Branch Social Trips


An introduction to Social Trips
We normally run around 5 or 6 branch social trips each year. To make the trips varied and interesting, most trips visit a pub or a brewery on the outward journey, and the destination will be a town/city with a good selection of real ale pubs and/or a beer festival.

The cost of social trips can vary but will normally be in the region of £12 to £15 per person – travel cost only but including driver’s tip. Additional costs may be incurred for any brewery tours, beer festival entry, etc.

Check out where we have been to on our past social trips.

How to book (and the small print)
Please note that reservation of places on a trip operate on a first-come, first served basis. To reserve your place, in the first instance please contact our Social Secretary, by e-mail, to ensure that space is available. If space is available, you will be informed and your place will be reserved but it will not be confirmed until a non-returnable deposit of £5 per person per trip has been paid. Once a trip is fully booked, a ‘waiting list’ will become operational.

Most trips will visit multiple venues and will have been timetabled in advance. As such, it is important to abide by any timings for each trip, in particular the initial departure time from Wigan. All trips will depart from the bus stop outside of Wigan North Western railway station. We will endeavour to ensure that nearby Wigan Central is open at least 30 minutes prior to the departure of any trip to provide adequate comfort and shelter (hot drinks only).

Out of courtesy for the coach company, consumption of alcohol and/or hot food (e.g. take-aways) is not permitted on the coach at any time. There should be plenty opportunities to eat and drink throughout the day. Smoking and vaping is also not allowed on the coach.

Contact : Social Secretary via e-mail for more information if required.