Venue & Hire Details

The Chess Suite Terrace Bar


It’s been a long wait but The Chess Suite re-opens in line with current social distancing guidance on Mon 12th April from 4pm. Initially the bar will then be open weekly on Saturdays and Sundays from noon.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone again – the beers are ready and we can’t wait to see everyone enjoy a pint on the terraces once more even if we can’t yet watch the football as well.

Due to current restrictions there will only be limited seating allowed outside the venue and we will be operating table services to start with. There is plenty of room on the terraces to enjoy a socially distanced drink and in the event of rain there is cover around the ground. Entry will be via the ground rather than the usual Chess Suite entrance – come into the ground through the gates near the clubhouse and follow the signage.

Please bear with us as we re-open in such unusual circumstances – it’s all new to us but we’re doing our very best to get back to as near normal as we can.

We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

The Chess Suite Team

Venue hire

At present we can’t confirm when we may be able to open once more for private party bookings or live events. However, if you would like to make provisional bookings for future dates or simply make enquiries please do contact us. In normal circumstances there is capacity for up to 200 people for a party, disco or gig night and for up to 130 for seated dinners. We can also accommodate business meetings for anything from a handful of delegates upwards.

The Chess Suite is our main room with licensed bar, stage and dance floor, big screen TV / laptop projector system plus catering facilities. Wireless internet is also available. The hall can be arranged in many ways to suit your requirements – from formal banqueting to theatre style or classroom and seminar.

Just let us know how you would like to run your event and we’ll do all we can to help. Smaller meetings can be booked in our Bill Wells boardroom suite complete with private bar if required.

With ample private parking, licensed bar and kitchen facilities we can take care of your whole event including booking of DJs and catering, or we can leave you to arrange your own supplies and just help with your set up. Your booking includes us clearing up afterwards so you can just get on with enjoying your event on the night.