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Review: Plau, Preston

Plau, four years in the making… When Blog Preston announced in 2014 that a former tattoo parlour was to become the city’s first micropub, there was great excitement. @ABeerInPreston‘s Simon Gooch headed down on opening night for a few pints and a snoop around. Those of us who had seen Preston fall behind the likes […]

Hawkshead’s Flookburgh Brewery – First Look

Along with some of the beer industry’s top bigwigs, North West Beer’s Katie Taylor (that’s me) was invited to join Hawkshead Brewery to celebrate the opening of their new plant in Flookburgh, Cumbria. Here’s what she – ahem, I – thought about it. Arriving at Hawkshead Brewery‘s tap room and “new” brewery in Staveley (it’s […]

Bowland Brewery named as Cask Ale Centre of Excellence

Bowland Brewery has become Cask Marque’s latest Centre of Excellence, hosting training courses for the British Institute of Innkeeping Award in Beer and Cellar Quality (ABCQ) qualification. The Clitheroe-based brewery, which opened the doors to its new location just two years ago, will host four Cask Marque courses in 2019. Attendees will experience a tour of […]

Cartford Inn named Lancashire Life Dining Pub of the Year

The Cartford Inn, Little Eccleston has been named Lancashire Life’s Dining Pub of the Year at the 2018 Lancashire Life Food and Drink Awards. The historic 17th century Cartford Inn in Little Eccleston has been building a reputation for luxury pub dining for quite some time now. Positioned at the crossing of the River Wyre […]

Oktoberfest in Lancashire

Your handy guide to the Oktoberfest celebrations happening all over Lancashire and the North West this autumn. Oktoberfest is the German festival of beer, or more specifically, it’s a “Volksfest” – a people’s festival. In Germany, this means a beer festival combined with a funfair, markets, food stalls and live music. Fun for all the […]

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St. Helens and Morecambe pubs named CAMRA’s best in North West

CAMRA has named their top 16 pubs in the country and pubs in St. Helens and Morecambe have come out on top. Part of CAMRA’s 46th edition of its Good Beer Guide, published on Thursday, 13 September included details of the 16 contenders in the running to win the title of Best Pub in Britain. […]