Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Lancs 2011 COTY & POTY

Next Tuesday, 28th June, CAMRA will be presenting the Lancashire Club of the Year (COTY) award to the Farmers Club, 65 Burscough Street, Ormskirk.  It is an impressive Georgian building that was built in 1830 as a dispensary for Ormskirk people by Thomas Brandreth, a wealthy local merchant.  It became the Ormskirk Agricultural Club in 1898, and is now known locally as the “Farmers”.  You can see a picture of the building hereAs far as cask beer is concerned, the club had one handpump serving an excellent Tetley’s Bitter, but Elaine Gore, the Club Manager for more than 20 years, listened to her customers and has now installed a second pump serving cask beers from the Taper’s list.  The club is also Cask Marque accredited, ensuring good quality beers, and has recently been awarded a Hygiene Certificate.

The Swan With Two Necks
 The Lancashire Pub of the Year (POTY) award will be made on Saturday 25th June at The Swan with Two Necks in Pendleton, BB7 1PT, starting at 2pm to celebrate winning the Lancashire Branches POTY.  Everyone is welcome.  When they held the presentation for the local branch's POTY, most of the village turned out & hopefully will again, although they may need some good weather as the pub is fairly small.  Pendleton is not the easiest place to get to, but a taxi from Clitheroe will only cost around a fiver.


  1. The POTY is an excellent choice in every way.

  2. Yes, I'd like to have gone for the presentation; a pity it's more than two and a half hours each way by public transport from Southport.


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