Glossop Labour Club

Glossop Labour Club is an independent socialist club. It is not affiliated to any political party, but is home to people who share a progressive outlook on life. It is one of the oldest Socialist/Labour Clubs in the country. If you enjoy a friendly atmosphere, where you will be unlikely to encounter bigotry or prejudice, if you are a woman who likes the freedom of going out alone, if you are young or old (or in between), Glossop Labour Club is just what you are looking for. Whether you want real ale, draught lager and Guinness, or Fair Trade wine, or if you prefer soft drinks, tea and coffee, we can offer what you most enjoy.

To see a statment of the Club's objectives, click here.

Accessibility: The ground floor of the Club is wheelchair accessible, and there is a ramp down into the garden. We have a wheelchair accessible toilet, and a stairlift to the upstairs rooms.

We are usually open from 8-11 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, but if you just want to pop in for a drink and a chat, Tuesdays and Fridays are the best. On other days, we may not be open, if there is nothing on. Check the bar rota on the Members page to make sure. There are also occasional special events at weekends, and a music session on the 4th Sunday (usually) in each month. Regular activities include a Folk Club on Tuesdays, a Singing Group on Wednesdays (monthly), an informal music session on Fridays, a walking group, and a reading group. Plus a very popular Record Club. The Glossop Folk Train visits us about once a month. A range of other roups use the Club as well. For more details of these activities, and contacts for more information, see the Regular activities page. Additional events are listed on the Special Events page.  Information about these and other activities is also displayed on the noticeboard in the Club foyer.

Our central location, and our refurbished and modernised facilities, makes the Glossop Labour Club an ideal venue for a wide range of activities, ranging from music groups to fitness classes. 

We have two rooms available for letting for small groups: the larger one (22' x 17') costs £9 per hour, and the smaller one (21' x 13') costs £6 per hour.
The main room downstairs, and a pleasant garden area, can be booked, by members only, for special occasions.

Click here for a downloadable booking form.


For more information about specific activities, use the contact details relating to that activity.

For general enquiries, contact or just drop in to see what we have to offer. You will find us at 11-13 Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT.

For information about joining the Club, go to the Contact us page.

Any comments about the web site, please contact Jeremy Dale


The Socialist Network of Clubs, Pubs, and People

Glossop Labour Club participates in a network of Socialist Clubs, including the Red Shed (Wakefield), Clarion House (Pendle), Bolton Socialist Club, the Red and Geen Club (Milnsbridge), and Hebden Bridge Trades Club. Members of these Clubs meet quarterly.

For more information, download the Newsletters:

Newsletter 1

Newsletter 2


Folk Club. The regular Tuesday singaround is in abeyance at the moment. However, in the meantime, some members will be getting together for a chat, a drink, and some songs. If you want to join in, send an e-mail to (Club members only). Booking is essential.

Re-start of selected Club activities

Although the Club remains closed for most purposes, some Club activities are now re-starting, under carefully designed and managed COVID-secure arrangements. We are willing to consider re-starting other activities, where it is safe to do so, and where there are enough members wanting it.
In order to control the numbers attending, pre-booking is essential in all cases.
To find out more, send an e-mail to Jeremy Dale

Watch this space for more information as activities re-start.

We will of course be monitoring the situation. If it deteriorates, activities will be curtailed or cancelled.

Coming attractions

Zoom Lancashire Night

Saturday Oct 24 8 pm

For many members of the Labour Club, the Lancashire Night is one of the highlights of the year. So that we don't miss out entirely, we are arranging a virtual Lancashire Night, using Zoom, on Saturday, 24 October, at 8 pm.
Labour Club members (those for whom we have an e-mail address) will get an email beforehand containing the link needed to access it. It would be helpful, but not essential, to know if you intend to come, and also if you are prepared to do something - sing, play a tune, recite a poem or monologue, or anything else. Send an e-mail to
If you're a member but don't get this email, let me know. And if you're not a member, you can still come. Again send me an email (same address).