The Club can offer wedding ceremonies as well as receptions for up to 100 guests.
30 August 2017
It's Back, the 2017/18 film season is kicking off next month on Thursday 5th October 2017 with French film Jules et Jim. Screening will take place on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of everymonth from October - April.
Members can enjoy a wide variety of films carefully selected to appeal to all tastes, Supper will be served prior to the film showing as usual from 6.30pm in the dining room, with the film to start at 7.45pm Prompt.
For the full film programme please click here or pick a copy up in the Club. We hope you enjoy this years films.
04 July 2017
Our latest Newsletter is now available and features our new directors, details of the trips and tournaments from the year so far, and some exciting news of a new room for The Club.
19 October 2017
The 2017 Annual Founders Dinner took place on Saturday 7th October, this years theme was Alice in Wonderland'.
The Club had undergone a huge transformation, with flamingos and playing cards around every corner. Members made their way through the keyhole to be greeted with cocktails served in tea cups and entertainment from The Mad Hatter and The Queen of Hearts from local perfomers Circus Fantastic. Members and guests enjoyed a 5 course magical meal prepared and created by Head Chef Philip Clench & Sous Chef Yordan Yordanov. Dishes included 'Eat Me, Drink Me'; a mustard & cauliflower macaroon with a shot of jagermeister, 'Mock Turtle Soup' ; a Chicken and Beef Consomme and 'The White Rabbit' ; Confit Rabbit Leg, Rolled Rabbit Loin, Bunched Carrots. To Finish a trio of desserts were served on vintage tea stands and included homemade Jammy Dodgers, Lemon Tarts and Chocolate Opera . During the meal entertainment was provided by Alice herself who hula hooped around the dining room, The Mad Hatter & The Queen of Hearts who both performed very memorable shows.
Over 60 Members and their Guests dressed to impress with a broad range of Mad Hatters, Playing Cards, Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum, Alice and The Queen of Hearts. A huge thank you to everyone who embrased the theme to provide a truly memorable event. To see a full gallery of the photographs from the evening please Click Here
Next Years Dinner will be celebrating something rather special and will be held on Saturday 6th October - Theme to be announced.
27 September 2017
Sport and Games are a respected long standing tradition of Club life. During 2017 to date we have sorted the novices from the semi-professionals and are delighted to announce our three winners so far;
Backgammon Tournament - Winner, Mr Roderick Davidson and
Runner up, Mr JL Hagger
The Burgess Golf Tournament - Winner, Mike Beesley and
Runner up, Mr Martin Griffiths
The BEGgars Golf Tournament - Winner, Martin Griffiths and
Runner up, Stephen Edwards
The Snooker Competition - Winner, Mr Allan Rosengren and
Runner up, Mr Duncan White
01 September 2017
In Mid-July a group of self-styled “Portoheads’ travelled from the Clifton Club to our reciprocal club in Northern Portugal, the Oporto Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club. The ostensible reason was to attend the OCLTC’s Classic Vehicle Rally. That Porto is of course the Port Wine capital of the world was entirely secondary.
Proceedings commenced on the Friday with a formal lunch at the Factory House, a splendid 18th Century Neo-Palladian building, the exclusive club of Directors of English Port Houses. Prior to the lunch Portoheads were treated to a private tour of the building; subsequently a number were shown the sights and sounds of the hectic riverside. Saturday morning, and in an assortment of vehicles mostly begged, borrowed or stolen, the party made its way up the beautiful Douro valley to have lunch and taste wines, ports and olive oils from the extensive and impressive Quinta de Ventozelo. Overnight was spent in the Douro. Sunday dawned on the magnificent sight of 30+ gleaming and beautiful classic motor vehicles driving the panoramic road that hugs the Douro back to the Oporto Club, stopping en route for coffee and cakes at the Convento de Alpendurada. On arrival at the club, cars were lined up on the cricket pitch while drivers and passengers enjoyed a lengthy BBQ lunch with white wine, red wine and of course Port flowing liberally. It was a long night. As were indeed all the nights. Portoheads will be pleased to know that the traditional tour ethos that ‘what goes on tour, stays on tour’ applies. Some in particular will be pleased to read this.
01 July 2017
On Sunday June 18th 10 Clifton Club Petrolheads set off in 6 cars to catch the ferry to Rosslare. They enjoyed excellent weather throughout (well, except one morning!). Most of them covered about 1000 miles in total with The Lake Hotel, Killarney as their base. Over 4 days they visited The Waterford Crystal factory, The Copper Coast, The Ring of Kerry, The Dingle Peninsular, Muckross House and Gardens, Lismore Castle Gardens, Clonmel, The Flying Boat museum, The South Pole Inn, The English Market in Cork, and a boat ride on Killarney Lake. The beautiful scenery, good food and lovely Irish whiskey was enjoyed by all. Member, Christopher Hall composed and sang a witty song with verses about the drivers and their cars on their final night in Killarney, to entertain the group.
If you would like to be involved in future Petrolhead events, please contact the office.
29 June 2017
We are delighted to publish our Calendar of Events for July through to December 2017.
Highlights include a Taster Dinner, The Clifton Club Awards Dinner, The Clifton Club Founders Dinner, and of course the Christmas Cocktail Party.
29 June 2017
Following six successful sessions, under the expert tutelage of Clifton Club member Roger Kerridge, the bridge skills within the Club are on the up!
A block of beginners/improvers bridge lessons – with supper – has been enjoyed over the past few weeks by a core group of Club members. The opportunity to start from scratch, learning all about the game and the skills and tactics involved, and getting to know each other better in the process, has been a great regular members event for the Club. Huge thanks are due to Roger for his time and patience!
We hope to offer further sessions in the future, if you are interested in being contacted in due course about these plans please email the office.
01 June 2017
Please note that the Club will be closed on Sundays from 4th June until 3rd September with one exception; Sunday 18th June when there will be a Father's Day Sunday lunch.
25 May 2017
Following on from very sucessful Speakers Lunch in April 2017 where Marion Blackburn from Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol gave a talk on the local Bristol Landmark, Members joined Marion once again for a 1 and a half hour walking tour of the cemetery.
With perfect weather for the occasion 14 members were guided through the local history and significant Bristol names resting there.
24 May 2017
On Wednesday 24th May The Apostles gathered for their annual Spring dinner.
A great turnout with 15 Apostles enjoying wines from Spain alongside a themed 4 course menu by Chef Philip Clench. Wines were supplied and presented by Julian Lewis of Bybo wines.
The Apostles meets for tastings twice every three months and explores the vast world of wine region by region. If you are interested in recieving details of their tastings and dinners dates please email Sarah.
12 April 2017
A small group of The Clifton Club's Petrolheads couldn't resist hopping on a flight to Dusseldorf this Spring to visit the world's biggest classic car show, Techno Classica Essen.
There was plenty of opportunity over the three day trip to visit the delightful Ruhr village of Kettwig and to acclimatise to the excellent local beer and food. With 14 halls and 2,500 cars to view, a mere five hours were spent admiring some of the finest classic cars to be seen anywhere and many were for sale. No Petrolheads made any purchases this time however, despite much temptation!