History of The Cressbrook

'The Cressbrook' was built in 1902 by the then patron of the village, Mary Worthington. It was built exclusively as a facility for the people of the village who worked at the mill. Not really a Men's Working Club but a People's Working Club. When the mill went bust in 1965 and the houses in the village were acquired by its major creditors the Club was given to the village. A group of trustees took on the role of patrons and a steward was appointed to take care of it. The final steward retired in 2005 and the bar is now run by a mixture of volunteers and part-time paid staff. Refurbished and renamed in 2009, The Cressbrook is fit for the 21st century.


The Cressbrook is a private members club, owned and operated by members of the village. Guests and visitors are always welcome and you don't have to be a member to enjoy the Cressbrook. You can, however, join when you visit us if you wish and new members are always welcome. The membership fee is presently £5 per year and members recieve discounts on bar prices as well as priviledged use of the space in the Cressbrook. Members are invited to contribute to the club's strategy and management through the Annual General meeting. Ask the barkeeper about becoming a member of the club when you visit.