with our Member & Guest Speaker, Mr Philip Orr.
The Ulster Reform Club is the most prestigious business, social and dining Club in Northern Ireland.
The fine Clubhouse, which is a listed building, first opened its doors in 1885 and occupies an enviable position in Royal Avenue, Belfast. Now entering its 130th year the Clubhouse resonates with historical associations and once inside Members and visitors alike quickly realise that they have arrived somewhere special. Tradition is fondly upheld here and we are justly proud of the heritage of the building, decor, art and history.
It is unlikely that many of the
thousands of Belfast people who pass by daily have any concept of what this
Victorian building houses. The Club’s Members, on the other hand, know that at
the door they will be given a friendly and dignified welcome by our Concierge
and that once inside they will find themselves in an oasis of calm and quiet at
the heart of the City. The opportunity to imbibe in the convivial atmosphere of
the bar, partake of a first class luncheon, or simply take a quiet time to relax
and soak up the current affairs from the daily newspapers in the Reading Room,
is there to be enjoyed by Members and their guests.
The Club houses two of the finest dining rooms in Belfast, a bar with outdoor Veranda, a very comfortable Reading Room, a Snooker Room and a Fitness Suite. There is also a bright and well equipped Business Room. Additionally, several rooms are available for private functions or business meetings and modern audio visual aids are available to enable high quality presentations. There is capacity to cater for around 100 persons in either the main Dining Room or the Old Billiard Room both overlooking Royal Avenue and Castle Junction.
Meals of the finest quality are prepared by our Chefs and the lunch menu changes daily. Food and drink are served at 'Club prices' offering excellent value for money to Members and their guests.
We have been blessed over the years
with enthusiastic Members who sit on the various committees and contribute to
the ongoing success of this wonderful Club. They organise
a calendar of events throughout the year which include prominent guest speaker lunches, musical evenings, gourmet dinners, wine tastings, live theatre, and sporting events.
The Club offers extensive reciprocal arrangements with other like-minded Clubs worldwide which extend the benefits of temporary membership to Ulster Reform Club Members whilst travelling and provide an attractive alternative to hotel accommodation.
The Club however is not just a quaint anachronism but caters fully to the 21st century needs of its Members and has embraced social media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and keeps in touch with Members via regular e-zines and a vibrant modern web-site.
Membership is available to men
and women of all ages on equal terms. Admission to membership is by application
endorsed by a proposer and seconder who are Members and is subject to the Club's
Please contact the Club should you require further information.
John C Moore M.B.E.