Club Name, Organisation & Premises
- The name of the club is 67 Pall Mall (“The Club”).
- The Club is a proprietary club, owned and operated by 67 Pall Mall Ltd, 18 Regents Park Terrace, London, NW1 7ED (the “Proprietor” or the “Company”). 67 Pall Mall Ltd is a private limited company owned by its shareholders.
- The Club’s premises are located at 67 Pall Mall, London SW1 5ES, or such other premises as the Proprietor shall provide.
- The Proprietor is responsible for providing the Club with the Club premises and all necessary facilities for carrying on the Club in accordance with the Objects of the Club and these Rules and Regulations, and the appended Bye-laws. Hereafter “The Rules” or “Club Rules”.
- The Rules shall be applicable to all Members, and as appropriate Members’ guests (“Guests”).
- The Proprietor shall create a Membership Committee (“the Committee”), the composition and duties of which are described below in Paragraph 9.
The objects of the Club are to provide facilities for its Members and Members’ Guests in a sociable environment, together with the other advantages and facilities offered by the Club. Its prime motivation is the wish to provide a world class clubhouse, run on commercial principals for lovers of fine wine.
Composition of the Club
- The Club shall consist of:-
- Ordinary Members
- Honorary Members
- Exempt Members
- Supernumerary Members
- Merchant / Producer Members
- Under 27 Members
- Honorary Life Members
- Visiting Members
- Temporary Members
Hereafter to be called “Members”. The Committee may from time to time frame additional categories of membership or amend the conditions attaching to each category of membership. Any such addition or amendment shall be notified in accordance with the provisions of Paragraph 21 below.
- The Club shall consist of:-
Description of the types of Members
- Reference in these Rules and Regulations to Ordinary Members shall be interpreted, unless the context otherwise requires, to include Honorary, Exempt, Supernumerary & Merchant / Producer Members and any other categories of membership that the Committee may decide from time to time.
- Ordinary Members – Members, elected by ballot, who do not belong to any of the following special categories.
- Honorary Members – The Committee may appoint any person who in the opinion of the Committee has rendered or will render conspicuous service or benefit to the Club to be an Honorary Member and any person so appointed shall not be required to pay any fee or subscription but shall in all other respects be an Ordinary Member. The Committee may also extend this appointment to a distinguished personage from the world of wine or to a representative of an associated or affiliated club. An ordinary member offered Honorary Membership shall on accepting such an offer be deemed to have ceased to be an Ordinary Member, but shall not be entitled to a reimbursement of the proportionate part of the annual subscription. Honorary Membership is granted for a period of two years from election. Upon expiry of such period each Honorary Member shall be elected bi-annually, unless the Committee resolves not to re-elect such an Honorary Member. Honorary Membership is granted at the discretion of the Committee and may be terminated at any time.
- Exempt Members – A Member who has paid his/her annual subscription for a continuous period of 50 years shall become an Exempt Member, and shall be entitled to all privileges of Membership for life without payment of any further annual subscription.
- Supernumerary Members – The Committee shall have power to invite Royal Personages, Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Heads of Missions, and Members of the Corps Diplomatique to be admitted as Supernumerary Members without ballot. The Committee shall have the power to waive the annual subscription for Supernumerary Members as it sees fit.
- Wine Merchant / Producer Members – Members and the Proprietor or the Committee may nominate any person from the world of wine to Membership of the Club. The normal election procedures shall apply, but the Merchant / Producer Member will not be required to pay a joining fee, if normally levied. The annual subscription for this membership category shall be set by the Committee from time to time. Membership of this category shall be subject to an annual test, if the individual is considered by the Committee to no longer to be an active participant in the world of wine, then eligibility for this membership category lapses. The disenfranchised Member will be required to apply to the Membership Committee to have their membership category changed to Ordinary Member and to pay the standard annual membership fee or to resign.
- Under 27 Members – This Membership Category is for our younger members who are 27 years old or less. Members in this Category are elected by ballot in the same manner as Ordinary Members, but the subscription shall be half the cost of standard membership fee.
- Honorary Life Members – This Membership Category carries the same rights and privileges as the Honorary Membership category, except that Honorary Life Members are not subject to re-election every two years by the Membership Committee whilst they (or their spouse/partner) remain a shareholder in 67 Pall Mall Limited.
