Cider Pub of the Season
Bignall End Cricket Club

Bignall End Cricket Club is situated within the village of Bignall End close to Audley, in the borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme. Only a few hundred yards up Boon Hill a semi-rural location, from the clubhouse are the spectacular views of Cheshire. One of the very few Cricket Clubs to open 7 days per week, supporting the community.

Established in 1875 a two storey Clubhouse which houses the ground floors rectangular bar with ample seating and T/v’s which of course has all the sport you could ask for plus changing rooms and kitchen. On the first floor is a very large room (which can be hired out for your Weddings, Birthdays, Christenings, and special occasion) with its own bar and self-contained kitchen.

Bignall End CC has a strong and well-deserved reputation for its great ales on its 4 hand pumps rotating (members have an input with requests), along with an annual Beer, Cider and Gin festival (usually the second week in November) what many don’t know that Cider is available during the year as are its Gins and other wines and spirits. Phil holds the reins with his bar and kitchen team, but as with most Clubs the ‘Committee’ actively assist in the running of the Club. It is not unusual to find Ciders such as Black Dragon, Whiskey Cask, Rum Cask any number of Lilley’s fruit ciders such as Mango, or Weston’s Old Rosie.

Bignall End C C is again the Potteries CAMRA Club of the Year 2019, (following absence for a number of years due to the licence it had to operate with, CAMRA have now clearly determined that a Club is a Club regardless of what licence is imposed on it). Bignall End is a hub within the community hosting many social and charity groups, the Audley Craft Club, the Danger Mouse Motorcycle Club’s Frozen Nuts rally (in February), Local monthly walking group, the longstanding Senior Tuesday Club still meet regularly, The Dominoes team are active in the league. A coach is arranged to take Stoke City FC supporters, to home matches. Bignall End CC can boast that it is one of a few venues that can host a double indoor bowl match competition. Close to the hearts of many of Clubs members is the CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) which is supported throughout the year, you will notice a box on the bar, (along with other local charities).

Potteries First Bus operates the number 4 & 4E bus (Hanley to Audley) also D&G bus operate the 1A (Meir – Wood Lane) unfortunately the evening services have been dramatical reduced over time, get off at the Plough pub on Ravens Lane and a short walk up to the Club. Phil and his team look forward to meeting Camra members at the presentation of the award on Saturday, March 21st at approximately 4:00pm.

(Come along on the D&G No 1 & 1A hop on hop off tour of Silverdale, Alsagers Bank, Halmer End, Miles Green, Audley and Bignall End. Starting at Newcastle Bus Station culminating with the presentation at the Club.

Andy Parkin
Bignall End Cricket Club Boon Hill Bignall End ST7 8PS

Opening Hours:
Mon – Thurs 7:00pm – Midnight Fri – Sun 12:00pm - Midnight