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!


Tennis Finals and Euro 2020 Final at the Hungerford Club

Sunday 11th July promises to be a long and exciting day of sport. The Wimbledon’s Men’s singles and Mixed doubles finals are scheduled for the early afternoon, preceding England’s attempt to win a first major football tournament in 55 years! Both events will be available to watch at the club with the bar will be open from 12pm.

Debbie and Gary will be serving food from late afternoon. Members are not obliged but also invited to bring a dish of their choosing. For those who are unable to do so there will be a charity box for contributions to the defibrillator fund.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.


Tennis events

Until the end of July, Ladies, Mixed and Men’s tennis matches are taking place most weeks, commencing at 6.30pm Support is always appreciated and the bar will be open!

Well done to everyone who has represented the club recently in the matches. This month has seen several wins for the Ladies team, away to Kintbury and at home to Woodlands and away to Cold Ash. Well done to all.

Dates for your Calendar


Newsletter – July 2021

The Tennis section published the July 2021 newsletter. Tennis section 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 them please check you have your correct email address on Clubspark.


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.