Members travelling abroad
- Members permanently resident abroad – a subscription of one quarter of the annual subscription set by the Committee from time to time shall be payable by a Member who becomes permanently resident abroad and thereby does not make regular use of the Club’s facilities. Such members will remain on the Club List, but will be held supernumerary to the establishment strength.
- Members temporarily abroad – A Member when notifying the Secretary of their intended residence abroad may, at the same time, apply for a refund of the current year’s subscription, in accordance with a scale determined from time to time by the Committee. To obtain this refund a Member must notify the Secretary of his intention to reside abroad before he leaves the United Kingdom.
- If a Member who was deemed to be permanently or temporarily abroad returns to reside in the United Kingdom, he or she will be liable to resume the payment of their full subscription, in accordance with a scale determined from time to time by the Committee.
A British subject, or a foreigner, not resident in the United Kingdom is eligible as a Visiting Member for a period of three or six months. He or she must be duly proposed and seconded by Members of long standing, but at the discretion of the Committee may be elected by ballot at their next meeting, one black ball to exclude. The subscription shall be one quarter of the full subscription for three months or one half for six months. The Visiting Member shall have the use of all the Club facilities, but shall not be entitled any vote in the affairs of the Club. The joining fee shall be waived.
Foreign Clubs & Temporary Hospitality
- The Committee may make arrangements with Clubs outside the United Kingdom for reciprocal visitors’ privileges. Such arrangements shall restrict the use of the Club by a member of any such other Club to a total period of thirty days in any calendar year.
- The Committee may make arrangements with any Clubs registered under the Licensing Act 2003, or any statutory re-enactment or modification of that Act, in respect of premises in the locality of the Clubhouse for the temporary use of the Club by Members of the other Clubs, either generally or for any special purpose, and subject to such conditions as may be specified in the arrangements.
- The Secretary may admit as temporary members (“Temporary Members”) for a period not exceeding six months, but on such other terms as shall be decided such persons and for such reasons as are decided to be in the best interests of the Club.
- Temporary Members shall be entitled to the full use of the Club premises and facilities subject to the directions of the Committee and these Rules. Temporary Members shall not be entitled to any vote in the affairs of the Club.
- A Temporary Member may be required, at the Secretary’s discretion to pay a reasonable amount instead of a subscription.
- This temporary membership may be withdrawn at any time.
Election of Members
- The election of Members shall be vested in the Committee and candidates (“Candidates”) shall be elected by secret ballot if necessary.
- Candidates for election may be elected before their 21st year, but they may not make use of the Clubs’ facilities in their own right until they reach this age.
- A Candidate for election as an Ordinary Member may be proposed by one Member and seconded by another. A Candidate for election may also be proposed or seconded by an employee of the Proprietor.
- All Candidates for membership shall have their name entered into the “Book of Candidates” and thereafter shall be exhibited in the Club, together with the names of his or her proposer and seconder, for a period of at least three weeks before their application be considered by the Committee.
- The Committee may ask the proposer to bring the Candidate to meet members of the Committee, and the Committee may request additional support or further information regarding the Candidate.
- No explanation shall be given should the Committee ask a proposer to withdraw his or her Candidate. No explanation shall be given where the name of the Candidate is withdrawn from the Book of Candidates by order of the Committee.
- The Committee shall consider candidates according to the order in which their names appear in the Book of Candidates, but may;
- Postpone consideration of any candidate if it considers there are circumstances justifying that course, or
- Elect a candidate out of turn if two-thirds of those present and voting consider that there are special circumstances justifying that course.
- The election of a Candidate as an Ordinary Member shall be by the Committee, at which at least eight votes are cast in connection with such election. Two black balls shall exclude.
- The name of a Candidate who has been rejected shall not be considered again until a period of twelve months has elapsed; or at the discretion of the Proprietor.
- The Committee, subject to agreement between themselves and the Proprietor, shall have sole discretion as to who shall be elected to become a Member of the Club and shall have the right to refuse any application for Membership without requirement to explain the reason for such refusal.
- The Committee shall comprise five Managers (who may be Members, but shall be appointed by the Proprietor), five Wine Members, (who may be Members, but shall be appointed by the Proprietor for their credentials in the world of fine wine) and a maximum of ten members whom have been elected by the Members of the Club. The Committee shall, subject to agreement between themselves and the Proprietor, have sole control of the management of the Club, with power to frame such additional Rules, Regulations & Bye-Laws as they may deem conducive to the welfare of the Club.
