|The Farmers Club, Ormskirk|
It's an unusual colonnaded building and the front doors open into a foyer that houses a full-size snooker table and has a raised glass ceiling. It was built in 1830 as a dispensary, and operated as such until the opening of the local cottage hospital. It became the Farmers Club in 1898, so it has quite a history. Because of the awards it's received, the club is the the cover story on the latest issue of Ale & Hearty. Worth a visit - I think you can get served there if you show a CAMRA card or copy of the Good Beer Guide.
I see that today is the third anniversary of my first post on this blog, which was about a singers night at the Bothy Folk Club. My first beer-related post was a day later, a tirade against Gordon Brown for the increases in beer duty, a topic I covered yet again a couple of weeks ago - perhaps I need to change the record. This is my 619th post and at the time of writing I've had 30,316 unique hits, although I didn't instal the counter until five and a half months after starting the blog.
The blog originally only had information of about half a dozen music events per week in real ale pubs; now it has dozens of events per week, plus pages about local beer festivals, pub crawls, town pub maps, my discography [!] and numerous links. I hope the information continues to be of use. I remember wondering whether I could keep it going for more than a few months.