Sir Ralph Abercromby & St Michaels Development

The St. Michael’s Partnership – the team behind the transformational development proposed in the heart of Manchester – is providing the public with a further chance to view the plans next week ahead of the submission of the planning application.

Next week’s final consultation event is being held at Central Library. Members of the public are welcome to attend the event in order to view the plans, discuss the proposals with key members of the project team and provide their feedback.

Venue: Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester

Date and Time: Wednesday 19 October, open from 11:30am to 7pm

More information about the plans can be seen at Anyone who wishes to provide their feedback on the plans can email or call a dedicated Freephone information line on 0800 032 5725.

Camra Calling!?

Did you hear us?

Using a new bit of kit we sent out a new newsletter out to all our members to keep them up to date with some of the activities within the branch. It does seem that this may not have reached as many as intended. It may also have gone to some outside the branch! A bit random, but a work in progress.

While we sort this out, here’s a brief glimpse.

                                           Next Branch Meeting

When – Wednesday 2nd November, 18:00 – 19:00

Where -Derby Arms, Derby St, Manchester M8, UK

Come and contribute to the discussions. On the agenda this month – pub awards, GBG and the new newsletter

                                             Next MBCF Meeting

When – Saturday 22nd October, 14:00 – 17:00

Where – The Angel Pub, 6 Angel St, Manchester M4 4BQ, UK (map)

Manchester Beer & Cider Festival 2017 meeting. If you are interested why not come along and say hello?


                                           SOCIAL DIARY  

These are the current upcoming social events:

                                 Meet The Brewer event with Brightside Brewing Company

When – Tuesday  11th October 18:00 – 20:00

      Start – The Paramount, 33-35 Oxford St, Manchester M1 4BH

Wide range of Brightside Beers on offer

Inter-branch trip

                                                When – Saturday 15th October 12:30 – 19:00

                                   Start – Black Swan, Hollins Green, Warrington WA3

                   Start at Black Swan, 12.30 for lunch, then The Grocers, award-winning micro-pub at 13.45.

On to  1923 cafe/bar at Irlam Station in time for a drink before the 15.10 train to Church Inn Flixton at 15.20.

Option – walk to Flixton Con Club at Chassen Rd, then walk to Urmston (<2miles total)

Next get the train from Flixton to Urmston at 16.15 and Prairie Schooner. This modern pub has a bit of scran and a tune for us as well as cracking beer.

Train from Urmston to Deansgate at 17.20, half hourly service wil take us to complete the tour of 4 branches at The Knott, a many-time winner of awards.

Trains to Hollins Green are from Oxford Road, stopping at Deansgate at 12.18, arrives at Glazebrook Station at 12.36. It is a short walk down the road to the Black Swan. A return will cost £4.10.

Buses (First) 67/100 stopping outside. Buses can be used between the Swan, Grocers and Irlam Station.

                                                                     AB2C Crawl

                                                 When – Monday 24th October 18:00 – 22:00

Where Manchester

Details – 6pm Allotment,  6.45pm B Lounge,  7.30pm Waldorf,  8.15pm Grey Horse,    9pm Circus Tavern


                                            5th November     St. Helens Social

Connoisseur Brewery and St.Helen’s Pubs crawl


11th November Rochdale Beer Festival Social

Presentation of beer of the Left Bank Beer Festival to RammyCraft Brewery.

All LBBF volunteers and any first time branch event attendees will be entitled to a free pint at this event.


If you have any suggestions for a new social event in the future please contact Margaret or Ann. All ideas welcome.

For more details about any of the above or to make a booking please contact our  Social Secretary on




CAMRA Discounts in the city

Did you know you can get a discount in many pubs on production of your current CAMRA membership card?

Show your CAMRA card at any of these pubs and enjoy your discount!

  • Albert Square Chop House, Manchester: 20% off cask ales.
  • Crown & Anchor, Cateaton Street, Manchester: 20% off cask ales.
  • Font, New Wakefield Street, Manchester: 25% off cask ales.
  • Lass O’Gowrie, Charles Street, Manchester: 50p off a pint and 20p off a half
  • Pie & Ale, The Hive, Lever St, Manchester: 10% off cask ale
  • Grey Horse, Portland Street, Manchester: 10% off cask ale
  • Salisbury, New Wakefield Street, Manchester: 50p off a pint and 20p off a half of cask ales
  • Town Hall Tavern, 20 Tib Lane,Manchester: 10% off cask ales
  • Turing Tap, Oxford Road, Manchester: 10% off cask ales
  • Waldorf, Gore Street, Manchester: 10% off cask ales

Are we missing any?  Let us know