Hungerford Club Real Ale Festival

The Hungerford Club will be holding its celebrated beer festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Last year the festival wasn’t able to take place but the club is delighted to be able to go ahead this year.

For all the details, including a list of the guest ales, the food that will be available and the music entertainment, please go to the events page.


Opening times from 2nd August 2021

The table below shows the new opening times which will take effect from 2nd August 2021.

Thank you

Opening hours
Monday1pm – 11pm
Tuesday12 noon – 10pm
Wednesday12 noon – 10pm
Thursday12 noon – 10pm
Friday12 noon – 10pm
Saturday12 noon – 5pm
Sunday12 noon – 5pm
Opening hours from Monday 2nd August 2021

Newsletter – August 2021

Welcome to the first Hungerford Club newsletter for all members. It is meant to keep us all abreast of activities that have occurred in the various sections in previous months. There’s also a list of events for the future which we hope you will find useful.

All members should have received a copy via email. If you did not receive your copy please check your spam folder. If it isn’t there then please update the us with your correct email address.

We hope you enjoy reading The Hungerford Club newsletter and catching up on the news from all sections of the club.


Thank you to all contributors!

It is with great pleasure that The Hungerford Club can announce the fundraising on The Good Exchange for the defibrillator has been successful with the full amount raised.

The provision of a defibrillator has been discussed and planned for some time. We started the fund raising in early June and the response to our appeal has been fantastic.

Now that we have achieved this important milestone, we can go ahead with the purchase and installation. We will keep everybody informed on progress.


News from The Steward

For the next few couple of weeks the bar will have two guest ales.

Hop Father – 3.9%

Brewed by the Why Valley Brewery situated in the heart of Herefordshire. This is a deliciously hoppy session I.P.A. featuring Mosaic, Summit, Cascade, Pilot and Azacca hops which join forces to ‘Hopfather’ some seriously hoppy clout. This session IPA also boasts a new vibrant gold colour together with subtle malt overtones, zesty fruit flavours and a refreshingly crisp finish.

Lord Marples – 4.0%

A surprisingly smooth bitter with light toffee and caramel notes. Lord Marples was the first ever Thornbridge beer! Brewed in 2005 at the Hall Brewery. It pours an attractive mahogany, bringing forth flavours of honey and caramel with just a light bitterness in the finish to keep it balanced. It’s named after Mr Marples, a former owner of Thornbridge Hall, who enjoyed using the title of Lord while never quite achieving it officially!


Defibrillator for the Hungerford Club

July 2021 Update – Fund raising for the defibrillator has been successful with the full amount raised!! Thank you to all contributors.

Picture of a defibrillator cabinet
Defibrillator Cabinet

The Hungerford Club has decided to purchase and install a potentially life-saving defibrillator to be mounted on the outside wall of the Club house, near the front door.

It will be mounted on the outside wall of the clubhouse within a locked/coded cabinet and available for anyone to use 24 hours a day

Whilst it is being provided for club members, it is available to anyone in the Croft who needs it.

The cabinet code can be obtained by dialling 999. The unit is fully automatic and has full instructions. It is available for all ages with paediatric pads included.

QR code to our fundraising page
Scan the QR code with your smartphone camera to access the site funding page.

We have placed a fund raising application on The Good Exchange to raise the money for this device and invite all members to contribute, (you can do so anonymously if wished). Please click here to access the funding page and follow the instructions. Thank you for your generosity and support.


All members invited to the tennis open day.

The Tennis Section of the Hungerford Club is excited to be holding a members day on Saturday 29th May (the Bank Holiday Weekend). Although it is being organised by the Tennis Section, it is very informal and all Hungerford Club members who would like to take part are welcome.

Lockdown restrictions were eased from 17th May, however by law we will still be restricted to the ‘Rule of 30’ for post-play social/catering (the ‘Rule of 30’ will also apply to group tennis play from the 17th).
The day will therefore take the form of two separate Club Play slots from 10am-1pm (Club Play finishing from around 12pm, with food and drink available at the Hungerford Club from around 12pm), and 4pm-7pm (food and drink from 6pm). 
Tennis and post tennis numbers will need to be managed carefully so that we can remain within the tennis and social gathering limits.

