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 Sunday 23 December 2018 to Wednesday 2 January 2019.
The dress code throughout the Clubhouse is defined as ‘smart casual’. Smart jeans are acceptable but not sportswear or trainers, please. 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 – 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.
Members enjoy the lowest bedroom rates and may also book bedrooms for their accompanying guests at preferential rates.
Bedroom rates inclusive of breakfast for 2018
- Members single £93
- Members double £115
- Member’s Guest and Reciprocal single £130
- Member’s Guest and Reciprocal double £152
- Non-Members single £147
- Non-Members double £172
MEETINGS & CONFERENCES
Members wishing to use the Clubhouse for private meetings or conferences may book a room.
Conference delegate rates for 2018
- Daily delegate rate £69.50
- Residential delegate rate (24 hours) £199 per person
USE OF MOBILE TELEPHONES
Members are asked not to conduct overt business meetings or use electronic communications devices is any way that may detract from the enjoyment of those socialising around them. Mobile phones should be switched to silent in the Clubhouse and calls should be made discreetly.
The Club has an excellent complimentary Wi-Fi facility that operates throughout the premises (not available during Henley Royal Regatta).
In order to fund our rowing programme, we are dependent upon Members to introduce both private and corporate guests to the Club. Many of our corporate guests have supported us for a number of years, which suggests we are providing a valued service and you can introduce business contacts with confidence.
Members are therefore 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.
Advice on proposing new Members can be obtained from a Committee Member, the General Manager or the Membership Secretary.
MEMBERS’ DRAWING ROOM
The Drawing Room is strictly for Members and their accompanying guests. It is intended as a sanctuary, away from other Club business activity 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 2nd July and Tuesday 3rd July and throughout the Regatta period between Wednesday 4th July until midnight on Sunday 8 July 2018.
Membership cards operate the parking barrier and the front door of the Club out of hours. They can also be pre-loaded with cash at the bar to attract a 5% discount on Club food and drink purchases. We encourage the use of this facility. Cards issued before April 2009 will require activating at the office prior to their first use. Replacement cards are available from the office at a charge of £10.
Membership cards can now also be topped up online by logging into the Members’ area on the Leander Club website.
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 can be found here and copies are also available in the office.
If you require a letter of introduction, please use the online facility in the the Members’ area of the website. You will be able to generate letters of good standing, which will be automatically sent to receiving reciprocal clubs.
Staff gratuities are entirely at the Member’s 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.
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 times when commitments permit. Shop items may be purchased on-line.
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 Member’s 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 (including babies) at Regatta remains in place.