October Real Ale Meet Up

This month we are visiting Southport as this month’s last Friday the 26th coincides with CAMRA’s annual Beer Festival. We will be catching the 300 bus which is due at 1130 by the Alt pub (Liverpool Road South) so you can then work out what time to get to your nearest stop. We should arrive at Eastbank Street Southport about 1215. The beer festival is being held in St John Hall in Wright Street (road on left heading towards Asda) and 3 minutes walk from Southport train station. If you are a CAMRA member remember to bring your card for free entry otherwise it’s £4. We can spend a while here and then visit a few local pubs. As always please ring my mobile 07801 656570 if you are delayed. Look forward to seeing you.

September Real Ale Meet Up

Hello fellow drinkers, this month we will be again be visiting various real ale establishments in Liverpool on 28th September.  Please meet from 1230 in Wetherspoon’s Richard John Blackler (Great Charlotte Street).  We can have lunch here and a pint or two then visit Doctor Duncans, Ship and Mitre, Lion Tavern and Rigbys.  I look forward to seeing you then. Cheers! Sue

July Real Ale Appreciation Meet Up

On 27th July we will be visiting various ale houses around Waterloo.  Please could you meet from 12 noon in the Picture House, South Road (Wetherspoon).  Those that wish to can have a bite to eat here.  We will also be visiting the Volunteer Canteen, Trap and Hatch and Four Ashes.  The 133 bus goes to Waterloo and arrives at Maghull Square at 23 minutes past the hour.  I will get on at the stop just before at 1122.  The last 133 bus leaves Waterloo at 1712.  Alternatively you could catch the train and change at Sandhills.  Look forward to seeing you then.

June Real Ale Appreciation Meet Up

On Friday 29th June we will be having a pub crawl around the Hardman Street area of Liverpool. Please meet in the Lime Kiln from 1230. We can have a bite to eat here and then walk up to the Grapes on the corner of Knight Street and Roscoe Street. From here we will walk up Hardman Street and left on to Hope Street to the Pen Factory. We will then retrace our steps and visit Mackenzie’s and on to the Dispensary. Hope to see most of you on what should be a really good day out.

Real Ale May Meet Up

On our next meet up on 25th May we will be visiting the many micro pubs and bars in Southport. We will be catching the 300 bus from around 1130. The bus is due to arrive at Woodend shops (just before the Meadows pub) at 1131 so you should be able to work out what time you should get to your nearest bus stop. We last visited Southport in November last year but the weather turned nasty cutting short the crawl. Let’s cross fingers for a kinder day weatherwise this time!

Real Ale – future dates

February – I cannot believe that it is two years since the Real Ale Appreciation Group first met up in Frank Hornby!  As we did last year we will have this month’s gathering there on Friday 23rd February from 1230pm.

March – There will be no meet up in March as I am away on holiday but there will be two meet ups in April.

April – On Saturday 7th April I am planning another visit to Connoisseur Brewery in St Helens.  We will be catching the 1100 train from Maghull in time for the 1147 from Lime Street.  If people want to we can also visit a few local real ale pubs.  This was a really enjoyable day last year and the pork pies sold at the brewery are delicious!  On Friday 27th April we will travel into Liverpool and visit the pubs around the Dale Street area. Meet in the Ship and Mitre at 1230.