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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


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.

Here at the club we have a large screen TV showing a variety of Channels for your enjoyment.  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!

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Snooker Room

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. 


Cards & Crib Tables

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 Patio

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.

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Club Car Park

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.


Barry Cocker


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Colin Stubbs


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Debbie Hawkins

Club Secretary/ Social

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Jackie Smith

Social & Events

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Christine Cocker



Ginette Gisborne

Social Media & Advertising


Gloria Rawle

Club Draws


Moira McGregor

Health & Safety 

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Melissa McGladdery

Health & Safety / Fire


Ann Sparks

Members Wellbeing

Can you help?

Would you like to join the Committee? We meet just once a month and very occasionally, if a special meeting is required. Each person does something to help, making sure everything runs as smoothly as possible and the club remains a great place to visit!

Please consider joining us, we're very considerate of the heritage of our club while at the same time aiming to ensure it remains up to date and thriving in the years to come.

If you are available to help around the club with particular tasks or at certain events held throughout the year, but do not wish to become a Committee Member, we would still welcome your support on a casual 
basis and we thank the members who already do this including Debbie & Chrissie who, outside of their paid work, volunteer lots of extra time to help out!

Please contact Debbie our Club Secretary or speak to a member of the Committee or you can email to let us know if you can help.

Thank You

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