The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #97124 Message #1910037
Posted By: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
15-Dec-06 - 04:35 AM
Thread Name: Bothy's new venue
Subject: RE: Bothy's new venue
Pat Batty's Friday Club at Westhoughton has been "poshing" it up for years at a Golf Club since moving from the 'Red Lion.' Folk Club Of The Year (Radio 2 Folk Awards 2000) doncha know? One thing I've noticed over recent months, is the number of Clubs relocating to RAFA Clubs, Bowling Pavilions and the like. It must be a reflection on the few old-style pubs left with separate function rooms - and certainly pubs that you'd want to go to anyway. That was my discovery during this Autumn's search - it's all bars, Bacardi Breezers and Skysports wall to wall.
Sad really - should we go and drown our poor selves and have we really lost the last of England?