Champion Beer of Britian - Vote NOW!

Posted on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 14:33

It's time to vote for your favourite local beers for Champion Beer of Britain! Deadline for entries 01/11/17.
After voting, spread the word with #votecbob

Awards Presentation - Regional POTY 2017

Posted on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 12:14


After The Cricketers Arms won the regional stage of the CAMRA Pub of the Year, we are holding an awards presentation at this excellent pub. The event will take place on Sat 30th September at 3pm, and the landlords Andy and Denise will be supplying a free buffet!

Applications for Pubs Officer

Posted on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 12:05

As our previous pubs officer stepped down, we are taking applications from people who would like to be the new pubs officer. Applications to be our new pubs officer should be in by the next committee meeting on 11th Oct.

September 2017 Committee Meeting

Posted on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 12:47

Our next committee meeting will be at the Old Mill in Prescot (, on Wed 13th at the usual time of 8PM. The Facebook event is here

Connoisseur Birthday Bash

Posted on Monday, 28 August 2017 22:27

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:

  • Friday September 1st between 4pm and 10pm
  • Saturday September 2nd between 12 noon and 10pm

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!

August 2017 Branch Meeting

Posted on Wednesday, 23 August 2017 06:00

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 21:24

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 16:54

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.

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