Kington St Michael Club
Affiliated to the Working Men's Club and Institute Union Reg No 477
IPS Register No. 30321 R
"We are a child-friendly club"
Kington St Michael Club
(Bar 12 and The Clubhouse Lounge)
12 Kington St Michael
Tel: 01249 750336
Due to Covid-19 opening hours may vary - please contact the club to check.
Credit Cards and Debit Cards accepted.
Membership runs until December 31st each year. Fees are due for renewal in January - after January 31st membership would need to be reapplied for. Men and women have equal membership and anyone may apply - membership is not restricted to Kington St Michael residents.
Annual Membership Fees
Individual membership (18+): £12
Concessions (over 60s): £10
Junior membership (age 16 & 17): £7
Family membership (couple + their children aged under 16): £20
Skittles Teams: £100 per team
Please click here for a printable membership application form.
There is a 20p - 30p surcharge per drink for non-members.
Chairman: Alan Ingham
Vice Chairman: Dave West
Secretary & Treasurer: Beverley Day
General committee: Gavin Aplin, Sue Aplin, Matt Hocking, Victoria Ingham, Bruce Low, Chris Mills, Katie Pitman, Natalie Pitman, Ed Roe, and Carol West.
The Committee consists of the Secretary, the Treasurer and elected committee members.
THE CLUBHOUSE LOUNGE IS AVAILABLE TO HIRE FOR DANCES, WEDDING RECEPTIONS, PARTIES, MEETINGS, SEMINARS, ETC, BY BOTH MEMBERS & NON-MEMBERS; CLICK HERE FOR A BOOKING FORM AND FURTHER DETAILS.
(Maximum capacity = 150 standing or 120 seated).
We also have voiles with lights available to hire and chair covers to hire - please click here for a booking form.
Kington St Michael Club is both child-friendly and wheelchair friendly, with disabled access throughout and disabled toilet facilities.
Please note that non-members will require a Temporary Events Notice (TEN) from Wiltshire Council (http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/temporary-event-notice-application-form-oct-2014.pdf), costing £20+. We politely suggest that you become a member, as this is more cost effective; you would need to have held membership for 28 days to take advantage of members' rates.
The club is an ideal venue for a wedding
Ready for a wedding, July 2016
Free WIFI, Dance Floor, Kitchen, Big Screen, Full-Sized Snooker Table, Pool Table, Skittle Alley, Children's Skittles, Dart Board, BBQ, Disabled Friendly. Hot Drinks Available. We have a good selection of wines from a local vintner.
Outside bar available
If you are organising an event (in a marquee, village hall, etc) and need a bar, we can now do this for you. A temporary licence may be required to be applied for by us as licence holders, in good time for the event - for further details please contact our Secretary, Bev Day, on 07402 962084.
You can play your own music through the Club's speaker system. Just bring your smartphone or tablet along and ask at the bar. It's almost like having your own private Members' Club - oh!
(Members & bona fide guests welcome)
To see all forthcoming events, please visit the Club's website
Friday Night Feast
Traditional fish & chips to eat in or take away; 5pm - 7.45pm,
plus scampi, chicken, sausages, burgers and a variety of sides and sauces.
Children's menu available.
Quiz & Bingo Night
Many thanks to Greg Lewis, who was a fantastic quizmaster. The winning team, receiving a cash prize, was One Degree, consisting of Rob & Linda Durno and Dave & Jenny Lemon. The bingo prize was won by John Curtis.
Congratulation to Mark Carter, who beat Jimmy Anderson 3-1 in the snooker final. Mr Carter received £70 and was presented with a trophy by Ian Pitman, Chairman of the Club.
The winning team of the summer skittles league is Dave’s Gang. Friday evening in-house skittles start on September 21st and a sign-up list is available at the Club.
Fun Family Day
Despite having to rearrange the Fun Family Day to Bank Holiday Monday at very short notice, the event was well supported and raised £568 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s own on the day raised £63.73, bringing the total raised for the organisation to £631.73.The winners of the tug-of war competition were team Kington Club, softball winners were The Village People, Ed Roe won the men’s skittles competition, Jackie Giddings won the women’s and Phoebe Robinson won the juniors’. Champion men’s welly wanger is Mike Hughes with a throw of 94’, women’s champion is Trina Milsted with a 60’ throw, and junior champ is Alfie Robinson with a throw of 30’.
Nine teams took part in July 28th's quiz at the club, run by quizmaster Ben Atkins. The winning team consisted of Gavin and Sue Aplin and Bruce and Debbie Low.
Amber Pearce was the lucky winner of the bonus ball draw, receiving £75.
Skittle Competition Results
The singles winner of June 2nd's skittles competition was Anna Parkinson and runner-up was Andy Player. Doubles winners were Bill Sutton and Kenny Player and runners-up were Dave & Carol West. Thank you to all who took part.
The winner of the Easter hamper was Lisabelle Hall. Pop down to the Club to see if you were the winner of one of the other prizes!
Please note that as from 1st May to July 31st 2018 the club will be shut on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only - this is due to very low footfall on those days outside of the skittles season.
March's meat raffle was won by Allen Morrey (topside), John Curtis (lamb and breakfast tray), Brenda Morrey (gammon), and John Hall (stuffed chicken).
