Lunch clubs are fantastic for older people in Hertfordshire looking to socialise. Your relative can choose to go out for a lunch club meal with their friends, or use it as a chance to get to know new people in a fun and safe environment.
Many of the lunch clubs in Hertfordshire also provide entertainment in the form of speakers, quizzes and activities after lunch. If you are looking for other fun activities for your relative, you may be interested in our guide to Day Care Centres in Hertfordshire.
On top of this, Hertfordshire lunch clubs can help to ensure that your relative is eating hot, fresh food on a regular basis. Another way of guaranteeing that your relative is eating hot food is through Hertfordshire Meal Delivery Services.
This guide to lunch clubs in Hertfordshire will highlight the lunch clubs that are running in each area of Hertfordshire. Some can provide transport to and from the club, but if your relative is struggling then many of Hertfordshire’s Community Transport Services can help older people to get to and from lunch clubs.
- Lunch Clubs in North Hertfordshire
- Including Letchworth and Hitchin
- Lunch Clubs in East Hertfordshire
- Including Hertford
- Lunch Clubs in North West Hertfordshire
- Including St Albans and Dacorum
- Lunch Clubs in South West Hertfordshire
- including Bushey and Watford
- including Bushey and Watford
Lunch Clubs in North Hertfordshire
Westmill Lunch Club, Hitchin
The Westmill Lunch Club in Hitchin provides a friendly two course meal for people aged over-55. Based in the community centre, the club is a great place for people living in Hitchin and nearby to come together and enjoy a hot, cooked meal.
When? Tuesdays from 1.00pm. Doors open at 12.30pm.
Where? The Community Centre, John Barker Place, Hitchin, Herts, SG5 2PG
Contact? 01462 452098
Knebworth and District Probus Club
The Knebworth and District Probus Club is a club for retired and semi-retired men from these areas of Hertfordshire. The club meets for lunch on the last Thursday of each month at Knebworth Golf Club for a fun and relaxed afternoon out.
Although not directly part of the club, there is a parallel lunch club held at the Red Lion in Woolmer Green often, made up of predominantly women.
When? Last Thursday of each month
Where? Knebworth Golf Club, Knebworth, Herts, SG3 6NL
Contact? 01438 812609
Garden City Court Lunch Club, Letchworth
This is an over-60s lunch club that is held once a month in Letchworth Garden City. Lunch at the Garden City Court Lunch Club costs £5, and comes with a two-course hot lunch and soft drink provided. Better still, your relative’s first lunch is free! A great place to make new friends, and there is an afternoon quiz that runs in the afternoon after lunch.
When? Every 2nd Wednesday of the month arrive at 12:45pm for 1pm service
Where? Garden City Court, Whiteway, Jackmans Estate, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 2PP
Contact? 01462 473100
Grange Baptist Church Lunch Club, Letchworth
At the Grange Baptist Church monthly lunch club your relative can benefit from a delicious roast meal – not always easy to cook yourself as you get older – for only £3. The Church also invites after-dinner speakers to give an interesting talk to those in attendance.
When? 12:30pm – 2:00pm (1st Tuesday every month)
Where? Grange Baptist Church, Danescroft, Letchworth Garden City, Herts SG6 4RW
Contact? 01462 630894
Salvation Army Lunch Club, Letchworth
The Salvation Army in Letchworth runs a lunch club on Monday afternoons for older people. Your relative can enjoy a freshly-cooked two-course lunch followed by a hot drink of their choice for just £4. Due to the popularity of the lunch club, they request that you call or or e-mail to register an interest before turning up.
They also run a Men’s Breakfast at The Wilbury, Letchworth on the 1st Saturday of every month at 9.00am.
When? Mondays at 12.30pm
Where? Norton Way North, Letchworth, SG6 1BH, United Kingdom
Contact? 01462 677263
Lunch Clubs in East Hertfordshire
Royal Voluntary Service Lunch Club, Hertford
The Royal Voluntary Service in Hertford runs a two course light lunch served at midday on Wednesdays. The lunch, as well as a hot drink, costs only £4.50 per head and is a great chance to socialise in a relaxed environment.
When? Wednesdays from 12.00pm and finish at 1.30pm.
Where? Baker Street Building, Baker Street, Hertford SG13 7HS.
Contact? 01992 552069
Hertford Senior Citizens Luncheon Club
The Hertford Senior Citizens Luncheon Club is for retired men to meet monthly over lunch, to form and maintain friendships throughout older life. They also host an annual Christmas lunch and an April dinner when friends and relatives are invited to join.
When? Every 2nd Thursday at 12.30pm.
Where? Mayflower Place, Hertingfordbury, Hertford, SG14 2LG
Contact? 01992 558196
Lunch Clubs in North West Hertfordshire
Bennetts End Lunch Club, Hemel Hempstead
This over 60s Lunch Club in Hemel Hempstead takes place every Friday in the Bennetts End Community Centre. Your relative will have the chance to enjoy a freshly cooked meal, followed by a homemade pudding and a tea or coffee for only £4.
When? Every Friday at 12pm
Where? Bennetts End Community Centre, Gatecroft, Bennetts End, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP3
Contact? 01442 395353
Age Concern Lunch Clubs, St Albans
Age Concern St Albans run lunch clubs throughout the week. They offer a fun, friendly, and sociable environment with guest speakers, group activities, exercise classes and of course a hot, fresh lunch.
When? Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am-2pm
Where? Age Concern St Albans Welfare Centre, 1a, Hall Place Close, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3SD
Contact? 01727 856741
Jubilee Centre, St Albans
Run by the Herts Independent Living Service, the Jubilee Centre provides a daily drop-in restaurant for older people to use whenever they want, with no need to book in advance. For £5.10 your relative can enjoy a hot meal and dessert in the company of their friends. The community centre also hosts other events that may be of interest to your relative, to enjoy their afternoon there after.
When? Every day from 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Where? Jubilee Centre, Catherine Street, St Albans, AL3 5BU
Contact? 01727 847264
St Michaels Church with St Mary’s Lunch Club, St Albans
The St Michaels Church with St Mary’s Lunch Club in St Albans meets on the second Tuesday of each month in the Portland Arms for a sit-down lunch. Guests stay for a few hours and enjoy conversation, discussion, and friendship. They request that you inform them your relative is planning to come along to one of their meet-ups.
When? 2nd Tuesday of each month at 12.15pm
Where? Portland Arms, Portland St, St Albans AL3 4RA
Contact? 07760 166000
Lunch Clubs in South West Hertfordshire
Royal Voluntary Service Lunch Club, Chorleywood
The Royal Voluntary Service runs a sociable luncheon club for the elderly in Chorleywood. They offer a 2 course hot meal at an affordable price. They can provide transport to and from the lunch club if necessary.
When? Wednesdays from 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Where? Bullsland Lane Community Centre, The Swillett, Chorleywood
Contact? 01494 762849
Friends of Bushey Seniors Lunch Club
Friends of Bushey Seniors hosts a lunch club once a week which includes a 3 course meal cooked by the care home’s talented in-house chefs. They also provide live entertainment with speakers, quizzes, games and activities.
When? Every Wednesday
Where? Bushey House Beaumont, High Street, Bushey WD23 1QN
Contact? 020 8421 8844