A £100,000 internal refurbishment is underway at historic private members’ club Bath & County Club.
The renovation will modernise the bar, function suites and meeting rooms as well as creating a new library area at the Queen’s Parade club.
The club, which celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2008, continues to attract new members including from local businesses, the armed forces and Government offices.
It has existed as the Bath & County Club since the early 19th century when the city’s two gentlemen’s clubs, the York and the New Club, combined. These clubs were modelled on the London clubs of the time and, following their merger, members were catered for by 18 liveried staff.
Its location close to the Royal Crescent and Abbey has made it a popular site for corporate, educative and private events over the years.
To celebrate completion of the refurbishment, the club is to market new membership opportunities at a re-launch party on May 25.
The club is also increasing its reciprocal connections with clubs across the UK and internationally, including in China, Thailand, Korea, Kenya and Qatar.
This arrangement allows members to use the facilities at any of the reciprocal clubs, including discounted accommodation and meeting room bookings.