Below are some of the many activities available to members
The Club has a Snooker Room with a full size table, recently refurbished, where members can enjoy a quiet, or not so quiet, frame or two, at any time that the Club is open. Members may book the table ahead of time and, indeed, make a regular weekly booking. We ask for a £2 per frame contribution which helps the upkeep and maintenance of the table and equipment.
Bridge is played the first Monday of the month preceded by supper in the Club's dining room. Always played as Team Bridge and normally accommodating 20, 24 or 28 players. All standards are welcome to join and this could be a stepping stone to joining the club team.
A ramble is arranged most months of the year. They are usually about 4 miles in length over not too taxing terrain and within 10 miles of Cheltenham. We end with a lunch at a carefully selected pub. In the summer months it's often an afternoon event followed by an early supper at a pub or back at the New Club.
New Club Choir
The New Club Choir welcomes all members who enjoy singing (including those who feel or have been told they cannot sing) and like to have a good time in a relaxed atmosphere. There is no need to be able to read music. The choir meets once a week with our lively, professional choir-mistress and sing a medley of popular songs. At the end of each term, the choir performs for other members of the Club and from time to time for charity.
Two classes are held each week, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. On Tuesday led by Samantha Lewis and on Thursday by Lucy Whitehead. Both are fully qualified fitness instructors including in specialist Pilates, which is suitable for all ages and abilities. The success of these classes is due to the tremendous feeling of wellbeing and friendship that they provide to all involved.
The New Club Book Group, was started 12 years ago and now meets on the first Monday of the month (except May) in the morning in the well-appointed club library. Open to 12 members, each is invited to choose a book for everyone to read before leading a discussion about it's contents and merits. At the end of each year we have a Christmas lunch with a Bran Tub!
The highlight of the New Club's golfing year is the tournament for the Congreve Cup and Tait Salver. Played in the Spring at one of the many golf courses in and around Cheltenham, the day ends with the prize giving and a sumptuous supper prepared by the New Club's chef and his team. It falls to the winners to take responsibility for organising the following year's event.
Regular outings are arranged to many notable National Trust properties as well as visits to other interesting places including Buckingham Palace, river cruises, specialised museums and even shopping at Bicester Village.
Quite an institution with memorable teas prepared by Chef Carl that always match the theme of the afternoon. Sometimes a member or guest will present to the group or a film may be shown. From time to time Chef Carl will demonstrate kitchen skills or food preparation techniques. Open to both men and lady members and guests.