In the Media

Wigan CAMRA Branch are very grateful that the local newspaper (Wigan Today) provides excellent coverage of beer-related news and events. See below for a fairly comprehensive list of some of the articles that they have published –

2020
23/09/20 : Wigan pub closed for not following coronavirus regulations [link] {Black Bull, Standish}
04/09/20 : Wigan pub launches own version of national eating out discount scheme [link] {Crooke Hall Inn}
28/08/20 : New Wigan bar Real Crafty has a legion of ales to try [link] {Real Crafty}
28/08/20 : New £100k sports bar and kitchen to launch in Wigan [link] {Morty’s Sporrts Bar}
21/08/20 : This landlord has put his own dogs on his new pub sign! [link] {Hare & Hounds, Hindley}
03/07/20 : Wigan real ale bar to remain closed after crowds cause problems during offer of take-out service [link] {Real Ale Revolution 1}
02/07/20 : Much-loved Wigan pub prepares to reopen its doors [link] {Crown at Worthington}
23/06/20 : Wigan beer scene sounds cautious note on July 4 pubs re-opening [link]
21/06/20 : Campaign’s 10-point plan to save pubs [link]
12/06/20 : Raise a glass to real ale as Wigan beer scene continues to find ways to cope with coronavirus [link]
12/06/20 : The Campaign for Pubs launches to boost landlords, trades and customers [link]
19/05/20 : Last orders ahead of Bank Holiday bonanza! [link] {Twisted Wheel Brew Company}
18/05/20 : Owners of Wigan pub looking forward to re-opening after restrictions are eased [link] {Bird i’th Hand, Wigan}
15/05/20 : Popular Wigan pub revamp making good progress [link] {Crown at Worthington}
09/05/20 : Son pays tribute to couple who ran popular Wigan pub [link] {Red Lion, Aspull}
01/05/20 : Politician gives support for pubs in row over rent demands [link]
22/04/20 : Wigan brewer’s plan to offer 17,000 pints for a donation [link] {Twisted Wheel Brew Company}
17/04/20 : Former Wigan pub set for new lease of life under new plans [link] {Vale Royal}
06/04/20 : Brazen thieves caught on CCTV taking patio heaters from Wigan pub [link] {Boars Head, Standish}
02/04/20 : Teenagers thought to be behind fire at derelict former Wigan pub [link] {The Griffin}
30/03/20 : Wigan pub hits back at critics and offers NHS workers free parking [link] {Cherry Gardens}
30/03/20 : Covid-19: Wigan Council in pub spot checks [link]
20/03/20 : Wigan pub hits back at critics after offering cheaper drinks during Covid-19 outbreak [link] {Wiend Bar}
12/03/20 : Fury as Wigan pub is targeted again by thieves [link] {Whitesmith Arms}
10/03/20 : In Pictures : Wigan Beer Festival 2020 [link]
05/03/20 : Delight over brewery’s U-turn on decision to close last pub in village [link] {Prince William, Dalton}
27/02/20 : Firm denies plan to turn popular pub into a shop as rumours grow [link] {Cherry Gardens}
21/02/20 : Delight as Wigan pub prepares to open for fine food and drinks [link] {Crown at Worthington}
13/02/20 : Countdown is on to return of Wigan Beer Festival [link]
31/01/20 : Hopes Wigan pub closed for four years could soon reopen [link] {Crown at Worthington}
31/01/20 : Raise a glass to the Wigan pub winners [link]
17/01/20 : Wigan gin bar boosts hospital’s cancer fund-raising campaign [link] {Gin Lane}
05/01/20 : Team at Wigan historic boozer are pub company’s rising stars! [link] {Boars Head}
03/01/20 : Hoppy Hour – Bring on another busy year in beer [link]

2019
23/12/19 : Wigan bar offers festive cheer to the homeless and lonely on Christmas Day [link] {Wiend Bar}
20/12/19 : Wigan brewery Mayflower setting sail on new venture by opening beer outlets [link]
20/12/19 : Historic Wigan pub gets new lease of life [link] {Whitesmith Arms}
29/11/19 : Name change as Wigan pub backs charity appeal [link] {Balcarres Arms}
