You are welcome to get in touch - ask about becoming a member!



01323 734713 messages may be left when closed



You may also like to come in to the and enquire about membership, and enjoy a cup of coffee on a Saturday morning.

see below for times.


The address is:

Westdown House,

Hartington Place,


East Sussex,

BN21 3BN



Office opening times:

10am to 12:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday



Club opening times :

Monday     6pm to 11pm (regular bar 

                 opening time)                

Tuesday    10:30am to 2pm

                  & 6pm to 11pm

Thursday  10:30am to 2pm

                  & 6pm to 11pm

Friday       10:30 to 2pm

Saturday   10:30 to 2pm (closed in  

                 evenings except for functions)



Bar opening times:

Monday:          6pm to 11pm

Tuesday:        10.30am - 2.00pm 

                        6.00pm - 11.00pm 

Wednesday:  CLOSED

Thursday:      10.30am - 2.00pm 

                       6.00pm - 11.00pm 

Friday :          10.30am - 2.00pm 

                      (closed in evening

                       except for functions)

Saturday:       10.30am - 2.00pm

                       (closed in evening except

                       for functions)

Sunday:          CLOSED                     


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


What's on at the club in 2020


Monday 20th Mini Quiz 2.30pm
Tuesday 21st Scottish Lunch 12.30pm

Thursday 30th Darts 7.00pm


Friday 7th Quiz Night 7. 30pm
Wednesday 12th Afternoon Tea 2.30pm*
Monday 17th Mini Quiz 2.30pm
Thursday 27th Darts 7.30pm
Saturday 29th Club Buffet 12.30pm


Thursday 5th Bingo 7.30pm
Friday 6th Quiz Night 7.30pm
Wednesday 11th Afternoon Tea 2.30pm*
Monday 16th Mini Quiz 2.30pm
Thursday 26th Darts 7.30pm
Saturday 28th Club Dinner 7.30pm


Thursday 2nd Bingo 7.30pm
Friday 3rd Quiz Night 7.30pm
Wednesday 8st Afternoon Tea 2.30pm*
Friday 17th Club AGM 6.30pm
Followed by Fish & Chips Supper NEW DATE!
Monday 20th Mini Quiz 2.30pm
Saturday 25th Club Dinner 7.30pm
Thursday 30th Darts 7.30pm


Friday 1st Quiz Night 7.30pm
Thursday 7th Bingo 7.30pm
Wednesday 13th Afternoon Tea 2.30pm*
Monday 18th Mini Quiz 2.30pm
Friday 22rd Club Carvery 7.30pm

Thursday 28th Darts 7.30pm

Thursday 4th Bingo 7.30pm
Friday 5th Quiz Night 7.30pm
Wednesday 10th Cream Tea 2.30pm
Monday 15th Mini Quiz 2.30pm
Thursday 25th Darts 7.30pm
Saturday 27th Summer Fest Buffet 7.30pm


Thursday 2nd Bingo 7.30pm
Friday 3rd Quiz Night 7.30pm
Wednesday 8th Cream Tea 2.30pm
Monday 20th Mini Quiz 2.30pm
Friday 24th Club Dinner 7.30pm
Thursday 30th Darts 7.30pm


Thursday 6th Bingo 7.30pm
Friday 7th Quiz Night 7.30pm
Monday 17th Mini Quiz 2.30pm
Thursday 27th Darts 7.30pm
Friday 28h Club Carvery 7.30pm


Thursday 3rd Bingo 7.30pm
Friday 4th Quiz Night 7.30pm
Saturday 5th Charity Coffee 10.30am
Monday 21st Mini Quiz 2.30pm
Thursday 24th Darts 7.30pm
Saturday26 th Club Dinner 7.30pm


Friday 2nd Quiz Night 7.30pm
Thursday 8th Bingo 7.30pm
Wednesday 14 th Afternoon Tea 2.30pm
Monday 19th Mini Quiz 2.30pm
Saturday 24th Club Annual Dinner -

6.45pm for 7.30pm

Thursday 29th Darts 7.30pm


Thursday 5th Bingo 7.30pm
Friday 6th Quiz Night 7.30pm
Wednesday 11th Afternoon Tea 2.3 0pm
Monday 16th Mini Quiz 2.30pm
Saturday 21st Club Buffet 12.30pm
Thursday 26th Darts 7.30pm


Thursday 3rd Bingo Xmas Party 7.30pm
Friday 4th Quiz Night 7.30pm
Friday 11th Carols, Punch and Lunch 11.30am
Monday 14 th Xmas Mini Quiz 2.30pm
Thursday 17th Darts 7.30pm
Saturday 19th Christmas Draw and Buffet 11.30am



* Afternoon Tea will generally be precededby a Speaker, to be announced nearer the time

  And there are also these weekly activities!


Pop-In snack-Lunches

Every Thursday & Friday

11:30am to 1:15pm

Just come in - no need to pre-order

last orders at 1:15pm



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 mornings from 10:30am to noon


Club closed for Christmas Holiday
Thursday 24th at 2.00pm and reopens
on Tuesday 29th 2020
Also closed Thursday 31st December 2020 and F riday 1 st January, 2021
Open Boxing Day 11.30am




                 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 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).