JANUARY, 2018

Wednesday 10th      Afternoon Tea - 2.30pm

Monday 15th            Mini Quiz - 2.30pm

Tuesday 23rd            Scottish Lunch - 12.30 pm

Thursday 25th           Darts - 7.30pm

FEBRUARY

Friday 2nd             Quiz Night - 7.30pm

Wednesday 7th      Afternoon Tea - 2.30pm

Thursday 8th          Bingo - 7.30pm

Monday 12th          Mini Quiz - 2.30pm

Thursday 22nd        Darts - 7.30pm

Saturday 24th         St David's Dinner - 7.30 

 

 

                    

The Office is open daily Tuesday to Friday inclusive from 10.00am to 12.30pm. For Club opening see Bar Hours below.

 

Coffee every Tuesday from 10.30am followed by Book Club

 

Lunches every Tuesday throughout the year at 12.30pm

 

 

"Knit & Natter" meet every Thursday at 2.15pm

 

 

Saturday Coffee 10.30am to Noon,

 

Bar Opening Hours

 

Monday:         CLOSED

                        6.00pm - 11.00pm 

Tuesday:        10.30am - 2.00pm 

                         6.00pm - 11.00pm 

Wednesday:  CLOSED all day

Thursday:      10.30am - 2.00pm 

                         6.00pm - 11.00pm 

Friday :           10.30am - 2.00pm 

                        CLOSED  except for functions

Saturday:      10.30am - 2.00pm

                        CLOSED except for functions

Sunday:          CLOSED all day

 

Please note that the bar will close abour 15 minutes before these times to allow the staff to check the till and clean up.

About The Club

Established in 1872 by a group of eminent Eastbourne residents and regular visitors as the"Devonshire Club, Eastbourne Ltd" by an issue of shares with the then Duke of Devonshire taking a substantial number and honoring them by becoming the first President of the Club. The share issue was so successful that they proceeded to build the club at Grand Parade, corner of Burlington Place.

In a report in the Eastbourne Herald in July, 1873 the Duke expressed himself "in high approval of the arrangements and general character of the building".

The Club was officially opened on 6th August, 1873 with an entrance fee of 1 Guinea and a subscription of 3 Guineas (at today's rates this would be equivalent to about £73 and £219 respectively - more than double todays fees!

At some stage the Club moved to a "Colonial type Bungalow" situated on the seafront and, we are told that "a telescope was permanently pointed at the beach!" The property has since been replaced by the block of flats called Clive Court.

In 1965 the club aquired the classical YWCA building in Hartington Place, almost opposite the Esperance Hospital. Later, in conjunction with Walter Llewellyn & Sons it was decided to demolish the building and create Westown House, providing the current club on the ground floor, with residential units above. The Llewellyn family, having been members for many years agreed to time the completion of the new club in time for it's Centenary in 1972. The current Duke of Devonshire is the President of the Club today.

The club boasts excellent facilities where members and their guests are able to relax, eat, drink or play a game of snooker on what are widely regarded as two of the best tables in the town.

The restaurant offers good value home cooked lunches on Tuesdays between 12.00 noon and 2.00pm. As you will see in the Diary, the restaurant is also used for many social and formal lunches and dinners for members to attend and also to invite guests.

The lounge is often used for smaller private functions and may be hired for such events. The lounge is also used by members of the Devonshire Bridge Club twice a week (a private bridge club using our facilities, which members are free to apply to join).