Village pub launches Wednesday club

Spotted Cow owner Kevin Sanderson. Picture By FRANK REID
Spotted Cow owner Kevin Sanderson. Picture By FRANK REID

RESIDENTS can enjoy bingo, raffles, tea and scones after a popular village pub launched a new Wednesday club.

The family-run Spotted Cow, in Elwick, on the outskirts of Hartlepool, wanted to give people a different option for Wednesday afternoons, and so decided to launch the new weekly gathering.

And after a steady start, the club is now proving quite popular with residents turning out in force to enjoy an afternoon of activities.

Everyone is welcome along to the get-together and can enjoy bingo and other games in the pub from 2pm-4pm.

Raffles are also organised for pub visitors, while refreshments are on offer throughout the afternoon for people to enjoy.

Kevin Sanderson, 54, runs the pub alongside his daughter Gemma Sanderson, 30, his son, Kevin, 23, and his partner, Crissy Kilburn, 30, and urged people to go along and enjoy the fun and good company.

Mr Sanderson told the Mail: “We thought we would try something a bit different during the week and get the locals involved, so we launched the Wednesday club.

“Everyone is welcome along and it’s a nice gathering for residents to come along, have a chat and enjoy bingo and other games.”

He said the Wednesday Club is not limited to Elwick residents and Kevin and the family are hoping for even more people to go along to the pub in weeks to come.

He added that after a slow start the event is proving to be a hit with visitors.

“Obviously it was a bit of a slow starter at first,” added Kevin.

“People didn’t know it was going on, but once word spread it’s been good and we’ve had a good turn out each week.”