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2 weeks ago
As you are no doubt aware, the Governments legal restrictions for Covid come to an end on Monday 19th July. However we all need to remember that Covid-19 and the pandemic has not disappeared, and we all need to be sensible about it.
To that end the Committee have decided most of the restrictions that have been in place at the Club will also end, but some will remain.
From Tuesday 20th July:
There will be no more one-way system, and the main door should be used for general access to the Club. Please be mindful when using the stairs or in areas where you need to pass in close proximity.
Members will no longer need to sign in or scan the NHS QR Code, however the Code will remain available for those that want to use it.
More seats and tables will be re-instated.
Table Service will end, and you will be able to order and collect drinks at the bar, however there will be NO STANDING AT THE BAR at this time.
The Pool Table will be back in use, and disinfectant wipes will be provided to clean the table and cues.
Children and small dogs will once again be permitted into the club (subject to the rules).
Hand sanitisers will remain in place.
We recommend that masks are worn whilst moving around the club.
We encourage you to sit at a table.
At this time the following will NOT be possible:
Standing at the bar if not ordering or collecting drinks
We will review the remaining restrictions at the next Committee Meeting and subsequent meetings as appropriate.
New members are welcome.
The Committee would like to extend their thanks to all members that have followed the rules during the pandemic. ... See MoreSee Less
The Committee would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who made a donation (of their membership fee) to the Club in the GoFundMe campaign or in the donation box at the Club. This is much appreciated, the on-line campaign raised £650. ... See MoreSee Less
The Committee have reviewed the opening times and usage since we opened and it's simply not feasible for the club to be open after 6PM on a Sunday, or open on a Monday evening at all.
Additionally, the Club will close at 10:30PM (instead of 11:00PM) on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
All other opening times remain unchanged.
This is all based on usage levels we have recorded. Hopefully as further restrictions are lifted, and members feel it's safer to come out to the Club we will review and if necessary change this.
We hope you all understand the reasoning behind this, it's really not something we wanted to have to do.
This will take effect from Sunday 13th June 2021. ... See MoreSee Less
Is it still a no to children being allowed in?
See you tonight
Robert Harvey just fyi
With the Euro 2020 football nearly upon us, the following home nations matches will be shown at the Club (we can also put the other matches on if required).
Sat 12th June 14:00 Wales vs Switzerland
Sun 13th June 14:00 England vs Croatia
Fri 18th June 20:00 England vs Scotland
Sun 20th June 17:00 Italy vs Wales
Tue 22nd June 20:00 Croatia vs Scotland & England vs Czech Republic. ... See MoreSee Less
We now have a new lager - Staropramen on tap, come and give it a try. Here's a selection of our draught drinks available.
Membership is only £5 per year, and new members are welcome.
Please come and visit a friendly and relaxed social environment, we'd love to see you. ... See MoreSee Less
The Club will open at 6:00PM on Wednesday (19th) for the Lincoln City vs Sunderland League One Play-Offs Semi-Final.
Please ensure all Covid Secure and Social Distancing rules are followed.
We're looking forward to welcoming you all back. ... See MoreSee Less
KO is 6pm, so hope no one is late..
I am pleased to announce we will be re-opening on Monday 17th May @ 7.00PM. We are looking forward to welcoming you all back.
Please Note: The previous social distancing rules apply, including the one-way system and table service. The lounge will be open for additional seating if needed.
The one key difference is that everyone must either sign in or check-in using the NHS App, you can no longer sign in as a group.
We have extended our opening hours, bringing back Monday and Sunday Evening, this will be on a trial basis, and if popular will remain.
We welcome new members, and membership application forms are available.
We've taken the opportunity to perform maintenance and updates to the Club during the period we have been closed. Theres been a lot of work going on behind the scenes, including a full clean and re-stock. Thanks to all involved.
Roll on the 17th! See you soon!
Monday - Thursday: 7.00PM - 11:00PM
Friday: 4:00PM - 11:30PM
Saturday: 11:30AM - 11:00PM
Sunday: 11:30AM - 10:00PM ... See MoreSee Less
Nikki Tatum Michelle Walsh Joseph Norman-Swift let's hope the prosecco has been well stocked up xx
4 months ago
I am pleased to announce that the Club will re-open on Monday 17th May (subject to the Governments plans staying on schedule).
The opening hours will be:
Monday 19:00 - 23:00 * (NO BINGO)
Tuesday 19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday 19:00 - 23:00
Thursday 19:00 - 23:00
Friday 16:00 - 23:30
Saturday 11:30 - 23:00
Sunday 11:30 - 22:00 *
* Please Note: Monday and Sunday opening hours will be extended for a month on a trial basis.
We are expecting some (if not all) Social Distancing rules to remain in place prior to the lock down. More detail will be provided nearer the time.
The Committee will work hard over the next few weeks to ensure the Club is ready for re-opening, we have to service/recommission all the equipment, perform a deep clean, and re-stock (just about everything).
We're really looking forward to welcoming you all back. I hope to update you all with further details nearer to the opening time. ... See MoreSee Less
5 months ago
Join us in remembering Arnold Ridley, the only member of the original Dad’s Army cast to have served in both world wars – as well as signing up for the Home Guard.
Arnold endured horrific hand to hand combat in the trenches at the Somme in 1916.
After being accepted into the Somerset Light Infantry, he was posted to France and within days of arriving was hit by shrapnel and shot through the thigh. He returned to the front from convalescence only to be sent over the top twice during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The first time was at Delville Wood, where many of his comrades fell. During a second attack at Gueudecourt, now as a Lance Corporal, Arnold’s battalion took even more devastating losses from machine gun fire.
When the survivors reached the German trenches, they pushed back the enemy troops with bayonets and bombs, before Arnold was knocked to the ground by a rifle blow to the head. A German soldier lunged with a bayonet, but Arnold survived by deflecting the blade into his groin instead of his stomach. The next blow pierced his left hand and wrist. Arnold came round in a field hospital. It took 15 ops to save his hand and he was invalided back home.
Arnold volunteered for the Intelligence Corps in WW2, making films in France. After being discharged on medical grounds, he joined the Home Guard, before touring bases, entertaining the troops. While he described the First World War in detail in his unpublished autobiography, Arnold could not write about the Second World War. He said: “To recount events, I would have to relive them. I am too afraid.” He suffered horrific nightmares and regularly woke drenched in sweat. He was terrified he would black out on stage but was such a brave man and kept acting when he could – bringing joy to millions in his role as Private Godfrey in Dad’s Army.
Arnold passed away, aged 88, in March 1984. ... See MoreSee Less
7 months ago
The Officers, Committee and Staff would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
As you are aware we are in a Tier 3 area, and the Club will remain closed for the festive season, but if everyone follows the rules we will be back open in the New Year when it's deemed safe to do so.
Regarding membership renewals, this year the Management Committee have decided its only fair that we extend your memberships for next year free of charge. You will not be issued new stickers for your cards this year, but they will be valid and enabled for 2021.
We are looking at possibly providing a fundraising page for the Club over the next few days, and we'd like to ask you all to make a small donation to Club funds if you are able to. Perhaps something similar to what you would pay for your membership, but any donation would be greatly received. The Club needs your on-going support during these difficult times.
We look forward to welcoming you all back in the New Year.
Best Wishes and Stay Safe Everyone,
Officers, Staff and Committee. ... See MoreSee Less
Merry Christmas to you all. Let's hope we can be back in early 2021. My girls miss Ann so much and I'm really missing my prosecco nights with my girlfriends. We would love to contribute to next years fee's x
Happy Christmas to you all xx
Merry Christmas! Hopefully see you again sometime in 2021 ❤️
Merry Christmas everyone 🎅🏼🎄🎁🛷❄️☃️ xx
Happy Christmas to all, and stay safe 👍
Happy to donate. Merry Christmas to you all xxxx
Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all
Can I ask if you’re asking for funds to financially support the club?
9 months ago
The Committee would like to thank all our members for their continued support of the Club.
In-line with government guidelines we are now closed until the 2nd of December at the earliest.
We look forward to welcoming you back, just as soon as we can. Stay safe and look after each other. ... See MoreSee Less
Do you know when your accepting new members?
Stay safe everyone. Keep prosecco on ice x
We've had a couple of requests for the Club to open longer on Sunday evenings when football matches start at 16:30. Therefore for a trial period we will be open until 19:00, last orders will be 18:30. We shall review this periodically.
These are next three weeks (All kick offs at 16:30):
Sunday 18th - Tottenham v West Ham
Sunday 25th - Wolves v Newcastle
Sunday 1st - Man U v Arsenal
Don't forget we have all Sky Sports at the Club, and three televisions, so we can show a mixture. Just ask when you come in.
All Social Distancing rules apply, and as such the downstairs lounge will be open if necessary. ... See MoreSee Less
The Committee have further considered the recent Government announcement and received further clarification. So from Thursday 24th September the following now applies:
The Club has to close by 22:00 (10:00PM). Last Orders will be 21:30.
Members and their Guests must wear a face covering (mask) whilst moving around the Club premises, and can remove it only when seated at their table.
You will NOT be allowed to approach the bar for service. You will be served at the table. You must still follow the one-way system.
Please sign in on the track and trace register provided on every visit.
From Thursday, this will be the LAW.
We all really need you to support the Club right now.
Since we re-opened we have had Covid-Secure measures in place. We have plenty of hand sanitisers, a one-way system, and socially distanced tables.
Please continue to use the Club as much as you can, we'd love to see you. ... See MoreSee Less