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Friday, 25 April 2014

Beer and the East Lancs Railway

Many thanks to all who helped make our St George's Day fundraising quiz for Help for Heroes such a great success. Special thanks to Vicky and Liz (aka Sue!) for creating such an entertaining and original quiz and to Mike R for his wonderful Manchester Eggs and the rest of the buffet. Thanks also to Mike B for donating his framed pump clips and Lorraine for donating ear rings, both for the raffle. As soon as all the money has been counted we will let you know the total raised.

Our next jolly is on Sunday May 18th to the East Lancs Railway. As well as steam trains and diesel locos running from Heywood to Rawstenstall there are some cracking real ale pubs on stations or within a couple of minutes walk of stations. There is also the Irwell Works Brewery tap at Ramsbottom and the Phoenix Brewery at Heywood, not to mention the Trackside Bar at Bury station and the Buffer Stop at Rawtenstall station. Cost is £10pp and the coach leaves The Snug at 10-30am due back around 7-30pm.

Now then, parish notices over here's what's on as we start the weekend:

Bowness Bay-Swan Black IPA (4.6%)
Eden-First Emperor (4.4%)
Fell-Smoked Porter (4.3%)
Old School-Caretaker (3.6%)
Marble-Dobber (5.9%)

Gwynt-y-Ddraig-Two Trees Perry (4.5%)
Weston's-Old Rosie (7.3%) 

The only constant on the bar since we opened on August 1st 2012 has been Weston's Old Rosie, other drinks have come and gone. So this one is dedicated to Old Rosie:


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

St George's Day Help for Heroes Quiz

Tomorrow at 7-00pm we have our annual St George's Day quiz in aid of Help for Heroes Lots of prizes and a good night should be had by all for a great cause.


On the bar today we start with Bowness Bay Swan Black IPA, Titanic Plum Porter, Liverpool Craft American Red and Wentwell's Justice for Gingers.


For cider drinkers we have Weston's Old Rosie and Lilley's Merry Monkey.
Next up Kirkby Lonsdale Singletrack and Blackjack Shuffled Deck.



Monday, 7 April 2014

Meet the Brewer-Fell Brewery

Tomorrow night (April 8) we have our first 'Meet the Brewer' evening when we will be showcasing the beers from Fell Brewery:

Tinderbox IPA
Robust Porter
Progressive Pale
AAA
Wild Boar Blonde
Patriot Wheat (bottled)

The lads will be joining us from 7-00pm to enlighten us and answer any questions you may have about beer and the Fell Brewery.

See you all at tomorrow's party!

Friday, 4 April 2014

Beer, Fell Brewery and the East Lancs Railway.

Another week nearer to summer and we have a delightful selection of beer to offer our customers. We still have a little Fra Diavolo (4.3%) from Ulverston and Naked Ladies (4.4%) from Twickenham Brewery. Stop sniggering at the back! We have Liverpool Craft Brewery IPA (5%) and Deeply Vale Golden Vale (4.2%). We also have Reedley Hallows Nook of Pendle (5%)

For cider drinkers we have Weston's Old Rosie (7.3%) and Lilley's Merry Monkey scrumpy (4.5%).

Next up Kirkby Lonsdale's Singletrack Black.

On Tuesday (8th April) we have our first meet the brewer evening when we will be showcasing the beers from Fell Brewery in Flookburgh. The brewers, Andrew and Tim, will be joining us at 7-00pm to tell us a little about their beers and the brewery. We will be keeping the event nice and informal so that there will be plenty of time to chat with the lads and ask any questions about the brewery or brewing in general. Hope you can join us.

At 7-00pm on 23 April we will be holding our St George's Day quiz in aid of Help for Heroes. A great night for a great cause. Only £5 per team and there will be a raffle with some wonderful prizes.

The next Snug outing will be on Sunday May 18 to the East Lancs Railway. We will be leaving The Snug at 10-30am due back around 7-30pm. In addition to the wonderful railway there are numerous attractive real ale pubs along the line, not least the Irwell Works brewery tap at Ramsbottom. Cost is a mere £10pp, payable when booking (non refundable).

Have a great weekend, not a lost one.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

What's On and Sunday Opening

We start the week this lunchtime with Clark's Heroes, Ulverston Fra Diavolo, Old School Report and a little Long Man Long Blonde. Next up will be Hawkshead The Illusionist, a collaboration with Magic Rock and Twickenham Naked Ladies.

Having been open on Sunday for a month now we have reviewed our Sunday hours and will be opening a little later at 12 30pm, staying open until 3 00pm from next Sunday.

A week today (April 8) we have our meet the brewer evening with the lads from Fell Brewery. Kick off at 7 00pm.

On April 23 we have our St George's Day quiz in aid of Help for Heroes. 7 00pm start and £5 per team.

The next Snug outing will be on Sunday May 18 to the East Lancs Railway and local pubs, including Irwell Works brewery tap and the Trackside Bar at Bury. Cost around £10, to be confirmed, payment needed when booking.