If you fancy a nice weekend of rugby union, live music, good locally sourced food, real and gin, look no further and travel no further than Eccles Rugby Union Club on Gorton Street, Peel Green, Eccles.
We visited yesterday to a meet the brewers to see what delights there will be on offer, and had a chat with several people from the club and have a pint from the sponsors, The First Chop brewery who are based virtually on the clubs doorstep.
Today (Saturday 21st) is Rugby Day with the doors opening at 12pm with an admission fee of £2 with teams playing for the prestigious, "Eccles Cup", no ordinary cup this, but a polished, stainless steel bucket, which will be paraded around the pitch perimeter, collecting money for charity, and as an incentive the winner of the tournament get to keep the bucket, sorry trophy and also the contents for their chosen charity, how good is that?
The bar will be serving beers and ciders from eight local breweries also a fine selection of gin including Four Sisters flavoured gin, , Lime and Thyme anyone?
If you are getting peckish, then fuel up on traditional Salford grub, pie and mushy peas or why not tickle your palate with a Bury black pudding? you know they taste great after a few pints.
In the evening there is live music from Moonlight Rumours who will be covering all the hits which has made them one of Manchester's hottest party bands.
The bar closes at 10.30pm so don't miss Last Orders!
On Sunday (22nd) admission is free and it will be a Family Day with the doors opening at 12,30pm with family activities all day and yes the bar will be open until 17.30pm.
So, please call along and help support local charities whilst sampling some of the finest beer available in the North West of England.