Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Lancashire Day 2015

This Friday 27 November sees the annual celebration of Lancashire Day, and many pubs in our local area will be taking part. Lancashire Day commemorates the day in 1295 when the county sent its first representatives to attend what later became known as the Model Parliament during the reign of Edward I.

In Southport the following pubs will be involved as far as I know (there may be others):
  • The Tap & Bottles, in Cambridge Walks, from 1.00pm will be providing traditional Lancashire beers and entertainment.
  • The Inn Beer Shop, in Lord Street have announced that Pete & Pam Bardsley invite you to join them to celebrate Lancashire Day, with Proclamation at 6.00pm, traditional Lancashire beers, music, hot pot, cheese board, cheese & onion pie, Chorley & Eccles cakes, prize for the best dressed Lancastrian. Tel: 01704 533054.
And in West Lancashire similar events as below:
  • The Cricketers, at 24,Chapel St, Ormskirk, traditional Lancashire beers, hot pot and tapas. Tel: 01695 571123.
  • The Ship Inn, Wheat Lane, Lathom, traditional Lancashire beers and menu. Tel: 01704 893117.
  • Ring O' Bells Lane, Lathom, Near Burscough L40 5TE, Join the Lancashire Society at the Ring 0' Bells for a "Lancashire Night" with entertainment by "Tackers Tales" (Sid Calderbank & Mark Dowding) as well as clog dancers, musicians, Lancashire dialect, poems and traditional Lancashire beers, All welcome free entry 7.30pm till Tel: 01704 893157.
  • The Farmers Club will be providing free Lancashire hotpot from about 4.00 pm until stocks run out.
  • The Hop Vine, Liverpool Road North, Burscough, Lancashire Day beer offer, Burscough Brewery, Duke of Lancaster at £1.50 per pint! Tel: 01704 893799.
  • Infusions Bistro, 2-4, Orrell Lane, Burscough, Seven Course Lancashire Feast, Lancashire bottled beers. Tel: 01704 893356.
Info from Jeff Carter, via Mike Perkins, with additional info from Brian Brighouse. Thanks to all.

Other Lancashire Day events, not necessarily involving pubs, can be found here on the tourist board website.


  1. I hadn’t heard of Lancaster Day, until I read your article, Nev. Sounds like a good idea, and something the good folk of Kent ought to adopt. No doubt the historians in this part of the world should be able to come up with a viable reason for us to celebrate “Kent Day”.

  2. Lancashire Day is especially celebrated by those who don't recognise the changes of 1974 when the county's boundaries were quite significantly altered. I don't want Southport to go back into Lancashire, but I don't mind celebrating my Lancastrian origin (Liverpool, where I was born, was in Lancs).

    As for Kent, how about 13 June when the Kentish contingent in the Peasants' Revolt entered London in 1381?

    Alternatively, you could have a competition for the best office worker in the county, who could be declared the Clerk Kent.

  3. Thanks for the suggestions Nev, but it might be best to skip on the Peasants Revolt. If my history serves me well, I recall things didn’t go too well for the rebels, and after initially agreeing to most of their demands, Richard II later went back on his word.


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