Christmas Raffle To Let
The winer of the main prize of an Echo Dot, in our Christmas raffle, is Mark Carter.
November Meat Raffle Winners
Congratulations to all winners of the second Meat Raffle on Saturday 4th November:
Ian Pitman won a shoulder of lamb, Carol West won a gammon joint, andBarbara (skittles team) won two chicken breasts. The joint of topside and the breakfast tray were won by two new faces to the Club. It was lovely to see some new faces in our friendly club.
Our next meat raffle will be drawn on 16th December - tickets are available at the bar. Don't be shy - pop in and buy some and maybe win your joint for Christmas.
October Meat Raffle Winners
The winners of Kington Club’s first monthly meat raffle were Paul Carpenter, Tim Cheek, Bev Day, Bruce Low, and Will Roe.
First floor storage space to let at the Club on a 6 month lease - £150 per month.Details from Bev Day on 07402 962084.Mangled Wurzels
The Mangled Wurzels had us all foot stamping, shaker rattling and singing along on September 30th - a great time was had by all.Family Fun Day
A great time was had by all at our Fun Day on Sunday 27th August .... and the sun shone!
Winners of the skittle competition were:
Men: John Curtis - 9
Women: Carol West - 8
Girls: Georgia - 7
Boys: Jamie - 6
Wellie wanging winners were:
Men: John Curtis - 99'
Women: Amber Pearce - 65'
Junior: Joe Pitman - 69'
There was a draw for the soft ball competition, between Gavin's team and KSM Club's team.
The egg & spoon winners were:
Adult: Natasha Robinson
Children's: Aisha Gayle
Thank you to everyone who supported our event - we raised £1,000 for Bella's Fund.
(Some members of team "Kenny's Players")
Congratulations to team Kenny’s Players, which won the club'summer skittles league.
A great evening was had by our crooners on June 3rd's karaoke evening, and the surprise star of the evening, with a mesmerising perfomance of "Desperado",
was the club's very own barman, Dan.
BBQ at Shop's 10th AnniversaryThe Club ran a barbecue at Kington St Michael Shop's 10th anniversary celebrations, and showcased the club's facilities (and recruited some new members too!).
Snooker Doubles Winners(Calum Durno & Ed Roe - snooker doubles winners, 20th May 2017)The snooker doubles final, featuring Mervyn Davies & Rob Durno versus Calum Durno & Ed Roe, went down to the last frame and the pink and black balls. After Ed and Calum won the first two frames, Rob and Mervyn came back and took the second two, but the match went the way of the younger competitors, when Calum potted the pink. Well done to all involved, to Clive Grace for umpiring, and to Chris Trigg who organised it.
Easter Events A big thank you to our winner of the Easter bonnet competition - a lovely effort by Freya Harrel. Thank you too to everyone who came along to our Easter bingo - Bar 12 waspacked and a great time was had by all, with a winner on every table. The winner of the Easter hamper was Linda Durno.
Fundraiser for Bella
Huge thanks go to everyone who supported the skittles fundraiser at Kington Club on February 4 in aid of Bella’s Fund, and to those local companies and individuals who donated over 60 raffle prizes.
The winner of the singles skittles was Dave Inds and the winners of the doubles skittles match were John Curtis and Stuart West.
Chairman, Rob Durno, was pleased to be able to present £440 to Terry Robinson, Bella’s grandfather.
A good crowd watched the singles snooker final at Kington Club on January 14; finalists Calum Durno and Ed Roe played an excellent game and were well matched, with the game being decided in the last few shots. Congratulations go to Ed as winner, with Calum second and Tim Cheek third. Rob Durno, Club Chairman, presented them with trophies and their prize money.
September: Thank you everyone who braved the dreadful weather on the Fun Family Day. The winners of the welly wanging competition at Kington Club’s fun family day were Emily-Ann Paynter, with a throw of 38 feet, and Stuart West, with a throw of 96 feet.
August: Congratulations to the winners of Kington Club's summer skittles -
(Pictured left to right: Alan Ingham, Kenny Player,
Gerry Gamble, Greg Lewis & Ed Roe)
~ Six teams took part
in Kington Club’s quiz night, presided over by chairman and quizmaster, Rob
Durno. Following an enjoyable evening
the winners were announced as team Carpenter, second was Spot the Thorns and
third was Thunderbirds.
We've gone retro! For all of you of a certain age pop down to the Club and revisit your mis-spent youth! For one or two players we now have Pacman, Space invaders, Donkey Kong and more!
Not of a certain age? Then come and see what kept us quiet back in the day!!
Ladies' Pamper Day
Thank you to our lovely stallholders and everyone who came along to the Ladies' Pamper day on Saturday 27th March. We are hoping to hold another pamper day in the summer, so please watch this space for details.
Link: Working Men's Club & Institute Union Ltd website. Affiliated members may use our club.
History: The club was opened in 1923, extended and improved in the late 1980s and underwent renovation in 2003. There is a skittle alley, pool table and full-size snooker table. Regular events are held throughout the year. The lounge is available for hire for wedding receptions, parties etc. Please contact the Secretary for further information. New members are always welcome.
Here's a photo of the club taken on 9th February 2003, before the renovations, and mid-renovation later that year:
The Club in 2003
Kington St Michael Club & Institute Ltd