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

until Christmas Day 2018

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

Members are reminded that: 

 

(1) They must sign in all guests to comply with the terms of our club licence

 

(2) Guests comply with the dress code (on the noticeboard on the wall at the entrance to the bar, and under "How to Join" section on this website)

 

(b)The making and taking of phone calls in the bar is not permitted

Please make your guests aware of these rules

 

Thank you

Allan Bowman

Chairman

Sunday Lunch

The next Sunday Lunch is on 16 December (1pm-3pm)
 

2 Courses

£15.00 Members  

£17.50 Non-members

 

3 Courses

£18.50 Members 

£21.50 Non-members

 

Contact Alison to reserve your table and preferred time

 

Christmas at the Club !

The Christmas lunch is on Friday 21 December

 

Enjoy a festive lunch with all the trimmings

 

£21.50 per person with a glass of fizz on arrival and carols from The Loose Cannons.

  

Escape the post-Christmas chaos with Boxing Day brunch served 11am-1pm.

 

To reserve your place for either or both events please contact Alison

 

The Christmas draw will be made on 22 December at 2pm. Tickets are £1 each and available from the Bar

 

If you would like to contribute a prize for the draw, donations will be gladly received

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