- All Members shall be eligible for election to the Committee and when elected shall hold office for three years.
- A Member retiring from the Committee shall not be eligible for re-election until the Annual General Meeting, hereafter called a “General Meeting”, falling next after that at which he/she retires.
- Managers are exempt from rule 9.3 and may be appointed by the Proprietor to the Committee for such a period of time that the Proprietor sees fit.
- There shall be a Chairman and a Deputy Chairman. They shall be elected to these roles by the Members of the Club at the General Meeting, and will be drawn from the Committee members as defined in 9.1. Upon being elected as Chairman or Deputy Chairman they shall serve in these roles until the third anniversary of their election.
- The Committee shall appoint a Secretary (who shall not be a Member) to carry out such administrative and managerial functions as the Committee may from time to time decide.
- It shall be the Chairman’s, or in his absence the Deputy Chairman’s, duty to preside at all General Meetings of the Club and at all meetings of the Committee. The Chairman or the Deputy Chairman of the meetings of the Committee (as appropriate) shall have a casting vote whenever there would otherwise be an equality of votes.
- On the death or resignation of the Chairman or Deputy Chairman, the Committee shall have the power to appoint a temporary Chairman or Deputy Chairman to hold office until the next General Meeting, when a new Chairman or Deputy Chairman as the case may be shall be elected.
- Immediately prior to each General Meeting, each of the elected members of the Committee whose election to the Committee was confirmed at the General Meeting held three years previously shall retire. The Committee and any Members may nominate one or more Members to fill vacancies existing on the Committee at any General Meeting, provided that any such nomination shall be valid only if notice in writing thereof is delivered to the Secretary within seven days of the notice of the relevant General Meeting. The Secretary shall ensure that a notice of the Members so nominated is exhibited in the Club for a period of at least fourteen clear days prior to the relevant General Meeting.
- If a vacancy in the Committee shall occur other than as a result of retirement under the provisions of 9.9, the Committee shall have the power to appoint a Member to fill such vacancy. Such appointment shall be the subject to confirmation at the next General Meeting. A Committee member appointed under this paragraph 9.10 shall retire at the time when the Committee member who they replaced would have retired.
- The Proprietor shall be responsible for ensuring that, should there be a vacancy for the position of Manager on the Committee, then the Proprietor shall fill that vacancy with a new Manager at the earliest opportunity.
- For clarity, the initial Membership Committee was appointed by the Proprietor at the inception of the Club, drawn from Members of the Club who had indicated their willingness to serve on the initial Membership Committee. The initial Members of the Committee shall be exempt of the provisions of paragraph 9.3 on the first occasion that they stand down from the Committee; though for the avoidance of doubt, they will still be required to stand down and be elected to stand for a further period by the Members of the Club as per the provisions of 9.9, save for the fact that they were confirmed in this role by the Proprietor rather than by a General Meeting.
- The Proprietor reserves the right to extend the first period of service on the initial Membership Committee from three years to four years for up to eight of the fifteen Members of the Committee who are its non-Manager Members. This is for the purposes of the regulation of the experience and skill set of the Committee, such that the composition of the Committee doesn’t change en bloc at the first occasion of its re-election.
- Eight members of the Committee shall form a quorum at a meeting and any question arising at a meeting shall be decided by a majority of votes other than on the election of Members of the Club, where paragraph 8.8 shall apply.
- The time and place of meetings of the Committee and the manner of conducting business at such meetings shall be at the discretion of the Committee.
- The Committee may appoint either, or both, a Patron and President to represent the Club.
- The Committee may appoint two Vice Presidents, being distinguished persons from the world of wine.
- A successful candidate shall be notified in writing of his/her election and shall become a Member of the Club, subject to payment of the first Membership fee, and shall thereafter be entitled to all the benefits and privileges of Membership, subject to the provisions of these Rules.
- Newly elected Members will be issued with a Membership Card (which shall remain the property of the Club).
- Newly elected Members will be supplied with a copy of the Club Rules and Regulations and the Bye-laws. All Members agree to be bound by, and to observe at all times, the Club Rules.
- Any omission from, or inaccuracy in, the particulars relating to, or the description of, any Candidate for Membership may render the Candidate’s election void at the discretion of the Committee.
- Without prejudice to its other rights set out in the Club Rules and Regulations, the Committee may terminate the Membership of any Member whose annual Membership fee and/or any credit or debit facility in respect of goods or services provided by the Club and/or any other costs and expenses incurred by Members, are more than 30 days in arrears.
