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Events & Functions Guide

Current Events | Print |

CURRENT EVENTS

If you are in any doubt as to if an event is going ahead, if the restaurant/bistro/bar is open or if specific Club facilities are available then do please get in touch.

Similarly, if you require clarification of procedures in order to attend or visit the Club then contact us in advance.

 


SOCIAL CALENDAR DATES

APRIL 2021 TO SEPTEMBER 2021

BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN. PLEASE NOTE THAT BOOKINGS ARE ONLY SECURED WHEN PAYMENT IS MADE. WHEN THE EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED TO MAKE PAYMENT OR THE BOOKING WILL BE RELEASED.

 

Regular weekly & monthly events

Pilates. Starts 21st May and every Friday am separate Men & Ladies.

Contact Michael Mann 07702720980. MEMBERS ONLY


Mahjong Day Group

For details contact Mo Plunkett 07740873819.


Bridge Club. Every Tuesday am.

Contact Capt. Maurice Barnes 07778628400.


Club Golf. Regular competitions.

Contact Capt. Allan Gosling 01473-725962.


Club Snooker. Starts 21st May.

Contact Capt. Allan Williams 01473 274563.


APRIL


Friday 2nd April -  Virtual on-line Wine Tasting.

We have a great event for you to start the Club year with a bang following the Governments road map. This is a members and friends only event. Taste of Freedom! Following Boris's announcement, and freedom being just around the corner, we wanted to give you a little taste of that freedom and have therefore united with Nethergate wines to provide our members with their very own virtual wine tasting evening.

Please join Charles Eaton from Nethergate Wines for a relaxed and enjoyable evening with wine at 7.00pm and meet up with your fellow club members on-line. This occasion will be via Zoom with us all enjoying the tasting from the comfort of our home.

The tasting will comprise of 4 bottles of quality wines, 2 white wines and 2 reds from around the world. You could accompany the tasting with your own salami, Prosciutto and a selection of cheeses. Charles suggests:

1. A mild goat’s cheese.

2. Brie

3. Mid weight cheese – Manchego or Cornish Yarg.

4. Full flavoured hard cheese or a blue cheese.

The wine only tasting boxes will be delivered to the Club by 13h00 on Tuesday 30th March for collection by you.

Please telephone Nethergate Wines 01284 852110 to book and pay £40.00 for your wines and Zoom link. Please note places are limited.


Monday 12th April -  We open for outdoor morning coffee, light lunch, afternoon tea

Come and join us between 11.00 – 4.00 pm on the Club Terrace under cover and just in case, we have warm cushions, blankets and electric heating for a Al Fresco experience.


MAY


Monday 17th May - We open the interior of the Clubhouse with full dining facilities.

Book your lunch table now in our Dining Room or new Bistro Area.

Lunch served 12.30-2.00pm


Friday 21st May - Club Restaurant Night (Private Tables)

Bring friends and family to your club for our popular Restaurant Night. We will offer you a full menu (non-themed) while in the bar, before showing you to your table for a delightful 3 course meal. Government restrictions apply to your booking. 2 households maximum 6 per table.

Restaurant opens 7.00pm. Menu: £30.00 per person.


Saturday 29th May - Afternoon Tea

A glass of Prosecco together with a delightful selection of freshly prepared sandwiches, homemade cakes, scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream and all complimented with a range of fine teas.

Service 2.00pm till 4.00pm. £17.50 per person.


JUNE


Saturday 19th June - Afternoon Tea

A glass of Prosecco together with a delightful selection of freshly prepared sandwiches, homemade cakes, scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream and all complimented with a range of fine teas.

Service 2.00pm till 4.00pm. £17.50 per person.


Saturday 26th June - Summer Annual Members Dinner

This is the one event not be missed. 4 course menu fully inclusive of wine to celebrate our return. Early booking strongly recommended. Members only & Black Tie please. Ladies you can go for it!

Group tables. Dinner served 7.00pm. Bar subject to Government restrictions at the time.

Cost: £60.00 inclusive of table wines.


JULY


Thursday 1st July - Speakers Lunch - The True cost of Fish & Chips

Fishing remains the most dangerous peacetime occupation. We all love our traditional fish and chips but do we ever spare a thought for the men and women who risk their lives to bring home the harvest of the sea? The Fishermen’s Mission is a 139 year old charity caring for our UK fishermen, their families and communities. Andy Malcolm, the Fishermen’s Mission East of England

Regional Fundraising Manager presents a talk looking at the life of our fishermen and the charity that cares for them. We will also investigate the history and trivia of fish and chips, tackle a short fishy quiz, enjoy some sea poetry and throw in a sea shanty or two for a truly fishy lunch!

