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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Another Update

We have now been informed that we will have to vacate The Snug on 5th October for the structural work on the building to begin. At least I can have the day off on my birthday this year which is October 6th.

We were not so impressed when told that we would be out until February 19th next year. This is after being told repeatedly this last nine months that we would need to be out for around four to six weeks.

We are hoping that Network Rail will accept that this is unreasonable and will ensure that the work is done in a way that reduces our length of closure.

We will keep you informed.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

A Further Update

A lot can change in a short time.

Unfortunately we were given information yesterday that has caused further confusion  about the works due to take place at the station.

Once again we have been given conflicting information and are having to seek further advice before we can confirm any future events with the exception of Thai Kitchen on the first Saturday of the month.

In the meantime The Snug remains up and running, we are just putting extra-curricular activities back on hold.

We will update you when we get some clarification.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Bank Holiday Monday-August 28th

We will be open all day on Bank Holiday Monday, 28th August. Open at 12 00pm closing at 9 00pm.

Now the schedule of works at the station is becoming clearer we are planning our next two Snug outings. One will be our famous Manchester visit, including the Marble Arch, the other is still being confirmed but will be another cracker.

Details will be announced in the next week.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

The Snug Fantasy Football League

We are introducing The Snug Fantasy League Cup this season. Certain weeks (to be decided) will be designated cup tie weeks and following a draw teams in our league will go head to head on a knock out basis culminating in a cup final for which there will be a new handsome trophy.

Managers are now picking their squads and registering for the new season so hope you can join us.

Just a reminder:

The code to join The Snug Carnforth fantasy premier league for football season 2017/18 is:


League name: The Snug Carnforth

Friday, 14 July 2017

The Snug Beer Festival

As you may be aware there has been scaffolding up at the station since March and our main entrance is now the side door as the redundant platform is closed. As a consequence of the platform closure Carnforth Models have temporarily relocated within the Heritage Centre/Refreshment Rooms.

Despite repeated formal requests from us and Carnforth Models our landlord has still not communicated with us regarding the extent or schedule of the works. Through unofficial sources we believe the work is due to start in August and end in December and that our work should be later rather than sooner in the schedule. As a result of this continued uncertainty we are having to cancel this year's beer festival due for November 17/18.

We are extremely sorry as this has been the station's biggest annual event in recent years and was recently listed in Lancashire Life as one of the county's top six drinks festivals.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Celebrating Manchester Beers

It's been a great week, thank you all.

Now we embark on our Manchester Beer Fest, so please be patient while Jules and I indulge ourselves in celebrating beers from our much loved home city that you rarely,  if ever saw before The Snug opened in 2012.

OK Marble was occasionally spotted this far north. But did you ever get to enjoy the wonderful beers from Track, Squawk, Blackjack, Epicurus, Wildside, Manchester Brew Co or Brightside before The Snug opened? No, because in the true micropub tradition we set out to bring you something original, something that we didn't just copy from other pubs.

So please join us this week until Sunday (14th) in celebrating the cask, bottled and canned beers from Manchester's finest breweries that we love and have enjoyed bringing to North Lancashire.

Remember, we regularly update what's on the bar and other news on Facebook and Twitter, so why not pop onto Facebook and give us a like and follow us on Twitter?

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Works Update

Just to let everybody know that for the foreseeable future our main access will continue to be via the side/gable end door as the scaffolding will be remaining on the redundant platform side by the mainline for some time yet. As it happens many people have commented on how good the new configuration inside is working and want us to continue after the work has been completed. Watch this space.

After five years of attempts by our landlord at repairing the damp and leaks we are just relieved that plans are now in hand to do the structural work required to give us a sparkling, new, fully refurbished Snug.

Many people have asked what the schedule is. All we can say at this stage is that the work has been brought forward a year and we found out a couple of weeks ago that it is being put out to tender. If you hear anything differently then it is mere rumour or speculation and best ignored. As soon as there is any news we will be sharing it.

In the meantime our full list of events is on the board in The Snug and we will continue updating our events and beer lists on Facebook and Twitter.

Our next event is a Cheese and Port Evening on Thursday 20th April. We will be offering complimentary cheese and would ask people to bring along some of their favourite cheese to share with everybody. As well as our usual range of drinks we will have a range of ports (not complimentary!) for you to try.

Thai Kitchen are back on May 6th and in June we will be holding our first Gin Festival to celebrate World Gin Day. But more of that anon.

That's all for now and hope to see you soon.