- The annual Membership fee shall be fixed by the Committee from time to time.
- Membership is non-transferable.
- The Members of the Club are under no financial liability by reason of their Membership, save in respect of: the annual Membership fee; any credit or debit facility in respect of goods or services provided by the Club; and any other costs and expenses incurred by Members, or their guests, in exercising and enjoying the facilities offered by the Club.
- The Membership Committee reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to terminate the Membership of any Member for any reason and at any time.
- The name of a Member whose Membership is terminated will be removed from the Membership List , he/she will immediately cease to be a member of the club and the provisions of Rules 10.11 and 13.4 will apply.
- A Member shall within 30 days of termination of his/her Membership pay all outstanding monies still owing to the Club. In the event that any such outstanding monies are not paid within 30 days of termination these outstanding monies shall immediately be due and may be debited directly from the Members bank account or credit card or other due process. By accepting Membership, all Members agree and acknowledge that outstanding monies may be collected in the manner set out in this Rule 10.11.
- In the event of Membership being cancelled or withdrawn by the Membership Committee the Member shall immediately return his/her Membership card. No Membership fee (or part thereof), or any other payment (except for any monies paid on account of specific services such as food, drink etc) made to the Club shall be refunded to the Member.
- Unless otherwise determined by the Club, Members shall be entitled to pay for goods or services provided by the Club by:
- Cash, debit or credit card at the time of purchase; or
- Charging such goods or services to the Member’s account. A credit limit on the Member’s account may be set by the Club at its discretion. The account will normally be settled 15 days from the date of the charges being incurred, by way of direct debit payment. The Club reserves the right to limit the size of charges incurred in this way. The Club reserves the right to use the Member’s direct debit or a credit card held on file, to clear any debt owed by a Member at any time, at its sole discretion.
- Payment details pursuant to Rule 10.13 above may only be obtained and queried for transactions that occurred no more than 60 days prior to the date of request. Any queries must be addressed to the Membership Office. After 60 days they will be treated as accurate and cannot be challenged or changed.
- Certain benefits, services and/or privileges offered to Members will require to be specifically booked or reserved and will be subject to availability. Members wishing to avail themselves of such benefits, services and/or privileges agree to be bound by any specific terms and conditions that may be applicable thereto as notified from time to time.
- All Members on each visit to the Club shall, before leaving the Club premises, sign off or pay in full all charges incurred by him whether in respect of food, beverages, guests or any other matter or thing.
- If the Membership fee is not paid by a newly elected Member within one calendar month from the date of his/her election, the Member’s election shall be void unless and until he/she satisfies the Committee that there was reasonable cause for the delay and makes good the default.
- The Committee may charge an additional administration fee for collection of fees and charges for goods and services by any other means than by Direct Debit.
- The Committee may, at its discretion, waive or reduce the subscription of any member or former member.
- The current rates of subscription for membership shall be available at the Club (or at the Company’s registered office) for inspection.
- For the avoidance of doubt, the Members shall have no propriety rights in the Club, its property or assets whatsoever (including but not limited to cash, stock, debtors, premises, name, Intellectual Property rights, fixtures and fittings).
- Subject to the provisions of these Rules and Regulations, Members may invite Guests who have attained the age of 18 years, but no Member may bring more than five Guests in any one day for breakfast, lunch or dinner. No person may be admitted as a Guest to the Club on more than 5 occasions, or at the Club’s discretion, in any one year. The Member must call the Concierge Desk of the Club in advance should he/she wish to bring more than the above stated number of Guests. The Club, at its sole discretion, shall permit additional Guests from time to time.
- Provided that they are accompanied by the Member, Guests are entitled to the privileges of Membership for that day, but may not introduce any other guests into the Club nor utilise the concierge services.
- Members shall be responsible for their Guest’s unpaid expenses and their behaviour whilst at the club and for their observance of the Club Rules.
- The following may not be admitted as Guests to the Club:
- former Members who have been expelled;
- persons who, having applied for Membership, have been rejected;
- persons who are under 18 years old; except by prior arrangement with the Club
- Members who are under suspension.
- In introducing Guests, Members should bear in mind the character and objects of the Club.
- No Guest shall remain in the Club after the Member introducing them has left the premises.
- The Club, at its sole discretion, shall permit non-members entry to the Club for the purposes of attending pre-booked and private functions.
