The Paramount’s pub managers Mark (right) and Natalie Hodgson (centre) celebrate recognition from their local CAMRA branch.
Jim Flynn (left), treasurer of the Stockport & South Manchester CAMRA, presents the couple with a certificate for ‘pub of the month’, as team leaders Sean Ashworth and Simon Jessop look on.
Explaining the members’ choice for December, Jim writes on the branch website: “This very busy Wetherspoon pub, while buzzing with conversation and life, has a more
relaxed ambiance than the frenetic atmosphere found in many other city-centre pubs.
“The pub is extremely pro CAMRA, supporting all of our local campaigns (such as Mild Magic and the Winter Warmer Wander); however, it takes more than all of this no-doubt positive stuff to make a pub of the month.
“What really gives it an edge is the passion which the managers and staff have for their cask beers.
“When real-ale enthusiasts Mark and Natalie Hodgson took over as the management team at The Paramount, they set about improving the cask beer and have succeeded in a massive way.
“Although the number and variety of beers (and now ciders) available has increased considerably over the years, the quality is always of the highest standard.
“It always has beers from local micros, as well as ales from further afield, all in excellent condition and all at Wetherspoon’s great prices."