Guidance for Leander Club Members
The clubhouse is open to Members most of the year except for: Sundays after 4pm, (except for bedroom reservations); after lunch on Bank Holiday Mondays and Good Friday as well as for two days following Henley Royal Regatta (to restock); and the Christmas and New Year period from lunchtime Monday 23 December 2019 until Friday 3 January 2020.
The dress code throughout the Clubhouse is defined as ‘smart casual’. For men this is defined as a collared shirt, slacks or smart jeans or shorts. Overt sportswear and trainers are not permitted. Members are reminded that the Club Pink livery and Club buttons are the strict preserve of Full (rowing qualified) Members and may not be worn by others. Leander Evening Dress is for Full Members only and comprises Dinner dress trousers and shirt, pink bow tie and cummerbund, traditional Club double breasted navy blazer with Club buttons.
There is a non-smoking policy including e-cigarettes throughout the Club (including all bedrooms) which, in compliance with current legislation, is strictly enforced.
MEALS AND BAR SERVICE
The Members’ Balcony with its river view is usually available for dining from 12 noon to 1.45pm and from 7pm to 8.45pm daily. Reservation is advised.
The Bar is open from 11am until 11pm and less-formal meals are available in the evening (except Sundays) until 8.45pm. No meal or drink service is provided after 4pm on Sundays.
We are always pleased to tailor requirements for private or corporate events – please speak to the main office.
ACCOMMODATION RATES 2019
Bedroom rates inclusive of breakfast for 2019:
Members single £96
Members double £118
Member’s Guest and Reciprocal single £130
Member’s Guest and Reciprocal double £152
Non-Members single £147
Non-Members double £172
CONFERENCE DELEGATE RATES 2019
Daily delegate rate £69.50
Residential delegate rate (24 hours) £199 per person
MEMBERS’ DRAWING ROOM
The Drawing Room is strictly for Members and their accompanying guests. It is intended as a sanctuary, away from business activity, children, and vocal or obvious electronic communications devices. The Club staff are always happy to advise on other areas of the Club where business meetings or private work may be conducted.
The Club does not own the car park but has allotted spaces on the left as you enter. These are only available for Members and their guests during visits to the Club. Club parking space is often at a premium and Members may not use the car park at other times. Members may not park between 7am to 7pm Monday 1st July and Tuesday
2nd July and throughout the Regatta period between
Wednesday 3rd July until midnight on Sunday 7th July 2019.
Membership cards operate the parking barrier and the front door of the Club out of hours. Replacement cards are available from the office at a charge of £10.
Membership cards will now automatically trigger a
10% discount across the bar for food and drink purchases.
Any pre-arranged events will not be entitled to the additional 10% discount across the bar.
RECIPROCAL CLUBS AND OTHER MEMBER CONCESSIONS
There are an extensive number of clubs where we have reciprocal arrangements and Members may stay there as guests. The list of participating clubs and the code of conduct for such visits are on the website and copies are also available in the office.
There are also a number of concessionary arrangements for goods and services that are available to Leander Members and these are listed in the Member’s section of the website.
Letters of introduction can also be accessed online by logging into the Members’ area on the Leander Club website.
Staff gratuities are entirely at the Members discretion; they are always well received but are not expected. Many Members choose to contribute to the staff fund which is distributed at Christmas.
The office staff are pleased to accept such donations during working hours, and they may also be made using the Members’ area of the Club website.
PINK HIPPO SHOP
A member of staff will be pleased to open the Pink Hippo Shop for you during normal office hours and at other time when commitments permit. Shop items may be purchased on-line at www.leander.co.uk
Members are encouraged to bring their guests to the Club where they will be most welcome (other than for specific Members-only events). Members are responsible for ensuring their guests comply with Club rules. Members are also encouraged to propose new Members to join the
Club and advice in this respect can be obtained from a Committee Member, the General Manager or the Membership Secretary.
Members may not bring pets into the Clubhouse.
Although the Club is not set-up for children under 10, we nonetheless welcome well-behaved children, other than at Regatta, as part of private parties or with Members’ families provided they do not interfere with the enjoyment of others. Families are especially encouraged during weekends. We have a family bedroom but we do not have other child-friendly facilities. You are therefore advised to bring your own high chairs and other children’s necessities. The restriction on children under 10 at Regatta remains in place.