Conduct of Members
- The Committee, or any person(s) designated by the Committee, shall have the right to refuse any Member entrance to the Club.
- No animals (except guide dogs) shall be allowed in the Club, except by prior permission of the Secretary or the Committee.
- All Members and Guests are required to maintain an appropriate standard of dress in the clubhouse at all times. Inappropriately dressed Members or their Guests will be asked to leave the Clubhouse. Gentlemen are expected to wear a jacket and formal trousers together with a collared shirt. Members and their Guests wearing formal national dress or uniform appropriate to their office are welcome. Ladies are expected to dress commensurately.
- By way of illustration of paragraph 12.3, the following items of dress are not considered acceptable in the clubhouse:
- Leggings or jodhpur-style trousers;
- T-Shirts or their close relations;
- Tracksuits or shell-suits;
- Flip-flops, training shoes or plimsolls;
- Rugby or football tops or other sportswear.
- Members shall be responsible for ensuring that their Guests are aware of the standard of dress that is required to be maintained in the Club.
- A Member or Guest shall not record, video or photograph through any medium, whilst in the Members’ Lounge or in any of the public areas of the Club. Any violation of this rule shall result in an immediate expulsion. The exceptions to this rule 12.6 shall be 1) if a member wishes to take photos of their own private events in the St James’s Room or the Lutyens room, with the consent of the other Members present and their guests, they are permitted to do so. 2). Members will be allowed to take photos of bottles or other inanimate objects in the Club as long as the privacy of other members is not compromised by this action. Any exception to the above rule 12.6 needs to be specifically sanctioned by the Secretary or the Duty Manager as appropriate.
- Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Clubhouse, in compliance with the Law.
- No Member shall post any notice in the Club without the consent of the Secretary.
- No Member is to bring a bicycle into the Club. Secure racks for the use of Members are provided at the Basement level. Members and Guests should enquire of the door staff to have their bicycle parked for them.
- No Member shall attempt to induce any member of the Club staff to leave its employment.
- The Committee may require any Member infringing these Rules and Regulations to leave the Club premises immediately and his/her Membership may be withdrawn as detailed in Rule 13 below.
- Members are requested not to smoke directly outside the Club’s premises. Any Member who does leave the Club to smoke or for some other reason, will not be allowed to do taking drinks or glass containers with them.
- Members are required to turn their mobile telephones and similar devices onto silent or vibrate only modes when in the Club. The use of mobile telephones, tablets, laptop computers and similar devices is explicitly allowed within the Club as long as Members do so discreetly and with appropriate understanding of the need for other members to be allowed to use their Club in peace.
Expulsion of Members
- The Committee, or any Club manager/employee so authorised by the Committee, may expel from the Club (and subsequently terminate or suspend from Membership for a specific period) any Member whose conduct inside or outside the Club premises, in the opinion of the Committee, or a Club manager/employee, might be injurious to the character or interests of the Club or render him or her unfit to associate with Members. Similar strictures shall apply if any Member should wilfully remove, destroy or damage any item, article or property belonging to the Club, and/or another Member, or a guest, whilst at the Club.
- Before a Member has their Membership terminated, the alleged conduct shall be inquired into by the Committee and the person involved shall be given the opportunity to make explanation.
- Having inquired into the events, if the Committee is of the opinion that the Member is guilty of such conduct as mentioned above and has failed to justify or explain it satisfactorily, the Committee may either suspend or terminate the Membership of the offender at its discretion.
- A Member whose Membership is terminated (whether by expulsion or otherwise) forfeits all the privileges of Membership without claim for any refund of the annual Membership fee and must return their Membership card to the Secretary and the provision of Rule 10.11 will apply. A Member whose Membership is terminated (whether by expulsion or otherwise) forfeits all rights in respect of or claims upon the Club or its property.
- Nothing here shall prevent the Company, Committee or the Secretary from requesting a member to resign and if such a request is complied with within fourteen days, no resolution of expulsion shall be proposed.
Any Member intending to resign his/her Membership of the Club shall give one month’s notice in writing to the Secretary.
- The Club shall in each year hold a General Meeting as its Annual General Meeting, not later than the end of June, on a date and a time fixed by the Committee.
- Not less than twenty-one clear days before the day of any General Meeting the Secretary shall place on the Notice board in the Club and upon the Club website a notice specifying the date and place of the meeting.
