1st MARCH 2023

Dear member,

Happy St David’s Day from Newport Boat Club. To mark the day some Welsh people may be sporting one or both of Wales national emblems, a daffodil, or a leek – but this is not compulsory should you be coming to the club today!

If you have visited your club recently, apart from during an event it may have appeared rather sleepy. Yes, footfall in the members bar is less during the winter months; however with the help of the many winter events, Newport Boat Club has managed to maintain a reasonable level of bar sales (this is important income that supports the maintenance and operation of the club for the members). 

It has also been super to see so many members visiting not only the members bar, but enjoying the hospitality offered by the monthly events that have been run throughout the Autumn and Winter season: Club suppers with guest chefs, quizzes, talks and bingo. I would like to thank the staff and the volunteers from the Management Committee for the energy they have put in to running these occasions. 


The last Club supper this winter is Tuesday 14th March, and now open for booking. For your comfort we set a maximum of 40 diners, and they sell out fast! There are two remaining screenings of Six Nations rugby matches with hot snacks at half time. We are also offering a Quiz night on 9th March and Bingo on the 30th March. Details of these events were sent out in the March Club events email 23rd February and can be found below.

The Management Committee have not been sleeping through these winter months, in fact this is the time much of the “invisible” that it takes to run the club is achieved. The incorporation of Newport Boat Club that members voted for at the AGM is nearing completion. Other projects for this year include a new website, which is in the final stages of build, and we will bring to you once content and site testing is complete. The refurbishment of the Commodore’s lounge is about to begin, lighting, flooring, sound dampening, updated technology and general aesthetics. Sailing and Boating have been busy maintaining and improving equipment ready for the season and adding to our small fleet of dinghies for members use during races. Facilities management soldiers stoically on dealing with building/maintenance issues as they occur, whilst IT pushes on with necessary software/hardware enhancements and new equipment – watch this space on webcams etc. 

A reminder to those visiting the club, please bring your membership cards with you to ensure that you are able to enjoy your members discount on alcoholic drinks, and for any members who are only partially paid to complete this year’s subscription before visiting the club – we can only serve full paid members and their signed in guests. If you have any queries on membership or have mislaid your card, please e mail the Club Administration Manager at before you visit the club. 

Thank you for both supporting and enjoying your club, Newport Boat Club, and we hope to see you here enjoying the view and the hospitality very soon. 

With all best wishes 

Niki South

Commodore Newport Boat Club



Club Supper by Eilish Blade – Tuesday 14th March.  £21.50 per head. 

Drinks from 6:00pm, supper from 7:15pm – limited to 40 persons. Please come and support our final Club Supper until next Autumn.

 Eilish Blade welcomes you to Wyld Soul Kitchen, slow cooking using local and seasonal produce from primarily sustainable farming systems. This method of cooking offers advantages for preserving the nutritional content in food. The lower cooking temperatures means nutrients are retained that can be lost when food is cooked rapidly at high heat. The tradition of a long slow cook means that the collagen in meat is more effectively broken down and we get a ‘melt in the mouth’ experience. 

 Two courses, of a main course and dessert for £21.50 


Miso ramen with handmade vegetarian dumplings and a slow cooked aromatic broth. Topped with Pembrokeshire seaweed, shredded carrot, pickled ginger, sprouted sunflower seeds and oyster mushrooms. Served with a side of kimchi.(v/vg)


Chicken shio ramen with slow cooked broth, pickled seasonal vegetables, crumbled locally reared bacon, spicy radish sprouts and shitake mushrooms. Served with a side of handmade Gyoza dumplings and spicy dipping sauce.


Macha green tea and vanilla cheesecake 


Purin; a Japanese custard pudding served with soft whipped cream and organic sour cherries (gf)


Please note gluten free and vegan is available on request.

For any allergens, please state when booking.

Club Quiz Night – 7:00pm Thursday 9th March. Come and join us for our March quiz night. This will be held in the Member’s bar. Teams of 4 (maximum 5), £5.00 per team. 

 Six Nations – Italy vs Wales. 2:15pm Saturday 11th March

Bingo Night – 7:00pm Thursday 30th March join us for a fun evening of Bingo at the Club, £6.00 per person – prices per line and house. We are limited to 40 persons so please book in at the bar to confirm your place. 

Six Nations (Super Saturday) - France vs Wales. 2:45pm Saturday 18th March

March Opening times. We will be open from 4:30pm during the week and from 2:00pm on weekends except Saturday 18th March when we will be open from 12:00 to show the final three Six Nations matches.

To book any of the above events please visit the Members Bar from 4:30pm weekdays or after 12:00 weekends or call 01239 820 503 after 10:00am weekdays or 14:00 weekends. We have limited spaces, and these are available on a first come first served basis. To confirm a booking for suppers menus choices and payment must be made at the time of booking.