23 March 2018
Out Inn Cheshire

The Out Inn CHESHIRE magazine is now available in your local pub or online. Issue 75 was published August 2017

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Our Branch..

Besides Macclesfield, our branch includes Congleton, Holmes Chapel, Knutsford, Wilmslow and surrounding areas. Postcodes covered are CW12, CW4, WA16, SK9, SK10 & SK11 (in Cheshire).

New Facebook page

A new Facebook page has been created called simply "East Cheshire Pubs & Beer" with the intention of being a social place where drinkers, brewers and licensees from the local area can share news of any kind related to beers and pubs. News from breweries and pubs is welcomed but please keep it under control and don't flood the group. It's hoped this page will be more successful than the CAMRA page in not being constrained by any CAMRA policy in recognition that the beer world is changing.

Winter Pub of the Season award to the Cotton Tree, Bollington

A large lively crowd gathered late afternoon at the Cotton Tree on Sat 14th Jan 2017 to listen to Bluegrass followed by the presentation by CAMRA to Jayne and Christina. The “Tree”, as it’s known locally, has been run by this mother and daughter team for just under two years and offers five real ales & two ciders. A small cosy pub with a log burner and rocking chair in front of the fire. The three areas have a dedicated theme: canals, railways and guitars. Christina has promised a small model railway although one suspects the builder might be getting distracted by the real ale as progress seems slow. Mainly a cash-only wet-led pub with occasional excellent “when its gone, its gone” home cooked food. Jayne & Christina surprised us with a lovely buffet of which the highlight was the pheasant game pie. Coincidentally the local gamekeeper turned up with a brace of birds just after the presentation decked out in all the gear – all legal by the way! A group was found in one corner called the “Bollington Real Ale ramblers” who walk hard but then enjoy a pint or two.

The Tree is easy to find as it’s opposite Bollington bus terminus. Many a drinker can be seen keeping one eye on the last bus. It’s such a landmark that the bus ticket now has the name of the pub on it. The Cotton Tree is obviously named after the cotton trade with two large mills still dominating the skyline aside the canal.

Rob Nicholson, Jan 2017

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