The Waterside Sports and Social Club was originally built for the employees and local community of the large oil refinery Esso, in 1951. The complex consists of two sites: one at Holbury and a second at Ashlett Creek in Fawley.
The Holbury Club
At the Holbury site there are several bars serving hot and cold food, a ballroom, meeting and conference rooms, a coffee shop (open to the public), sports grounds for football and cricket, all weather tennis courts and outdoor bowls greens. Attached to the main complex is a purpose built 300 seat multi-use theatre.
The Holbury Club is open to the whole community. Membership includes access to facilities at both the Ashlett and Holbury Clubs and members may sign guests in for a nominal charge. The Club has a busy calendar with regular events throughout the year including live music, community fun days, BBQ’s, charity events and social functions.
At the Holbury site, rooms can be hired out for private events and functions from wedding receptions and birthday parties to business conferences. Also at the Holbury site there are over 20 sporting and social sections which include, football, tennis, cricket, indoor short mat bowls and outdoor bowls.
The Waterside Theatre is home to a resident theatre group which holds shows throughout the year. The theatre and theatre bar are also available for private hire and can be used for large events and parties.
Located within the Holbury site complex is a coffee shop which is open to the general public, serving tasty hot and cold food daily, tea and coffee and traditional Sunday roasts.
The Ashlett Mill Club
The second site located at Ashlett Creek is an early 19th Century tidal mill. This facility also has a bar serving hot and cold food, a skittle alley and snooker tables. The site also boasts commanding views of the Solent water. