The Army & Navy Club 'The Rag', London
36-39 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JN
The Rag is one of London’s most prestigious private clubs, welcoming members from around the globe, all walks of life and from both military and non-military backgrounds. The Club is a hidden gem, situated at 36 Pall Mall in the heart of Mayfair with views over St James’s Square and offers members a luxury home from home that’s familiar, comfortable and welcoming.
The Rag has an impressive 180 year history, founded in 1837, originally as a private club for military officers and with the Duke of Wellington as one of its Members it now welcomes professional men and women from all backgrounds who are looking to enjoy all the benefits that club membership can provide.
The Club has much to offer with an impressive roster of facilities, including 5-star dining, all en-suite accommodation, a range of bars selling competitively priced food and drink along with private hire rooms available for everything from business meetings, conferences and corporate events to weddings and civil ceremonies.
Bury St Edmunds & Farmers Club, Bury St Edmunds
10 Northgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP3 1HQ
Situated in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, Bury St Edmunds & Farmers Club is housed in a fine period building and offers our members a modern professional Business Centre, historic Bar, Georgian Restaurant and tranquil space to relax in our Grade 1 listed Lower Lounge – all surrounded by our private country gardens, summer terrace and of course, our secure car park.
These days you definitely don’t have to be a farmer to join! We are delighted to welcome interested folk from all walks of local life. Originally founded in 1947 by a group of farmers, the Club offered a convenient meeting place for those from the agricultural, professional and mercantile arenas around Bury St Edmunds. We continue that ethos today and offer a refreshingly elegant and relaxing sanctuary for both men and women whilst continuing to focus on our long-standing values of personal service and hospitality.
Cardiff and County Club, Cardiff
Westgate Street, Cardiff, CF10 1DA
The Cardiff and County Club was founded in 1866. The present building was opened in 1892 and is now listed as a historic building, representative as it is of late Victorian opulence. The first President was a Cardiff solicitor whose great-grandson is currently a Trustee of the Club.
The Club has necessarily had a close relationship with its immediate neighbour, the Cardiff Arms Park, and more recently the Millennium Stadium, and is never more fully used than on a Rugby International days.
Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket, closed collar and tie from Monday to Thursday from 10.30 am onwards. Before 10.30 am each day and also on Fridays and weekends, whilst jackets must be worn, no tie is required provided that only the top button of the collared shirt may be undone. Ladies should wear smart attire.
Denim, sport tops, shorts and trainers may not be worn at any time in the Clubhouse except in the Jubilee Suite where no formal dress code applies.
The Club is open from Monday to Friday from 11 am to 7 pm and on Saturday from 11 am until 4 pm. Additionally, the Club is open for special events in the evening.
The City of London Club, London
19 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1DS
Based in the heart of the City, ideally positioned, just a 5 minutes walk from Bank and Liverpool Street stations and close to many other transport links, is the City of London Club.
According to its first members, the Club offered ‘a Place of Useful Resort’ to those of ‘known respectability’ in the City. Since 1832, important City figures such as the first Duke of Wellington, Sir Robert Peel and the original Rothschild family have used the Club to relax in good company and comfortable, elegant surroundings.
The Club’s impressive heritage is matched by an excellent range of facilities. They provide everything you would expect for modern events, conferences and meetings in the most elegant setting you will find in the City.
City University Club, London
42 Crutched Friars, London, EC3N 2AP
The City University Club (CUC) is a lunch club in the heart of the financial area of London. It is the ideal place for lunch or simply a drink at the bar. The Club offers a first-class meal in discreet circumstances for a modest price.
The (CUC) is now in new premises from end January 2018. The club was originally established in 1895 by Oxbridge graduates who wanted a lunch club in the City. The link with the universities remains, but membership is now much wider, embracing both sexes and many professions.
Members joining the Club find the atmosphere equally conducive to lunching with friends or on their own at the club tables. The food is first-class; the wine-list comprehensive and the service excellent. The Club is open for lunch Monday to Friday throughout the year, closing only between Christmas and the New Year. Restaurant and bar meals available during lunchtime and evenings. Licensed for weddings. The dress code throughout the club is smart casual: no trainers or jeans, except for formal dining, including Sunday lunch, when jacket and tie are required for men and equivalent attire for women.
The Clifton Club, Bristol
22 The Mall, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4DS
The Clifton Club is Bristol’s oldest existing private members club. Its aim has always been to appeal to the professional, the influential, the entrepreneurial and the interesting – those people who want a relaxed but exclusive environment with excellent social and networking opportunities.
The Club is extremely proud of its rich heritage and fascinating history. It witnessed the building of the world’s first suspension bridge, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, over the nearby Avon Gorge, was responsible for the formation of the renowned Clifton College, introduced a telegram machine in 1856 and a telephone in 1884, counted the cricketer WG Grace as a member in the early 1900s and spent a short time as accommodation for officers of the Royal Flying Corps towards the end of the First World War.
