Hungry Horse Acoustic Folk Club

              one of the best folk and acoustic music venues in Wirral
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(Free admission)

3 nights of the month, 
Open Acoustic Nights 
take place 

These are informal 
evenings of fun, laughter, 
songs and tunes and 
performed by a very 
talented bunch of singers, musicians, poets and storytellers, each adept at performing in their own particular style

  New performers and members        of the audience are always      made most welcome 

A lovely atmosphere of   sociability prevails. A raffle      is held in the interval 



Dunkirk Lane / Chester Road
                    Ellesmere Port, Cheshire                     CH65 6QF
It was founded in 2005 at The Rake Pub/Restaurant 
in Little Stanney, near to Cheshire Oaks Retail Park  
The venue is part of the Hungry Horse chain of licensed premises.    Hence the club name was chosen. 
Its popularity grew week on week and many 
top notch folk and acoustic entertainers appeared 
there including Richard Digance, Steve Knightley, 
Harvey Andrews, Julie Felix, 
Anthony John Clarke and the like

In July 2011, whilst searching for larger premises 
for their folk festival, (the WIRRAL FOLK FESTIVAL), 
the club organisers found its present venue 

It was formerly called the Whitby Sports & Social Club 
and is best known locally as - The Shell Club 

It is a very large, modern, single storey building 
with full disabled access to all rooms and excellent 
facilities for all types of sport and leisure activity

               It is located on the corner of the junction of                             Chester Road and Dunkirk Lane, not far from the             town centre of Ellesmere Port (a bus stops outside)

The post code for your Sat. Nav. is - CH65 6QF

             Apart from a couple of weeks over the 
Christmas & New Year period the club runs 
                every Thursday evening                  
There you will find two dedicated folk music 
enthusiasts -  ANGIE and JOHN OWEN - with the 
help of a small willing group of volunteer 
friends and family presenting all that 
is best in folk and acoustic music  


All nights COMMENCE at 7-45pm


  (Ticket charge)

The OAK ROOM is a 
superb high quality function suite with its own bar and catering facilities and on 
at least one Thursday of each month professional folk artistes appear

A good mix of music from the tradition and more modern singer/songwriter   entertainment gives this 
type of night a 'something 
for all occasion'   
There is a door charge and we 
recommend that tickets 
are purchased in advance for many of these concerts.    
Tickets can be purchased 
by ringing 
or online via


In addition -
used occasionally to stage 
even larger concerts.    
Many nationally known 
acts have appeared in 
      recent years on stage here                including:    
         Barbara Dickson          
         Seth Lakeman 
         Steve Knightley                           Spiers & Boden               
         Dougie McLean       
    The Houghton Weavers                    Show of Hands
   Richard Digance (see below) 

Richard Digance