Historic Club Venues

Approximate DatesVenue
Pre-1927The Scotch Café, Kingston Bridge
1927Ye Old Poste House
c.1929Zeeta Café (previously the Scotch Café)
1937Penrhyn House (damaged by enemy bombes in 1940)
1940The drawing room of Dr T.W. Letchworth, the club president
1941Penrhyn House
1947Tiffin Boys’ School
1951Richmond Road County School
1964Bonner Hill Road School
1967(?)Kingston Workmen’s Club, London Road
Nov 1970All Saint’s Church Hall, Ashdown Road
Feb 1971The Castle pub, the Fairfield
Late 1971The Grove Tavern, off Hawkes Road
1972(?)The Friends’ Meeting House, Eden Street
2003The Royal Oak pub, New Malden
2007-May 2012The Friends’ Meeting House, Eden Street
Sep 2012Asda Superstore, Roehampton Lane
Sep 2015The Druids Head, Market Square
Sep 2019The Willoughby Arms
March 2020 – July 2021Zoom (during Covid pandemic)
July 2021- present:The Willoughby Arms

At the 2017 AGM, Ken Inwood spoke about his early years of playing at Tiffin School where he learned chess at the age of 10. He reminisced that the best years for Kingston CC were when it played at Richmond Road Junior School. The period at the Working Mens’ Club was also good but the club left when the venue became too noisy.

Ye Olde Post House was close to the Market Square