Warwick Boat Club is situated in the historic heart of a Grade 1 listed conservation area in Mill Street. The grounds, surrounded by trees on two sides, gently, slope down to the River Avon next to the magnificent Medieval Warwick Castle.
The grounds, which include a variety of trees and shrubs, comprise 11 first-class all-weather artificial grass tennis courts, two boatsheds next to the river, two squash courts, a bowling green, a modern clubhouse, and a car park for members.
Artist's impression of view to club from The Banbury Road (comments from Paul Martin- tennis captain)
This lovely watercolour painting by Yvonne Harrington was commissioned by the Tennis Committee in response to some concerns raised by Tennis Members related to the Banbury Road boundary line, near the main entrance gate. The concerns were:
To respond to these concerns in a meaningful way, the Tennis Committee commissioned the work to give a view of the boundary, as it should look in the spring of 2022, once various parts of the plant-life have had time to grow.
As Tennis Captain, I would like to highlight that throughout 2019 David Howells single-handedly transformed the Banbury Road boundary line approximately 20-30 metres either side of the main entrance gate. He removed many dead plants and cut back many overgrown plants. He planted new plants where required to ensure both an aesthetically pleasing result as well as an effective barrier would be achieved in years to come. He made a Herculean effort and we owe him our thanks. Understandably, this type of work has a short-term impact while plants need to grow. To manage costs and to improve the chance of success, David elected to plant young plants that would grow quickly. Already, in the spring of 2020 we are seeing the result of his good work, but it will be 1-2 years before the barrier reaches the point depicted in the painting. At that point, with leaf-cover, we should have an effective, pretty and interesting boundary line that does justice to our club.
Thanks to David and Yvonne for working together to produce this lovely and accurate painting.
Visitor access off the Banbury Road. Parking available in St. Nicholas Park car park. Further details available on our contact page.
Warwick Boat Club invested £200,000 on a major scheme to extend and refurbish the clubhouse in 2012. The exterior of the pavilion maintains its traditional appearance in keeping with the historic local conservation area.
The extended bar serves a wide range of premium beers, lagers, and wine. The bar area has a mix of Continental-style high stools and tables, complemented by areas with soft luxurious settees and low tables.
Catering at the club is run by The Family Caterers- https://thefamilycaterers.co.uk/venues/warwick-boat-club/. The kitchen is open every day and four evenings a week (until end-November 2020). A wide range of food and drink is available from a simple cup of tea, snacks, English breakfasts, to cakes and evening meals. Yummy food at reasonable prices!
A TV area has been created, showing BT Sport and terrestrial channels. Major international sporting occasions often have special breakfasts and lunches served, as members come together to watch major events. The bar also has a TV. A meeting room was also part of the refurbishment.
Well-appointed changing rooms for men and women include spacious changing areas with secure lockers, non-slip shower rooms, and toilets.
Access to the Club car park on Mill Street is for members only and is managed by an automatic parking control system triggered by a proximity card for each car.
USING THE WBC CAR PARK
We have a right of way over the drive linking Mill Street to the Club. We do not own this land and the right of way is not exclusive. Because of the close proximity of our neighbour’s houses, the Club has committed itself, and its members, to use the drive in a way that is understanding and courteous to our neighbours. All members are requested bear in mind the sensitivities involved. Please make sure that you are familiar with these car parking rules.
The car park is open to those members who have purchased an access card, and who have a permit for their car. Cars weighing more than 1.8 tonnes or over 2m high are not permitted to use the car park. Visitors are not permitted to use our car park unless special arrangements have been made. Please direct visitors to use St Nicholas Park car park.
Access to the car park is managed by an automatic parking control system. This is explained further down in this page – please make sure you are familiar with how it works.
The barrier will only admit cars from 8.30am Monday to Friday, 9.00am on Saturdays and 9.30am on Sundays. The car park is closed at 11.00pm each day (though earlier if the club is quiet). Cars are not permitted to exit within 30 minutes of entry and vice versa.
The car park has 32 designated spaces it will not admit cars when full. This is indicated by a red light above the arch at the head of the drive and another by the car park entrance. Please park carefully within the spaces marked by the yellow posts. If you park badly and take up more than one space the barrier may admit someone into the car park but they then find there is no space to park in.
The car park may only be used when using the club facilities and not for general parking to go shopping etc. Members observed doing so risk having their card deactivated.
PERMITS MUST BE DISPLAYED AT ALL TIMES WHEN YOU ARE PARKED AT THE CLUB. Permits cost £10.00 per year per car and are available on request from the club office (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please do not enter the drive
1. If another car is on the drive or entering or exiting the car park
2. If you see that the red light is on (the upper one is visible from roundabout at the top of Mill Street).
Although we encourage visitors arriving on foot to use the Banbury Road entrance, some pedestrians, including young children and the elderly, use this driveway. If you meet a pedestrian on the drive, please stop and allow them to walk clear. Do not to exceed 5mph on the driveway at any time.
All car movements are individually logged on a computer. This can link the card number to the member and means we can identify the members breaking the rules. Any member reported to have broken the rules will be issued with a written warning – this is open to appeal. Any further contravention of the rules will lead to that member being banned from using the car park and the deactivation of their access card.
IT IS EXPRESSLY FORBIDDEN TO USE YOUR CARD TO ALLOW ANOTHER MEMBER OR NON-MEMBER TO ENTER OR EXIT THE CAR PARK AT ANY TIME. THIS WILL RESULT IN YOU NOT BEING ABLE TO ENTER OR EXIT THE CAR PARK WITHIN THE 30 MINUTE PROHIBITION PERIOD.
Please remember if members break the club’s car parking rules it will endanger the use of the drive for all members.
HOW THE BARRIER WORKS
COUNTING & MONITORING SYSTEM
CAR PARK FULL
USE OF SPACES
EXITING THE CAR PARK