If you were designing a Beer Guide entry from hell, a Conservative Club close to the Manchester United training ground in the beer desert that is Trafford would be a good effort. Proximity to the Trafford Centre would seal the deal.
Not many Bentleys in Flixton, just a pleasant suburb rejoicing in it’s first Beer Guide entry for a decade.
I would have lumped this note in with a post on, say, Stretford, but Flixton (or is it in (Urmston) deserves it’s day in the sun.
Clearly a club with a beer enthusiast as bar manager, they keep a very good drop of Pictish (NBSS 3.5). Luckily, I’m a fan of the Theakston glass.
While the four snooker tables and notices stuck to the walls clearly say “Club”, this could be any imposing suburban Holts pub. Which is a compliment.
Goodness knows what the economics of clubs like this are, with just me and a chap playing snooker against himself (the best way), and Sky TV showing Watford to no-one.
I’m sticking to what I said last week about the GBG being for places open to all,but I’ve found few pubs as welcoming as Flixton CC.