The branch covers a large area including Buxton, Glossop and much of the Peak District National Park along with a small part of Cheshire around Poynton and Disley, and in contrast it also includes most of the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside, which takes in Ashton under Lyne, Hyde and Mossley.

The branch has over 600 members, who meet regularly to enjoy beers and pubs on offer. The branch also runs regular trips to pubs and breweries in and around the branch area, and also further afield. The branch runs a trip over a long weekend early in the year to another part of the UK. The branch also runs a foreign trip every autumn, and has visited places as diverse as Lithuania, New York and Stuttgart.

Branch Contacts

Stewart Taylor:
07907 714826

Branch Christmas gathering

Saturday, 6 December 2014
Glossop Labour Club, Glossop

The Branch Christmas do will take place at Glossop Labour Club website http://www.glossoplabourclub.org.uk/ Meeting from 17.00 hrs
The club is located on 11-13 Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT which is just behind the main High Street
Food will be available ( cost £7 - £8) in the form of a Mettricks Buffet (local award winning butcher) and several beers will be on offer

Certificate presentation and Stalybridge pub visits

Saturday, 13 December 2014
18.00 hrs at Stalybridge Labour Club

An award presentation at Stalybridge Labour club for the Greater Manchester Club of the Year
Following this presentation there will be a evening tour around some of the pubs of Stalybridge

Anual Manchester City Centre visit

Monday, 29 December 2014
12.00 hrs at Smithfields on Swan St (on the edge of the Northern Quarter)

Our annual Twixmas visit to Manchester starts at Smithfields on Swan St and will then follow with a tour of some city centre pubs with their great range of beers. Always a good social trip to be enjoyed.

January 2015 Branch meeting

Monday, 12 January 2015
20.00 hrs at The Sportsman Hyde

Our January meeting will be at The Sportsman In Hyde (near to Morrisons) and will be an initial discussion on 2016 GBG entries

Manchester Beer and Cider Festival 21st to 24th January 2015

Friday, 23 January 2015
Manchester Velodrome

A branch social meeting at 14.00 hrs at this Festival but if you can not make this time come along any other time as this is the largest of the local beer festivals near to us.
Getting to the festival is easy as The Velodrome has a tram stop on The Metrolink Ashton Under Lyne line
Details of the festival can be found at http://manchesterbeerfestival.org.uk/

February 2015 Branch meeting

Monday, 9 February 2015
20.00 hrs at The Royal Hotel, Hayfield

Our February meeting is at this popular pubs in the middle of Hayflield village and will be a second session to discuss the 2016 GBG entries
Hayfield is served by bus 358 from Stockport, Marple and New Mills in the evening

Winter weekend away - Bridgenorth Shropshire Feb 20th - 223rd

Friday, 20 February 2015
Bridgenorth Shropshire

Our annual weekend trip away will be to Bridgenorth in Shropshire. This delightful town has many great pubs as well as two breweries
There is also an option to explore some Severn Valley pubs by using The Severn Valley steam Railway (which has two great pubs of its own at each end of the line)
We will need to know final numbers by the Christmas social in Glossop on 6th Dec if you want to be included with the group for accommodation
Further details upon request from Tom Lord email contact : - jenni.lord@tiscali.co.uk

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