Eastbourne Working Men's Club
102-104 Firle Road, Eastbourne BN22 8ET
Tel: 01323 723322  Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Opening times
Mon - Thurs :  11.00am - 11.00pm
Fri - Sat  : 11.00am - 11.30pm
Sunday : 12.00noon - 11.00pm

MEMBERS ONLY CLUB
​CIU MEMBER AFFILIATED

​TEMPORARY MEMBERSHIP AVAILABLE FOR HOLIDAY VISITORS





Eastbourne Working Men's Club was founded as a Members Only Club in October 1912 by Charles Jewell Snr.  

It was envisaged as being a place where the working men of the time could go to socialise. Ladies were then only allowed in by "invitation only".  Times have obviously changed and ladies make up a large part of our membership and member's children are welcome, under supervision.

We offer a wide range of drinks at our two fully licensed bars as well as daytime and evening entertainments and events.


















The Main Bar  on the ground floor offers
  • bar area
  • seating areas
  • dance floor
  • stage for live music, Djs, comedy acts etc
  • 3 dart boards
  • tv screens around walls (Sky & BT Sport)
  • fruit machines
  • book library
  • male & female toilet facilities (including disabled and baby changing)​
  • fire exit
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The Rafters Bar, upstairs, offers
  • bar area
  • seating area
  • dance floor 
  • tv screens around walls (Sky & BT Sport)
  • male & female toilet facilties
  • fire exit
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Our Snooker Room​, ​with viewing area, is on the the upper floor.


We also have a Committee Meeting Room on the upper floor.
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Our facilities can be booked for Private Functions by contacting the Secretary.
COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE
Our Committee Members are elected annually at the December AGM.  The 2018 Committee comprises the following
Barry Parks
President

John Fotherby
Secretary
Gerry Larner  Chairman
Nikki Boreham
Rosina Skinner
Paul Richards
Vice Chairman
Barrie Rowlands
Mark Bigsby
Sam Woodhams
Mark Curtis
Angie Bigsby
Derrek Martin
Nigel Haynes
Simon Haynes
Steve Pescott
Bar Stewards
Steve 
Karl
GENERAL INFORMATION
MEMBERSHIP FEES
  1. ALL NEW MEMBERS
    Joining Fees
    £25.00 for all new members - made up of £10.00 joining fee and £15.00 annual membership fee
  2. ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP
    Membership Year 1st January to 31st December
    £15.00 renewal of membership and for 1st year of Senior Member £5.00 renewal for Senior Member after reaching State Retirement Age at time of renewal (proof of age required)
  1. HOW TO APPLY
    Application Form
    Our Bar Staff or Doorman will be able to pass you an Application Form during Club opening hours. Complete the form and return it in the envelope provided back to the Club for processing.
  2. Process of Application
    Sponsors /Interview
    You will be asked for 2 current member "sponsors" to support your application. These sponsors will be spoken to before your Application is approved by the Committee. If you are new to the area and do not know anyone at the Club, we will ask you to attend an interview and will use the information you provide to contact you for this purpose.
  3. Previous CIU member
    Previous CIU Club membership reference
    If you have been a member of another CIU Club recently, we can contact that Club to obtain references for you. Again an interview may be required in this instance. The details you provide on the Application form will be used for this purpose.
  4. Membership Card
    Approval of Membership
    Upon approval your Membership Card will be available from the Bar Staff, normally after two weeks of applying, subject to obtaining relevant CIU references or completion of the interview process. You should carry your Membership Card with you on every attendance at the Club.
  5. Membership Data
    Data Card information
    Annually upon renewal you will be asked to complete a Data Card to ensure our membership details are kept up to date. The Club follows all legal requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") is the new law effective from 25 May 2018.
  6. Data Protection
    General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR")
    Like everyone else we have to update our systems to comply. The Club will never give your personal data away to any third parties. As the Club is a WMCIU Affiliated Club, some data will need to be processed by them on our behalf eg the Club name and address for Club Journal distribution etc.
  7. Data Protection
    Your Rights
    You have the right to access all your personal data, rectify anything that's inaccurate, object to it being processed in certain circumstances, or completely erase all your personal data if you leave the Club. Each request is to be dealt with 30 days from receipt and carried out free of charge. All data is securely retained and securely destroyed upon renewal.
  8. Guests of Members
    Ruling regarding guests of Members
    All guests to the Club must be accompanied by the Member that has invited them to the premises. The Member must sign the guest in at the door register and pay the required guest fee of £1.00. That same guest is only permitted to be signed in by any member twice per quarter.
APPLICATION PROCESS
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MEMBERSHIP
ACTIVITIES
  1. DARTS
    DARTS
    Join the Dart Teams. Ladies & Men's team within the Eastbourne League. Contact: Barry Rowlands
  2. SNOOKER
    SNOOKER
    Come and play for fun or join one of our Eastbourne League Teams Contact: Paul Richards
  3. GOLF
    GOLF
    All levels of player welcome Contact: John Fotherby
  4. BALL GAMES
    BALL GAMES
    Saturday Afternoon Ball Game - 1.45pm Sunday Afternoon Ball Game - 1.45pm
  5. BINGO
    BINGO
    Every Thursday Night
  6. RAFFLES/DRAWS
    RAFFLES/DRAWS
    Friday Night Money draw - 9.40pm Saturday Lunchtime Meat Raffle - 1.30pm Sunday Lunchtime Money Drawer - 1.30pm Fortnightly Saturday evening - Key Draw
  1. ART CLUB
    ART CLUB
    Join Beryl Gausden at her Art Classes Contact: Beryl Gausden
  2. POKER NIGHTS
    POKER NIGHTS
    Come and play on our Poker Nights
  3. CHARITY FUNDRAISING
    CHARITY FUNDRAISING
    Fundraising events for our Annual Charity - this year it is Children with Cancer (Sussex) and support our MacMillan Coffee Morning
  4. BOXING NIGHTS
    BOXING NIGHTS
    Sky Sports Box Office Nights held in our Rafters Bar
  5. BARBECUE EVENTS
    BARBECUE EVENTS
    Bank Holiday Barbeques Rain or Shine!
  6. CLUB OUTINGS
    CLUB OUTINGS
    Trips to other CIU Clubs, Goodwood Racing, Senior Members Outing and such trips as to the Houses of Parliament