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Winter Warmer Wander 1: Northern Quarter

  • Jan 4, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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A chance to sample some old ales, stouts, porters, strong bitters and other beers which are just that little bit stronger than normal to ward off the winter chill.

Each December into January, the Stockport and South Manchester branch of CAMRA runs its "Winter Warmer Wander" promotion. The idea is to visit different pubs and try a beer of 4.5% ABV or over. Full details of participating pubs and prizes are here:

http://www.ssmcamra.co.uk/ http://www.ssmcamra.co.uk/images/www.pdf

We start off at the ornate Marble Arch on Rochdale Road (about 8 minutes' walk from Victoria station or Shudehill bus station for anyone who doesn't know it), then take in the recently reopened (after 22 years!) Lower Turks Head on Shudehill. Our other stops are 57 Thomas Street on....Thomas Street, and one of Manchester's institutions, the Castle on Oldham Street.

A fine way to start the new year!

UPDATE: Approx itinerary 7pm Marble Arch, 8pm Lower Turks Head,[masked] Thomas Street, 9.30/9.45 Castle. 

Winter Warmer Wander 2 is on Friday 10 January and visits the six participating pubs in Chorlton.

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  • Alison C.

    great beer and company

    1 · January 6, 2014

  • jeffrey m.

    Nice Night and good conversation little cramped in smaller places but a big turn out..missed Metro again but this is a regular now!!1

    1 · January 5, 2014

    • Richard

      Yes it was an excellent turnout- one of our best ever- although in fairness 57 Thomas St was always going to be a squeeze and the Castle is usually very busy at weekends. I meant to add that the big turnout also meant it was difficult for me to get to speak to everyone who came, for which my apologies.

      January 5, 2014

  • mark f

    Enjoyed the evening. Good - but cramped in some cases - pubs.

    2 · January 5, 2014

  • John B.

    Another excellent night, many thanks Richard and all who attended.

    2 · January 5, 2014

  • Rachael K.

    Such a fun night, great pubs and a lovely crowd of people. Well worth the fuzzy head today lol Thank you Richard!

    3 · January 5, 2014

  • David N.

    Good pub crawl with some good beer and good company

    1 · January 5, 2014

  • Richard

    Thanks everyone, a bit cramped in some pubs but good beer and excellent company all round.

    3 · January 5, 2014

  • Chris

    Pretty good.

    1 · January 5, 2014

    • lorraine

      I thought it was very good. Thanks Richard I had a most enjoyable evening :-)

      4 · January 5, 2014

    • Richard

      Thanks for coming along!

      January 5, 2014

  • kath

    Thanks to Richard for organising a great night out

    2 · January 5, 2014

    • Richard

      Good to see you.

      January 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great pub crawl

    2 · January 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      No great pub crawl even if some of our pubs were a bit small

      2 · January 5, 2014

    • Richard

      I will write to them, Russell!

      January 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oops! A tad early but just arrived at the marble arch

    2 · January 4, 2014

    • Steve D

      Hopefully you don't always arrive this prematurely Russell

      January 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Only when beer is involved

      January 4, 2014

  • Steve D

    On the train now

    1 · January 4, 2014

  • Alison C.

    I'm on the tram

    2 · January 4, 2014

  • Steve D

    Like Tracy I may not make it to the Marble Arch but will do my best, running a tad late.

    January 4, 2014

  • tracy

    I won't make it for 7 in the Marble, but I'll see you in the Turks at 8

    January 4, 2014

  • David C.

    Double booked, had arranged to meet some friends. I've arranged to meet them at Marble Arch so I can say hello at the very least!

    January 4, 2014

    • David C.

      I've been a few times tbh, nice pub.

      January 4, 2014

    • Richard

      Ok see you @ Marble

      January 4, 2014

  • mark f

    I'll see you all at the Turks - I may get to the Marble Arch but I doubt it (too early for me!)
    Mark

    1 · January 4, 2014

  • Joanne E.

    I'm sorry I won't be able to make this one now - I'm overloaded with a work project for delivery next week and am in Rochdale at the moment, so can't just pop out and join you for a couple. I was so looking forward to this one as the pubs are all great, and am mad at myself for not getting more work done last week!

    Hopefully there will be another one at some point though and I will definitely go on that.

    Joanne

    January 4, 2014

    • Richard

      Yes, the one you are organising! !:-) Happy New Year see you soon, work permitting!

      January 4, 2014

  • Jim C

    Sorry, won't be able to make this one now. Have a great night!

    January 4, 2014

    • Richard

      See you next time, Jim. Hope you enjoyed the Christmas and New Year break.

      January 4, 2014

  • Richard

    Contact number on night 07891685993. I will also post updates here.

    January 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are going to cancel this one due to an earlier meeting of a Film Fans Group on the same day.

    January 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you very much Richard.

      1 · January 2, 2014

    • Richard

      Steve is right. Your attendance is required! :-)

      January 3, 2014

  • Rebecca

    Really sorry I can't make this pub crawl now.

    January 2, 2014

    • Richard

      Sorry to hear that, Becky, but I hope you can join us on another event soon.

      1 · January 2, 2014

  • Louise B.

    Going to drop out - I'm on another pub crawl the night before and as my liver is almost foie gras thanks to festive indulgence I don't think it will cope with two pub crawls in two days.

    January 2, 2014

    • Steve D

      There's another crawl (Didsbury Diners) in the Northern Quarter Saturday night. Wondering if it would be possible to attend both doing the old toilet window trick.

      1 · January 2, 2014

    • Richard

      Yes Steve. As I have commented in that event, I will contact Elaine on the night to see where they are. I want to do the 4 on the list but should have time to find them before the night is out. Rough timetable 7 Marble, 8 Turks,[masked] Thomas St 9.30 Castle thereafter. .....

      January 2, 2014

  • jeffrey m.

    As I can't make this event will have to make up for it and have extra beer for New Year...

    1 · December 10, 2013

    • Richard

      Have some extra too at WWW2 in Chorlton the following Friday

      December 10, 2013

  • Richard

    Numpties welcome but must keep phones on at all times.

    1 · December 2, 2013

  • kath

    Love the Marble Arch !

    1 · November 28, 2013

  • Louise B.

    Glad to see the Castle on the itinerary - that's pretty much my local!

    1 · November 27, 2013

    • Richard

      Will the beers there be on you then, Louise?:-)

      November 28, 2013

    • Louise B.

      I don't think my wallet will stretch to a round for everyone! Not unless I win the lottery...

      1 · November 28, 2013

  • Steve D

    It's a provisional yes from me.

    1 · November 27, 2013

    • Richard

      Can join in at any point if you can't make the start, Steve.

      November 28, 2013

  • Joanne E.

    Ooh sounds great - and all on my doorstep! I think you have finally given up hope that I would eventually get round to organising a Northern Quarter pub crawl Richard, but glad you have :-)

    November 27, 2013

    • Richard

      As it's a 7pm start expect to see you by the time we reach....the Castle at the end (only joking!)

      November 27, 2013

    • Joanne E.

      Ha, yes - I'll try and make it for then :-)

      November 27, 2013

  • Tony B.

    Sounds good, will try and make it!

    November 27, 2013

  • Tony B.

    Sounds good, will try and make it!

    1 · November 27, 2013

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