Pre-lunch drinks 11.45. Lunch 12.15pm. Cost: £18.00 per person.


Thursday 15th July - Speakers Lunch - Charles Garland Dad’s Army

Charles was assistant to David Croft OBE and Jimmy Perry OBE for more than twenty years. He is a television producer, director and writer, who delivers a fascinating, and predictably amusing talk. It includes anecdotes and personal insights about the writers, the cast, and what sets Dad’s Army apart from the rest of the TV comedy archive.

Pre-lunch drinks 11.45. Lunch 12.15pm. Cost: £18.00 per person.


Friday 23rd July - Club Restaurant Night (Private Tables)

Bring friends and family to your club for our popular Restaurant Night. We will offer you a fullmenu (non-themed) while in the bar, before showing you to your table for a delightful 3 course meal.

Restaurant opens 7.00pm. Menu: £30.00 per person.


Wednesday 28th July - Summer Buffet Lunch

A cool selection for a hot day. The perfect lunch with poached salmon and a fine selection of meats and salads and maybe a glass of wine or two from the bar to help things along.

Service starts 12.30. Cost: £18.00 per person.


Thursday 29th July - Barge River Orwell & Stour Trip

A great chance to get the best views of the rivers Orwell, Stour, and the Walton backwaters. Board Victor from her usual berth in front of the Old Custom House 8.45 am.

  • Bacon roll with tea & coffee breakfast
  • Mid-morning coffee and biscuits,
  • Two course lunch with wine, and
  • Afternoon cream tea.

Return about 5.00 pm, depending on wind and tide.

Parking available on the Island site by permit with booking, courtesy of ABP.

The cost is only £65 per head. Book direct through John Warren at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Saturday 31st July - Afternoon Tea

A glass of Prosecco together with a delightful selection of freshly prepared sandwiches, homemade cakes, scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream and all complimented with a range of fine teas.

Service 2.00pm till 4.00pm. £17.50 per person.


AUGUST


Thursday 5th August - Speakers Lunch - Secret British Resistance

Peter Senior is Chairman of Parham Airfield Memorial Museum. Parham has the only museum nationally that tells the story of the "stay behinds", the British Resistance Organisation whose preparations for fighting the expected Nazi invasion from behind the lines remained an official secret until 1994. Peter will tell us the story of the auxiliers and the USAF 390th bomb group, and explain how their history became intertwined in the museum that can be visited today."

Pre-lunch drinks 11.45. Lunch 12.15pm. Cost: £18.00 per person.


Friday 6th August - End of week Social Tapas Bar

Finish in the office and come and join us for a social gathering to celebrate the start of the weekend. Bring your colleagues to your club.

Open 5.00-8.00pm. Drinks and Tapas individually priced.


Thursday 19th August - Speakers Lunch - Who is looking over your shoulder

Charles Brookson will take you into the connected world and what it means for your privacy. In this day and age everything is connected, and much of it is insecure. This talk looks at who is looking, why and how and what you can do about it.

Pre-lunch drinks 11.45. Lunch 12.15pm. Cost: £18.00 per person.


Wednesday 25th August - Summer Buffet Lunch

A cool selection for a hot day. The perfect lunch with poached salmon and a fine selection of meats and salads and maybe a glass of wine or two from the bar to help things along.

Service starts 12.30. Cost: £18.00 per person.


Friday 27th August - Club Restaurant Night (Private Tables)

Bring friends and family to your club for our popular Restaurant Night. We will offer you a full menu (non-themed) while in the bar, before showing you to your table for a delightful 3 course meal.

Restaurant opens 7.00pm. Menu: £30.00 per person.


SEPT


Thursday 2nd September - Speakers Lunch - Hugh Belsey Thomas Gainsborough

Hugh Belsey is one of the foremost authorities on British eighteenth-century art. After studying at the universities of Manchester and Birmingham he became Curator of Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury, a post he held for twenty-three years. During his time there the collections were transformed and when he left he was awarded an MBE. In February 2019 Yale University Press published his two-volume catalogue of portraits by the artist. He was recently introduced as ‘This is

Hugh Belsey who knows more about Thomas Gainsborough than he did himself’. Hugh was a star on the following BBC fake or fortune show.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03vc492/fake-or-fortune-series-3-4-gainsborough

Pre-lunch drinks 11.45. Lunch 12.15pm. Cost: £18.00 per person.