31/10/19 : Wigan pub welcomes season of silverware with awards cabinet filled [link] {Crooke Hall Inn}
23/10/19 : Flats plan for former Wigan pub [link]{Red Cat, Hindley Green}
17/10/19 : Wigan pub wins brewery’s community award [link] {Plough & Harrow, Shevington}
10/10/19 : Brexit Party MEP forced to find new venue after Wigan pub cancels meeting [link] {Swan & Railway}
26/09/19 : Beer week in Wigan is an event to savour [link]
25/09/19 : These are the best pubs and bars in Wigan according to the Good Beer Guide [link]
23/09/19 : Bavarian garden ready for Wigan’s Oktober beer festival [link] {Haigh Woodland Park}
18/09/19 : Former dry bar in Wigan will serve booze when it reopens as a restaurant [link] {Baileys Bar & Grill, Ashton}
15/09/19 : Are you ready for Wigan Beer Week? [link]
01/09/19 : Jobs hope for Wigan dry bar [link] {Sam’s Dry Bar, Ashton}
16/07/19 : Plans to regenerate Wigan Pier have been given the go ahead [link]
17/07/19 : Wigan bar remains closed after large fire last week [link] {Casino de Cuba}
11/07/19 : Firefighters tackle huge blaze at Wigan late night bar [link] {Casino de Cuba}
25/06/19 : Wigan bar manager avoids jail after punching student in the face [link] {Boulevard}
19/06/19 : Pretty Muddy fun for Wigan pub staff as they raise cash for cancer charity [link] {The George}
13/06/19 : Wigan pub to host retro games night [link] {Tudor House}
07/06/19 : Have you been to Wigan’s newest eatery? Have a look inside … [link] {Primrose Farm}
07/06/19 : The Tudor to host live music again [link] {Tudor House}
30/05/19 : Wigan pub boss was attacked by partner of sacked employee [link] {White Horse}
16/05/19 : Magic way in Wigan to combine ale and rugby league [link] {Wayfarer, Parbold}
12/05/19 : One man seriously injured and another arrested after disturbance at Wigan pub [link] {Prince of Wales, Newtown}
09/05/19 : New Wigan gin bar a year in the making [link] {Gin on the Lane}
01/05/19 : Plans unveiled for Wigan Pier revamp include artisan food hall, gin distillery and microbrewery [link]
10/04/19 : Wigan hotspot for violence told to cut opening hours and add door staff [link] {Casino de Cuba}
05/04/19 : New managers take the helm at popular Wigan pub [link] {Crown Hotel, New Springs}
26/03/19 : Paul calls time on dream job as Wigan brewery is put up for sale [link] {Martland Mill Brewery}
08/03/19 : Wigan charity to have another Reet Good Festival [link]
07/03/19 : Wigan beer festival hits the right tone [link]
07/03/19 : Man found guilty of ‘cowardly’ pub murder [link]{Bears Paw, Hindley}
01/03/19 : Plans for tapas bar and Orwell-themed cocktail venue in Wigan railway arches [link] {Plata Tapas} {1984}
01/03/19 : Last orders at unique family bar in Wigan home [link]
28/02/19 : Exciting venue in Wigan to create 100 new jobs [link] {Primrose Farm, Goose Green}
15/02/19 : Beer festival is back and hailing Wigan Casino [link]
15/02/19 : Wigan star of Peaky Blinders to sing at intimate pub gig [link] {New Charles Dickens}
07/02/19 : Wigan pub’s new owner is open to all options [link] {Vale Royal}
30/01/19 : Wigan microbrewery scoops best cask award [link] {Hophurst Brewery}
23/01/19 : Three decades for Atherton’s Bent ‘n’ Bongs beer festival [link]
18/01/19 : Work begins on landmark Wigan pub [link] {Swan & Railway}
18/01/19 : Welcome to Wigan’s new brewers’ club [link] {Wigan Central}
14/01/19 : Follow the real ale map to find the best beers in Wigan [link]
10/01/19 : Planning bid in Standish to give new lease of life for open-air bar [link] {Fifteens Standish}
08/01/19 : A decade of Wigan pub closures [link]
08/01/19 : New owner for Crown jewel Wigan pub [link] {Crown at Worthington}

2018
28/12/18 : Four cheers for new Wigan bars [link]