If you would like to participate on the day:

The Tennis Section will then contact you nearer the time with further information.


Opening times from 17th May 2021

The Government restrictions are slightly relaxed from Monday 17th May 2021.

Indoor service is allowed, subject to:

  • Groups of up to six people or two households of any size
  • Table order and service only indoor or outdoor
  • Remain seated whilst eating and/or drinkingWhen not seated, face coverings must be worn (e.g. when going to/from a toilet or a table)
  • Social distancing of 1m+ to continue to be observed
  • All aged over 16 must sign in or use NHS app for track and traceGroups outside can be up to 30 people (socially distanced)

Whilst not part of the Government restrictions, please leave the furniture where it has been placed, it is there for your own safety!

Thank you

Opening hoursNotes
MondayLunchtime – closed
Evening – 7pm – 10pm

starting Mon 24th May
TuesdayLunchtime – closed
Evening – 7pm – 10pm

starting Tue 25th May
Wednesday12 noon – 10pm
Thursday12 noon – 10pm
Friday12 noon – 10pm
Saturday12 noon – 5pm
Sunday12 noon – 5pm
Opening hours from Monday 17th May 2021

Re-opening dates

The Hungerford Club is pleased to announce that it will re-open on the following dates.


Tennis will open on the 29th March, subject to restrictions as issued via the LTA and already circulated to tennis section members.

The Bowls Green will reopen on Saturday 17th April.

The Club House

The Club House will re-open on Wednesday 14th April for outdoor table service to members only. Social distancing rules still apply.

At present it has been decided to open as below, but subject to weather conditions, as it may be decided not to serve outdoors during inclement weather. Indoor service is not permitted by Government restrictions.

Wednesday12:00 – 15:0019:00 – 22:00
Thursday12:00 – 15:0019:00 – 22:00
Friday12:00 – 15:0019:00 – 22:00
Saturday12:00 – 17:00Closed except for bowls matches
Sunday12:00 – 17:00Closed except for bowls matches
Club house opening times for outdoor drinks. 14th April – 17th May

Indoor sports – membership renewal

Those members who may wish to renew their membership without visiting the club may do so by following the guidelines here.

Subscriptions and outdoor sports renewal

We would like to remind members that subscriptions for 2021 become due on 1st April 2021. Subscription rates and details for renewing bowls and tennis membership are published here.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Hungerford Club.


Indoor Sports – Renew membership 2021

The Civid-9 pandemic has affected many organisations and The Hungerford Club has not been immune. The various lock downs have closed all the sports activities for much of the year past and for the Indoor Sports section this has meant no access to the club building and bar.

The Tennis section uses the LTA Clubspark site to administer membership. The Bowls section has a membership secretary who handles their renewals by emails and the post. Members of these sections may, therefore, renew their membership without visiting the club.

In the past the Indoor Sports section have had to visit the club to collect a renewal form from the club bar. Once completed members would hand the form to the bar staff and pay the subscription whereupon a receipt would be issued. Please be assured, members may still do this when the bar is open.

We are aware there may be Indoor Sports members who would like to renew their membership without having to visit the bar.

Please follow these steps to renew your Indoor Sports (social) membership without having to visit the bar.

  • Download the renewal form by clicking the “Download” button above. Save the file rather than opening in your browser.
  • The form should be saved to your Downloads folder. Locate it and open the form in a PDF viewer (Adobe Acrobat on Windows, Preview on Apple Macs).
  • Complete the form and save it. Do not open in a browser – you may not be able to save your completed form.
  • Use a bank transfer (details on the form) to pay the subscription. Please use your name as the payment reference. Click here for details of the subscriptions.
  • Finally, please send an email to and attach the completed form. Please include in your email the date of the bank transfer.