Rooms & Bars

We have three bars, a function room and a snooker hall, all available to hire.

Amenities

We have three bars, a function room and a snooker hall.

The Front Bar

The Front Bar is traditionally where members hang out after a hard day’s work and enjoy a pint or two before heading home for dinner.  Lively banter breaks out periodically and the quality of pool playing varies from outright rubbish to really very good indeed.  This is the bar of choice for many long-standing members and whilst many sports are shown on the telly it is also the natural home of horseracing, particularly on a Saturday afternoon.  In the absence of a demand for sport there will normally be a music channel on, sometimes with the sound muted so the Jukebox can take priority.  There is also a dartboard but in recent years the dart team has tended to frequent the middle bar for matches (see below).

The Middle Bar

Currently without a functioning bar the “upstairs bar” is a potentially misleading name for this room, but we have plans to restore its drink serving capacity. Often hired for smaller functions and sometimes used when a third sport is wanted on the telly, this room is home to the Loughton Folk Club on a Thursday evening and is popular with some of our younger members on a Saturday night. A number of charities and other local groups use the upstairs bar for meetings.

The Upstairs Bar

Currently without a functioning bar the “upstairs bar” is a potentially misleading name for this room, but we have plans to restore its drink serving capacity.  Often hired for smaller functions and sometimes used when a third sport is wanted on the telly, this room now has its own juke box, pinball machine, retro arcade games machine and table football.  The upstairs bar is home to the Loughton Folk Club on a Thursday evening and is popular with some of our younger members on a Saturday night.

The Function Room

By day the Function Room (or Main Hall) is home to various clubs such as Zumba, Karate and other fitness and toddler groups.  In the evening (or at least certain evenings) it becomes Loughton’s premier entertainment venue with a capacity of 150, a fully integrated surround sound system and a gigantic screen for whatever you may wish to see, including Sky and BT sports.  The function room also has a stage for singers, bands etc, a lovely wooden floor and a newly refurbished bar.  This is where many private functions are held (birthday parties, engagements, anniversaries etc) and is popular for small children’s parties as it can house two or three inflatable bouncy castle type things.  It was a great place for lots of our members to watch the Euro 2020 football tournament (held in 2021) and we hope to show more live football and other sports in the Hall where there is demand for this and there is nothing else going on there.

The Snooker Hall

Like the Function Room, the snooker hall has a lovely wooden floor, recently restored to its original finish.  There are 4 full-size snooker tables which can be booked by members; there is no booking fee but the lights for each table work out at £6 per hour using the coin-operated wall-mounted machines.  Members may only play with other members at snooker, although we will let a guest play on a one-off basis in order to help them decide whether to join.

The Car Park

The Car Park is monitored in two sections – the front and the rear.  The rear end spaces are let out to local businesses which means that, particularly during the week, members should avoid parking there.  The front car park spaces are for members whilst on the premises.

Because there is limited space the Club has employed Smart Parking to monitor the car park and ensure that it is used in accordance with Club Rules.  This means that you must enter your registration number into the consoles in either the front or middle bars before you drive out of the car park.  The car park is not to be used by members if they are not using the Club.  Failure to enter your registration will lead to an automatic charge being made by Smart Parking using number plates.