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 Post subject: Chorlton Pub Crawl - Sat 27th June 2015
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:22 pm 
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If you want to get out of town this Saturday, a race day, then come along on the Chorlton Pubs crawl. Meet at Chester station concourse in time to catch the 1052 Arriva train to Manchester Piccadilly. Buy a day return ticket to Warrington Bank Quay and also a Manchester Wayfarer. The latter covers the rest of the journey to Manchester and trams.
We get off at Oxford Road, the stop before Piccadilly, and walk to St. Peter's Square tram station. Here we catch a tram heading to East Didsbury and get off at Chorlton then the fun begins! :party: Below is a link to the Chorlton Pubs map which is worth printing off so you know where you're going. There are 26 pubs in the area but I doubt we'll try them all - but let's give it a good go! :drink:

http://thcamra.org.uk/images/maps/chorl ... wnload.pdf

I expect the first drink will be in either The Bar or the Oddest bar both near the tram stop. We should be there about 1230 so ready for a drink as weather is set fair. Then just amble along Wilbraham Road, Manchester Road East or Beech Road; there is no set plan since there are so many pubs to choose from. The Sedge Lynn on Manchester Road East is a Wetherspoons (converted snooker hall) so OK for eats and a cheap pint! Most of the bars serve food as well.
Trains back to Chester depart Piccadilly at 50 mins past the hour, so about 53 mins at Oxford Road, although you may wish to go into Manchester Centre for last noggins and come back from Picc. Later trains dep. Picc at: 2151, 2226, 2314. Journey time from Chorlton to Piccadilly about 20 mins.
NB: Get to Chester Station in good time to buy tickets as it will be busy with racegoers and the usual Saturday crowd milling about. Fares: Return to Warrington BQ: £8-80; Wayfarer: £12-00. Less for those with railcards.
Happy drinking! :cheers: :drunk:


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 Post subject: Re: Chorlton Pub Crawl - Sat 27th June 2015
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:47 am 
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BBCJohn wrote:
We get off at Oxford Road, the stop before Piccadilly, and walk to St. Peter's Square tram station


Isn't that tram stop shut at the moment?

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 Post subject: Re: Chorlton Pub Crawl - Sat 27th June 2015
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:43 pm 
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jamesb wrote:
BBCJohn wrote:
We get off at Oxford Road, the stop before Piccadilly, and walk to St. Peter's Square tram station


Isn't that tram stop shut at the moment?


According to this, it shuts on Sunday for 8 weeks: http://www.metrolink.co.uk/Pages/default.aspx


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 Post subject: Re: Chorlton Pub Crawl - Sat 27th June 2015
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:30 pm 
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It's cheaper and probably just as quick to get a return to Altrincham followed by metrolink day ticket. Northern rail also do Duo tickets saving even more (£7 ish?).


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 Post subject: Re: Chorlton Pub Crawl - Sat 27th June 2015
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Not significantly cheaper for over 60's with a Senior Railcard as the cost via Warrington/Oxford Road would be:

Chester - Warrington Off Peak Return £5.80
Manchester Wayfarer for 60+ £6
Total cost £11.80

Not a lot in it time wise but the Altrincham route might involve having to travel on one of the dreaded Pacers (could be a Sprinter if you are lucky) followed by a somewhat tedious tram ride to Trafford Bar to change for the Chorlton service.


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 Post subject: Re: Chorlton Pub Crawl - Sat 27th June 2015
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:48 am 
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Thanks for organising this John, great day out. Bit of a sore head this morning but not too bad considering 17 bars were visited!
Pick of the bunch for me was the Font.

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