The Golden Ball Turns One

The Golden Ball – as you know it today – celebrated its first birthday this September. We’ve transitioned from a sports-mad local ale house to a traditional country dining pub with sophisticated décor and a genuine family-feel.

Of course, we couldn’t let this significant date go by unnoticed so, in what has become a traditional Golden Ball style, we invited the whole village of Longton along to celebrate, with a delicious hog roast and beautiful live music.

Hearty food and a buzzing atmosphere

Rob Owen Brown, of Hinchcliffe Arms, is renowned for his delicious hog roasts. As a close friend of the pub, Rob came along to prepare us a hog roast dinner that would serve all of our guests, free of charge to guests courtesy of Rob & Chris (The Golden Ball owner). Complete with soft white barmcakes, delicious sauces and all the trimmings. This went down a storm, and thanks to the lovely weather, we were all able to enjoy our food sitting on the outside terrace, chatting and catching up with our regulars (and some new guests too)!

The pub was packed long into the night. As with all Golden Ball events, the atmosphere was fun, relaxed and friendly, with families, couples and dogs all in tow.

rob owen brown

Local artist helps celebrate our big birthday

Live music is always well received at The Golden Ball. Local artist, Lindsay Ritson, entertained guests with an eclectic mix of songs that provided something to suit everybody.

In fact, her music was so enjoyable that we’re now introducing Feel Good Fridays on the 1st Friday of every month. This event will see Lindsay join us for a regular set, giving visitors a chance to let their hair down and enjoy some beautiful live music once a month.

lindsay ritson

To round off the night, The Golden Ball allowed guests to soak up the atmosphere indoors and out, relaxing in one of the many comfortable nooks and crannies found in the refurbished country pub – either in front of the fire or out on the terrace, enjoying the pleasant Autumn weather.

If you’d like to book a table at The Golden Ball, or you’d simply like to visit for a quiet drink, take a look at where to find us on our website.

Take a look at the video from the night below…