEW BREWS - John Smith's, the Tadcaster brewer, introduces a second cask beer Magnet Bitter

Nice Beer, Shame about the food
The Lowdown - Wheelwright, Robinsons low alcohol beer launched
Xmas Cheer - Created a light fruity cake using Robinsons Old Tom
Don't Skid Off The Road This Christmas
Winter Ales with Andy Pringle
Pub Grub - Sun in September on Burnage Lane, Manchester, with Alex Panesh
Pub Of The Month - King's Head on Chancellor Lane, Ardwick, Manchester
Stagger - Shaw Heath Shuffle with Robin Wignall

 

055 - November 1988 Missing

If you should have a copy squirreled away please could we please have an electronic copy.
Please send to webmaster@ssmcamra.co.uk Thanks if you are able to assist.

 

054 - October 1988

NEW HOURS, FACT OR FICTION
GREENALLS HITCH, TETLEY ROLL ON

New Crown - Finishing touches put to the Crown, in Heaton Mersey, Stuart Ballantyne has a look
Letters
New Hours Round Up - Opening Times gives first impressions of the new hours on pubs around Stockport & South Manchester
LOCAL BREW - Looking back on Robinsons on their 150th anniversary
Ladybrook Re-Opens - Bodingtons Ladybrook Hotel on Fir Road, Bramhall, Stockport after renovations
Pub Grub - Holt's Sidings on Broom Lane in Levenshulme, Manchester with John Clarke
Pub Of The Month - Crown on Heaton Lane, Stockport town centre
Stagger - East Didsbury and Heaton Mersey with Ian Saunders

 

053 - September 1988

CHOICE CHOPPED! - AND WILSONS TO GO IN 2 YEARS?
More Breweries Please! - CAMRA' s Independent's Day celebrations struck a chord with Geoff Corfield
HOLIDAY ALE - York with Peter Edwardson
Manchester Matters
THE NEW BREWERIES with Phil Levison who continues his look at 1979
Pub Grub - Midway on New Bridge Lane with John Clarke
Pub Of The Month - Waggon and Horses on Hyde Road, Gorton, Manchester
Stagger - Around Gorton with Rhys Jones

 

052 - August 1988

LOW ALCOHOL - THE LOWDOWN
Carnival Time - CAMRA takes a stall at the annual Castlefield Carnival
The Price Is High - The crazy round of price increases that plague the pub goer was off
THE NEW BREWERIES - Sudden upsurge in 1979 by Phil Levison
Belgium - Land Of Beer with Rhys Jones
Book Review - On the Demon Drink by Jancis Robinson
HOLIDAY ALE - High and Low Peak with Rhys Jones
Pub Grub - Missed the copy date!
Pub Of The Month - Grove on Ashton New Road in Clayton, Manchester
Stagger - Off To Offerton by Andy Cooper

 

051 - July 1988

TIME PLEASE - Time for action on the problems of drunkenness and the violence that accompanies it
Derby Winner? - The Derby in Fallowfield opens after major alterations.
Sun Shines At Last - Sun & Castle, Middle Hillgate win a Tetley-Walker award and follow up by installing cask beer
Horse Rides Again - Horse & Farrier in Gatley, Stockport, reopens after undergoing refurbishment
Book Reviews - Great British Beer Book by Roger Protz - Vintage Pubs and Real Ale in the Manchester Area by Peter Barnes
Belgium Land Of Beer with Rhys Jones
HOLIDAY ALE - Southport and Liverpool with John Clarke
Pithed Off! - After less than 3 years, Stockport's Far Pavilions has re-emerged as the Chestergate Tavern
The New Breweries - 7 newcomers had started since 1977 with Phil Levison
Pub Grub - Station on Manchester Road, Cheadle, Stockport with Alexander Panesh
Pub Of The Month - Sidings on Broom Lane, Levenshulme, Manchester
Stagger - The Clayton Crawl with Stuart Ballantyne

 

050 - June 1988

CHANGE AT LAST - Outdated drinking laws reformed
False Ale - Selling Keg through handpumps
Boddingtons - We are 100
Titanic Sinks
Letters
New Breweries 1976 - 1981 with Phil Levison
Manchester Matters
Pub Grub - Hinds Head on Manchester Road in Heaton Chapel, Stockport
Pub Of The Month - Royal Oak, High Street, Cheadle
Stagger - Gatley and Northenden with Jim Flynn

 

049 - May 1988

WE'RE SORRY - Friday and Saturday night at Stockport Beer Festival cancelled by police
Banks Buy Out
(Pennine) Host Busters
New Breweries 1974 - 1976 with Phil Levison
Manchester Matters
Pub Of The Month - Church in Cheadle Hulme
Stagger - Ardwick, Brunswick and Chorlton-On-Medlock with Rhys Jones

 

048 - April 1988

PRICE LISTS, CAMRA GETS ACTION! - Manchester Trading Standards officer acts
Are Pubs For Families?
Give Us Strength! - A Government ruling compels Brewers to state the alcoholic strength of all beers, wines and ciders
Eccles Lass - Latest special brew rolled out by Lass O'Gowrie, Charles Street, Manchester
The New Breweries Part Two with Philip Levison
Pub Grub - Swan With Two Necks on Prince's Street, Stockport with John Clarke
Pub Of The Month - Britannia on Rowsley Street, just off Ashton Old Road in East Manchester
Stagger - Hiking around The Heatons with Paul Braidley

 

047 - March 1988

OLDHAM BREWERY THE FIGHT IS ON!
Update on the progress of the Second Stockport Beer Festival
The Old Steam Brewery - New cafe bar opens on York Street, Manchester (north of the University)
Pub Shopping
Platform Alterations? - Didsbury's Station on Wilmslow Road is about add an extra room
The New Breweries Part One with Philip Levison
Pub Grub - Angel Inn on Wellington Street, Gorton, Manchester with John Clarke
Pub Of The Year - Ye Olde Vic, Chatham Street, Edgeley, Stockport
Pub Of The Month - Arden Arms on Millgate, Stockport
Stagger - Withington and West Didsbury with Stuart Ballantyne

 

046 - February 1988

BODDIES AXE OLDHAM
FESTIVAL LATEST

Update on the progress of the Second Stockport Beer Festival
East Of Ashburys - The Railway on Pottery Lane, Ashburys, opens and wants to change its name
Diceys Rolls! New outlet in Levenshulme as Dicey Reillys opens
Letters
Driven To Drink? - Upsurge in the sales of low and non-alcohol beers
Holland House? - Robinsons unveil their revamp of the Flying Dutchman on Higher Hillgate, Stockport
Join The Cheshire Set! - Heaton Chapel offers Cheshire country pub atmosphere in Hind's Head, Manchester Road
Pub Grub - Manchester Arms on Wellington Road South with John Clarke
Pub Of The Month - Old Garratt on Granby Row, City Centre, Manchester
Stagger - Beswick and Bradford, The East Side Run with Andy Cooper

 

045 - January 1988

BUY IT SHUT IT! - Brewery takeovers and closures
Open The Gate - Hydes reopen the Gateway, Wilmslow Road, East Didsbury, Manchester after renovations
Real Thatch? - Real ale coming to the Thatched Tavern in Reddish with Tetleys cask Bitter on handpump
WINTER ALES
Phantom Bouncer - Surprise at the Bakers Vaults, Market Place, Stockport where a bouncer materialises then vanishes
Prospects For 88? - Openings, purchases and renovations in the pipeline
Pub Grub - Retrospective of the last two years with John Clarke
Pub Of The Month - Egerton Arms on St. Petersgate, Stockport

 

044 - December 1987

IT'S HOW MUCH A PINT? - Third year of CAMRA's pub prices survey
Clarence Cheer - The Clarence Hotel on Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, re-opens after a 12 month closure
Recipe - Old Tom cake
Pigs' Ear? - Opening date announced for the PIG & BALL BEARING on Hyde Road, Gorton
Local Brew By Rhys Jones - We start an occasional series profiling the breweries supplying local pubs kicking off with Boddingtons
Time For Change - First step taken to reform the outdated licensing hours - the Bill passed its Second Reading
Book Review - A History of Stockport Breweries by Mike Ogden
Pub Grub - Queens Arms on Honey Street, Red Bank (off Cheetham Hill Road) with John Clarke
Pub Of The Month - Horse and Farrier in Gatley, Stockport
Stagger - Halloween Grind In Hazel Grove with Alastair Walker

 

043 - November 1987

CHESTERS GET'S THE CHOP! - Whitbread have announced the closure of their historic Salford Brewery
Newbods & Ridlingtons? - Boddingtons have negotiated with Granada TV to use the Newton & Ridley name
Ale & Darts Stars! - Ladies darts team at the Seven Stars on Ashton Old Road finally joined by a men's team
Pub Grub - Royal Oak on High Street, Stockport (opposite Robinsons Brewery) with John Clarke
Pub Of The Month - Blossoms on Buxton Lane, Heaviley, Stockport
Stagger - Dawdling In Didsbury with Rhys Jones

 

042 - October 1987

WHAT'S IN YOUR PINT?
It's The Computer! - A breakdown in Tetley Walker's multi-million pound computer caused delivery chaos
PIER TWO? - Hot on the heels of Pier One, Fritzby's has opened on Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield opposite Owens Park
Banks's Sell Pub - We learn that Banks's have sold the Gransmoor on Ashton Old Road, Openshaw, Manchester
HOLIDAY ALE - Keighley and Worth Railway with Time lord
Pub Grub - Barleycorn on Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury, Manchester
Pub Of The Month - Nursery on Green Lane, Heaton Norris, Stockport
Stagger - Levenshulme and Longsight with Malcolm Swallow

 

041 - September 1987

NEW BREWS SOUEEZED OUT
Arms For The Man! - Greenall Whitley re-opens the Stockport Arms, St. Petersgate, Stockport after refurbishment
Church Times - Robinsons praised for their refurbishment of the Church, Edgeley, Stockport
Case Of The Hidden Pumps - Grand Metropolitan hide away Wilsons handpumps
HOLIDAY ALE - Oxford with Martin Wystryk
Pub Grub - Station on Manchester Road, Cheadle, Stockport with John Clarke
Pub Of The Month - Ye Olde Vic, Chatham Street, Edgeley, Stockport

 

040 - August 1987

LAGER -THE TRUTH! - At Last The Facts About British ''Continental'' Lagers
Crescent Turns The Corner - Old Brewery on Bell Crescent, Beswick re-opened and re-named as the Crescent
HANDS OFF! - That is the clear message to Robinsons following a survey of the public at the Stockport Beer Festival
Greenalls Chop - The closure of Wem Brewery in Shropshire announced by Greenall Whitley
HOLIDAY ALE - Morecambe with John Clarke
Slop It! - Busy pub in our area has inspection by Local Authority & warned against unsavoury practice
Pub Grub - Gransmoor on Ashton Old Road, Openshaw, Manchester with John Clarke
Pub Of The Month - Manchester Arms, Welllngton Road South, Stockport
Stagger - Bramhall By Bus - A gem of a tour with Andy Cooper

 

039 - July 1987

BACK BRITAIN'S INDEPENDANT BREWERS -Takeovers in brewing industry continue to restrict the drinkers choice
Dallas Comes To Town - JRs Place, formerly the Old Rams Head on Higher Hillgate, latest adition to Stockport drinking scene
On The Right Track - Greenall Whitley's Railway on the A6 in Stockport re-opens after refurbishment
PIER 1 - REAL ALE 2: Pier One, a new wine bar, has opened on Copson Street, Withington, Manchester
Midway Murder - The Midway, New Bridge Lane, one of Stockports' first free houses sold to Courage
HOLIDAY ALE - Chester with Humphrey Hrggins
Pub Grub - Mersey Vale on Didsbury Road,Heaton Mersey, Stockport with John Clarke
Pub Of The Month - Grafton Arms, Grafton Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester
Stagger - Rambling Through Rusholme with Rhys Jones

 

038 - June 1987

ELECTION SPECIAL!
CAMRA ASKS: Where do the parties stand on the drinkers biggest threat: Brewery takeovers and mergers?

By George! - The re-furbished George, Mersey Square, Stockport, re-opened
Ask The Family! - With Jim Flynn.
Pub Grub - Strawberry Duck on Crabtree Lane, Clayton, Manchester with John Clarke.
Pub Of The Month - Crown on Middle Hillgate, Stockport
Stagger - The Goyt Valley Ramble with Peter Edwardson

 

037 - May 1987

IS THE PRICE RIGHT?   MAKE MINE MILD
Romper Plans - Boddingtons once again put in plans permission to revamp the Romper, Pin Fold Lane, Ringway
Goodbye, Squire - Obituary for the Old Grey Horse in Didsbury which has become Squires
Turners Taps - Stolen old brass & ceramic spirit taps from the Queens Head (Turners Vaults) on Underbank recovered
Pub Grub - Grove Hotel, Hazel Grove, Stockport with John Clarke
Pub Of The Month - Queens Arms on Stockport Road, Cheadle
Stagger - Up and Down Hyde Road with John Clarke.