Thursday 16th September - Speakers Lunch – Climate Change on the Suffolk Coast

Alexander Bass with illustrated slideshow and talk looks at a range of habitats in Suffolk that are under threat from Coastal erosion due to climate change and rising sea levels. He also focuses on some of the vulnerable birds, plants and butterflies that are already being effected by such habitat loss and climate change.

Pre-lunch drinks 11.45. Lunch 12.15pm. Cost: £18.00 per person.


Friday 24th September - Club Restaurant Night (Private Tables)

Bring friends and family to your club for our popular Restaurant Night. We will offer you a full menu (non-themed) while in the bar, before showing you to your table for a delightful 3 course meal.

Restaurant opens 7.00pm. Menu: £30.00 per person.


Saturday 25th September - Classic Afternoon Tea

A glass of Prosecco together with a delightful selection of freshly prepared sandwiches, homemade cakes, scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream and all complimented with a range of fine teas.

Service 2.00pm till 4.00pm. £17.50 per person.


Thursday 30th September - Club Quiz Night

Come and join us for a great fun night with a team or we will create one for you.

Including Hot supper. Prize for the best team. Max team size 8.

Bar opens 7.00pm. Quiz 7.30pm. Cost: Only £16.00.

 
Snooker | Print |

snooker at the Ipswich and Suffolk Club

As restrictions ease as the Club gradually re-opens I wanted to take the opportunity of reminding you all that the snooker tables are available for play after May 17th 2021 and bookings can be made now by e mailing Robert.

Tuesday evenings at the club has always been the Snooker Club Night and these evenings will return after Monday June 21st 2021 - if you are interested in playing snooker on a social basis then please come along and meet other like minded members. The emphasis is very much on sociability and levels of skill are not a criteria!

The Club does also have a schedule of snooker evening matches against other local organisations which are based again on the social enjoyment of meeting members of both organisations - if you are interested in playing in any of these then please let me know.

After a long winter of lockdown and very little to do I am hoping to see many of you at the club in the near future.

Please all stay safe.

Allan Williams | Captain of Snooker


The Ipswich and Suffolk Club boast a superb snooker facility with two first class tables in gererously proportioned adjacent rooms, conveniently located next to the club bar!

Here a thriving snooker section plays informally on a daily basis and throughout the year in club and inter-club competition.

The snooker section has for many years been under the capable stewardship of Snooker Captain Allan Williams, who with the help of the snooker committee makes sure that the full programme of matches are always well attended and much enjoyed by all.


 

 
Book Group | Print |

The Ipswich and Suffolk Club Book GroupOwing to their popularity, the Ipswich & Suffolk Club runs two Book Groups for the enjoyment of its members.

Running throughout the year, the Book Group operates on either the first or the third Wednesday of every month depending upon which group you join.

The club Book Groups see an eclectic range of modern and classic literature discussed by its members.

All members are welcome to come along and join the discussions plus enjoy an informal light lunch afterwards.

 

 
Bridge | Print |

Bridge at the Ipswich and Suffolk ClubCaptained by Maurice Barnes, the Ipswich and Suffolk Bridge Club meets every Tuesday morning for bridge in the Adam Room ahead of an enjoyable lunch in the club restaurant.

Here duplicate bridge is keenly contested by members and guests.

 
Golf | Print |

Regular golfing activity for members in IpswichMany of our members are keen amateur golfers and the club’s golf section provides regular opportunities to play in friendly competition.

Matches are played annually against local rivals, the Bury Farmers Club and the Colchester Garrison Officers Club and every year the Barnard Cup (stableford golf day) and Northgate Trophy (knockout) are keenly contested.

For more information about club Golf please contact our Captain of Golf, Allan Gosling. via the club general office.

 
Scrabble | Print |

Our Scrabble Club usually runs in the evening of the second Tuesday of the month.

Test your wordplay skills and knowledge against other club members at a great fun evening.

Bar opens 6.30pm with a hot supper (diets catered for) and Scrabble to follow.

 
Chess | Print |

Our Chess Club runs the second Wednesday of every month commencing 6:30pm and is open to all members whether you are a complete beginner, rusty player or more experienced as the group can cater for all levels and abilities. Please do bring along a board if you have one.

Please note that there is no catering at this event but the Club Bar will be open.

Any queries regarding this event should be directed to fellow club member Elizabeth Molander This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it