Welcome to the world famous IWMC

We offer a great night out whether you simply want a quiet drink, a game of snooker, bingo or enjoy one of the many acts we host.

On Saturday and Sunday evenings, 'Live' entertainment is provided for members, affiliated members and their guests. The lounge is where quiet conversation and a relaxed atmosphere is enjoyed. Downstairs we have the 'Games/Television Room.' This is a large room housing two full size snooker tables, dartboard, dominos and playing card facilities as well as a large screen TV for the sports enthusiasts.


The humorous pun in the club's name has attracted interest from around the world. The club has benefited by granting honorary memberships to people who would not normally fit its criteria for membership. When read out the name erroneously implies that the club provides a place for 'idle' or lazy working men to drink, rather than simply being a working men's club in the village of Idle. The unique name has acquired the club a cult status around the world, with many clamouring for an official 'Idle Working Men's Pass'. Past and present honorary members include Mohammed Al Fayed, Paul Gascoigne, Uri Geller, Roger Moore, Tom O'Connor, Lester Piggot, Richard Whiteley and Michael Jackson.

Welcome to IWMC

The club supports 'Candlelighters', a charity which helps children with cancer. Candlelighters is based at St. James hospital in Leeds (Jimmy's). Events are run from the club at various points throughout the year, including a 'Presentation Night' - usually in November, when all money raised during that year is handed over to the charity. The club also hosts events for the many cancer charities, ie. Cancer Research, McMillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, etc.