Nowadays it is a truly cosmopolitan environment that welcomes men and women. All members are invited to partake in various and regular social activities that take place within the serene setting. The Club boasts a suite of historic rooms including the Dining Room, Drawing Room and Bar, Centenary Room and Bridge Room. Reciprocal members may also enjoy the two snooker tables, backgammon and chess.
The Gridiron Club, Oxford
St Aldate’s Tavern, 108 St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1BU
The Gridiron Club is located in the Blue Room above the pub. The Clubroom is open for Members between 11:30 am -4 pm Monday-Friday during term, and there is no dress code (except for evening events). Food is purchased from the Tavern using the Gridiron menu and your Club card.
The Harrogate Club, Harrogate
36 Victoria Avenue, Harrogate, HG1 5PR
The Harrogate Club provides an excellent meeting venue, or just a place to come and read or be quiet. Dining, whether a simple snack at lunchtime or a formal members dinner, is of the highest quality and the service is prompt and friendly.
The Club is something of a Harrogate institution, and one of its best kept secrets. It has been the centre of Harrogate’s club life for business and professional people, since 1857.
Entertain guests or dine with a business colleague with two full-sized snooker tables, daytime staff bar, evening honesty bar, free Wi-Fi.
Leander Club, Henley-on-Thames
Henley-on-Thames, RG9 2LP
Founded in 1818, Leander Club boasts an unsurpassed record in rowing achievements. It is home to heroes such as Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Matthew Pinsent, double gold medallists James Cracknell, Steve Williams and Pete Reed, and the champions of tomorrow.
Leander is a private members’ club but welcomes corporate clients and bookings for events from non-Members. The dress code throughout the clubhouse is defined as ’smart casual’. Smart jeans are acceptable but not sportswear or trainers. The guideline for gentlemen is a collared shirt. Gentlemen are not required to wear a tie unless if it specified for a particular event, but many members opt to wear a jacket and tie in the Dining Room.
Non-residential. Open Monday to Friday 12 noon to 4 pm. Luncheon Club with private dining facilities available in the evenings and weekends.
Manchester Tennis & Racquet Club, Salford
33 Blackfriars Rd, Salford, M3 7AQ
Opened in 1876, the Manchester Tennis and Racquet Club plays host to much sporting activity, including Real Tennis, Rackets, Squash and Skittles. On the social side, there is a members’ lounge and dining room that is available for lunch, functions and meetings. No accommodation can be provided.
Lunch is served Monday to Friday 12-3 pm; visitors are requested to book prior to the day and a letter of introduction from your Club Secretary will be required. All accounts must be settled before departure.
The National Liberal Club, London
Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2HE
Founded in 1882 by Gladstone, the Club exists to provide the very best club facilities for relaxing and entertaining in the heart of London, for members whose interests vary from liberal politics to the liberal arts. It was one of London’s first major gentlemen’s clubs to admit women as full members.
Overlooking the Thames, with “the most splendid terrace in London”, the club is within easy reach of Whitehall, the West End, the City and Theatreland. The Club is blessed with an extraordinary building by noted Victorian architect Alfred Waterhouse, and is also conveniently situated for underground and mainline stations which are close by.
Over the years, members have included H.H Asquith, Rupert Brooke, G.K. Chesterton, Winston Churchill, Muhammed Ali Jinnah, David Lloyd George, Ramsay Macdonald, George Bernard Shaw, Bram Stoker, Dylan Thomas and H.G. Wells.
The New Club, Cheltenham
2 Montpelier Parade, Cheltenham, GL50 1UD
The recently re-furbished sitting room is a quiet haven for morning coffee and a read of the morning papers. For private family dinners or celebrations, it can also be configured as a dining room providing seating for up to 12 people. A variety of menus is available.
Coffee drinks and bar lunches can be enjoyed in the lounge; a comfortable and convivial meeting place for members and their guests, at any time of the day.
The library is a historic room, situated on the first floor. The traditional library and reading room have period furniture and a vast collection of books. This room is an ideal setting for holding smaller meetings for around 10-12 people.
On those lovely summer evenings, the outdoor terrace comes into its own. Whether it is just a drink and snack, or for one of Chef’s special barbecue events, it is always popular.
The New Club, Edinburgh
86 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2BB
The New Club is Scotland’s oldest (founded in 1787) and pre-eminent private Member’s Club, featuring fine dining, entertainment, and a socially vibrant atmosphere in a welcoming and historical environment.
