Connoisseur Ales (121-125 Church St, St. Helens, WA9 1JS) is opening its doors to the public to celebrate its 3rd birthday. Open days will be:
Twelve Connoisseur Ales beers will be available including a selection of new beers - Gorse Flower Gold, Transylvania Pale, Kaffir Lime Sour, Liquorice Stout and an 18-month lagered Tropical Maibock.
They will also have 20 ciders & perries available throughout. CAMRA discount will apply to all beers as usual and they're extending the discount to include ciders for the birthday weekend.
AND, as luck would have it, Friday the 1st coincides with our September social, so all members come along and join in!
Our August branch meeting will be in The Abbey Hotel (https://whatpub.com/pubs/STH/18/abbey-hotel-st-helens). All members are welcome to attend our branch meetings and they start at 8PM. You can view the event details on Facebook.
For the third year in a row, The Cricketers Arms has won the Regional Pub of the Year award, after winning the 2017 Merseyside Pub of the Year and the Merseyside Cider Pub of the Year too. This latest win now puts them in the running for the super-regionals and we wish them the best of luck. Our congratulations go out to Andy and Denise at The Cricketers for once again having all their hard work pay off!
Changes to the pub this year include a new second beer garden, and a 100-strong gin bar to go with the wide selection of real ales and ciders.
We are doing a pub walk around Rainhill on Friday August 18th 2017
All welcome. If you want to join us please make your way to the Manor around 7pm. We aim to set off for
the next pub around 7:30pm. The pubs we aim to visit include:
A link to the event on Facebook is here
We will be touring some of the real ale pubs in Rainford on Friday, so bring your beer scoring hats. We are meeting at The Phoenix at 7:15pm, then setting off shortly afterwards in FREE taxis. After being dropped off at The Junction Inn, we will be visiting the Labour Club, Golden Lion and the Derby Arms. Our last stop will be The Star, where we will be getting our complimentary taxis back to St Helens centre.
On the 8 June, the UK will go to the polls for the General Election. We need your help to ensure Candidates in the St Helens area know how important beer and pubs are to you as a potential voter.
CAMRA is asking General Election Candidates to pledge their support for Britain’s pub goers and beer drinkers by committing to do the following if elected:
You can read CAMRA’s full manifesto here www.camra.org.uk/pledgeforpubs
By working together in 2015, we persuaded 1,160 Candidates to pledge support for beer and pubs. As a result of this, we had 211 MPs who had promised to speak up in Parliament on our behalf.
We need to make sure that beer and pubs stay at the top of the political agenda in the next five years. Please ask your local candidates to pledge for pubs by visiting www.camra.org.uk/pledgeforpubs
Thinking of becoming more involved in the campaign and a CAMRA member? Take a look at our detailed election guidance here
The award presentation will be at 7:30pm, followed by the meeting at 8pm. All members are welcome.