Castlefield Beer Gardens 2 way Social/Event planning Meetup

In the hope that the summer will at least enjoy some fine weather, how about a social in a pub with a pleasant beer garden?

For this event, we return to the venue of our first Meetup, the Wharf in Castlefield. We found this to be a comfortable pub last time round, and it has a spacious outdoor area.

The other venue for this Meetup is DUKES 92 just across the way, which again has a pleasant outside area and also plenty of room inside if the weather is not so clever.

This event will also be an opportunity to discuss plans for future events, including visits to forthcoming beer festivals.

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  • Richard

    Thanks for posting the photos, Russell!

    July 16, 2013

  • Sara

    This will be the first meet for me too! Hope not to be too shy...

    1 · July 8, 2013

    • Richard

      Look forward to seeing you there, Sara. Will send email later in the week with contact details on the night etc.

      1 · July 8, 2013

    • Richard

      Nice to meet you, Sara.

      1 · July 13, 2013

  • Peter M.

    Sounds great to me. Good beer, great company and hot weather :)

    1 · July 9, 2013

    • Richard

      What a shame you couldn't find us (and the signs!)

      July 13, 2013

  • Philip C.

    Looking forward to it,

    1 · July 10, 2013

    • Richard

      Sorry you weren't able to make this one in the end.

      July 13, 2013

  • Richard

    You don't expect to have to sit inside when you planned a "beer garden" (or terrace) event because it's too hot, but such was the popularity of the outside drinking area at the Wharf that it took some time before we could get a seat outside. Despite being very busy, service in the Wharf was still pretty quick and their range of beers all were in top form. Dukes 92 provided a change of scene but was inferior for the beer lover and service was more haphazard there. Good to catch up with Phil and Rod - not seen in a while and nice to meet Sara and, in this group, Mark and Alastair. Look forward to the photos, Russell.

    July 13, 2013

  • Peter M.

    Took me ages to find the pub my fault of course but had no idea how to or who to introduce myself too. A discreet sign / notice would be great.

    July 12, 2013

    • Richard

      Hi Peter, really sorry you didn't locate us. I did send an email out to everyone who had RSVPd with my contact number and Alastair, Sara and Mark were able to find me that way. There were indeed two discreet Meetup signs both on the table inside the Wharf where we started out and on the table we moved to later when space outside became available. Again, if you weren't sure where the pub was you were welcome to contact me by email

      July 13, 2013

  • Joanne E.

    Hi Richard, I will be setting off in about 10 mins, walking from the Northern Quarter, so prob won't be there until about 8:15. Will you still be at The Wharf then do you think? I'll have my mobile with me. See you later!

    July 12, 2013

  • Richard

    I am currently INSIDE the pub having some food. To right of bar by standard lamp.

    July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my first meetup! Nervous and excited.

    3 · June 20, 2013

    • Richard

      Look forward to seeing you there, Panna!

      June 20, 2013

    • Richard

      Sorry you can't come now, Panna

      July 12, 2013

  • Al

    are you ok for a newbie to attend this eve?

    July 12, 2013

    • Richard

      Yes of course. Several people will be there for first Meetup with this group

      July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    it will be late. see you guys next Friday :)

    July 11, 2013

    • Richard

      OK, you can always turn up if you change your mind- will certainly still be around after 9.30

      July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    working for a charity on Friday early evening between 7 and 9.30 pm. do you mind if i join after 9.30 pm?

    July 10, 2013

    • Richard

      Please do come along at 9.30, Levi. We may have moved across to Dukes 92 by that point but you can easily check.

      July 11, 2013

  • colin u.

    hi everyone, I work late shifts all wekends, so my nights out are Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday. Love to travel and meet people, and enjoy my nights out in the week So if any of you would like to meet me , for a chat and of course a beer then please get in touch.

    July 8, 2013

    • Richard

      Hi Colin, you are welcome to post up a mid week event at any time, even at short notice. Just click on "Suggest a Meetup" on the full site.

      July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi I am working till 7.15pm so will join you all later :)

    July 8, 2013

    • Richard

      Good one, not seen you in a while!

      July 8, 2013

  • Brian

    First Meet. Looking forward to meeting new folks! :-)

    2 · June 30, 2013

  • Neil M.

    This will be my first meet. Duke's 92 is a great place for a big group so looking forward to meeting you all.

    1 · June 11, 2013

    • Richard

      Hi Neil, yes both Dukes and our first port of call the Wharf have good outdoor areas and are also OK if it's wet. Look forward to meeting you there.

      June 11, 2013

  • Brian

    First Meet. Looking forward to meeting new folks! :-)

    1 · June 1, 2013

    • Richard

      Look forward to seeing you there, Brian!

      June 11, 2013

  • Elaine A.

    Jacksons Boat near Sale Waterpark, Dukes 92 by the canal, The Bulls Head in Hale Barns has a nice garden out the back and do a barbeque in the summer (Sunday though).

    2 · April 24, 2013

    • Richard

      Thanks for those suggestions, Elaine. Problem with Jackson's Boat is that it's not near public transport. I think I'll stick with the Friday night for this one but the Bulls Head sounds promising so could schedule that later in the summer.

      1 · April 24, 2013

    • Richard

      I think I will go with a 2 way event with Dukes 92 and the Wharf nearby for this one.

      1 · April 27, 2013

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