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Lancaster Railway Club
An LMRCA club

The Castle Bar (The Snug)



The Castle Bar (The Railway Club’s Members only Area) having undergone full refurbishment in 2012 and decoration refresh in 2019, now provides improved facilities that go a long way in which to meet most of our members expectations. The Members area now has closed circuit video recording protecting all areas of the facilities, in which to provide our members & families that added piece of mind and personal security. The private facilities consist a secure members only Fob area in which to unlock the double door entrance area which also has important wall mounted club information. (Disability access is via the Green ayre suite entrance).

Upon entering there is a family area to the left and access to ladies and Gents Toilet facilities to the right (Disability and baby changing facilities are sited in the Green Ayre suite), moving further into the private facilities is the Bar area to the right and indoor sport and seating facilities to the left. Just passed the family area is an exit out into the Beer Garden and members covered smoking facilities. There are also areas around the room offering general information including what’s on, keeping our members fully up to date with there achievements and what’s happening in their club.

Please Note: All Non-Members must be signed in at the bar prior to the use of the clubs facilities, by a fully paid up member at a payable rate of £1 per guest. The signing Member is fully responsible for their guest whilst on the clubs premises, the guest must also depart when the fully paid up member  departs. Regarding the club and its members safety & security, please be careful on who you sign into your club please.

We fully welcome registered dogs for the blind with their owners throughout the Clubs premises

The Bar Area

The Railway Sport & social club Licence holders and long serving stewards Julia and Barney, supported by the experienced senior bar team, consisting of Amy, and Kevin offer a very warm welcome

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The Committee & Stewards take such pride in the products that they serve over the Bar to our members that they also invest in training in which to meet this. Our senior bar personnel Amy Possess B11AB Level 1 Qualification Award, on responsible alcohol retailing.

The Bar offers the following brands with a competitive member’s price list, with occasional Noticeboard Drink Promotions from our very own Cellar Man, Barney.

Our Trendy Gin House Selection can include a list of the following

Gordons Famous Dry Gin

Lemon Grass & Ginger

Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin

Raspberry

Gordons Premium Pink Gin

Blackberry

Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger Gin

Blood Orange

J . J Whitley Parma Violet Gin

Aloe & Cuccumber

Draught Beer, Cider & Lager

Lovingly looked after and cared for in top condition.

We do also currently stock and serve a small selection of Bottled Cask Real Ales.

  •  Tetley Bitter
  •  Boddington
  •  Tetley Mild
  •  Guinness
  •  Extra cold Guinness
  •  Carlsberg Danish Pilsner
  •  Carlsberg Export
  •  Carling
  •     Strongbow Dark Fruits
  •  Strongbow Cider

Bottled

  •  Newcastle Brown – Stella Artois Cidre
  •      Kopperburg
  •  Becks – Becks Blue – Carlsberg Zero
  •  Holsten’s – J20
  •  Guinness xx – Hop House 13 Lager
  •     Budweiser – Appletiser – Desperado Beer
  •  Bulmer Ciders – Magners
  •  WKD/Ice – Smirnoff Ice
  •      Peroni
  •      Corona

Wines

  •  White by the Glass or the bottle
  •  Red by the Glass or the bottle
  •  Rose by the Glass or the bottle
  •  Prosecco by the Glass or the bottle

Also a very good range of spirits and soft drinks are always available.

Sport on the Box

The Club offers its members Live BT Sports and Sky sports on two wall mounted big screen TV’s, on different sides of the room, offering their own separate satellite facilities giving the ability to watch two different sports/games at the same time. We also have access to The Green Ayre suite which also has a Ceiling mounted projector, including a drop down screen in which to watch live sports should extra space be required for members (Subject to the suite not being pre booked). There is always a good friendly atmosphere in the TV areas, especially when members rival football teams clash on the big screens

The Games Area’s

Snooker

The first item you notice upon entering is our full sized snooker table, (Please refer to the wall mounted rules before playing) which is fully serviced and maintained and plays very well (Skill permitting). The lighting for the table is run off a meter at a very competitive rate. Until recently we have had a team that plays at the club on alternative Tuesday’s within the local winter league. The Team has won many accolades over recent years while representing the Club. Our Congratulations to all. We hope that a new team will be established soon from the club’s pool of talent.

