A Brief History of Bourton Working Men’s Club
Yes that’s right, Bourton village has a social club! Here’s the story…
Bourton Working Men’s Club was originally started in the Long Room in what is now Pinewood School, founded in 1950’s. It was very much a club for men: women were only invited in for special occasions. During the 1960s the club was located in a building behind the Old Forge, next to the Pin in the centre of the village. It proved such a success that during the 1970s the club was able to expand into larger premises and the current club was built (on Church Road, next to the old vicarage for those who don’t know!).
Initially the club Steward was housed in a caravan in the car park although the club’s continued financial success allowed for the flat above the club to be added and later, a function hall. Although by this time women were allowed to join as members, we changed the name to simply “Bourton Club”, to dispel the misconception of being only open to ‘working men’. And later we decided throw open our doors to families and family dogs. That’s right – everyone is welcome at Bourton club!
The club is a hidden gem within the village and one of the few amenities our little community in Bourton has at its disposal. The club is home for league pool, darts and dominoes teams, as well as hosting a variety of food vans, live music nights and a fortnightly mini-market.
Bourton Club is committee run, currently with twelve committee members who are all working hard to keep the club running successfully and supporting the local community. Over the past few of years we have refurbished both the bar and the function hall. The hall is open to bookings for large functions for up to 120 people including your very own private bar for hire! There’s also an old-style skittle alley available to members `to use, and for hire.
Why not drop in and find out for yourself?
Bourton club has a lovely relaxed atmosphere with a family feel; you’re welcome to drop in at anytime to discover for yourself what the club has to offer. Membership is just £5 per year, for anyone over 16 years of age.
Our opening times…
Tuesday 19:30 – 23:30
Thursday 18:30 – 23:30 (Happy Hour from 18:30)
Friday 19:30 – 23:30
Saturday 12:00 – 15:00 & 19:30 – 23:30
Sunday 12:00 – 15:00
Tel: 01793 782511