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

  • Lock Vaults closes Wednesday 17 January 2018

    The Lock Vaults closed last week. Unable to trade due to structural issues.

  • Yacht Inn to become Pesto Restaurant Sunday 14 January 2018

    The Yacht Inn on Parkgate Road has closed. IT has been sold to Pesto Restaurants who will reopen the pub after a revamp. The good news is that other restaurants in the chain serve real ale so we expect the good stuff to be available when it reopens.

  • Flookersbrook Sunday 7 January 2018

    The Flookersbrook in Hoole has ceased selling real ale again. They may put it on again in summer if demand picks up.

  • Commercial Hotel Chester closes Tuesday 2 January 2018

    The Commercial Hotel tucked away behind St Peter's Church in Chester has sadly closed due to financial pressures.

  • White Horse Great Barrow refurb Tuesday 2 January 2018

    Following the new long-term lease the White Horse in Great Barrow is now able to put their refurbishment plans into action. This will involve refurbishing the toilets and and bar area. The pub will close on 28th January with reopening planned for 5th March in time for their 4th anniversary on the 10th.

    Please note that as a current Good Beer Guide entry this is being surveyed for the next GBG. Should you wish to visit before the voting in Feb you will need to visit before the end of Jan.

  • Branch Meeting Minutes online Friday 29 December 2017

    The minutes from recent branch meetings are now available on this website under the members area ( Log on using your CAMRA number and password, same as for the national website.

  • Membership nears 1000 Friday 29 December 2017

    At the last meeting the branch membership was listed as 994. Let's break the 1000 barrier in 2018! I'm sure we'll celebrate getting to this milestone number in some way.

  • Sutton to be demolished Friday 29 December 2017

    After the original application had massive objections and was withdrawn, a fresh application was submitted on Dec 8th for the demolition of the Sutton public house and the erection of 5 one-bed bungalows and 14 one-bed apartments (within a two storey building) for Supported Living (class C2).

    Objectons can be lodged here -

  • Watergate Inn to be demolished Friday 29 December 2017

    As rumoured and sadly predictable, Chester Racecourse has put in a planning application to demolish the Watergate Inn. The ref number is: 17/05336/FUL for people to make comments or objections. This can be done online

  • GBG Surveying & Selection Wednesday 27 December 2017

    The list of pubs to be surveyed for the Good Beer Guide 2019 can now be found in the Members' Area. There are to be three surveying trips by minibus. Details of these trips and how to book can be found in the Branch Diary, together with details of the two selection meetings.

  • Wednesday 20 December 2017
  • Crown and Liver, Ewloe Wednesday 20 December 2017

    The Crown and Liver in Ewloe has reopened after a short period of closure.