Situated in the heart of Buckhurst Hill, Pelly House Members Club (previously known as Buckhurst Hill Sports and Social Club) was founded in 1906 by Fred Pelly.
Fred was born into a wealthy family, and went on to make his own fortune. He cruised the world many times with his wife, Beatrice, bought stately homes in Hampshire, Norfolk and Scotland, and in illustrious philanthropic gestures, funded Pelly House. Fred passed away in 1940,
34 years after he founded Pelly House.
Over the past 115 years, Trustees, Committees and Members have worked tirelessly to build upon the foundations which Fred left, in order to keep Pelly House thriving at the heart of the local community.
In recent years, we have undergone major refurbishment programmes and projects, to bring the physical fabric of the building in line with modern day expectations.
We are very proud of what we have achieved as a Club, and the fact that we have had to close our Membership books and introduce a Membership Waiting List, proves that we are doing something right!
As an ex-headteacher, Stephen's strong will to get the job done has led to him being re-elected by Club Members three years in a row. Stephen's responsibilities include overseeing the management of the Club, and chairing meetings.
As Club Secretary, Adam is first port of call for Club Matters. Adam hosts Bingo on Thursday's, as well as the weekly Meat Raffle.
Adam deals with Club Membership, as well as taking the Minutes at Committee meetings.
Since taking over the books three years ago, Ron has worked tirelessly to liase with companies and source the best deals for the Club in terms of utilities. The Club's finances are much healthier since Ron has been at the helm.
The three Officers are supported by a team of Committee Members
BAR & CELLAR MANAGER
Dan started his career behind the Bar aged just 16, where he used to collect glasses and stock fridges at a local Club.
Aged 18, he moved on to a local Public House, where he developed his leadership skills and quickly progressed to Assistant Manager.
In 2014, Dan came to Pelly House as the Bar & Cellar Manager, and has assisted in the modernising of the Club.
Cher began her career in hospitality working in a local pub kitchen seven years ago, and expanded her skill set by working shifts on the Bar. Cher's hardworking attitude and commitment to learn new skills quickly saw her progress to Bar Supervisor when she came to Pelly House in October 2014.
The Management Team are supported by a team of Bar Staff and Cleaning Operatives