Welcome to The Clifton Club, Bristol's oldest existing Private Members' Club located in a glorious Georgian building in the heart of Clifton Village. The traditional elegance and grandeur of the surroundings come together with modern facilities to provide an exclusive environment in which male and female members of all ages are able to relax and socialise with like-minded people. The Club arranges a variety of in-house events and activities for members who are also able to make use of the excellent dining facilities amongst many other membership benefits. The rooms are also available to hire privately by those who wish to host functions and events including wedding receptions and ceremonies or business meetings and conferences.
The Club can offer wedding ceremonies as well as receptions for up to 100 guests.
31 December 2013
Members and guests of The Clifton Club enjoyed an entertaining evening of fine champagne, a delicious buffet, disco dancing and karaoke in a bid to welcome the New Year.
Over 70 members and their guests arrived at the Club on New Year’s Eve to be welcomed with drinks in the Drawing Room.
The drinks reception was shortly followed by a delicious buffet prepared by the in-house Chef and his team, including a variety of meats, tart and a whole dressed salmon, garnished with an array of beautiful salads, followed by home-made desserts.
The evening continued late into the night with champagne and a disco, accompanied by karaoke from a few of the braver Club members, whilst otheres partied into the early hours of the morning.
The Club had some great feedback from the evening and looks forward to hosting similar upcoming events such as Burns Night and the Valentines Supper. A list of events for 2014 can be found on the website under events or by clicking here.
Photographs of the New Year’s Eve party, courtesy of John Seaman, are now available to view on the Clubs Facebook page.
25 January 2014
The Clifton Club hosted a Burns Night Dinner on the 25th January 2014 to celebrate the Birthday of the famous poet Robert Burns. Guests were welcomed by Chairman Nick Hutchen and his wife Debbie for the pre-diner drinks.
Members were entertained throughout the evening with a Scottish Piper who piped them into dinner and played for the traditional reading 'The Address to a Haggis' which was read by Mark Sayers. After the meal had been served Roderick Davidson recited The Immortal Memory, Roger Baird gave The Toast To The Lassies and Lindy Tasker responded.
Members and their guests were treated to a scottish themed menu of Cullink Skink, Haggis, Beef Balmoral and Tipsy Laid followed by coffee washed town with wine and whisky.
We would like to thank all of those who attendined and made the evening a huge success along with our speakers.
To see any pictures from the event follow the link here to John Seaman's Website here.
29 November 2013
Over 80 supporters of the Bristol and North Somerset branch of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) raised more than £8,000 for the charity at their annual fund-raising dinner.
The Gourmet Game Dinner, which included grouse and venison supplied by GWCT members, was held at Bristol’s oldest existing private members’ club, The Clifton Club, located in the heart of Clifton Village.
Hosted by the private client team at accountancy and investment management group, Smith & Williamson, and co-sponsored by Michelmores and Knight Frank, the event featured an entertaining talk by the Earl of Kilmorey, Sir Richard Needham, followed by a charity auction and raffle.
Chairman of the Bristol and North Somerset branch of GWCT, Jerry Barnes, who is also head of private client tax services at Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office, said: “The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust performs a vital role in maintaining our countryside and improving its biodiversity through the development of effective game and wildlife management techniques. The GWCT advises Government and helps inform farming and environmental policies, and we are delighted to have raised significant funds for the charity through our annual branch dinner. We would like to thank the members, sponsors and donors for their generosity.”
Pictured from left to right at the Bristol and North Somerset branch of the GWCT’s annual fund-raising dinner are Tom Hyde, Partner at Michelmores, The Countess of Kilmorey, Lady Sigrid Needham, branch Chairman Jerry Barnes, Partner at Smith & Williamson, The Earl of Kilmorey Sir Richard Needham and Christopher Smith, Partner at Knight Frank.
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04 April 2014
Pacific Solo Row
On 7 June this year, Clifton resident Elsa Hammond will depart from Monterey Bay, California to row 2,400 miles across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii. She is competing in the Great Pacific Race 2014, the first ever rowing race in the Pacific Ocean. Rowing solo and unsupported, Elsa will be alone at sea for up to three months, and is the only European female competitor to be rowing solo in the 2,400 mile race. Elsa will be raising money for the Plastic Oceans Foundation, and highlighting the growing issue of plastic pollution in our oceans. Bristol Mayor, George Ferguson has urged the city to get behind Elsa's attempt, which he describes as an “incredible, mad feat.”
Timings 12pm for 12.30pm , 2 Course Lunch & Coffee for £16.00pp. Please Book.
25 April 2014
Members of the 100 Club are invited to attend the annual 100 Club Dinner, they will sit down to a 3-Course Meal with Coffee Wine will be included included.
If you are an existing member of the 100 Club, attendance to the dinner is free. Guests of members are welcome to attend provided there are spaces but will be charged, please contact Sonia for details.
The Dress code: Black Tie, Timings: 7.30 for 8.00 pm
The Snooker Final will take place on the same evening. Time and finalists to be confirmed.
16 May 2014
Bristol based Show of Strength Theatre Co are coming to The Clifton Club on Friday 16th May 2014. Fanny & Johnnie Craddock, played by actors Kate McNab and John Telfer, cook up a storm in their sell-out dinner theatre show. Members will enjoy a three-course meal a la Craddock, featuring Fanny’s signature ‘prawn cocktail’ dish and a classic chicken dish, hilariously demonstrated by Fanny before it’s served, with a bit of help from the audience and regular bursts of song assisted by Johnnie at the piano. Dessert and coffee will follow, wine included. Timings: 7.30pm for 8pm. Dress Code: Black Tie.
Tickets are £45.00 per person, Members and their guests are welcome.