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.
AGM election nomination forms are now available for download on the link below.
A member is able to stand for both elections as Chair or to the Committee.
All meetings start at 8pm and all members are welcome at all meetings though only committee members can vote at those meetings. Please arrive at the meetings in a sober state consistent with showing respect to other members.
We have shortlisted the contenders for the pub of the year 2017 using the beer scores that members have submitted. The contenders are:
Voting is limited to members of St Helens CAMRA.
Forms can also be posted or handed in to:
121 - 125 Church St
Closing date for the voting is the 8th March at the members meeting.
Download your form below.