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​We're keeping the tradition of the Working Mens Club alive with every pint we pour.
It is believed that our building was initially built in 1838 by a former butler, James Cunningham, who later became Blackburn Mayor and Snig Brook Brewery owner.

His success can still be seen today in the form of what is now our beloved club. It was the residence Cunningham built for himself with the profits from the brewery, an achievement he was very much proud of.

James died in Lytham in 1876 aged 80, but without him we wouldn't be where we are today.

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History in every pint

Present day


We would never expect anyone to join the club without having first spent some time with us to see what we are all about at St Pauls.

We welcome anyone to come and visit us for our Saturday night concert nights or during the week for a game of snooker*

*Non members must be playing against a member

St Pauls Working Mens Institute

As a members only club we do require all of our members to pay yearly subs.

Being a member of our club allows you full access to the clubs facilities and the option to try out for our snooker and darts teams.

For new members the first year costs £20.

For all continuing members a charge of £13 is currently in place.

St Pauls was established as a club on March 2nd 1914 and we are still thriving after 106 years!

St Pauls offers our members a range of facilities such as our two snooker tables in the members lounge as well as a separate area equipped with a dart board.

We also offer to everybody our incredible function room for any event you are after.

We also use it for our weekly Saturday night entertainment (see Function Room/Entertainment for more details).

During the Covid 19 pandemic, the club was refurbished throughout.