Social Chess

Playing  Chess

The Chess Club meets at the New Milton Conservative Club from 7.00pm to 10.00pm on Tuesday evenings and from 2.00pm to 4.30 pm on Thursday afternoons. Both sessions are for social chess. Everyone is welcome. Our members range from beginners through to those returning to chess after a long break to more regular league and tournament players.

If you would mainly like to play social chess on a Thursday afternoon from 2.00 pm whenever it suits you, then you would be very welcome. Alternatively come on a Tuesday evening from 7.00 pm and try us out.

The bar is always open for the purchase of refreshments, and the surroundings are quiet and comfortable.

There is no need to become a member of the Conservative Club: guests pay just £1 per visit. Simply turn up at the Club on a Tuesday evening or Thursday afternoon, and we will look after you. If you would like more information before you come, do please get in touch – details on the Contacts page.


The Annual Membership Fee of the Conservative Club is £30.00 and gives you entitlement to use all of the Conservative Club facilities seven days a week as well as those of the Chess Club itself.  There is an additional one-off joining fee of £20 in the first year of membership.

There will also be a small annual fee  of around £6  payable to the Chess Club to cover its expenses. Players joining the Conservative Club for the first time will be exempt from this fee in the year of joining.

Prospective new members can attend the Chess Club on Tuesdays or Thursdays as a guest for the payment of £1 per visit for up to four visits per month. If you like what you see and would like to play regularly then it will probably be cheaper to become a full member of the Conservative Club although you could continue to come as a guest indefinitely at £1 per visit if you prefer.

The Conservative Club is situated at 24 Station Road and more information about the Club is available at The Club operates solely as a members’ social club and is not a political organisation and joining the Club does not make you a member of the Conservative Party.

We regret that  persons under the age of 14 are not permitted on the Conservative Club’s premises unless this has been specifically authorised in advance. Persons between 14-17 can attend as guests but cannot be full members of the Club.