Yes the club opened again after a long shutdown period. Volunteers have done a lot of planning and work to prepare the club for the safe re-opening on Friday 31st July at 8.00 pm.
The club will open in stages. Stage 1 will be for members only and limited hours. We will open Fridays and Saturdays from 8 pm to 11pm and on Sundays from 2pm to 6pm. The next stage will be entered after everyone has had a chance to get used to the new normal.
After the latest announcement to ease lockdown measures you are most likely wondering when the Social Club will open. We do not have that date yet, but we are working hard to get ready. While Pubs have been given the green light to reopen from 4th July by the UK Government, we need to take time to prepare to welcome you back safely. The Committee is planning to monitor the way public houses prepare their premises and what precautions are being taken. We must be sure that the way forward for the Club is safe for our volunteers and members who visit. The next committee meeting is on 15th July at which the possibility of maybe reopening safely on 1st August will be considered. Be assured that you will be among the first to know as soon as we have more details to share.
Some of the details have changed because of the pandemic – see Latest Updates.
The club, or ‘The Shed’ as it is affectionately known to members and locals alike, is situated in Sheards Lane in the village of Stanford In The Vale, near Faringdon in Oxfordshire and offers a good friendly atmosphere. We stock a wide selection of low-priced beers, wines , spirits and soft drinks.
The club is run purely on a volunteer basis and is open Monday to Friday evenings from 8pm-11pm, Saturday evenings 7.30pm-12.00 midnight and on Sunday afternoons from 12.00 lunchtime-6pm. The membership fee is £7.50 per person (senior citizens £5.00) per annum. New members are always welcome, just pop into the club and ask for a membership form. Children are also welcome but should vacate the premises by 10.00 pm.
There are facilities for playing darts, pool, dominoes and crib. The club has its own darts, pool and crib teams.
The club has Sky Sports TV viewing on a large screen TV.
Entertainment will be hosted throughout the year such as Music Entertainment Nights, Race Night, Bingo Night, barbeques during the summer and Open Mic is held regularly on the third Wednesday of the month.
Formerly known as The Working Men’s Club it was built in 1928 on donated land using volunteer labour, being run latterly by it’s Steward Fred ‘Buster’ Smith until his death in 1977, after which it was run by a group of 12 people as the Stanford Social Club.
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