Widcombe Social Club is a friendly, comfortable space with many facilities, open to everyone – you do not have to be a member, though membership is cheap and comes with exclusive benefits.
We offer Venue Hire for all sorts of events and activities including:
- Birthday Parties
- Business Meetings
- Wedding Receptions
- Film Evenings
- Music Gigs
- Much More!
We have a large space with views over the Kennet & Avon canal which can accommodate 100 seated for dining, or 175 seated in rows. The room is light, modern and airy and can be decorated to suit your personal needs. There is a fully stocked bar which can be staffed on request. We can provide crockery and linen for your event at an extra charge and can also suggest local caterers to match your needs.
We also have 2 smaller meeting rooms available, which are perfect for business meetings or small gatherings.
Please contact us for a booking request form and you will be contacted regarding availability.
Bath Comedy Festival
We are proud to be one of Bath Comedy Festival’s primary venues. A variety of shows will be presented over the 20 days of the Festival, including a 6 day run of a fabulous five star internationally acclaimed cabaret show Mother’s Ruin – a Cabaret About Gin, plus performances from some of comedy’s leading acts including Viv Groskop, Sarah Bennetto, The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, Simon Evans, Henning Wehn, Arthur Smith & The Smithereens and the premiere of celebrated impressionist and actor Julian Dutton‘s ‘Do You Think That’s Wise?’ – The Life and Times of John Le Mesurier. We are also host to the Semi-Finals and Final of the Festival’s prestigious New Act Competition.
The Waterside Arts Bar will be open throughout the Festival, the perfect place to relax between shows.
Social Club Quiz Night
Our regular in-house quiz night is becoming increasingly popular. It is held on Wednesday’s usually at the end of every month, with entry only £2 per person. and a cash prize for the winners.
Bath Games Group meet every Tuesday night at 7.30pm in the Waterside Bar
They play a variety of modern board and card games such as Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Agricola, Dominion, and many more, and everybody is welcome to come along and join in.
Don’t worry if you’ve never played these games before — nobody has played everything and learning something new is all part of the fun. Be there promptly if you want to play.
WSC Art Display
Are you a budding or experienced artist looking for promotional space to display your newest masterpieces? We are looking for artwork to adorn the walls of our newly refurbished Waterside Arts Bar on a quarterly rotation, providing you with free exposure and the chance for your work to be recognised in one of Bath’s most culturally affluent areas – there is no wall-space fee, and we only ask for a 10% commission on any artwork sales.
Our brief simply asks for your artwork to be bright, vibrant and suitable for all audiences (no nudity/explicit material), on any medium. We have up to 5 spaces available approximately 3x4ft, and some smaller spaces too. Submissions will be judged by our esteemed committee based on our criteria and overall artistic appeal.
To submit your work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with either a portfolio or your chosen pieces to be entered into consideration.
The upstairs Wharf Room continues to be popular with the community as a venue for public and private events of all kinds, both daytime and evening.
Please note the downstairs Waterside Bar is now also available for hire for public or private events, as well as for regular and group activities and is getting busier.
NB we are usually only open on those occasions when there is a planned activity, but we are also open increasingly frequently on some evenings – currently Tuesdays and Fridays – check the web site calendar for more notices.
If you would like to enquire about availability or request opening of the bar for any reason please get in touch.
The Club is Open to Members and Non-Members alike. You do not have to join to come along! WSC members continue to benefit from discounts on all drinks and room hire charges, as well as concessions on some events such as Bath Comedy Festival shows.
Why not hold your party here, or organise special events and activities that the Club could host? Contact us to check availability.
We have a free-play pool table, two new dart boards and a Big TV on which we can show BT Sport (including Bath Rugby Matches).
The Management Committee continues to plan for the long term future of the Club and welcomes support from all members.
Hope to see you all soon!