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Bar & Catering


We have a large three storey clubhouse, which includes a bar and lounge area, and a function room (known as the Dowsing Room) which has full catering facilities and can accommodate up to 100 people seated.

Our bar is open to members and their guests 7 days each week, both lunchtimes and evenings. We are also open lunchtime on both Christmas Day and Boxing Day, with the bar traditionally operated by the Commodore and Vice Commodore respectively on these days.

The main function room (Dowsing Room) is also available for hire at a modest fee to members for their own functions: celebrations, weddings, wakes etc. (click here for further details).

Sue Stripe is Benfleet Yacht Club's "Steward" and has full responsibility for the smooth running of the bar.

Bar Opening Times:

Saturday's - when "no" evening functions are scheduled*

  • Afternoon - 12:00 to 18:00 (closed evenings)


Saturday's - when an "evening function" is scheduled*:

  • Lunchtime - 12:00 to 15:00
  • Evening - times to suit function start and finish


Sundays - 12:00 to 18:00 (closed evenings)


Monday to Fridays:

  • Lunchtimes - 11:30 to 14:30
  • Evenings - 19:30 to 22:30

Bank / Public Holidays - bar opening times are from 12:00 to 18:00, but may change in the event of activities or a function taking place.

Please note that members will still be able to use the 'small bar' when a function is held.

* = There are typically 10 Saturday evening functions held at BYC throughout the year.


BYC are currently only to offer freshly prepared sandwiches, available to purchase from the small bar seven days per week (during bar opening times).

Our sandwiches are supplied by a local Benfleet based catering company called "Coffee and Moore"

Pop in & have a drink or two with a roll or sandwich after sailing or all the hard work of fitting out !!'

Coffee and Moore can also provide buffet food for members private functions held at the club. Contact details can be found on their FaceBook page click here for details.

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