Dear Members

Since my last newsletter we have welcomed four new members to our Club.

A big welcome to Matt Bavin, Christopher Ellis, Robert Hall, Adam Sears. They will be playing on our snooker tables and I hope will also consider taking advantage of the other activities on offer at the Club such as Entertainment evenings. Any queries you may have do not hesitate to speak to myself, Tony or a member of the Committee.   

Committee business

Miles’s leave

Andrea and Miles are on leave from 30th August until the 14th September inclusive. During this period, we will have a relief Steward – Mr Jim Mc Auslan. Please make him feel welcome.

I need to confirm that, for this period only, the lunch time menu will be reduced. The Club will be opening at 7.00 pm, on Sundays the 4th and 11th September with no Sunday dinners available on those days. Similarly, breakfast will not be available on Saturdays the 3rd and 10th September. Please note that the Sunday and Wednesday Night quizzes will be unaffected.  

We apologise for any inconvenience these temporary arrangements may cause members.


Unfortunately, our recent recruit has decided not to return to work at the Club but I am assured that Miles has other “irons in the fire”. Watch this space. In the meantime, Miles is doing his very best to cover the shifts. We need to thank Andrea for her flexibility in covering gaps when needed.

Appropriate dress

I reported in the last Newsletter that the Committee had agreed to the wearing of tailored shorts in the Lounge during the period of hot weather. At our last meeting it was agreed that this should stand as an annual agreement for the period June to September inclusive. The Committee will not make another announcement on this subject unless deemed necessary

Winchilsea Avenue

In my last newsletter I promised to keep you updated on the sale of the flats in Winchilsea Avenue.

The Committee have engaged Richard Watkinson and Partners to sell the flats and they are now on the market. There has already been two viewings and we are currently considering the feedback. Hopefully it will not be too long before I have something positive to report to you on this front.

Committee Members

At the meeting on 17th August and at their request, the Committee agreed to co-opt Darren Willson and Mark Carter onto the Committee. Both were very active Committee members and Darren gives up a considerable amount of time to keep our snooker tables up to scratch whilst Mark handles the Health and Safety of the Club very efficiently.

The Committee has decided that both the offers below will continue.

Special Offer number 1 – for a limited period only

Somersby draught cider at the knock down price of £3.50 a pint.  

Special Offer number 2 – for a limited period only

Every Friday Night between 7.00 pm and 9.00pm all draught beers, lagers and ciders will be £3.00 per pint to include the Somersby cider.

At the time of writing both our guest beers are proving to be popular – Abbott Ale, a premium beer and London Glory.  

Past Events

On July 23rd Pat Campbell returned to the Club to entertain us with his singing. Thank you, Miles, for the buffet of cold meats, salad and chips. A thoroughly enjoyable evening with friends.

Those who attended the Chilli and Curry night on August 20th enjoyed a good night of tasty food and drink followed by a special quiz from Miles. These themed nights will be repeated from time to time and it is hoped that more members will give them a try.

Dates for your diary

 Don’t forget – you can book any event over the bar or by giving Miles a ring on 07738 628668

Saturday 17th September – This is advance notice that the Alexander Lounge will be closed to members from 4.00pm because of a private function. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Tuesday 20th September Open Forum 7.30pm   – the Committee will be present and Members are invited to come along to the Club for an opportunity to ask any questions or put forward any ideas you may have about the Club.

Friday 23rd September – MacMillan Coffee Morning. 10.00am – 12.30 pm Bring your friends and come along between 10.00am and 12.30 pm to support this very worthy cause.  Please see Miles, Andrea, Sheila Andrew or Betty Edlin if you wish to donate cakes etc and tombola prizes. Thank you

Thursday Lunch-time Carvery

Please note that the carvery will be temporarily suspended until September.

Usual lunch time menu will be in operation 

Saturday Morning Breakfast

– from 10.30 to 12.30 pm

Vegetarian breakfast available on request. All with a pot of tea and toast.

Sunday Lunch

All the favourites from 12.00 pm until 3.00 pm.–

with our loyalty card you buy 9 mains and get the 10th free

If you are feeling the heat cold salads will be available to accompany tuna loin steak, gammon or salmon. All with new potatoes 

Please book with Miles in the usual way


Wednesday to Saturday

12.0pm to 2.00 pm

Snooker Room

Book to avoid disappointment

Wednesday Quiz and Open the Box (currently £110) – weekly at approx. 8.30pm.

Friday night Meat Draw, Play your Cards Right ( currently £280) and Kath’s Jackpot ( currently £240) start at 10.00 pm. Filled cobs will be available to purchase from behind the Bar.

Sunday Night Quiz, Silly Question, Card Bingo and Ring the Bell. (Our congratulations go to Martin Glanville who won the magnificent amount of £470 on Sunday 22nd August and to Jim Pacey who won £10 on the Silly question) Please note that this event starts at 8.30 pm. Filled cobs will be available to purchase from behind the Bar.

Best wishes

Ruth, (Chairwoman) Tony, (Secretary) Helen, (Treasurer) Alan, Ian, Kath, Sheila, Mark and Darren (Committee) If you want to contact the Committee, please email at or write to us at the Club address    

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