Etiquette


A guideline to the operation of the Club and the behaviour of those using the premises. This should not be considered as the rules of the Club. A copy of "Rules and Constitution" is available in the Members’ section or by contacting the General Office.

  1. Evening Functions

    For evening events, the minimum number attending is thirty-five persons. However, lesser numbers may be accommodated; please contact the general office for details.

    Menus and numbers attending functions must be confirmed in writing, at least one week in advance. The Club will charge for the full numbers confirmed, except where numbers increase, which will be charged accordingly.

  2. Booking Club Events

    Reservations for Club Events, e.g. President’s Dinner, will only be taken with advance payment.

    Members may pay for and secure places at these events in the General Office, or by telephone, giving your credit card number, whereupon your booking will be registered.

    Early booking is recommended for all events and cancellations within 72 hours of any event will be charged in full, unless the place(s) can be filled.

  3. Members

    Reciprocal Members - hereafter referred to as “All Members”, may use the Club Premises on each day on which the Club is open or at such other times as the Management Committee, acting within the Club Rules, may determine.

  4. Rooms

    The rooms which are generally available are:

    First floor: Dining Room, Reading Room & Bar
    Second floor: The Cabin, Boardroom & Antrim Room
    Third floor: Old Billiard Room
    Fourth floor: Snooker Room & Business Room
    Fifth floor: Fitness Suite

  5. Meals

    Lunch is served in the Dining Room, Monday to Friday 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Hot beverages, scones, etc., are served in the Reading Room, Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm. Table reservation for the Dining Room is always recommended and should be arranged with the General Office.

  6. Beverages

    The Bar is open from 11.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, or by arrangement with the Chief Executive for pre-arranged functions.

  7. Mobile Telephones

    The use of mobile telephones and any other devices is prohibited in the Members’ Bar, Dining Room and Reading Room. Devices may be used in silent mode in the other areas of the Club.

    The Reading Room is to be respected as a quiet meeting/reading area and not for the purpose of business meetings.

  8. Bags & Baggage

    Luggage, bags, briefcases and the like must not be taken into the Dining Room. Handbags may be placed out of sight under tables in the Dining Room.

  9. Dress

    All Members and their guests will be expected to be properly dressed at all times when on the Club Premises. For example, Gentlemen are expected to wear jacket, collar and tie at all times. Ladies should dress accordingly by wearing smart business attire. All overcoats must be left in the cloakrooms provided.

    The dress code may be relaxed for those using the Private Hire Rooms or Business Room by arrangement.

    Jeans, t-shirts and trainers are not deemed acceptable dress at any time.

    The final arbiter on all the above matters is the Chief Executive or senior member of staff on duty at that time.

  10. Tipping/Gratuities

    The Club as with all like-minded institutions runs a policy of ‘no tipping’ for staff. Accordingly, no member or their guest shall give any money or other gratuity to any employee of the Club, at any time.

    The Staff Fund, which is distributed at Christmas each year, may be contributed to throughout the year, via the following methods;

    a. the General Office

    b. when settling an invoice