Bar Opening Hours


Dear Member

As with all bars within sports clubs, we continue to see a reduction in profit levels. This is due to the change in drinking culture and the economic climate. However, we value our clubhouse and its facilities as the hub of our club, so the Management Committee continue to keep overheads to a minimum in order to preserve services. We constantly monitor profit and loss and a recent study of this against our opening hours we have spotted a loss exposure we need to address. This analysis has shown we need to further align our bar opening hours with sailing activity. Therefore, as a follow on from our decision in 2011 to close on a Monday, we are now introducing winter and summer opening hours. This will initially mean we close on a Tuesday, but will be under constant review.

Please note, the bar operation currently only breaks even. If we fail to take action, the bar will quickly drop into a loss making position and therefore become a membership subsidised bar (i.e. part of our membership fees will go towards keeping the bar open).

Attached is the data resulting from the analysis of bar profit and loss. We felt it prudent to share this with you all as evidence of this thorough piece of analysis work that lead up to the decision to change our opening hours.

Our new opening hours will be as follows –

1st April to 30th September – Summer Hours

Saturday 12 noon to 10pm
Sunday – 1pm to 8pm
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 7pm to 10pm
Wednesday – 7pm to 10pm
Thursday – 7pm to 10pm
Friday – 7pm to 10pm

1st October to 31st March – Winter Hours

Saturday 12 noon to 10pm
Sunday – 1pm to 8pm
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 7pm to 10pm
Thursday – 7pm to 10pm
Friday – 7pm to 10pm

These will become affective in 2012 from 1st November, so our first Tuesday closed will be on 6th November.

PLEASE NOTE – Where a clubhouse booking is requested for a Monday or a Tuesday, or we have a significant event like Christmas Eve being on one of these days, the bar of course will be open.

 

The Management Committee

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One thought on “Bar Opening Hours

  1. Would be great if you could open earlier for food as we could come down with the kids but 7pm is too late for them to eat which is why we don’t use it much.

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