Pool

The Second item you notice is the Pool Table in which you will find is extremely popular with plenty of light hearted banter often heard coming from the area. There is also a small fee per game on this table. Again the club has been very fortunate over the years to again have a winning winter and summer league teams representing the club every alternative Wednesday. Well done to all.

Darts & Dominos

Next we have what is our very successful and well supported Darts and Dominos team, which has collected many Trophies’ and league victory’s (Fantastic) over the years. The team plays most of their matches within the Green Ayre Suite every alternative Tuesday at the club during the winter / Spring. Team Captain Barry Green welcomes any member to join the squad should you wish. Our Darts and Dominoes Team with their success regularly plays nationally at various competitions with good results should you also like travel.

Quiz Team

Not to be out done we are also blessed with an intellectual following of members, who love the challenge of the winter quiz league, on a Monday evening and have been very successful and are fully enjoying the results of their labours. However  Captain Steve (Team A) is always looking for members, no matter age or knowledge levels to add to the team. If you would like to join in for a couple of hours between 8pm to 10pm on alternate Mondays at the club, or even better should you also wish to play away venue matches during the winter months please give him a call.

The Family Area

The family area provides a blend of central heated bench seating, free standing colour coordinated chairs with low tables allowing access to all members of the family to use. The club also has available a High chair should you wish to use, as well as Colouring pencils and paper to occupy the little ones for a short time anyway (Should you wish to bring in your own toys for the children to play with please check with the Bar staff first so that they can make a judgement on the business levels and safety to other present members).

The club bar staff also pride themselves on being able to offer for sale to the little ones a very good range of Cartons of Orange, Lime, Cola or Blackcurrant juice. Fruit shoots, Coke or Diet coke either draft or bottled or Draft Blue which to name a just few cold drinks. We also offer a good range of snacks as per below plus we also have Milk chocolate Freddos , Milk chocolate Bars, Mars Bars as well as various Ices from time to time. Also available are hot beverages (Tea or Coffee) please just ask at the bar.

Smoking, E-Cigarettes, Vaping and Drugs policy.

Smoking is not allowed within the clubs Building but allowed within the purpose built designated areas which are situated out side the Members Castle Bar and Green Ayre Suite and also including the Members Garden Area. Please dispose of Cigarette ends in the provided ash trays and collectors, Many Thanks. Regrettably it is also recently the policy of the committee that E-Cigarettes and Vaping are no longer allowed to be used or consumed within the Clubs Building, but allowed through out the clubs out side grounds. DRUGS both the participation / use or dealing, The Club’s Committee and Membership has a Zero tolerance policy through out the Buildings and Grounds of LRSSC.

The Food offer to Members

The catering offer that is available to our members over the bar compiles of a range of Cold snacks from Bacon Fries, Seabrook Crips:- Sea Salt & Cheese & Onion, Quavers, Mini Cheddars, Pork Scratchings to Salted Peanuts or Roasted Peanuts.

We also have a limited hot food offer consisting of a choice of Holland’s Meat & Potato, Cheese & Onion or Steak & Kidney Pie, Served with gravy and garden peas and complimented with Tomato or Brown sauce & seasoning condiments should you wish. All for only £1.25 each (Please note there may be a short wait at busy periods).


Quiet seating

We have also limited comfortable, quieter areas if members just like a relaxed drink and a chat with Friends or family.

Wi-Fi

Members have free access to the internet, please ask the Bar staff on how to access.

Charity Zone

The Railway Clubs Staff, Committee, Teams and membership, have and do a lot to support both with events and donations to local and National worthy causes. We are always looking for more support and people to get involved should you wish.