News Update

Here is a list of branch events and other real ale events known to the branch.

  • 19th August – Day out in Chester – Meet at Central Station 11:00 for 11:15 train19th August – Day out in Chester – Meet at Central Station 11:00 for 11:15 train
  • 2nd September – Inter-branch Bowls Tournament - Northern Club, Elm Avenue, Crosby, L23; from 1pm.
  • 23rd September – Coach to Bridgnorth for the Michaelmas festival. Depart: Ship & Mitre @ 9:45am.To reserve a seat, please contact:  £5 deposit required
  • 24th September – Ferry across the Mersey then a walk from Seacombe to New Brighton stopping off at various pubs along the
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The judging process for this year’s competition is now complete. All the judges have now submitted their scores and I can now announce a winner.

Firstly, before I do, I would like to give a big thank you to all the judges, nine of them in all, for spending their own free time (and money !) to visit all five pubs on the shortlist TWICE in the space of only six weeks...I hope it wasn’t too onerous a task !

Secondly, the competition was very close this year, particularly between the top two, with under 60 points between sounds a lot, but believe me….it isn’t

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locale logo As a result of recent research & monitoring, three pubs/bars within the Crosby/Waterloo/Blundellsands area will be added to the list of LocAle pubs in the next edition of Merseyale. The Barbacoa, the Royal Hotel and The Edinburgh regularly sell beers from Rock the Boat Brewery in Crosby as well as other local beers. These join the numerous other pubs who are Locale accredited in this area.
Barbacoa , 47-51 Mersey View, L22 6QA
Royal Hotel , Marine Terrace, L22 5PR
Edinburgh, 119 College Rd, L23 3AS

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HofS Logo The Abbey on Hanover Street closed it’s doors suddenly in the last few weeks of June but all is not lost.
Soon after we received a Press Release from Head of Steam stating that this site has been identified as their new pub in the heart of the city centre. Some of you may remember the original HoS, which was located within Lime Street Station. It went into decline several years ago and eventually closed two years ago only to be re-developed / re-opened by Wetherspoon as The North Western.

The Head of Steam brand is now owned and operated by

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Big Bog BreweryBig Bog Brewery will have a temporary bar at Haydock Park Races on 29th / 30th September.

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Our colleagues from Cheshire need help so, if you fancy volunteering at a (fairly) local beer festival ….

The 3 rd Cheshire Beer Festival will be held on 10 th & 11 th November at Chester Racecourse

As usual, they need volunteers for a variety of roles both during the festival and also for set-up / take-down.

Note: Jobs are allocated on a rota basis during each session & you may be given a variety of tasks.

Most jobs are serving beer, but other essential jobs include door, glasses, vouchers & games.

If there are any jobs you would prefer NOT to

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IMAG0945 Saturday October 7th .

Depart Ship & Mitre 11am.

The Blue Bell at Halkyn. See an apple pressing courtesy of Deeside Ciders.
The Raven at Llanarmon-Yn- Ial. Specialising in local cider and beers.
The Helter Skelter at Frodsham. Multi-award winning CAMRA pub.
Send names to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for seats (with a mobile num).
Please Note: a max of two names per email booking due to demand.
Seat price is free due to “Cider Month” Liverpool branch campaign.

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20170617 132617Congratulations to Tarn Hows Brewery for winning 'Beer of the Festival' with Blueberry and Vanilla Oatmeal Stout.

A well deserved award.

Award presented on volunteer thankyou trip to Hawkshead.





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Real Ale Events St George's Hall Beer Festival 

Over 200 different real ales, ciders and bottled beers 

Thursday 28th September - Saturday 30th September 2017

£2 discount on a full card (previously £12) for CAMRA members

Valid Thursday evening session and Friday Daytime Session only.

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rosecoe head The Roscoe Head is one of just five pubs to be listed in 45 editions of the Good Beer Guide
· The Guide announces eight new breweries in Merseyside & Cheshire
· The Cricketers in St Helens is named one of the UK’s Top 16 pubs according to CAMRA
As CAMRA unveils the 45th edition of the Good Beer Guide it congratulates the Roscoe Head in Liverpool for the outstanding achievement of being listed in every single Guide, demonstrating a consistent high standard of quality beer served in a fantastic setting.
The Roscoe Head joins just four other pubs from across the

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  • Diary
  • Liverpool & Districts POTY Winner 2017
  • LocAle
  • Head of Steam
  • Haydock Park Races
  • Cheshire Beer Festival
  • Cider Trip Details
  • Beer of the Festival
  • MerseyAle September
  • St George's Hall Beer Festival
  • CAMRA congratulates the Roscoe Head for 45 years of excellence

Branch Diary

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CAMRA Members - Are you missing out

Take noticeLiverpool & Districts CAMRA keeps in touch with members on email on a regular basis: giving a synopsis on all beery events (both CAMRA and non-CAMRA) and special news such as pub awards, and reminders about branch socials and meetings.

We are keeping members up to date with what is going on within the branch without using CAMRA funds on snail mail letters.

Liverpool & Districts are keen to keep in touch. So, if you are a CAMRA Member and want to be kept up to date with what’s happening, both locally and nationally, please make sure that your email address is logged on the CAMRA website.

This is very easy to do:

  • Log onto the CAMRA website –
  • Click the Login tab and sign in with your membership number and password (your postcode).
  • Click the My Membership tab then click Edit your membership information.
  • Click Enter/Amend My Record. Edit and Save your changes.

Any problems? email the branch Membership Secretary 

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Members can use to search for details of pubs across the UK and then look up details such as opening times, descriptions, facilities and of course details of the real ale and cider on offer.

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Liverpool & District CAMRA:

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