About the Bradford Club
Dating from the mid 19th Century and originally a Gentleman’s Club, membership has, for some time, been open to Ladies and Gentlemen’.
The Club’s freehold building, an outstanding example of Victorian architecture, is set in the City Conservation Area in Piece Hall Yard, between Hustlergate and Kirkgate. It has been completely modernised and refurbished to a high standard, while retaining its essential period character. Parts of the Club date from 1855 with the remaining part built in 1866 to the design of Lockwood and Mawson.
Membership totals around 200. The Club’s prime purpose is to be a place for meeting friends old and new, enjoying lunch and the activities and functions that take place in the Club which also provides a wonderful venue for Member’s own functions. More recently, the elegance of the Club’s historic interior has led to it’s use in film sets and as a venue for theatrical performances and art exhibitions.
A number of organisations make the Club their meeting place including; the Rotary Club of Bradford Blaize, U3A, Bradford Historical and Antiquarian Society, the Textile Society, the Accountants Association and the Insurance Institute.
Outside the normal daytime opening hours the Club is frequently open for functions in the evening when Members are welcome to use the Club’s facilities. The Manager will always be happy to advise some time in advance when the Club will be open. A shortage of good restaurants in the city makes the Bradford Club a convenient and popular venue for company and institutional entertaining and family special celebrations.
There is a busy calendar of member’s functions including informal lunches, wine tastings, cocktail parties and formal dinners.
Club Opening Hours
The Club is open daily between 10.30 and 4.30. The bar opens at 12, lunches are served from 12.30. The bar and dining room close at 3 pm and 2 pm respectively. However, the Club is frequently open in the evening for functions and then it’s facilities are available to members. Check with the Manager for opening evenings.