History

1882 to the present

The Hove Club started in a small way in 1882 and it was so successful in attracting new members that by the 1890s it was able to commission the building of the imposing premises which it still occupies today, in Fourth Avenue in the heart of Victorian Hove.

 

Originally, as the list of Chairmen in the hall shows, the membership had a distinctly military character.

 

Today, the Club welcomes members of both sexes from a wide range of professional & business backgrounds.

In affectionate remembrance of English cricket which died at The Oval, 29th August 1882. Deeply lamented by a large circle of sorrowing friends and acquaintances. RIP. N.B. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia."

The Sporting Times

 

In 1882, England’s cricketing pride took a blow, The same year, Venus passed between the Earth and the Sun, an event which occurred again only in 2004.
Charles Darwin died. Franklin D Roosevelt, Igor Stravinsky and James Joyce were born. Gladstone was PM. And an enterprising group of Hove citizens created The Hove Club.


The Hove Club in circa 1900
The Hove Club June 2015

The Hove Club is now a Listed Grade 2 Building.

 

In the 115 years since the first picture little has basically changed to the facade of the Building.

 

The addition of Central Heating in the 1960s lead to the removal of the ugly cowls on the chimneys. The Terrace on the Ground floor was built in the 1960s and provided Garden access to the Members Bar and the largest of our rooms the Holland Room and was part supported by an extension to the Members Dining

Room on the Lower Ground Floor.

 

The Glass Roof provided additional daylight through internal skylights on to the Billiard tables on the First Floor. Today it still provides light into the Offices of Cardens, a firm of Accountants..you can just see on the right that one of the little trees in the 1900 picture is now almost to the height of the roof.

 

The beauty of the Avenues, The Drive and most of this area of Hove owes a lot to the foresight of the Victorian tree planting in the streets and the quality of the architecture of the buildings like the Hove Club.

Contact 

Dee Couch   

Secretary

01273 730872

 

Opening hours

Monday to Wednesday

10:00 to 20:00

Thursday and Friday

10:00 to 22:00

Saturday

11:30 to 20:00

Sunday 

11:30 to 16:30

 

**There is a Wedding Reception for 100 on 29 June arriving from 2.15pm, and the bar will be busy**

 

Future events

 

Below is a list of future events, contact Alison at the Club if you wish to reserve your table early to avoid disappointment.

 

13 July - Garden Party with Jazz Band

28 July - Members Fish Lunch

18 August - BBQ with entertainment from Jason Lee(note change of date from 11/08)

22nd September - Traditional Roast Lunch with entertainment from Jason Lee

 

Further details about these events will follow in due course.

 

Other than on the above dates, complimentary nibbles will be served in the Bar on Sundays

 

From October we will be resuming Sunday Roast Lunches on a regular basis 

 

Shorts

The wearing of tailored shorts is now permitted in and around the club until 7pm.This relaxation of Club rules will last until 30 September.

The wearing of denim, cargo, or other sports-type shorts is NOT permitted


Mark Harper (Chairman)
 

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