The Norfolk Club, Norwich
17 Upper King Street, Norwich, NR3 1RB
The Norfolk Club is a private members club based in the heart of Norfolk, founded on 6th July 1770. It is the third oldest Club in the UK and one of the last remaining county clubs of its kind. The Club is situated in the centre of Norwich, between the Cathedral and the Castle and only a short distance from the railway station.
The Club occupies a fine Grade 2 listed Georgian townhouse and was extended with a dining room and billiards room by the members in 1887. The Club has 6 bedrooms and in 2018 opened a Gymnasium in its 30s squash court.
The Northern Lawn Tennis Club, Manchester
Palatine Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 3YA
The Northern is set in 5 acres of grounds in West Didsbury in south Manchester and has over 2000 members. The Northern has 6 artificial Tiger Turf courts (lit), 9 grass courts, 3 American clay (lit), 3 indoor tennis courts and an indoor half-court. It is one of only 7 clubs in the North of England to hold TennisMark+ accreditation.
There are squash courts (2 glass-backed) a large gym, fitness studio, bar & restaurant and a south-facing patio overlooks the grass courts.
The Northern is one of 7 clubs in England to be a member of the Centenary Tennis Clubs Association, a Worldwide grouping of 75 of the most prestigious clubs in the sport.
The Northern has hosted the LTA Challenger $100,000 pre-Wimbledon grass-court Manchester Open for the last 4 years.
Nottingham Club, Nottingham
Newdigate House, Castle Gate, Nottingham, NG1 6AF
The Nottingham Club is a private members’ club for men and women of the professional and business community. Located in Newdigate House in the heart of the City, it is a haven which provides a tranquil and comfortable meeting place for members and their guests. Now a Grade II listed building, Newdigate House was restored in 1966 to something resembling its former glory and became the current home of the Club.
Non-residential. The Club Lounge and Bar are open from 12 noon to 3 pm from Monday to Friday and are available at other times by arrangement. Meals are available daily at lunchtimes and evenings in the World Service Restaurant.
The Royal Ocean Racing Club, London
20 St James’s Place, St. James’s, London, SW1A 1NN
The Parade, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7QD
The London Clubhouse is an elegant Georgian townhouse in a quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of St James’s within easy distance of Mayfair, the West End and Westminster. The building offers a ‘home from home’ atmosphere for Members and their guests to enjoy; consisting of elegant en-suite accommodation, an intimate dining room with a weekly changing menu, Bar and a variety of rooms available to hire for business meetings and private events.
The Cowes Clubhouse has 12 bedrooms and enjoys a prime elevated site at the entrance to Cowes waterfront. It has a friendly bar and a beautiful terrace area in front of the Clubhouse with panoramic views of the Solent. The Clubhouse provides a variety of dining opportunities from intimate exclusivity for up to 12 in the Captain’s Room, with the ability to cater for functions of up to 160 in the dining area, and more in the Summer with Summer Marquees.
The St James's Club, Manchester
45 Spring Gardens, Manchester, M2 2BG
The St James’s Club is a social club rather than one with a specific political, sporting, or cultural purpose although it has Members with these interests. It has a long and proud history and can trace its roots back to the start of the nineteenth century where it offered conversation and good company to Members involved in business and the professions; that purpose continues in the Club to this day.
The Club is situated at the heart of the Manchester city centre at the top of King Street in a grade II listed building. It is a modern Club with traditional values offering fellowship and companionship in a congenial atmosphere. It is a place where Members and Visitors can relax with friends and enjoy its facilities. There are private dining and function rooms that can cater for a wide range of events from Weddings, business lunches, speakers events, charity dinners to wine tastings. The Club represents “your home in the city”, where Members and their guests can be entertained, socialise and relax.
Vincent’s Club, Oxford
1a King Edward Street, Oxford, OX1 4HS
Since 1863, the Club has been defined by a shared passion for sporting excellence, a loyalty to fellow members, as well as a drive for personal improvement and community outreach.
The Club will be open for business from 0th week until 9th week of each term (see Term Card for term dates). The Club is open Monday to Saturday 11.30 am – 2.30 pm and 6.30 – 11.00 pm and shut every Sunday unless booked 24 hours in advance. Collar and Tie are to be worn in the evening. No mobile phones at any time.
Outside term and these hours the Club is occasionally open for events but sometimes booked for private functions. These are mentioned on the website.
The Winchester House Club, London
10 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15 1JN
Occupying an unrivalled position with a riverside lawn sweeping down to the Thames embankment in Putney, the Winchester House Club is a traditional and thriving private members club offering a range of facilities within a serene setting.
The Club has always had strong sporting connections, and each year hosts several exclusive sporting events and dinners. A key event is the University Boat Race as the Club is perfectly positioned just a few hundred yards from the start.
Although a gentleman’s club, the Club welcome families and guests to enjoy the atmosphere and unique environment.