Cobham Sports and Social Club


Cobham Sports and Social Club

Cobham Sports and Social Club is a members club in Merley, Dorset. It was opened on the 4th September 1971 by Sir Alan Cobham, under the name "Flight Refuelling Sports and Social Club".

Facilities

The club includes sports facilities such as a nine hole golf course, 2 football pitches, a cricket square, squash courts, skittle alley and Pétanque.

The Skittle Alley can be booked, along with other rooms in the club (Hall, Conference Room, Merley Room) for functions. A licensed bar and a selection of different food menu's are available. Bar extensions can be arranged, so closing time is at 23.30 instead of 23.00.Every Sunday between 12:00 and 14:00 is a 3 course carvery lunch and takes place in the Merley Room (booking is advised).Also on the first Sunday evening of the month, there is a poker night.

Annually, there is a country music and western festival held on the fields, with those at the festival allowed access to the club's bar, hall and catering facilities. In 2008, the festival was supposed to run from the 17th - 21st July. [ [http://www.njmt.f2s.com/cr/fest.htm#jul Country Music Festivals] ] However, due to lack of interest, the festival was cancelled.

There is also a model steam train track, run by enthusiasts from the [http://www.wdsme.co.uk Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers] (WDSME). There are many open days throughout the year where visitors can have rides [ [http://www.wdsme.co.uk/running%20days.html WDSME Running Days] ] . The members meet on Sunday mornings for a chat and a cup of tea and to do some maintenance.

The [http://www.frars.org.uk Flight Refuelling Amateur Radio Society] (FRARS) takes place on the grounds every Wednesday and Sunday. [ [http://www.frars.org.uk/cgi-bin/render.pl?sessionid=&pageid=90 About FRARS: general information] ] FRARS membership includes access to the Cobham Sports and Social Club. [ [http://www.frars.org.uk/cgi-bin/render.pl?sessionid=&pageid=91 FRARS Facilities: summary of the facilities on offer at FRARS] ]

Opening Times

Bar

Food

* Sunday Lunch Carvery.

Address

Cobham Sports & Social Club
Merley Park Road
Ashington
Wimborne
Dorset
BH21 3DA

Telephone: 01202 885773
Fax: 01202 885773

References


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