Customers of pubs in Bury could win the chance of having their favourite local named after them for a couple of weeks.

Joseph Holt Brewery is giving its customers the chance to have a pub of their choice named after them as part of their 175 anniversary celebrations.

The business, which has been in the same family for six generations was established in Manchester in 1849.

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As part of a series of commemorative events, the brewery has released 16 individual beer mats, with each one offering a nugget of information about the history of Joseph Holt and the timeline of its 175-year journey as a family brewer.

The beer mats to collect The beer mats to collect (Image: Joseph Holt)

The beer mats are available at all of Joseph Holt`s 127 pubs across the North West, including borough pubs such as The Blue Bell on  Manchester Road, Wyldes on Bolton Street and the Bay Horse on Parr Lane in Unsworth.

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Those who complete the challenge of collecting all 16 beer mats will be entered into a draw and the winner will have a pub of their choice named after them for two weeks.

The winner and a group of friends will also be invited to a VIP party.

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Mark Norbury, Joseph Holt pubs director said: “Joseph Holt is so proud of its 175th milestone – of which our customers have played such a critical part since our pubs located in the heart of the communities where they are located.

“We want to repay this loyalty and sense of historic connection by giving one special person a chance to see their favourite Joseph Holt pub named after them.”

The competition to collect all 16 beer mats will run until October 31 and once collected, take a picture of the full set and email it to