During weekdays, apart from where otherwise allowed by these rules, gentlemen are expected to wear a jacket and tie. Ladies should dress in business attire, elegant dress, separates or smart trousers. Jeans should not be worn.
In the informal side of the Club (Bayle’s Bar and the Oriental Room) smart casual dress may be worn. Smart Casual dress is defined as no jacket or tie, not jeans.
Smart Casual dress is also allowed throughout the Club on Saturdays and Sundays. Apart from breakfast, a jacket and tie for gentlemen, and clothing of equivalent formality for ladies, is always a pre-requisite in the Main Dining Room.
Casual wear, or anything else likely to cause offence to other Members, is unacceptable in any of the public rooms. Examples of which are denim-type material, tracksuits, t-shirts, shorts, leggings, sporting clothes or trainers.
The above regulations do not apply to Members going to and from their bedrooms or the gym facilities, without using any of the Public Rooms.
There is no requirement to wear a tie in the Long Room or on the balcony for lunch. In the *summer months jackets may be removed in these areas, these dates will be promulgated on the notice board and in the newsletter.
Religious, traditional, or national dress and service dress uniforms are permitted.
*Summer Dates: 1 May – 1 October 2021
Mobile Phones and Computers
All mobile phones should be silenced in the Club. Telephone conversations are only allowed in: the telephone cubicles; Map Room; Business Room; Library; Card Room; Billiards Room; and if no one else minds (please ask them).
iPads and similar IT can be used (including typing, as Members may wish to do the crossword) in any room, except the Dining and Castle Rooms.
Laptop Computers should only be used in the Map Room, Business Room or the Library, Card Room or Billiards Room – if no one else minds.
Members are asked to use their discretion at all times when using any such media.
Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the Club.