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An important update for members, guests and visitors

Christchurch is moving back into Alert Level 2 at midday today (12 August 2020). Under Alert Level 2, we are limited to 100 people at one time at the Club.

We ask that all visitors to the Club sign in or use the tracing app and that everyone practices social distancing and good hygiene. If you are sick, please stay at home.

We will continue with bar service, however strict social distancing will apply.

Opening hours will not change, however usual promotion on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday have been cancelled.

From Wednesday 10 June, the Hornby Club will operate the following hours. These times may change as we slowly return to normal. 


Club Cafe

Lunch: Monday to Sunday 12 noon - 2pm

Dinner: Monday to Thursday & Sunday 5pm - 7.30pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm - 8.30pm


Main Bar

Monday, Tuesday & Sunday 11am - 8pm

Wednesday to Saturday 11am - 10pm



Raffles will be held Tuesday to Sunday, 4pm - 6pm.

The Club Bar will open Thursday 21 May!
When you visit Hornby Club, please note the following temporary guidelines under Alert Level 2:
  • The Club Bar will be open for normal trading from 11am. Closing times will be monitored.
  • The Club Café will be open for lunch and dinner.
  • Lunch hours at the Club Cafe are 12 noon to 2pm daily. Dinner hours Tuesday through to Thursday and on Sunday are 5pm to 7pm. On Friday and Saturday, the dinner hours are 5pm to 8pm.

The Hornby Club is open. The following temporary guidelines are in place:

The Government has raised New Zealand’s Covid-19 alert to Level 3 and in 48 hours it will be raised to Level 4.
This means all non-essential services must close. This includes The Hornby Club. The Club will be closing at the end of service tonight (Tuesday 24 March).
All New Zealanders, not working in essential services, are now being asked to stay at home, however, please note that leaving the house for exercise or a walk is still allowed as long you do this solitary or with other members of your household.


We put a newsletter on our website late yesterday afternoon about COVID-19 preparations at the Club and since then the situation has once again changed. Be assured we are taking this very seriously and doing all we can to keep staff, members and visitors safe and well.

We are using Facebook and our website to provide immediate updates so please continue to check these sites regularly for information.

Indoor Gatherings – Number Restrictions

Join us at the Club in your best Irish kit to celebrate with a few glasses of Guinness!

We have cafe specials on for lunch and dinner, plus free entertainment from 2pm - 5pm.

See you here!

It's that time of year again. With all the exciting things ahead for the club this year as our new facilities open, it's the perfect time to renew your membership.

Renew by March 10 and you will go in the draw for one of 5 prizes of $100 credit on your membership card!

Register at the Club to be in the prize draws and join us on March 11 to win.

We've refreshed our games and prize draws for 2020, so make sure you are in to win!

Don't miss out on some awesome prizes!! Be at the Club between 3pm and 6.15pm  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and every drink or food purchased puts you in the draw.

This is a members only promotion, so if you are not a member yet, now is the time to sign up!


August 12, 20

Christchurch is moving back into Alert Level 2 at midday today (12 August 2020).

June 9, 20

From Wednesday 10 June, the Hornby Club will operate the following hours.

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