The Albert Club
THE ALBERT CLUB - WEST DIDSBURY'S HIDDEN GEM
West Didsbury’s best kept secret must be The Albert Club on Old Lansdowne Rd. The clubhouse, with its superb bowling green and six all weather tennis courts, is hidden away in the trees at Numbers 39-41.
If you’re not an outdoor sports person, there’s a comfortable bar with excellent prices from which you can watch others expend energy on your behalf. As a social member you can use all the club facilities, except the tennis courts, and you pay a much smaller membership fee.
The club has a dedicated snooker room with two full size tables. We field a couple of highly successful snooker teams and hold regular handicap competitions. One of our snooker players has also been coaching young people recently as it is often difficult for them to find somewhere to learn.
You may prefer to bop about to our fantastic juke box while enjoying a session of pool or darts. For keen darts players we have a darts and crib night every Thursday when we play in a local league. There is also a table tennis room – very popular with the junior tennis members as well as the table tennis teams.
CROWN GREEN BOWLS
Our crown bowling green is immaculate and we are looking for more bowlers to do it justice. The pleasure of sitting out in the summer, glass in hand, watching the woods crossing to and fro can only be bettered by the fun of actually bowling. Non bowlers do get plenty of opportunity to learn and take part in events.
There is a wide range of social activities and many, like the monthly Jazz nights, are open to non-members. The big screen in the lounge is used for key football matches and sporting events and also for the quiz. This takes place on the last Monday of the month and its wit and cunning have given it quite a following. The main bar is ideal for private parties and can be hired out for a very reasonable fee. On Saturday nights the club regularly has live bands and always welcomes suggestions for other entertainment.
NEW MEMBERS WELCOME
If you live in the Didsbury area, all this is just on your doorstep and membership is extremely good value. Non members are welcome to drop in for a drink, have a look at the club and pick up a membership form.
The Albert Club Opening Times
Monday – Thursday 6pm – 11pm
Friday – 6pm – 12.00 midnight
Sat 1.00pm – 12.00 midnight
Sun 1.00pm – 11.00pm
The bar will be open later for functions and club events.