Cheltenham Bridge Club
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The Club landline number is 01242 522502,  but in the case of an emergency please call 07515 398027 (Pauline Sanderson) or 07787 148152 (Lesley Harrison)
Our Building
Our Building

Cheltenham Bridge Club

Cheltenham Bridge Club officially opened in January 1967. However the building has a longer history which is detailed below.


Land sold to a firm of solicitors.


Houses built called Tarlogie Lodge East and Tarlogie Lodge West. Sold to John Brown at £1,450 the pair. Owned by the Brown family for most of the remainder of the 19th century and possibly later. Name changed from "Walcot House" to 2 Salopian Villas, then to "Corfin", and finally to 4, Tivoli Road.


Sold by Major J Brown to Major-General Augustus Brown for £400 plus mortgage.


Now called "Corfin". Sold by F L Harman Brown to David Lewis (first Chairman of Cheltenham and Gloucester Building Society) for £550.

June 1930               

Sold by David Lewis to his son Harry for £700.

May 1955    

Sold by Harry Lewis to Mrs O’Gorman for £2,500.

November 1955

Sold by Mrs O’Gorman to Nakdimon Shabbethay Doniach (a well-known GCHQ personality) for £3,125.

September 1961

Sold to John Widdowson (a master at Dean Close Junior School, and a member of the GCBA) for £4,600.

September 1966

Sold to the Trustees of Cheltenham Bridge Club for £6,250.

January 1967

Cheltenham Bridge Club officially opened.


The first income and expenditure account for the year ended 31st December 1967 showed income of £2,068 3s 9d and expenditure of £1,207 4s 8d giving a net profit of £869 19s 1d. Table money was 2s 6d.

Since the opening the premises have been extensively remodelled and maintained to a high standard and the playing facilities are amongst the best in the country. The club can accommodate thirty-six tables in play at any one time, whilst still leaving the basement free for refreshments. Being a members’ club there are no paid officials but an enthusiastic committee that ensures the smooth running of the club at all levels.