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Didsbury Beer Festival Opening Night
A welcome return of the annual beer festival, now in it’s eleventh year. The opening Thursday evening is quieter of the three days, featuring a wide selection of over 100 beers Plus a wide range of ciders and perries. Tickets can be purchased on the door. Easily accessible by train, tram and bus.

St Catherines Social Club

School lane · Didsbury


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What we're about

Welcome to the Manchester Pubs and Beer Meetup group!

Hello and welcome to the Manchester Pubs and Beer Group!

There are lots of groups on Meetup that arrange events based in pubs and bars- which is great- but this group is a bit different. It's a group for anyone who likes to visit pubs and who appreciates our unique pub heritage. We therefore try to arrange a wider variety of events which don't just concentrate on the popular bars in the obvious areas of town!

Manchester Pubs and Beer is certainly the group for you if you enjoy trying different beers, ciders and perries, but also if you prefer wine, cocktails, soft drinks or whatever and enjoy trying different pubs and bars in different places.

There are usually four or five events a month. For our pub socials and pub crawls, we try to get to different parts of Manchester and the surrounding area. We have regular monthly visits to a pub quiz and Sunday night jazz, and days out to nearby towns and cities by train.

We also try to visit local beer festivals including those at Bury, Stockport and the winter ales festival, and have done the odd brewery visit.

For a full list of events, scroll down on the phone app or look at the calendar

You can also check out the comments and photos from past events to see how good the group is (!)

Suggesting an event

All members are welcome to suggest events (and to host them!) Just click on "Suggest an event" or click on "Contact Us".If you prefer, you can message me via the Meetup messaging system first.

A note about emails - DO CHECK THE SITE REGULARLY FOR NEW EVENTS- they are always being added

Meetup does generate a lot of emails, which can be overwhelming! I'd suggest that, in "Email and notifications" (under "My profile") you tick the following boxes: "New Meetup scheduled", "Changes to a Meetup I'm going to" and "New comments on a Meetup I'm going to". In "Reminders" check the box "Once a day" and tick "Announcement about a specific Meetup" and "Announcement to members about the group" (such"announcements" are not common!).


Finally, the group is for people who enjoy sensible drinking, enjoy beer and enjoy pubs. There are few rules other than that you are old enough to drink legally, but we expect members to treat each other and the places we visit with respect and courtesy at all times.

As with other Meetup groups, the aim is to bring people together with a common interest. The Meetup group and Meetup itself take no responsibility for members' actions- you participate in events entirely at your own risk!

Do take a look at our forthcoming events and RSVP to any you'd like to come along to. A warm welcome awaits!



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