13/12/18 : Double delight for Wigan as traditional pub and wine bar open [link] {Hideout ; The Poacher}
07/11/18 : Country pub in Aspull gets modern twist [link] {Balcarres Arms}
11/10/18 : All change at Wigan venue as new-look bar opens [link] {Bailiff’s Bar}
10/10/18 : Woman fired from Wigan bar for being pregnant [link] {Wiend Bar}
04/10/18 : New Wigan bar celebrating craft beer from both sides of Atlantic [link] {Sherrington’s}
27/09/18 : Five other popular pubs that have closed in Wigan [link]
27/09/18 : Popular waterside Wigan pub closing doors [link] {The Boathouse, Appley Bridge}
27/09/18 : Husband-and-wife team keeping Wigan pub on target [link] {Plough & Harrow, Shevington}
17/09/18 : Wigan pub hosting special festive lunch for dog owners [link] {Crooke Hall Inn}
17/09/18 : Bar plan for former butchers shop in Hindley [link]
29/08/18 : Bar plans for busy Wigan streets [link]
24/08/18 : A dry run in memory of Wigan dad Charlie [link] {Old Pear Tree}
24/08/18 : Ex-Wigan police base approved as new brewery [link] {Mayflower Brewery}
17/08/18 : Exciting changes for famed Wigan pub [link] {John Bull Chophouse}
16/08/18 : Wigan pub hosts fund-raiser to help stricken dog [link] {Foresters Arms}
10/08/18 : Large scale of Wigan pub closures revealed [link]
07/08/18 : Cancer fighter Katie inspires name of new Wigan rooftop bar [link] {Revolution}
06/08/18 : Struggling Wigan pub sold by group [link] {Amberswood Tavern, Ince}
01/08/18 : What is going to happen to the former Balmoral Hotel in Hindley? [link]
31/07/18 : Ex-crimper toasting a dramatic career change [link] {Wily Fox Brewery}
29/06/18 : Residents’ group reveals ‘community garden’ vision for Cherry Gardens land [link]
19/06/18 : Twin towns unite over a good pint [link] {Wigan Brewhouse}
10/06/18 : Wigan food pub evacuated due to blaze [link] {Fat Bull, Ashton}
07/06/18 : Plans being made for new real ale bar in town [link] {Real Ale Revolution)
01/06/18 : Howzat! Plans for new real ale bar in Wigan [link] {Real Ale Revolution}
29/05/18 : Angry drinker shattered Wigan pub’s window [link] {Venture, Highfield}
27/04/18 : Plans unveiled for new Wigan hotel, pub and restaurant [link]
26/04/18 : ‘Demolish pub in Wigan for road safety’ [link] {Kings Arms, Ashton}
12/04/18 : War on small brewers is misguided and dangerous [link]
11/04/18 : Councillor says ‘no proof’ that new Wigan bar will cause trouble [link] {Sherrington’s}
05/04/18 : Wigan councillors to discuss controversial bar plans [link] {Sherrington’s}
30/03/18 : Restaurant and bar plans for The Beeches [link] {Albert’s, Standish}
28/03/18 : Could it be peace at last as ex-Wigan pub becomes flats? [link] {New Fleece, Ashton}
22/03/18 : Beer production back up and running at Wigan brewery [link] {Wigan Brewhouse}
22/03/18 : Back to brewing at Wigan beer facility [link] {Wigan Brewhouse}
22/03/18 : Ooh la la! A hoppy twinning project for Wigan [link] {Wigan Brewhouse}
22/03/18 : Wigan bar closed following string of shocking assaults [link] {Jonesies Bar, Hindley}
16/03/18 : Police say Wigan club put cash before safety [link] {Jonesies Bar, Hindley}
16/03/18 : World famous Uncle Joe’s launches Mint Ball gin [link] {Wily Fox Brewery}
07/03/18 : Pictures: On The Town and Wigan Beer Festival [link]
02/03/18 : Residents’ dismay at empty pubs [link] {King William, Platt Bridge}
28/02/18 : Wigan pub runner-up in national competition [link] {Wigan Central}
23/02/18 : Wigan brewery opens long-awaited micropub [link] {Twisted Vine Ale House}
23/02/18 : Final whistle for Wigan landlord [link] {Brickmakers Arms}
19/02/18 : Countdown on to high-flying Wigan beer bash [link]
12/02/18 : A ‘reet good’ time in stall as Wigan beer festival announces return [link]
08/02/18 : Wigan pub helps in the fight against tropical disease [link] {Fifteens, Standish}