 

036 - April 1987

THE E.E.C. DAMBUSTERS - European Court of Justisce challenge West Germany's pure beer laws
Monroes - The pub on London Road, Manchester undergoes a major revamp
OUT OF TOWN - Places to visit around and about: Eccles with Hurnphrey Higgins
Festival Bulletin - Update on Stockport's First Beer Festival
On The Right Lines - New Tenants at Holt's Railway on Manshaw Road, Openshaw, Manchester
Pub Grub - Bowling Green on Grafton Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester with John Clarke
Pub Of The Month - Romper (Red Lion) on the corner of Pinfold Lane and Yewtree Lane, Ringway Airport, Manchester
Stagger - The Cheadle Challenge with Rhys Jones

 

035 - March 1987

IT'S A CON! - Disgraceful practice of dispensing keg beer through handpumps is coming to light
£2M Pubs Plan - Whitbread Delamere Inns to spend £2 MiIIion on pub refurbishment
Waggons Roll - The Waggon & Horses (Holts), Hyde Road, Gorton, selected for the 1987 Good Beer Guide
Festival Bulletin - Update on Stockport's First Beer Festival
Pub Grub - Davenport Arms, Woodford, Stockport with Andy Cooper
Pub Of The Year - Crown on Heaton Lane, Stockport
Pub Of The Month - Tatton Arms, Moss Nook, Manchester
Stagger - Toping Round Town - The City Centre Crawl with Stuart Ballantyne.

 

034 - February 1987

TAKE THE FIZZ OUT OF LAGER
Festival Bulletin - Update on Stockport's First Beer Festival
OUT OF TOWN - Places to visit around and about: Buxton with Jock Stroller
Price List - A look back at 1961 prices
Midland Moves - The Midland, Wellington Road North, Stockport has recently opened after refurbishment
Pub Grub - City Arms on Kennedy Street, City Centre, Manchester with John Clarke
Pub Of The Year - Crown on Heaton Lane, Stockport
Pub Of The Month - Hare and Hounds on Abbey Hey Lane, Abbey Hey, Manchester
Stagger - Bottled on Burnage Lane with Peter Edwardson

 

033 - January 1987

BASS GET IT WRONG! - Fobs Wine Bar in Didsbury & the Hope Inn, Heaton Norris change to traditional beers, but that's all
There's A Treat In Store - The First Stockport Beer Festival announced [what no cider!]
Busy Boddies - Boddingtons complete 2 major refurbishments. OId Garratt (Princess Street) & Victoria Tavern in Bramhall
Hosts Of Changes - Pennine Hosts refurbish the Levenshulme, Pack Horse, Victoria, Midway and Crown (Longsight)
Royal Oak - The rebuilt Royal Oak (High Street, Stockport) reopens
Station, Makes A Ton - The Station, Didsbury, first licensed on 20 November. 1886
Freshly Minted - Genuinely free houses springing up in industrial East Manchester
Dog Gone! - The Dog & Partrldge in Heaton Mersey re-opened as the Mersey Vale
Top Stars - Holt's refurbished Seven Stars on Ashton Old Road re-opens
Pub Grub - Boars Head, Market Place, Stockport with John Clarke
Stagger - The Wet Walk: Edgeley Blind Side Crawl with Andy Cooper

 

032 - December 1986

BASS TO GET IT RIGHT? - Bass changes its policy allowing switch from keg to cask
COUNTY FOR THE BIG LEAGUE? - National distribution of the flagship beer, Ruddles County
Winter Ales - Taste the warmth of Christmas past with these hot, spiced, mulled ales
Church Times - After being closed for a number of months the Church in Northenden has reopened
Bottling Store - Jever, a true German (Friesland) lager available in ASDA!
Reaping The Benefit - Introduction of a new bottled beer, Vintage Harvest Ale, by Manchester brewers John Willie Lees
END OF THE FAG! - House of Commons passed the first reading of a bill aimed at creating no-smoking areas in pubs
Pub Grub - Marble Arch on Rochdale Road, Collyhurst, Manchester
Pub Of The Month - Holt's Claremont on Claremont Road, Moss Side, Manchester
Stagger - High In Higher Openshaw with Rhys Jones

