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Monday, 26 October 2015

Beer Festival, Trips and Fringe Theatre

Apologies for the lack of updates recently, this has been due to technical problems and a long holday in Rome and Vienna. By the way, we found a bar in Vienna offering Thornbridge and Tiny Rebel, as well as wonderful local craft beers. If you are planning to visit the bar is called The Brickmakers Cider and Ale House.

Anyway, plans are now advancing for the beer festival on November 20 and 21. Some fine beers have been selected and Paul has designed our wonderful poster. On the Sunday (22nd Nov) Haste Theatre will be performing two of their wonderful fringe shows that have been performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, San Diego, Miami and Rome fringe festivals while winning numerous awards and top notch reviews. They will be performing in the afternoon in the Furness Hall where any remaining beers from the festival will be on sale. Details will be posted on here in the next few days.

Places are still available on our trip to Manchester on December 6. The charabanc leaves The Snug at 10 30am leaving Manchester at 7 00pm. The itinerary is being finalised but we will be dropping off at Chorlton Street, then the Marble Arch.

On New Year's Eve we are going to Hawkshead Beer Hall. Places filled up very quickly but we do have a reserve list in case of cancellations. Please get in touch asap if you would like to put your name(s) down.

Beer list for tomorrow will be going on in the morning but if you follow us on Twitter and Facebook we update on those as and when beers change.

Cracking holiday we had, but it's nice to be back and we promise to update the blog regularly now we are back in the saddle.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Sunday Opening Hours

We will be open tomorrow from 12 30pm until 3 00pm as usual. Next Sunday, 6th September, we have our trip to the East Lancashire Railway and The Snug will be closed.

Sunday opening resumes on 13 September with extended hours. We will be opening from that date from 12 30pm until 5 00pm on Sundays. Last orders will be called at 4 30pm with drinking up time until 5 00pm.

There are still three places on our trip next week, please get in touch asap if you would like to join us.

Tonight we are offering the following:

Chadwick's-Castle Hills Mild 3.6%
Wall's-Summer Gold 3.6%
Navigation-Viceroy IPA 5.2%
Hardknott-Continuum 4%
Cloudwater-Summer Pale 3.7%

Weston's-Old Rosie 7.3%
Skorpion Black Cider 6%
Lancashire Dry Cider 7%

In addition to our range of English and Belgian bottled beers we currently have a limited range of Japanese and Swedish bottled beers.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Friday Comes Around Again

Many thanks to all who helped make our third birthday last Saturday such a success. Great beer great food great company and £450 raised for Help for Heroes.

The coach trip to the East Lancashire Railway on September 6th is filling up fast, please get in touch asap if you would like to join us.

Please remember to join our fantasy football league, details below in our last post.

On the bar today we have:

Appleby-Horse Fair Pale 3.6%
Titanic-Plum Porter 4.9%
Mobberley-Concept #5 5%
Marble-Earl Grey 6.8%
Deeply Vale-Deeply Blonde 4.5%

Weston's-Old Rosie 7.3%
Cornish Orchard's-Pear Cider 5%
Skorpion-Black Cider 6%

Have a great weekend.

Monday, 3 August 2015

The Snug Fantasy Football League

We will be running The Snug Fantasy Football League again this year. There is no charge but there will be a handsome trophy at the end of the season for the winner.

All you have to do is  click on Fantasy Premier League and follow the instructions, so easy even I have done it. When you are set up click on Leagues and join. Ours is a closed league so you will need to enter our code, which is: 91666-26157.

Thanks to Mike Pickering for setting it up and good luck for season 2015/16.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Where Does The Time Go?

Well, three years ago today we were busily getting sorted ready for our preview night followed by our grand opening on August 1st 2012.We were the first micropub in the North West and the seventh in the country, there are now many more in the North West and well over 100 nationally. Micropubs are booming.

Along the way we've met some fantastic people, customers, brewers other bar/pub owners who are now great friends. It's truly been a roller coaster ride and both Julie and I have really enjoyed the last three years and look forward to many more. A huge thank you to all who have helped make The Snug what it is today. There will be some special treats over the weekend including a raffle tomorrow and a short quiz at some stage to raise some money for Help for Heroes by way of celebrating our birthday.

We are now taking bookings for the next Snug Outing which is on Sunday September 6th to the East Lancashire Railway and various pubs. The cost is only £10 pp and we will be leaving around 9 45, due back at about 20 45. Booking is brisk so please let us know asap. Those who have already booked your £10s are now due.

So, as we celebrate our birthday this weekend here is what beers we are offering:

Marble-Summer 4.2%
Redwillow-Headless 3.9% (not a lot)
Kirkby Lonsdale-Tiffin Gold 3.6%
Hawkshead-Hop Black 5.6%
Oakham-Citra 4.2%

Next up: Cloudwater-Pale 4.2%, Marble-Lagonda 5%, Thornbridge-Jaipur 5.9%, Hawkshead-Windermere Pale 3.5%

Tomorrow we will also be launching our range of three bottled Japanese beers.

For cider drinkers we have:

Weston's-Old Rosie 7.3%
Cornish Orchards-Vintage 7.2%
Cornish Orchards-Pear Cider 5%

For now let's go back a little further:

Friday, 24 July 2015

The Weekend Starts Here!

Well, it's our third birthday next Saturday (Aug 1st) and we'll be celebrating with some lovely pies at lunchtime courtesy of Wigan Bob while Chris is providing some Japanese delicacies in the evening. There will be other delicacies too and some cracking beers, including some bottled Japanese beers.

Best wishes to Norman from all of us in The Snug. He's had a short spell in hospital and we are looking forward to seeing him back in soon. Best wishes similarly to Bob who's not been well and Jackie who's been nursing him. I'm sure they too will be back in soon, lured to us no doubt by the Marble Pint.

So what's on today I hear you ask. Here we go:

Boggart-Rum Porter 4.6%
Lacons-Pale Ale 3.9%
Dark Star-Sunburst 4.8%
Kirkby Lonsdale-Singletrack 4%
Naylor's-USAle 5%

Weston's-Old Rosie 7.3%
Cornish Orchard's-Vintage Cider 7.2%
Cornish Orchard's-Pear Cider 5%

Now, a little something for Bob: