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WELCOME


A warm welcome awaits you at Swanage Conservative Club. We are a private members club existing for our members, those holding ACC affiliation cards and for guests of both. For those in the area on holiday or only in the town for a short time, we offer temporary membership for only £2.00 per week. Please note that 48 hours’ notice is required and must be supported by an existing member.


ABOUT US


The Club is ideally situated in the centre of the town only 50m from the train and bus stations. It was originally formed in 1885 and in the early years used various premises before the purpose-built building was erected and occupied in 1911. To find out more about the Club please click here, if you would like a more in-depth account of the Club’s early history please click here.


FACILITIES


We are proud of the facilities we can offer members. We have two bars with very competitively priced drinks and offer a similarly priced food service at lunchtimes six day a week, Friday evenings and a Sunday roast. We have a function room available all with Club bar prices for all occasions and an optional catering service. Sports catered for include snooker (two tables), darts, shove halfpenny, etc. Live entertainment every Saturday plus bingo, line dancing, draws, etc.


The Club has a free Wi-Fi service available to members and their guests, just ask a member of staff for the password which changes periodically.


Full details of the above can be found in the relevant sections on this web site

ANNOUNCEMENTS


Please see Facebook feed below or right for details



CLUB OPENING HOURS


Sun-Thurs - 10.30-23.00

Fri-Sat - 10.30-00.00



MONTHLY BAR PROMOTIONS


Please see chalk board by the bar for details of drinks and other promotions.



NEXT LIVE MUSIC ACTS


Please see entertainment calendar listings for monthly details or Facebook feed.



NEXT SPORTS EVENT


Bank Holiday cricket match.




ENTERTAINMENT


Every Saturday night the Club hosts FREE live music for our members and their guests. The live entertainment is advertised on our Facebook page, around the Club and on our Website. For this month’s entertainment, please see poster on the right.


From time to time the Club will hold ‘special events’ such as ‘themed meal nights’, ‘cheese and wine taster evenings,’ karaoke and different charity events. We host live sporting events on BT Sport via the ‘big screen’.


As well as live music, there are many other regular activities such as poker, line dancing, bingo, members’ draw & quizzes. The complete monthly schedule is listed in the 'EVENTS' section on the main menu in the top right of the page.






RESTAURANT


Our restaurant offers a selection of good quality food at very competitive prices. We have a fixed menu and daily specials at lunch times Monday-Saturday, and Friday evenings (booking advisable) with a more extensive menu, and a roast on Sundays with a choice of different meats (booking essential). The restaurant can comfortably seat 32 people but apart from Sunday lunchtimes, food can be eaten in the main bar area as well.

All meals are freshly made to order, please be aware during busy periods there may be a delay in receiving your meal. The menu also includes 'light bites' for the smaller appetites, vegetarian and gluten free options. Please advise us of any food allergies.



Food served daily


Monday to Saturday 12 - 2pm
Friday evenings 6 - 9pm
Sundays sittings at 12pm an 2pm


Table reservations advisable


Telephone: 01929 422310

or enquire at the bar.




MENU (Available anytime during restaurant opening hours. For evening specials, please see boards for details.)


SANDWICHES

All of our Sandwiches and Toasties are served on Fresh White, Wholemeal or Gluten Free Breads.

BLT
Ham
Ham & Tomato
Ham, Cheese & Pickle
Ham & Cheese
Egg Mayonnaise
Cheddar Cheese
Cheddar Cheese & Pickle
Cheddar Cheese & Onion
Cheddar Cheese & Tomato
Tuna Mayonnaise
Liver Pate with Onion Marmalade
Prawns with Mary Rose Sauce
Sausage
3.40
2.80
2.90
3.60
3.50
2.70
2.60
2.70
2.70
2.70
3.00
2.80
3.80
2.60

 




TOASTIES

Cheddar Cheese
Ham
Cheddar Cheese & Onion
Ham & Cheddar Cheese
Ham & Tomato
Cheddar Cheese & Tomato
Club (Ham/Cheese/Onion/Tomato)
2.90
3.10
3.00
3.90
3.20
3.00
4.00

STARTERS

Soup of the day
Prawn Cocktail
LiverPate,Toast,Onion Marmalade
Garlic Bread
3.00
3.90
3.80
1.60
LIGHT BITES

Served with chips, new potatoes or mash, peas or baked beans.

Five pieces of Scampi
or Five Chicken Nuggets
or One slice of Ham
or One Sausage.
3.50
3.50
2.70
2.50

JACKETS

All of our Jacket Potatoes are served with a bowl of Homemade Coleslaw, Butter & Salad Garnish.

Plain with Butter
Baked Beans
Cheddar Cheese
Prawns with Marie Rose Sauce
Tuna Mayonnaise
Chilli Con Carne with Sour Cream
Ham
3.00
4.20
4.60
6.30
5.20
5.50
4.90
SALADS

All served with Homemade Coleslaw.

Prawns in a Marie Rose Sauce
Ham
Tuna Mayonnaise
Cheddar Cheese
Boiled Egg
6.20
5.50
5.40
4.80
4.80

MAINS

Served with chips, new potatoes or mash, peas or baked beans. (Add an additional 60p for Jacket Potato).

Wholetail Scampi
Breaded Cod
Plaice
Sausages
Sausages & Egg
Egg
Ham
Ham and Egg
6.20
5.50
5.20
4.50
5.10
3.00
5.50
6.20
SIDES


Portion of Chips
Fried Egg
Portion of Cheese
Slice of Ham
Portion of Baked Beans
Chips with melted Cheese
1.90
1.20
1.40
1.60
1.30
3.10

DESSERTS

Ice Cream (see specials board)
Toffee/Choc/Strawberry Delight
Crumble of the day
Treacle Sponge/Tart
2.10
3.20
3.50
3.50

SNOOKER



The Club has a large snooker room with two well maintained snooker tables. We have two teams that enter East Dorset League, these are usually played on a Tuesday evening throughout the winter months. Of course, the room is available for all members and their guests to use during Club opening hours. It operates light meters (20p’s) but is FREE on Friday evenings.