 

031 - November 1986

STUFF THIS GREAT BASS! - Only 1 in 4 local Bass licensees are able to sell the beer
IS THE PRICE RIGHT? - Almost one in three of our areas' pubs don't display their prices
Pack 'Em In! - Chesters Big Lamp on Higher Hillgate reopened and re-named (Pack Horse) after refurbishment
CASTLED - The Castlewood, Bridge Street Brow, reopened after extensive refurbishment
Swan Upping - Wilson's Swan on Shaw Heath, Stockport, has reopened
Beer Drinkers Bible - CAMRA published the fourteenth edition of the Good Beer Guide
Letters to the Editor
Pub Grub - Little Jack Horners on Wellington Street, Stockport
Pub Of The Month - Swan With Two Necks on Princes Street, Stockport
Stagger - The Reddish Route March with Jim Flynn

 

030 - October 1986

ANOTHER MILESTONE - Banks build third new pub, Milestone on Burnage Lane, Burnage, Manchester
Holiday Ale - 4 Blackpool: Coastal highlights
Dog Gone - Despite several stays of execution, Boddingtons Buck & Dog, in Stockport closed
Pub Grub - Manor House in Withington
Pub Of The Month - Churcn Inn, Ardwick Green, Manchester
Stagger - The Abbey Hey Crawl with Angela Walker

 

029 - September 1986

A RUDDLING SHAME! - Ruddles of Langham, Rutland, taken over by Grand Metropolitan
Manchester Shown Up - Manchester Show has no Mancunian beer, only Scottish & Newcastle's keg Scotch Bitter
Holiday Ale - 3 York: Patrolling Eboracum
Don't Be Vague! - Transformation of Woolpack, on Brinksway, Stockport, into the towns latest freehouse
Pub Grub - Griffin on Didsbury Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport
Pub Of The Month - Strawberry Duck on Crabtree Lane, Clayton, Manchester
Stagger - Stockport Ten Years On! with Humphrey Higgins

 

028 - August 1986

TIME FOR CHANGE - Defeat of Sunday Trading Bill kiboshes reform of our antiquated Licensing Law
Holiday Ale - 2 Anglesey: A jaunt around Ynys Môn
Letters to the Editor
New Face At The Old - Kay Ord takes over at Ye Olde Vic, Shaw Heath, Stockport
Romper Re-Run - Boddingtons again try to knock about the Red Lion (Romper) out in Ringway
Comparisons - Tetley Walkers offer beer from three of their breweries, Boddington and Whitbread only one
Pub Grub - Grafton on Grafton Street, Chorlten-on-Medlock, Stockport
Pub Of The Month - Bakers Vaults in the Market Place, Stockport
Stagger - A Homage To Holts with John Clarke

 

027 - July 1986

SLEIGHT OF HAND - Greenall Whitley's despicable use of fake handpumps
Holiday Ale - 1 The Lake District: Pub bagging in the English Lakes
Head For The Axe? - Changes at the Kings Head on Chancellor Lane, Ardwick, Manchester
Mild Matters - Boddingtons axe milds and serve Higsons instead
Pub Grub - Red Bull on Middle Hillgate, Stockport
Pub Of The Month - Crown on Heaton Lane, Stockport
Stagger - Out In Openshaw with John Clarke

 

026 - June 1986

WILSONS TO STOP BREWING IN MANCHESTER
EIGHT INTO ONE WON'T GO!
Book Review - Beer, Bed and Breakfast edited by Roger Protz
How Many Tunnes Make 3? - Robinsons plans for the Three Tunnes, Hazel Grove, Stockport approved
Francly Amazing! - The Drovers Inn on Ashton Old Road, Openshaw, is about to be transformed into a French themed pub
Mild Matters
New premium bitter from Burtonwood to be called JBA
Pub Grub - The Waldorf, Gore Street, off Piccadilly, Manchester
Pub Of The Month - Boars Head, Market Place, Stockport with Humphrey Higgins
Stagger - Offerton by Omnibus with Peter Edwardson

 

