Welcome to the latest update from your CAMRA Branch

Award Presentations

We are pleased to announce our 2023 Branch Award Winners.  Thanks to all members who voted. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists.  Everyone is welcome to celebrate by coming along to the presentations.

Pub of the Year

The Brewery Bar, Horwich.  Presentation Thursday 30th March at 8pm

Club of the Year

Bolton Ukrainian Social Club.  Presentation Tuesday 4th April at 8pm (part of the Branch Meeting)

Cider Pub of the Year –  Joint Winners

B33R@33, Horwich. Presentation Monday 27th March from 7.00pm (prior to the Branch Committee Meeting)

The Beer School, Westhoughton. Presentation Wednesday 29th March from 7pm

Community Pub of the Year

Mosley Arms, Breightmet.  Presentation details to be arranged.  Look out for more news.

Some of our winners go forward to Regional competitions.  If you are interested in being a Regional judge over the next couple of months, scoring the pubs or clubs nominated by other Branches across Greater Manchester, then please get in touch.

Spring Budget 2023

You will have seen that there was some good news in the recent budget with an increase in the draught duty rate discount, albeit delayed until August.  CAMRA has been campaigning for a differential duty rate for draught beer and thanks go to members who have written to their MPs on this issue.  However the lack of support for energy bills and business rates is a massive blow to the pub sector.  Read CAMRA’s Press Release here.  

Next Meetings

Tuesday 4th April – Branch Meeting at Bolton Ukrainian Social Club at 8.00pm. 

Saturday 8th April – Greater Manchester Regional Meeting and AGM at Town Hall Tavern, 20 Tib Lane, Manchester, M2 4JA at 1.00pm

Tuesday 2nd May – Branch Meeting at  B33R@33, Horwich at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7.00pm.

Branch Socials

Saturday 18th March (late notice sorry!) – Local Social to Bolton & Farnworth. Meet at One for the Road in Bolton Market at 1.00pm.  Full details here

Saturday 15th April – Bury and Rochdale. Details to follow on the website

Best wishes

Graham Walsh

Bolton CAMRA Branch Chair

Bolton CAMRA Branch Update