The Rag is a country pub and restaurant situated between Rawnsley and Gentleshaw on the edge of Cannock Chase. Stephanie and Michael Benniston have created a thriving business with a great reputation for excellent food at reasonable prices In late 2006 Benny (Michael) laid a new green on waste land at the back of the pub. In 2007 this was lovingly nurtured into a first class, large and very tricky Crown Green.
Late in 2007 saw the creation of The Rag Bowling Club. Benny was elected the Chairman, Mike Woolridge the Secretary and now Stephanie Benniston, the Treasurer. The club in 2012 will have teams in the Walsall Sunday League at 10.30am on Sundays, The Walsall Vets League at 1.30pm on Tuesdays, Lichfield League on Tuesday at 6.30pm, Lichfield Over 50 League on Thursday at 1.30pm, Cannock League on Thursday at 6.30pm and Stafford League on Friday at 6.45pm. Fixtures will be posted on the noticeboard at The Rag green and on this Website, if you are interested in joining the club or spending a pleasant afternoon or evening watching the games.
The green, though fairly new is in super condition. It is large and has many subtle and other more severe slopes which can catch out even the better bowlers. It is in a superb location with lovely rural views across open countryside and the edge of the Chase.
The facilities of the Bowling Club are improving all the time thanks to the owner of The Rag, creator of the green and club, Benny, aka Michael Benniston. Without him neither to green nor the club would exist.
IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THE RAG BOWLING CLUB OR PERHAPS BOOK THE GREEN FOR A SOCIAL DAY, THEN CONTACT BENNY ON 01543 277491 OR MIKE WOOLRIDGE ON 01543 304353