- Thirty Members shall form a quorum. The Members present shall each be entitled to one vote. Members may not vote by proxy.
- No matter which is not on the agenda shall be discussed at a General Meeting without the consent of the Chairman.
- Resolutions at General Meetings shall be decided by the majority of votes cast.
Every member shall notify the Secretary from time to time of an Address in the United Kingdom to which communications from the Club may be sent to him/her. For the purposes of these Rules and Regulations all notices and letters sent by post, (or if no such valid address exists, left for them with the Concierge Desk) shall be considered as duly delivered seven clear days after being sent by post or left with the Concierge Desk as the case may be.
Sale and Supply of Alcohol
- Sale or supply of alcohol in the Club is permitted within the hours and conditions permitted under the Premises License granted by the City of Westminster.
Hours of Opening
- The Clubhouse shall be open between the hours of 0800 and 2330 Monday to Saturday, 1000-2230 on Sunday. These hours may be lengthened or shortened at the discretion of the Committee, subject to any additional statutory or other consents.
- The Club will be closed on such days as the Committee may from time to time decide.
A Concierge Desk will be available to Members. The Concierge Desk will use all reasonable efforts to procure relevant bookings, reservations and/or other services requested by Members, but the Club shall not be liable for any errors or cancellations, or for any losses that may otherwise be suffered by Members as a consequence of any arrangements made, or services provided by, or any acts or omissions of the Concierge Desk.
- All private information, matters or issues that are disclosed by Members to the Club are kept strictly confidential. The Club will not disclose any such information to any third party without the Member’s consent other than for the purposes of these Club Rules or where such disclosure is required by law.
- Members agree to keep all passwords, user names, and/or any other identifying information used on or in connection with the Club and/or its web site (the “Access Profile”) private and secure. The Access Profile is strictly personal and may not be shared with or disclosed to any other party. Members should understand that the Access Profile is confidential and that they will be held responsible for any transactions, loss, or damage caused through use of the Access Profile by any unauthorised person. The Access Profile will allow the Member to purchase goods and services via the Clubs’ website; Members are reminded to log-out at the end of a session and not to allow the password to their Access Profile to be stored on a public computer as a cookie.
- The Club takes Members’ rights to privacy very seriously. The Club employs the use of CCTV cameras and operates them within a strict Code of Practice. All CCTV Operators are qualified to operate within this Code of Practice and all relevant legislation. The system has been registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and operates within the guidelines laid down by the Information Commissioner. The system is operated in accordance with the Human Rights Act 1998, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Images recorded by the CCTV cameras are retained for 31 days and are then wiped unless required for an ongoing investigation by an enforcement agency. No images are provided for commercial, entertainment or any other purposes.
- Members’ rights to privacy extend to the use of social media, including (but not limited to) Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Linked-in. The use of social media that would alert persons outside the club of any person or activity inside and/or aspect of the Club is prohibited. Any transgressions of this rule will be reported to the Committee and appropriate action, including, but not limited to expulsion will result. For the avoidance of doubt, the Proprietor and/or its delegates and employees may use such social media to promote the activities of the Club, but only in such a way that Members’ rights to privacy are not compromised.
- No Member shall use the name or address or logo of the Club in any advertisement, prospectus or letter heading for business purposes save with the written approval of the Secretary.
- No drunkenness, bad language or other misconduct is permitted on the Club premises.
- The Club reserves the right to record all telephone conversations made to and from the Club’s telephone number(s).
Alteration of the Rules and Regulations & Bye-laws
Subject to the agreement of the Proprietor, these Rules and Regulations, and the appended Bye-laws may be revoked, supplemented or altered by the Committee at any time. For the avoidance of doubt, the decision of the Proprietor shall prevail in all matters, this principal is irrevocable. Any such revocation of, alteration or addition to the Rules and Regulations or the Bye-laws shall be deemed to have been brought to the notice of Members provided that a copy thereof is prominently displayed on the Club’s official website www.67PallMall.co.uk/notices and upon the notices board in the Club.
- No Member shall take away from the Club upon any pretext whatever any article which is the property of the Club.
- All property brought into the Club premises by any Member or his or her guest shall be at the sole risk of the person bringing such property onto the Club premises and neither the Proprietor, the Committee nor any employee or agent of the Club shall be liable for any loss or damage to any such article, howsoever occasioned.
