Saddleworth is a lovely, picturesque, quiet district; a collection of villages. It is a place to where one can escape from the busy towns and cities, and although it is not a place for late night clubs, there is plenty of entertainment to be found during the evenings. Check out our Transport page for details of train, bus and taxi services in case you wish to leave the car.
Great music scenes at The Railway, Greenfield and The Church Inn, Uppermill, famous for its home brewed beer, and the cheapest pint in England. The Railway is only approximately ten minutes walk from Well'i'hole Farm and really is well worth the visit for those who appreciate live music. There's an artist of a high standard on most Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Saddleworth has its share of talented singer songwriters, and many solo artists and bands can be caught performing at The Church Inn, Uppermill, or The Railway, Greenfield either as a main act or on Unplugged/Open Mic nights. The Diggle Hotel holds an Open Mic Drop In Acoustic Night on Monday evenings.
There are many local cabaret acts to watch out for, performing cover versions quite often in pubs around Saddleworth, but arguably the best and most popular is Morgan. He always gives an outstanding performance, and if you're lucky enough to catch one of his gigs, a great night's entertainment is guaranteed.
For country music lovers checkout Chew Valley Country Music Club, the second Saturday in the month at Greenfield Conservative Club.
Also, The Civic Hall, Uppermill and Saddleworth Players at Millgate Arts Centre, Delph are worth checking out. Greenfield Methodist Players on Chew Valley Road, Greenfield put some great plays and pantos on. Then there's The George Lawton Hall in Mossley for plays and concerts.
Just over the hill in Holmfirth you can catch some great concerts at the Picturedrome, one of the finest intimate music venues in The North of England.
The very best in live stand up comedy is brought to you regularly by Off The Rails Comedy Club, at the Royal George on Manchester Road, Greenfield. Tickets can be purchased behind the bar or from the Off the Rails website, and it is often possible to pay on the door, though it is advisable to phone beforehand.
Those who appreciate brass bands will probably be aware of the wealth of activity there is in the Saddleworth area, and nearby Mossley area. Every year there are the Whit Friday Band Contests, but throughout the year there are concerts and other performances taking place. In particular, check out the websites of the three bands in Greenfield, namely Boarshurst Band, Greenfield Band, and Friezland Band, and also check out Mossley Band, Dobcross, and Uppermill.
There are many Cricket Clubs to be found in Saddleworth, which has its own cricket league. Saddleworth Cricket Club with tennis courts can be found to the side of Well'i'hole Farm, access is off Manchester Road, opposite The Royal George. Greenfield Cricket Club is off Ladhill Lane behind King William IV in the centre of the village. Greenfield also has a Rugby club, approximately ten minutes walk from Well'i'hole Farm. Then there's Saddleworth Golf Club, a pitch and putt at Grain's Bar in Denshaw, and there's tennis, squash and bowls in Greenfield, behind Boarshurst Band Club off Greenbridge Lane.
There are currently no cinemas or bingo halls in Saddleworth, but Ashton has a large cinema, and Stalybridge, Ashton and Oldham have bingo halls. They are only about twenty minutes drive away. Check our Transport page for bus, train and taxi details.