025 - May 1986

Landlord To Go As Robinsons 'Do' The Union
Reddish Round-Up
Farmer Hosts - The Farmers, previously the Farmers Arms in Cheadle Heath, Stockport converted by Hosts
Northenden News
Gassy Ale at Inflated Prices
Tin Time - Celebrating the first canned beer of 1935 vintage
Websters of Halifax launch new strong Premium Bitter, Websters Choice
Pub Grub - Egerton Arms, St. Petersgate, Stockport
Pub Of The Month - New Inn, Wellington Road South, Stockport with Humphrey Higgins
Stagger - Ardwick, Brunswick And Chorlton-on-Medlock with Rhys Jones

 

024 - March 1986

A SLOPPY BUSINESS! Recycling slops into kegs and barrels
Over The Top? - Pennine Hosts inflict identikit on two more locals
Granted! - Justices reject 11 pm extension in Trafford, Salford & Eccles districts but green in Manchester
Hyde Road Axe Latest - Road widening plans changed
Pub Grub - Sun in September, Burnage Lane, Manchester with John Clarke
Pub Of The Month - Crown on Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester with Stuart Ballantyne
Stagger - The Cheadle Crawl with Andy Cooper

 

023 - March 1986

PLANNERS AXE HANGS OVER 15 PUBS
Imperial Echos - The Imperial on Birch Street, West Gorton, Manchester sold
Manchester's First Juke Box? - An article from a 1907 Manchester Guardian will enlighten
New Welsh Brewery Starts Up - Plassey Brewery, Eyton, Wrexham founded
Pub Grub - Bakers Vaults on the Market Place, Stockport
Pub Of The Year 1985 - Red Bull, Middle Hillgate, Stockport
Pub Of The Month - Midway on Newbridge Lane, Stockport with Rhys Jones
Stagger - A Wet Night In East Manchester with Rhys Jones

 

022 - February 1986

CAMRA JOINS PUSH FOR EXTRA TIME!
CAMRA Fights 'Romper' Plans - Plans submitted for "develpment" of Red Lion on Pinfold Lane
Send Them Victorious! - The Retirement of Bob & Doreen Smyth of the Victoria in Withington
Tetleys Take The Oak - The Shady Oak In Bramhall sold
Pub Grub - Church on Ardwick Green, Manchester
Pub Of The Month - Grapes, Castle Street, Edgeley, Stockport with Johnh Clarke
Stagger - The Withington Wander & Didsbury Dawdle with Andy Cooper

 

021 - January 1986

TAKEOVERS - THE THREAT TO YOUR PINT!
Palatial Alexandria! - Former Wilsons Alexandria on Mill Street, Philips Park has been smartened up
Pub Grub - The Castlewood, Bridge Street Brow, Stockport
Castle Mxxxx - The facts about the "Aussies favourite lager"
Manchester Prices - All outlets in Manchester City Centre surveyed for both prices and whether there were legible price lists.
Belle Vue Disco Pubs
Pub Of The Month - Blossoms, Buxton Road, Heavily, Stockport with Humphrey Higgins
Stagger - A Motor Tour Of Wythenshawe Pubs with Jim Flynn

 

020 - December 1985

WELCOME! Circulation vastly increased
Requiem For The Oak - Royal Oak on High Street, Stockport closes for 6 month refit
Withington Ail House? - Shenanigans with dispence methods at Pennine Host's Withington Ale House
Support Your Free Houses
Jennings Comes To Town - Jennings 'Bitter, from Cockermouth, Cumbria now on sale locally
Pub News
Pub Grub - Royal Oak on Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester
Pub Of The Month - Bridgewater on Chestergate, Stockport
Stagger - Gatley and Northenden with John Clarke

 

019 - November 1985 Missing

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018 - October 1985

Pub Price List - CAMRA survey shows 1/3rd of pubs ignore the law
Banks Buy Cheadle Railway Station on Manchester Road
Round Britain Drinker - An Eisteddford Diary with Rhys Jones
Duke of Edinburgh on Mill Street, Clayton, Manchester has a new landlord
Goodbye to Hartleys
Pub Grub - Longsight on Kirkmanshulme Lane, Longsight, Manchester
Pub Of The Month - Cheadle Hulme on Station Road, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport
A Round In The Town - Boozers Bliss, The Hyde Road Crawl with Andy Cooper

 

018 - September 1985 Missing

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016 - August 1985

THE SINKING OF SIMPKISS
Round Britain Drinker - The Scottish Highlands with Jock Stroller
News from Hazel Grove
Farewell Marie - landlady of the Seven Stars, Ashton Old Road retires
Pub Grub - Travellers Call on Ashton Old Road
Pub Of The Month - Castlewood on Bridge Street Brow, Market Place, Stockport
A Round In The Town - Longsight and Levenshulme with Carole Brooke

