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. 

January Real Ale Meet Up

Firstly Happy New Year to you all! Our first meet up of the year will be on Friday 26th January at 1230 in the Court Leet, Ormskirk.  From here we will visit Tap Room No 12 (formerly the Hop Inn) and then probably the Farmers Club. We will finish the day in the Cricketers.

Here’s to another year of good beer and great company!

Real ale appreciation – YACP

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YACP Yet Another Christmas Party !

A dozen members turned out for the Christmas session on Friday.

We started in the Frank Hornby with a table moving session that finally got us all seated together. After a couple of drinks we moved on to Brenda and Johns where we sipped and supped until after dark in a very relaxed session.  Excellent !

Thanks to all for making it happen.

Nov. and Dec. Real Ale meet ups

On 24th November we will be having a day out in Southport. We will be catching the 300 bus from 12 noon. I’ve checked the timetable and the bus is due at the Woodend near Northway stop at 1201, I hope this helps you to then work out what time to get to your nearest stop. Arriving in Southport about 1242 we will alight on Eastbank Street and head for the Tap and Bottles in Cambridge Walks. After here we will head for the Wetherspoon Sir Henry Segrave on Lord Street where we can have a pint and lunch. We keep to Lord Street and next visit Barons Bar located in the Scarisbrick Hotel. After here we can decide on the day where to try next.

On 22nd December we will be having a festive meet up. We will gather first in the Frank Hornby from 1230 for a pint or two and lunch. We will not be staying here as Brenda and John have kindly offered their house as a venue to carry on with the festivities. There will be music provided by Terry and his guitar!

Sept and Oct Real Ale Appreciation

There will be no last Friday meet up in September as six of us are on the Moorhouses Brewery Trip on the 22nd and I’m then away the week after.

The next meet up will be on Friday 27th October at 1230 in the Ranelagh Tavern. This tavern is located in Ranelagh Street over the road from Central Station main entrance and slightly to the left.  We will then catch a bus up to Peter Kavanaghs and then work our way back into town stopping off for refreshments at various pubs.  As usual if you are running late please ring me on 07801656570.  Cheers! Sue