TEN have featured.

The CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2022 is out and across Cheshire, its recommendations for pubs and bars to visit across the area are in.

And ten features from Warrington – including some across the centre of Warrington, Lymm, Penketh, Thelwall, Culcheth and Appleton Thorn – so, which have made the cut and what sets them apart?

The Albion

There are four changing beers that are locally sourced including Merlin at the Battersby Lane pub.

It has been described as a large Victorian pub with a courtyard surrounded by stables.

“Inside, it has distinctively separate rooms, two with real fires including a games room with a pool table,” the guide reads.

“Live bands and other entertainment are hosted, often in support of local charities.”

Hop Emporium

The award-winning micropub in the market also features.

The guide says: “There is plenty of seating inside, and also outside in an area shared by a variety of food outlets, based on the modern market concept.

“Third-pint beer paddles are available together with craft beers and a real cider.”

The Tavern

The Tavern on Church Street has eight changing beers that are sourced nationally. It is a regular in the Good Beer Guide entries.

“The Tavern offers an excellent choice of eight beers in varying styles. Local 4Ts beer features strongly, but there is also a varied selection from bigger breweries and northern independents,” the guide reads.

The beers change all the time here and it is a good chance to discover something new.

Appleton Thorn Village Hall

At the heart of Appleton Thorn, the village hall serve seven changing beers that are sourced nationally.

The building has a function room and a quieter lounge area to enjoy a pint or two.

Libertys Gin Bar after winning a CAMRA award for Pub of the Season

Liberty's Gin Bar after winning a CAMRA award for Pub of the Season

Liberty’s Gin Bar

The Culcheth bar has more than 220 gins and it is also recommended in the guide for beer.

It reads: “The enthusiastic landlord takes his real ale very seriously with three beers on offer, often from Merlin Mirco Brewery and other LocAle suppliers. The house beer is brewed by Merlin."

A first-floor function room has a separate bar and capacity for up to 200 people.

The Brewery Tap

Situated in the former post office, the Brewery Tap is also spoken about highly by the Good Beer Guide.

There are four changing beers from the pub’s own microbrewery or Dunham Massey.

“The bar area is complemented by the front room, with subdued lighting, comfy armchairs and a wood-fired stove,” the guide says.


Originally owned by the local saddler in Lymm village, the small pub is a cosy place for people to enjoy and part of the guide for 2022.

“The pub has a relaxed vibe with an emphasis on conversation and banter or just reading the paper. A popular meeting place for Formula 1 enthusiasts,” the guide says.

The Ferry Tavern is recommended in CAMRAs Good Beer Guide 2022

The Ferry Tavern is recommended in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide 2022

The Ferry Tavern

The Penketh pub on Station Road has eight changing beers sourced nationally.

Situated next to the River Mersey, the pub also has a large beer garden that is spoken about in the guide.

“Real ale events are hosted including beer festivals and tap takeovers. It is renowned for fish and chips at the weekend.”

Costello’s Bar

Costellos Bar in Stockton Heath also features

Costello's Bar in Stockton Heath also features

The Walton Road bar provides the calm in Stockton Heath, the guide reads,

“A modern micro-style pub offering seven handpumps, with all beers from the Dunham Massey or sister Lymm Brewery stables.

“This is an excellent venue for the discerning drinker who prefers darker beers."

Little Manor

With large garden areas for outside dining and drinking, the Thelwall pub is ‘charmingly furnished with a relaxed ambience.’

It has house beer by Pheonix and seven changing beers sourced locally.

The full guide can be bought here.