August 2017 Branch Meeting

Posted on Wednesday, 23 August 2017 02:07

Our August branch meeting will be in The Abbey Hotel ( All members are welcome to attend our branch meetings and they start at 8PM. You can view the event details on Facebook.

The Abbey Hotel
The Abbey Hotel

Cricketers wins again!

Posted on Friday, 18 August 2017 06:00

The Cricketers Arms Pub

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.

August social - Rainhill Pub Walk

Posted on Thursday, 10 August 2017 06:00

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:

  • Manor Farm, Mill Lane, Rainhill, L35 6NE
  • Ship Inn, Warrington Road, Rainhill, L35 6PE
  • Commercial Hotel, 12 Station Road, Rainhill, L35 0LP
  • Victoria Hotel, Warrington Road, Rainhill, L35 0LR
  • Skew Bridge Alehouse, 5 Dane Court, Rainhill, L35 4LU

A link to the event on Facebook is here


Phoenix Relaunch

Posted on Friday, 07 July 2017 20:43

 The Phoenix

The Phoenix ( is hosting its relaunch event on 8th July at 7pm. All are welcome, and there's a CAMRA membership stand for those who'd like to join!

Visit to Rainford Pubs

Posted on Thursday, 15 June 2017 15:54

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.

Committee Meeting 14 June 2017

Posted on Wednesday, 14 June 2017 14:06

As posted on our Facebook and Twitter accounts, our next committee meeting will be tonight at 8pm in The Skew Bridge Alehouse. All members are welcome to attend.

CAMRA’s Manifesto for the 2017 General Election

Posted on Friday, 12 May 2017 12:20

CAMRA’s Manifesto for the 2017 General Election

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:

  1. Beer - Celebrate and promote Britain’s 1,540 breweries
  2. Pubs - Support action to help pubs thrive
  3. Consumers - Represent the interests of pub goers, beer cider and perry drinkers

You can read CAMRA’s full manifesto here

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

Thinking of becoming more involved in the campaign and a CAMRA member? Take a look at our detailed election guidance here



Branch Meeting and Cider POTY Award (24/05/17)

Posted on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 12:30

Wed 24th May - Cricketers Arms Boundary Bar, Town Centre

Award Presentation (Cider Pub of the Year) 7:30pm

Branch meeting 8pm

The award presentation will be at 7:30pm, followed by the meeting at 8pm. All members are welcome.

St Helens branch AGM Election Nomination forms

Posted on Friday, 24 February 2017 14:33

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.

Forms are to be returned to either the Branch Membership Secretary at 79 Amanda Road, Rainhill, L35 8PW or Merseyside and Cheshire Regional Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by Friday 21st April 2017.

Upcoming meeting dates

Posted on Wednesday, 08 February 2017 12:04
  • 8th February - Wheatsheaf, Sutton. Branch meeting
  • 22nd February - Sun, Prescot. Committee meeting
  • 8th March - Union, St Helens Town Centre. Branch meeting (Deadline for POTY forms)
  • 22nd March - Stanley, Ecccleston 
  • 13th April - Social at The Cricketers, Town Centre
  • 26th April - Annual General meeting at The Sefton, Town Centre

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.

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