a vibrant community club since 1925
The Fleetwood Hesketh Club was founded in 1925, the land gifted by the Fleetwood Hesketh family to be used as a recreation ground. Shortly after two ex-army huts were acquired and erected on the ground by volunteers, earning the club the nickname "The Hut".
Sports, including football, cricket and bowls, were soon introduced and the club was named The Fleetwood Hesketh Institute. The name lasted some 40 years and continued to be run by volunteers as a 'dry house'.
In 1968 a liquor license was granted and the club became The Fleetwood Hesketh Sports and Social Club. This turned out to be the saviour of the club until disaster struck in September 1977 when 95% of the premises was burnt to the ground. Within two weeks the site was cleared and new foundations were laid. Work on rebuilding the club was all voluntary and on a budget of £12,000 it was rebuilt and fully reopened in 1978.
Further alterations and extensions have since been carried out to make the club what it is today - the largest sports and social club in Southport. Today our club is a vibrant social club with members across the generations. We are proud of our strong connections with the Southport community.
We are always happy to welcome new members to our club.
Being a community club we are able to offer subsidised beverage to our members.
The bar is also the perfect place to enjoy live pay per views sports and events with 4 TVs and a large projected screen covering the lounge area.
We offer a range of popular and guest beers/ales and a large gin selection.
Monday - Thursday
12.30 - 22.00
15.00 - 23.00
15.00 - midnight
12.00 - midnight
New members welcome!
Membership entitlements include discounted beverage prices at all our bars and the opportunity to participate in any of our sporting teams.
A one off £10 joining fee is required
Download and complete a membership form below or pick one up from the bar on your next visit.
Single Membership: £30
Joint Membership: £35
Single Pensioner: £25
Joint Pensioner: £30
Junior Membership: £10 (14yrs -18yrs)
Our function suite has seating for 160 and includes your own private bar and full use of the kitchen and serving room for buffet style catering. Corporate meetings are welcomed, with the use of our ceiling mounted projector, sound PA and microphones.
Hire charges include round tables and linen in a choice of five colours. Party organisers are welcome to arrive before the event and decorate the room accordingly. The stage is movable to ensure we can accommodate a DJ or live artists as required.
For a smaller party up to 60 people we offer the Pavilion Lounge with all the same facilities as the main function room.
Unfortunately we are unable to accept bookings for 18th birthdays and children's parties.
The club lounge is also available for after funeral gatherings, there is no charge and we can help with catering if you wish. Please contact the club directly on 01704 227968 to discuss funeral gathering arrangements.