 

015 - July 1985 Missing

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014 - June 1985

BODDY SNATCHERS
Scan is of less than optimal quality - apologies

Round Britain Drinker - A Tyneside Selection with Carole Brookes & Theakston
The Lion Roars - White Lion on Wilmslow Road, Withington opens after re-vamp
New Bridgewater - Former Wilsons Bridgewater on Chestergate, Stockport re-opens as a free house
A bit of the blarney - Midway on Stockport Road in Longsight, Manchester has been refurbished as 'ethnic Irish'
Pub Grub - Lass O' Gowrie on Charles Street, City Centre, Manchester
Pub Of The Month - Red Bull on Lower Hillgate, Stockport
A Round In The Town - The Rusholme Ramble with Andy Cooper

 

012 - April 1985 and 013 - May 1985 Missing

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011 - March 1985

POUND A PINT?
Websters and Wilsons Merge
Open Arms for Gorton - Banks re-open the Gorton Arms (former Gorton Brook)
Whitbread Real Ale Gain - Gardeners Arms, Gorton Lane has a bit of money spent on it
Round Britain Drinker - Beef, Battlements & Breathtaking Breaks in Northumberland with Jim Flynn
Ten Years Hard Labour - 10 yeas in the Good Beer Guide for Coach & Horses, London Road opposite Piccadilly Station
The Crown Affair - The Crown, Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, closed for alteration
Old House At Home on Burton Road, Withington reopens after re-furbishment
Pub of the Year 1985 - Manchester Arms, Wellington Road South, Stockport with Humphrey Higgins
Pub Of The Month - Nelson Tavern, Wellington Road South, Stockport
A Round In The Town - The Edgeley Escapade with Jock Stroller

 

010 - February 1985

PUB TROUBLES
Guest of Pennine Hosts - An invitation to go on a pub-crawl with Pennine Host
CON PLEASE: You're in Greenall Whitley Land - Fake handpumps
Video Nasty - Review of the Sailsbury's renovation
Round Britain Drinker - Farewell to Yates and Jacksons
Winkle Picker - Winkles Brewery are moving from Buxton to Congleton
Shady Neighbour - The Shady Lady (adjacent to Salisbury) becomes sports bar
Traditional Cider On Sale In Withington - Lancashire Heroes on Burton Road
King Of The Jungle - Rampant Lion on Anson Road opens
Pub Of The Month - Seven Stars on Ashton Old Road, Beswick(?), Manchester with Rhys Jones

 

009 - January 1985

HIGH FLYER! A pint aboard a 707
Changes in the Grove - The Three Tunnes to undergo alterations
Round Britain Drinker - A jaunt along the North Wales coast with Phil Levison
Heard At The Bar - Round-up of local news
A Round In The Town - Hillgate Crawl with John Clarke

 

008 - Christmas 1984

TAKING THE PITH!
Banks's Progress Further
Greenall's Gain - Pack Horse, Ashton Old Road, Openshaw, Manchester
A Round In The Town - Gorton Gamble & The Abbey Hey Hobble with Angela Walker

 

007 - December 1984

BANK'S PROGRESS
Change at Victoria - The Victoria in Withington incorporates the off license next door.
Red Revolution - Dispence changes at the Red Lion Withington
R.I.P. Grafton - The Grafton Arms on Grafton Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester closes
Pub Of The Month - Kings Head on Chancellor Lane, Ardwick, Manchester with Rhys Jones
A Round In The Town - The Hazel Grove Crawl with Alan Seal

 

006 - November 1984

Morning Story - Sam Smith's had dropped the strength of their Old Brewery Bitter
Sunrise In Burnage - Sam Smiths open The Sun in September
More Hosts - The Salisbury (near Oxford Road Station) closed for renovation
Old House At Home renovations delayed
All Change At The Station - new licensee at Station, Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester
Round Britain Drinker With The Ales Of The Dales - A Trip To Keighley
The Lions Tale - Three Lions in Withington [and not the England football team!]
Hosts Jokes! - Pennine Hosts offer is a bit lacking
A Round In The Town - Hyde Road Crawl with Malcolm Swallow
Pub Of The Month - Ye Olde Vic on King Street West, Edgeley Stockport

