Here is the latest news about what is going on in the branch area.

  • Peal O Bells in Holt Sunday 11 November 2018

    The Peal of Bells in Holt has kindly introduced a new offer for CAMRA members -

    30 p off a pint of Cask Beer* & 10% off all food! on showing of membership card. *cannot be used with any other offers (ie £3 per pint of Cask on a Monday)

    It is great to see this pub doing so well again and it has recently been awarded an excellent 5star Cask Marque rating. Do pay them a visit!

  • Talbot in Cymau for sale Sunday 11 November 2018

    The Talbot in Cymau has been put back on the market -

    We hope this can once again become a hub for the community and be a thriving pub. Surely the right potential owner is out there somewhere who can revitalise this village asset.

  • Horse and Jockey Wrexham Tuesday 9 October 2018

    Sad to report that the Horse & Jockey in Wrexham is closed with a pub for lease sign on the outside. Let's hope this is back open again soon

  • Farmers Arms in Kelsall Sunday 30 September 2018

    The Farmers Arms has had new tenants in the last few months (David and Nicola Robinson) in the hope of getting it back on track after recent turbulent times.

    Beers available are now the likes of Black Sheep, Marston's Pedigree and Wychwood Hobgoblin (they are tied on beer).

    Catering is decent quality pub grub, there are reqular quiz nights and they are soon hosting a fund raising evening (with food) for the RNLI (we believe this is sold out).

    So encouraging news, please pay them a visit and help this pub get back to its former glories.

  • That Beer Place in Chester Sunday 30 September 2018

    "That Beer Place" is the name of an exciting new bar and bottle shop which will be opening in Chester Market on October 13th. Real Ales, craft beers and gins are promised, sounds great!

  • Big Hand Alehouse Thursday 16 August 2018

    Congratulations to Big Hand Brewing who have opened their new Alehouse in Watergate Street Chester. Five Big Hand beers on to start with two guest ales. Bar snacks are available too. Good luck with the new venture, hopefully it will be a roaring success!

  • Royal Oak Kinnerton reopens Monday 6 August 2018

    The Royal Oak in Higher Kinnerton has reopened recently. A refurb is planned around Christmas time we hear. If anyone has any updates please let us know via

  • Hawarden Charity Beer Festival Friday 20 July 2018

    The first Hawarden Charity Beer Festival will be held at the Hawarden Institute on Friday July 20 and Saturday July 21. This is organised by the Deeside Round Table with no CAMRA involvement.

  • Pesto at the Yacht Inn to open Tuesday 17 July 2018

    The Yacht in Woodbank will reopen on July 23rd as Pesto at the Yacht Inn.

    For pub info see the whatpub page -

  • North Wales Pub of the Year Thursday 5 July 2018

    Congratulations to the Bridge End at Ruabon for being voted North Wales POTY. Our branch and the other North Wales branches judged four pubs that also included the Black Boy at Caernarfon, Bay Hop at Colwyn Bay and Mold Alehouse. The pub now goes forward to be judged for Wales POTY, and we wish them well.

    We recently presented them with a certificate for being voted our branch POTY in our welsh area that led them to be judged for North Wales POTY. Chairman Brian Vardy is shown making the presentation to Matt McGivern.


  • Cheshire Brew Brothers rebrand Thursday 21 June 2018

    Cheshire Brew Brothers is now trading as the Oaks Brewing Company and will be phasing in new pump clips over the next few weeks.

    Notes on their beer range ...

    Chester Gold (3.6%) is a fruity, hoppy bitter with a pleasant sweet finish. Earls Eye Amber (3.8%), a smooth beer with balanced malt characteristics, is being brewed again but to a new recipe. Also back with a new recipe is Cascade Pale (4%), brewed with Cascade and Rakau hops. Delamere Blonde (4%), a refreshing blonde ale, is a new beer.

    The beer range will also include a series of experimental brews. The beers may be found in the free and tied trade across North West England and West Yorkshire.

  • Millstone Penyffordd Wednesday 20 June 2018

    Getting good reports about the beers here with recent ales including Conwy California, Mobberley Whirlybird and Brimstage Scarecrow.

    Pop in for a scoop and check them out.

  • Peal O Bells Holt Wednesday 20 June 2018

    Good news from Holt as the Peal has doubled their real ale pumps in the last few months to 4. Beers from the SIBA beer and also from local brewers, Big Hand, Stonehouse, Salopian, Purple Moose and Heavy Industry. Don't forget there is the lovely beer garden at the back by St Chad's for the good weather too!

  • City Arms Monday 11 June 2018

    The City Arms in Saltney has reopened we are told. Any more info welcome.

  • Green Oak Farm Monday 11 June 2018

    This new-build Greene King pub has now opened in Ellesmere Port, close to the Motorway. 3 beers from the GK stable are available.

  • Mount Inn Chester Monday 11 June 2018

    Is having an extensive refurbishment. Reopens on June 15th.....