DARTS



We have darts teams that enter local leagues and host a ‘Summer League Darts Competition’ every year.

SHOVE



The local league meets on a Thursday evening.

If you feel you would like to join in with any of these activities/teams, please feel free to pop in and ask for further information.
We compete in an annual cricket match with the British Legion. This is usually held on the August Bank Holiday Monday (weather permitting). A fun, family day is usually had by all who participate or just watch!




BAR/OFFERS


Our well stocked bar offers a wide range of drinks all at a quality and price unsurpassed in the town. We have recently changed our suppliers and currently have a total of six beers, lagers and ciders under £3 per pint. Drinks include London Pride, Pedigree and Ringwood Best bitter, Carlsberg and Kronenberg lagers and Stowford Press and Thatcher’s ciders. We stock a wide range of branded spirits and wines all at competitive prices with non-alcoholic drinks of all types, hot and cold, priced similarly.

A range of crisps, nuts and other snack items are always available with freshly made rolls on occasions.

The Club carried out a full refurbishment of the ground floor area earlier in the year making the bar one of the most comfortable places in the area to socialise with a drink.




Sir Winston Churchill Function Room (SWCR)


The Sir Winston Churchill Function Room is available for use for free by all members for any parties and any occasion. We are always happy to welcome non-members to use the function room as well. (a small fee is required of £30).

The room can hold around 120 people and has its own bar which is fully-staffed for all bookings (min 50 people for bar). Catering is available upon request, as well as the hire of an in-built PA system including CD decks, IPOD and MP3 inputs and a projector screen.

A £30 refundable deposit is required for both members and non-members. (see terms and conditions on booking form).

If you have any queries please call into the Club and speak to a member of staff who will be able to answer any questions you may have and collect full details for the hire including a booking form. You can also enquire by phone; office 01929-423600, bar 01929-422310 or E:swanageconclub@aol.com.

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MEMBERSHIP


The Club always welcomes new members. The application system is very simple; you can obtain a membership form from the bar (or download a copy here). Please read the form carefully, it must be completed and then signed by a proposer and seconder both of whom are current members and having had at least two years membership of the Club. It must then be returned to the Club together with a one off administration fee of £10. To download a Membership Form Click Here.

All those applying for membership have their names displayed on the Club notice board for 14 days (as per Club Rules) prior to the application being considered by the Committee. All successful applicants are invited to attend a new members’ evening where they can meet Club officials who will welcome them to the Club and explain the facilities available, Club rules, etc. At the completion of the meeting which lasts no more than half an hour, you are required to pay the annual subscription (currently £25.00). You will receive a membership card and Club rule book.

You will also be offered the chance to purchase an ACC affiliation card for a further £3.00. This will get you into almost all the Conservative Clubs in the country with full members rights (you can, for instance, sign in guests). Obviously, you have no voting rights in other Clubs and some run draws only for their members only. An affiliation card can be purchased from the office throughout the year.

If you have friends visiting you can make them ‘temporary members’ for only £2.00 per week or £5 per month. This will enable them to take advantage of all the Club has to offer. 2 Days Clear Notice required by Law for Temporary Membership. To download a Temporary Membership Form Click Here.




W/M EVENTS



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Tuesdays Bingo 8pm SWCR
       
1st 2nd 3rd Wednesdays Poker 8:15pm MAIN BAR
       
Last Wednesday of the month Fun Quiz 8:15pm MAIN BAR
       
Thursdays Line Dancing 8pm SWCR
       
Fridays Free Snooker 8pm SNOOKER ROOM
       
Saturdays Live Music 9pm MAIN BAR
       
Sunday Lunchtimes Bingo 1:30pm MAIN BAR
       
2nd Sunday Fun Quiz 8:15 MAIN BAR

DRAWS


Free to members only, the draws start with £50.00, the Club then adds £10.00 every week until it is won. The draw reached almost £800.00 on one occasion! However, you must be in the Club when the draw is made and have your membership card with you, no card – no win!

DRAW DAY & TIME


WEDNESDAY 12pm -2pm
THURSDAY 8pm -10pm
FRIDAY 9pm -11pm


President


Robert Harris
Vice President


William Bainbridge
Chairman


David Snook
Vice Chairman


Phil McDonald
Trustee


Eric Johns
Trustee


Peter Taylor
Trustee


Tony Wait
Committee


Sue Absalom
Committee


Lynne Bramwell
Committee


Lisa Bussell
Committee


Mike Hiscox
Committee


Brian King
Committee


Oliver McAffee
Committee


Monica Snook
Committee


Matthew Webb
Committee


Mike Whitwam

Treasurer


Jack Bainbridge
Secretary


Louise Lockwood
Steward


Richard Sanderson
Senior Bar


Brain Gate
Assistant Bar


Paul Robinson
Bar Person


David Stockley
Bar Person


Jim O’Keefe
Bar Person


Carolyn Hooper
Catering Manager


Paula Hicks
Cook


Istvan Szilagyi
Waitress


Julie Tideswell
Waitress


Chelsea Venus

CONTACT US

Swanage Conservative Club
27 Kings Road East
Swanage
Dorset
BH19 1HE
Telephone: (bar) 01929 422310
Telephone: (office) 01929 423600
Email: swanageconservativeclub@aol.com

Website Admin: james@drawuk.com