Category Archives: Bridge Venues

A regular venue for The Henley Bridge School.

Supervised Play over the Summer

We shall be enjoying Bridge throughout the summer with three sessions of Supervised Play each week! These will run through June, July, and August into September. All our sessions are currently held at the Red Lion Hotel in Henley.

Supervised Play is the ideal format to consolidate and improve – a learning environment with emphasis on relaxed and enjoyable Bridge.

Summer Programme of Supervised Play

From Monday 10 June to Thursday 05 September inclusive:

4pm Monday
Rubber Bridge
Learning and Improving
For less experienced players

7:30pm Tuesday
Rubber Bridge
Learning and Improving
For less experienced players

7:30pm Thursday
Duplicate Bridge
Introduction to Duplicate
For those playing for a bit longer

There is no Bridge on the following specific dates:
Monday 03 June to Thursday 06 June
Tuesday 18 June
Thursday 27 June
Thursday 04 July
Tuesday 09 July to Monday 15 July

Our website is always up to date with all the details of sessions. Please take a look at our programme.

Each Supervised Play session is priced at £9 – no need to book, just turn up. All sessions run for 2 hours.

There is parking available at the Red Lion. However, please note that the car-park may be busier than usual at times over the Summer. Please therefore use an alternative where convenient.

Lessons will start again from 09 September. Further information to follow.

Please contact us with any questions – we’re always pleased to hear from you.

All the best with your Bridge!

Jon Green.

New Courses, Change of Venue, and Cancelled Session

1. New courses. Our next lessons start from Monday 22 April. Here are the options:

Monday 1:30pm – Sharpening Bridge (advanced – reversing, calculating odds and combining chances)

Monday 7:30pm – Continuing Bridge (follows Beginning Bridge – 2-level and 3-level opening bids)

Wednesday 4pm – Key Conventions 2 (advanced – splinters, RKCB, two-suited overcalls)

Wednesday 7:30pm – Developing Bridge (follows Continuing Bridge – Stayman, Blackwood, take-out doubles)

All the Supervised Play sessions are running as usual.  Take a look at our current programme.

Please confirm by Sunday 14 April if you wish to join us for any of the courses.

2. Change of venue. From next week (Monday 15 April) all our sessions (including the lessons above) are at the Red Lion Hotel.

3. Cancelled session. Please note there is no Bridge 4-6pm this Tuesday (16 April), our Deal & Discuss session.

Lessons for all – absolute beginner or aspiring expert!

Read our full newsletter:
February 2013 newsletter

We have courses of lessons starting from 04 March and again from 22 April. In March we have two courses for complete beginners. From April we offer two courses for more experienced players – Sharpening Bridge (our most advanced yet) and Key Conventions 2. There are lessons for all levels in between as well! Dates also to learn in a day (‘Bridge in a Day‘).

Courses are complemented by our practice sessions – Supervised Play. This is the ideal format to consolidate and improve – a learning environment with emphasis on relaxed and enjoyable Bridge. Note that these sessions continue without interruption until at least the end of May – the only exception is Easter Monday when there is no Bridge.

We continue at Henley Cricket Club on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 11 April. From then on all sessions will be held at the Red Lion.

Due to cancellations, there are again a few spaces remaining at the charity Bridge drive on 01 March.

Please contact us with any questions – we’re always pleased to hear from you!

With kind regards,

Jon Green.

Bridge from 14 January 2013

Read our full Christmas newsletter:
Christmas 2012 newsletter

We’re back from 14 January with a new format for Duplicate Bridge – Deal & Discuss.  This is Duplicate Bridge with a difference! First play each deal in our friendly and enjoyable atmosphere. Then take a look, discuss what might have happened, and learn from any mistakes.

As ever, we’re running lessons for all levels from absolute beginner to more experienced club players. Take a look at our courses for 2013.  There’s always our option to learn in a day (‘Bridge in a Day’) rather than during a 6-week course.  Find our dates here.

Courses are complemented by our practice sessionsSupervised Play. This is the ideal format to consolidate and improve – a learning environment with emphasis on relaxed and enjoyable Bridge.

Please contact us with any questions or for further information – we’re always pleased to hear from you!

I wish you all a restful and thoughtful festive period.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Jon Green.

Supervised Play – Beginners & Improvers

We’re continuing with Supervised Play for beginners and improvers for two further weeks (until 11 December 2012). These will run as follows:

4pm Monday at the Red Lion
7:30pm Tuesday at Henley Cricket Club

You’re all welcome to join us for either (or both!) of these.

Note that all other lessons and sessions ended this week for Christmas.

New Venues

We’re excited to be using two fantastic new venues to teach and to play Bridge from 10 September.  For most of the week (all day Tuesday, Wednesday evening, and Thursday evening) we’re going to be based at Henley Cricket Club. The pavilion has been superbly refurbished with bar and coffee shop and parking available outside. On Wednesday morning, we’re using the Nettlebed Village Club to play Duplicate Bridge. Again, parking available outside or across the road next to the Field Kitchen (an excellent coffee shop).

We continue at the Red Lion, Henley all day on Monday (including the evening).

Directions to Henley Cricket Club: From Henley, cross the river and look for a left turn just past The Little Angel pub and the road to Wargrave (on the right).

Supervised Play moves from Weds 10am to Tues 10am

Having moved from the White Hart to the Red Lion in Henley, we are no longer able to offer supervised play on Wednesday morning.  Instead, the same session will be running at 10am on Tuesday morning.  It’s the usual relaxed, enjoyable Bridge with the emphasis on learning and improving.  The Red Lion has parking at the back and The Riverside Room has a beautiful view of the Thames.
I hope as many of you as possible will be able to join us!

All weekday Bridge at the Red Lion Hotel in Henley

Please note that we are no longer able to use the White Hart in Nettlebed.  From Thursday 23 February we shall be based at the Red Lion in Henley for all sessions during the week (lessons and supervised play).  We have a fantastic wood-panelled room overlooking the river.  Parking is available to the rear of the hotel.

We continue to hold Bridge in a Day at Hennerton Golf Club near Wargrave on Saturdays.

New lessons from 27 February

Hello everyone!

Our next term begins on 27 February and runs until Easter (05 April). We are running courses of lessons for all levels from complete beginner through intermediate to more advanced. Please take a look at our full newsletter for details.

Our supervised play sessions continue at the same times (Monday at 4pm, Wednesday at 10am, and Thursday at 7pm). In addition, Tuesday at 7pm is designed particularly for those just starting to play. No need to book or come with a partner – just turn up. Relaxed and enjoyable Bridge in a learning environment.

Don’t forget our 1-day option ‘Bridge in a Day’ – the same courses on a Saturday rather than over six weeks. Please see our dates below. We have a new format for 2012: Deals to Discuss. Play prepared deals then discuss what should have happened afterwards. The ideal tool to learn and enjoy Bridge at the same time.

As ever, we’re based at the Red Lion in Henley on Mondays; the White Hart in Nettlebed from Tuesday to Thursday; and at Hennerton Golf Club near Wargrave on Saturdays.

For further information, please take a look at our current programme and our courses.

Bridge Taster Evening, Wednesday 06 July 2011

I’ll be at The Henley College on Wednesday 06 July 2011 for a Bridge taster evening. Come and join me for a free introduction to Bridge! Jon Green.