Telephone: 01297 32801
Address: Axminster Conservative Club, Silver Street, EX13 5AH
The Axminster Conservative Club was formed sometime in the early 1890s and was enrolled into the Association of Conservative Clubs (ACC) when the ACC was formed in 1894, when they were given the membership number of 247. The ACC are the largest association of political clubs there are an estimated 1100 Clubs in UK today!
The Club occupied various premises in the town before acquiring part of the old Carpet Factory in 1912 where it resides today.The Club was able to purchase the adjacent Axminster Registry Office in the early 1950s which then formed part of the bar area but has since been cleverly converted into the storeroom and cellar, with a secondary bar above in the function room on the second floor.
In the 1970s a rear extension was added to increase the lounge area and to house above it the full sized Snooker table, which, in its quiet location is ideal for the serious players. At the same time the Club was also able to provide a modern Ladies & Gents toilet facility.
In 1985 the Club underwent a major refit with new carpets, ceiling, and furniture, the bar was moved creating a little space for a small kitchen, it has remained pretty much the same until today.
With modern technology and thinking we have been able to increase bar and lounge areas with a small stage for our frequent entertainment evenings whilst at the same time opening up the back of the lounge to fit in our Darts & Pool teams with fruit machine and TV. The new extended kitchen and modernised toilets meet the strict Environmental Health regulations. Thereby satisfying the needs of all our 297 strong current membership.
Axminster Conservative Club is very proud to own this Grade 11 Listed building and has worked very closely with East Devon County Council Planning & Licensing Departments to ensure and agree that every single item involved in the 2017 complete refurbishment complies with current regulations.