The Farmers Club, Whitehall

CSM EDITORIAL

The Farmers Club provides the services of a private members club to the farming community, offering affordable accommodation along with fine dining facilities, bar and meeting rooms in the heart of London, backed by a vibrant programme to stimulate debate and provide a great social focus.

The Club is a very handy place to stay overnight or for the weekend if visiting London from the Countryside. It is located literally a stone’s throw from the Palace of Westminster.

The Club has always provided a great environment for informal discussion and debate and aims to stimulate such debate more formally. In 1841 the Club’s creator, Mr Shaw of the Strand, envisaged a Club that would debate and discuss the farming issues of the day and disseminate such information to its membership and beyond. That goal is as relevant today as ever. But The Club also jealously guards its apolitical stance, and does not lobby.

Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal officially re-opened the Farmers Club on Thursday last week, following the successful completion of the Project CREST refurbishment.

During a sparkling evening The Princess Royal warmly congratulated the Club upon what it had achieved. “It is so important for farming, and farmers, to have somewhere to come in central London, in such an excellent position, and to be looking after it and making very good use of it. I do hope you enjoy it.”

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Having toured the newly completed Lounge, Restaurant, Terrace, Bar and Shaw Room, the Princess Royal spent a considerable period of time meeting all of the 100 members who had gathered in the wonderful, large new function space of the Farmers Suite, before unveiling a commemorative plaque.

The Club currently consists of around 5200 members, most are based in the United Kingdom but the membership stretches to every corner of the globe. Membership of the Club has many benefits and it is a great place to meet, eat, socialise and stay with like-minded people.

The Farmers Club website can be found here

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