29/01/18 : Restaurant serves up a funky new look [link] {Billinge Arms}
21/01/18 : Two arrested on suspicion of murder after fight at Hindley pub [link] {Georgia Brown’s, Hindley}
19/01/18 : Riddle over sudden demise of Wigan pub [link] {Ben Jonson}
16/01/18 : Homes plan revealed for former pub site [link] {Park Hotel, Ince}

2017
05/12/17 : Tony’s most ambitious pub project yet [link] {Fifteens Standish}
06/11/17 : Borough pub named as one of best four in the country [link] {Wigan Central}
29/09/17 : Enjoyable night of dark events [link] {Wigan Central}
22/09/17 : Haigh Hall’s Foodie fest set to be a winner [link]
13/09/17 : Robber steals cash in pub rampage [link] {Oak Tree, Ince}
09/09/17 : Great Prospect for Patsy’s new bar [link] {Prospect Brewery}
08/09/17 : Pub’s fun day for community stalwart [link] {Wellfield Hotel, Beech Hill}
22/08/17 : Top prize for rail ale pub! [link] {Wigan Central}
10/08/17 : Real ale firm’s planning bid for brewery tap bar [link] {Windmill Brewery}
04/08/17 : Lifeline for vacant pub? [link] {Crown at Worthington}
04/08/17 : Council block bid for rooftop ‘Revolution’ [link] {Revolution}
03/07/17 : Festival ales and pie to nourish jazz fans [link] {Tap ‘n’ Barrel}
28/06/17 : Town eyesore stalemate [link] {Cross Keys, Ashton}
21/06/17 : Arches could become new bar and restaurant scene [link]
14/06/17 : Uncle Joe’s boozy new departure [link] {Wily Fox Brewery}
31/05/17 : Rooftop bar plan approved [link] {Revolution}
17/05/17 : Plan for open air rooftop bar in Wigan town centre [link] {Revolution}
08/05/17 : Pub in late night noise row [link] {Kings Arms, Ashton}
06/05/17 : Massive boost for pier venue [link]
05/05/17 : Hopes raised for historic pub’s future [link] {Crown at Worthington}
28/04/17 : Lifeline offered to closed pub [link] {Crown at Worthington}
28/04/17 : Pints in park as beer bar and kitchen opens [link] {Two Left Feet Brewery}
28/04/17 : A great new meat-ing place in Hindley! [link] {Kore}
26/04/17 : Bringing back an age-old taste of the borough [link]
17/04/17 : Big expansion on cards for Wigan nightspot [link] {Revolution}
24/03/17 : Licence bid for real ale brewery taproom [link] {Wily Fox Brewery}
24/03/17 : New chapter for pub going back to novelist tribute [link] {New Charles Dickens}
17/03/17 : Great Prospect at new brewery site [link] {Prospect Brewery}
10/03/17 : Police probe for rock pub team [link] {New Fleece, Ashton}
09/03/17 : Wigan Beer Festival reaches 30-year milestone [link]
01/03/17 : Plans change for site of famous ex-nightclub [link] {Pemps}
29/01/17 : Boozers boost the economy [link]
26/01/17 : Businessman plans major new events venue for Wigan [link]
19/01/17 : Landlord’s fury as Griffin up for sale [link] {The Griffin}
18/01/17 : Anger at hotel shutdown [link] {The Beeches, Standish}

2016
06/12/16 : Ex-pub getting a taste of the Orient [link] {Colliers Arms, Wigan}
03/12/16 : Rock pub’s licence revoked by council [link] {New Fleece, Ashton}
29/09/16 : Wigan man sparks minor security alert at airport … with a pie! [link]
30/08/16 : Pub’s toilet donation scheme raises hundreds for hospice [link] {Ellesmere Inn, Hindley}
22/08/16 : Wigan pub hopes to be most dog-friendly boozer in Britain [link] {Crooke Hall Inn}
10/08/16 : Thug smashed jaw during pub attack [link] {Queens Arms, Ince}
10/08/16 : People power ensures no last orders at pub [link] {Sam’s Bar, Beech Hill}
03/08/16 : Brewery’s move on to town centre site [link] {Prospect Brewery}
27/05/16 : A reet good idea to bring festival back [link]
19/02/16 : Drunk dad attacked landlord [link] {Fox & Goose}
17/02/16 : Four teens arrested over hotel ‘arson’ [link] {Grand Hotel}
14/02/16 : Youths spotted fleeing burning building [link] {Grand Hotel}