- Any Member wishing to make a complaint shall so do by letter addressed to the Secretary, who shall either deal with the matter; or, with the approval of the Chairman report the matter to the Committee at its next meeting.
- A Member shall not personally reprimand a member of the Club staff.
- The Club may be dissolved by the Proprietor at any time.
- In the event of the dissolution of the Club, any property or assets (including but not limited to cash, shares, premises, stock, debtors, membership fees, name, Intellectual Property rights, fixtures and fittings) belonging to the Club shall not be distributed to the members if there is a surplus of assets over liabilities, but will be given or transferred to the Proprietor or any individual, company, party, organisation or charity the Proprietor or its nominated persons decides upon.
Any dispute or difference which may arise as to the meaning or interpretation of these Rules or as to the powers of the officers must be determined by the Proprietor, whose decision is final and binding on all Members of the Club.
- The headings in these Rules are for ease of reference only and are not to be taken into account in their interpretation.
- In these Rules the masculine shall include the feminine and the singular the plural and vice versa except where the context so requires.
- If any rule shall fail in law then it shall not mean that any other rules shall fail unless so prescribed by the courts.
- These Rules shall operate under English Law.
The Committee may make Bye-Laws for the regulation and management of the Club and may amend or revoke any Bye-laws so made; but no Bye-Law shall be inconsistent with these Rules.
Binding effect of Rules and Bye-laws
Every Member shall be bound by these Rules and Regulations and any Bye-laws made under rule 27.
Bye-laws of the Club
- The normal hours of admission of the Club are 08.00 until 2330 Monday to Saturday, 10.00 – 2230 on Sunday. All Members and their guests are to be off the premises by 2330 Monday to Saturday, 2230 on Sunday.
- The Secretary may determine that on certain days Members may not be admitted to the Club; these reasons including (but not limited to)
- Public Holidays
- Staff Holidays
- Private hire of the Club
- A statutory reason for doing so or any other reason which justifies temporary closure.2 Bookings
- All reservations for tables in the Club Members’ Lounge must be made through the Concierge desk or via the Club’s website.
- All bookings for Club events or bookings of the Upper Basement level must be made through the Membership and Events team or via the Club’s website.
- Reservations for Club events will only be taken from Members who have a valid direct debit mandate in place. In the rare event of this not being the case, the reservation will only be made upon charging the full value of the event to a credit or debit card.
- Refunds for events will be at the discretion of the Secretary and/or the Membership and Events team. Usually at least 48 hours notice will be required AND the Club be able to resell the booking foregone.
- Nobody under the age of 18 Years will be admitted to the Club without the prior permission of the Secretary or the Duty Manager.
- By prior arrangement, children may be permitted to attend pre-booked private parties.
Personal items of clothing and bags
Overcoats, umbrellas, bags, parcels, brief cases and any other bulky item must be left with the Concierge Desk, rather than being brought into the Members’ Lounge.
Food and beverages
No food and drink shall be consumed in the Club that has not been purchased from the Club, except in respect of wines upon which corkage has been paid (or waived) in accordance with bye-law 6 below.
The Club encourages its Members to explore a diverse range of wines, as well as making use of the Members’ Reserve facilities. All pricing below is inclusive of VAT, and no service charge will be payable on corkage.
- The Club will charge corkage on all wines that are not bought directly from the Club’s wine list(s) at a charge of £20 per 75cl bottle.
- For larger formats, the corkage will apply in multiples of 75cl, thus Magnums at £40, Double Magnums at £80 etc.
- For formats less than 75cl the corkage charge will be £10.
- The maximum corkage that a Member will be charged (per booking or per day) will be £150, with the exception of pre-booked parties, where such corkage charges will be by arrangement with the Membership and Events team and/or the Secretary.
Members and their Guests must be appropriately attired at all time. The Secretary’s decision is final in all matters relating to dress. The Club doesn’t love jeans, but if you do and wish to wear them that is fine by us.
Drugs and Illegal Substances
- Non-prescription drugs are not permitted in the Club at any time.
- Any Member or their Guest found in possession of any such substances will be removed from the Club and reported to the police.
- Any Member found guilty of consuming or bringing illegal substances into the Club or whose Guest is found guilty of such acts, will have their membership terminated with immediate effect and the provisions of Rule 13.4 shall apply.
No illegal betting, wagering or games with dice (except for Backgammon for no stake) shall take place in the Club premises, nor shall any game of hazard or chance be played.