About Us

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The Club was founded by a few staunch Conservatives. They used two rooms in a small premises just around the corner in Fore Street, St. Marychurch. These premises soon proved inadequate and in October 1885 the St. Marychurch and Babbacombe Conservative Club was formally opened in a new larger property in Hampton Place. As the popularity of the Club grew, it was enlarged by the addition of the adjoining house.


In 1929 a large house called "Argotti" in Manor Road was purchased. Alterations were made, a billiard room for three tables added, a nine hole putting green installed on the front lawn and a small car park made. As cars became more popular so did the demand for a larger car park and unfortunately the putting green came to an end. The stone steps shown in the image still remain as the main entrance to the club.

Club Facilities

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Snooker Room

Here at the club we have a large screen TV showing a variety of Channels including BT Sport.  Please ask at the Bar to find out what's on - our friendly bar staff will be happy to change the channel should you have a special request!

Click on the logo above to link to the BT Sports Home Page.

The clubs snooker room contains 3 full size snooker tables, two of which are of match play standard. The metering costs are £1 per twenty minutes.

We are lucky to be the hosts of some very successful Snooker players who are among the best in Torbay & beyond.


Cards & Crib Tables

We have a number of specialist playing card /cribbage tables available for you to be able to enjoy your favourite pastimes with your friends in a quiet area of the club lounge. 

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Club Patio

The outside seating and patio area is a very relaxing part of the club in which to enjoy your refreshments in the finer weather!  We hold popular Club BBQs in the Summer months which are advertised along with other social events.

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Club Car Park

The club benefits from a large car park which is privately managed. Members can purchase an annual car park pass at £25 per annum.  Those members or visitors that do not own an annual pass are reminded that they must enter their car registration number into the i-pad at the bar on every visit and pay the daily parking rate of £2. Failure to enter your details will result in a fine. No overnight parking is permitted without the prior permission of the club.

Meet  The Committee


IMPORTANT CAR PARKING NOTICE...If you have not renewed your Club Membership and Car Park Membership you are



Our car park is privately managed by an external company who is regularly updated with all renewed car registration numbers. 
PLEASE BE AWARE - Parking on the club premises without renewal is done so AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Each member of our committee looks after a particular part of the running of the club on behalf of our members, for instance, overseeing maintenance or organising social events. If you would like to join the committee and have a skill or expertise in a certain area that you think will benefit the group, please contact Club Secretary, Debbie Hawkins to discuss. Thank you.


Mervyn Benney


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Barry Cocker


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Debbie Hawkins

Club Secretary/ Social


Gloria Rawle


Steve Shorter

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Christine Cocker



Ginette Gisborne

Social Media & Advertising

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Colin Stubbs



Josie Jones



Vernon Pattenden