 

004 August 1984 and 005 September 1984 Missing

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003 - August 1984

Yesterday's Man!
Trophy - A look at where to find the cask variety
Letters
Church Ardwick Green refurbished
A Round In The Town - Openshaw & Ashton Old Road with Leigh Musselwhite
Pub Of The Month - Station, Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester

 

002 - July 1984

Robies Rape! Defend your Robinsons local
Extra Time
GONE! - The boarded up Bee Hive on Petersgate has been sold
Alterations At The Prince Of Wales - Ashton Old Road, Openshaw, Manchester
Tiger at Ye Olde Vic
Hidden Talents - Kings Arms discovered hidden amongst the walks and closes between Upper Brook Street and Ardwick Green South
A Round In The Town - Clayton with John Clarke

 

001 - June 1984

Beautiful Boddies? - What's Happened To The Famous Brew
WELCOME TO OPENING TIMES
Closing Times - The Grove Inn, Norbury Street, Stockport closes
New Head at The Kings Head, Chancellor Lane, Ardwick, Manchester
South Manchester CAMRA Pub of the Year 1983 - Griffin, Didsbury Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport
Happy Days - Money off your pint
A Round In The Town - Stockport centre with Rhys Jones
Pub Of The Month - Florist Hotel on Shaw Heath, Stockport

* Back in 1976, the Branch, and hence Opening Times, covered a much wider area, including what are now the boroughs of Salford, Trafford and even as far as Warrington!

 

009 - November 1976

Beer Exhibition Special
Report on Beer Festival staged in Wythenshaw Forum
Robbies pub re-opens after fire - Forresters in Openshaw
The Column that Jack Built
That was the pint that was
Mr Traffords Diary
Letters
Warrington Column
Stagger - Wythenshaw with Alan Kellet
William Hiccup Column

 

008 - October 1976

POLLARDS IN THE CENTRE?
Hand Pumps in Turnpike
Worth passing a few pubs for
The Other Hard Men
UMIST ale
Going for a Burton - Run down on Burton brewers
My pot runneth over
Warrington Column
Crossword
Stagger - Wilmslow with Graham Lister and R Longden
William Hiccup Column

 

007 - September 1976

Beer Exhibition (beer festival)
Boddies on the Fylde Coast
Everything in the garden's Lovely especially the ale
I want to go home - Memories of the Boot and Shoe near Nottingham
Beer & Canals - Cheshire Ring pub crawl
Letters
Stagger - Central Stockport with Graham Cundall
William Hiccup Column - Tetley Bittermen rule OK, Fairer Deal For City Centre

 

006 - August 1976

Beer Festival at Last
Whitbread speaker at a branch meeting!
Customs and Export
Real Ale in South West Wales
Warrington Column
All our Yesterdays with David K Hall
Back Page - Branch Miscellany
Stagger - Belle View with Graham Cundall and Graham Lister
William Hiccup Column - Middle Leg, Free Youngs!

 

005 - July 1976

Regional Row (2)
Once upon a time {article about pub signs}
Brewery News
Warrington Column
Stagger - Altrincham with Mike Rottenbury

 

004 - June 1976

Regional Row
Local Beer Festivals - Including Glossop
Kamra-Kazi - Branch trip to Isle of Man
Brewery News
New (Wilsons!) Pub for Altrincham
Early Days of Bass
Crossword
Stagger - Chorlton-on-Medlock and Rusholme - Author unknown

 

003 - May 1976

CAMRA offered a pub! - Manchester Arms (Manchester)
CAMRA Beer Tent at Glossop Carnival
Salford 100 Club
Real Ale at the Royal Exchange Theatre?
Get on your bike
Opening Times's first appology printed!
The Burton Brewers
Wilsonification - Article about on that Newton Heath brewer
Letters
Back Page - Branch Miscellany [including historic advert from Spong and Co]
     Read more about Spong and Co here
     [Apparently they are world(?) famous for meat/vegitable mincers]

 

002 - April 1976

Campaigns from the beginning
Branch to run beer tent
     Is this the first Beer Festival?
SPOM - Society for the Preservation Of Mild
     Is this the begining of Mild Challenge?
New beer from Bass
Letters
Branch Matters

 

001 - March 1976

First Edition
AGM - Chairman's Report
Sam Smiths in the North West
Remember the Brighton 12
Branch Matters