Waterloo and Taunton Conservative Club was established in October 1891. Said to be built by the mill owners of Park Bridge as a gentleman’s club and was a place to meet and discuss politics. The club, with its 200 members, would open at 9am with the days papers laid out, and members would enjoy a stiff brandy. The club crown green was added in 1900.
The long entrance down from Oldham Road was the original main entrance for the horse and carts. One of the old stone horse water troughs is still standing at the club entrance today.
The club was extended in the 1982 with a new house being built for the Steward and Stewardess. Three bollards were added in 1987 at the top of the original entrance, closing it off to traffic. Access to the club was then redirected via the new entrance on Bishops Close, following the building of new dwellings.
In 2016, Waterloo and Taunton Conservative Club celebrated its 125th birthday, had a major refurbishment and became the winner of the Association of Conservative Clubs, National ‘Sir Marcus Fox’ – Club of the Year Award. For more about our club’s history please visit our dedicated page
Monday – Friday: 15:00 – 00:00
Saturday: 12:00 – 00:30
Sunday: 13:00 – 21:00