Welcome to the world of club land: The Imperial

Imperial Club & Brewery, Mexborough
Imperial Club & Brewery, Mexborough

Perhaps it’s the allure of a good WMC that grabs you, don’t worry you are not alone.

Working Men’s Clubs, Social Clubs, Welfare Clubs, call them what you want they all have one thing in common – to keep their members and customers happy.

They also provide an alternative to the usual pub scene, a great idea which gives you the general public even more choice in where to spend your evening, day and hard-earned cash!

There’s plenty of clubs about too, but the trouble is people love them so much they sometimes stick to their own favourite, which is a shame because by moving around you get some of the best of facilities, company and of course the one thing clubs are famed for and that’s good live music.

Working Men’s Clubs have been the training ground for some of the finest entertainers in the world, not just this country, and many have started their careers around the South Yorkshire area.

You can follow some darn good turns from club to club and you will have your favourites. When you think that everyone has their favourite too, you can see just why each act has it’s own following.

Britain’s Got Talent might be the telly addicts’ favourite, but club afficianados have their own home grown faves and after hearing some stonking reviews over the years they often prefer home grown acts to those so called “top turns” offered on TV.

Mexborough WMC, Imperial Club & Brewery (pictured), West Melton WMC, Wath Central WMC or Denaby Miners Welfare are just a few examples.

There’s also the Ivanhoe WMC at Conisbrough and The Burlington at Wath on Dearne.

Get on the circuit and you will soon find out where the top acts are, but beware – it can be addictive but the good news is there are a lorra lorra clubs out there waiting for you to call.

■ Is your club the best in town? The Times is looking for the reviews on the best clubs and pubs in Mexborough and surrounding areas.

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