CAMRA Mid Cheshire Rail Ale Trail ….

Posted on October 5th, 2012, by The Chairman

Saturday 20 October 2012 is the date set by CAMRA East Cheshire for their next “train crawl”.

Here’s an extract from the latest “Out Inn Cheshire” ….


Our next scheduled train crawl is on Saturday 20 October. Anyone is welcome to join us, CAMRA member or not!

I have hosted this for several years now and it has proved increasingly popular. We meet at Chester station at midday …. and then proceed to our first pub of the day – either the Harkers Arms or Mill Hotel. We stay there for around 50 minutes and then return to the station to catch the next Manchester train, alighting at Mouldsworth where the Goshawk is only 2 minutes away. We lunch there (this is a two hour stop) and then re-board the next train at about 3.10. Our route then takes us to the following stations and pubs, each lasting around 50 minutes to allow for leaving and returning to the station: –

Plumley – Golden Pheasant (Lees)
Knutsford – Cross Keys (free)
Mobberley – Railway (free)
Ashley – Greyhound (Lees & guests)
Hale – Railway (Robbies)
Stockport – Crown (free)

So come along and see some of the scenic pubs of Cheshire on public transport.

For more information, please see the website or visit our Facebook page at “Macclesfield and East Cheshire CAMRA”


Thanks to new member, John Murray for pointing this out to us.

Some of us will definitely be tagging along.


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  1. Community Rail Officer Says:

    We are going to put together our own Mid Cheshire rail ale trail so watch this space for more opportunities to enjoy the train, the line & our excellent pubs & places to eat. Please let me know re any favourite pubs & places to eat that can be reached from a MCL station …… I love the fish & chips sold from the chippy opposite Altrincham market – worth travelling from Ellesmere Port for!

  2. Mike Battman Says:

    This sounds an excellent idea, look at the success of the Transpennine one following Oz Clarke and James May’s TV promotion.

    I would suggest that Costello’s in Goose Green, Altrincham is added, although it does extend the trip by another hour.

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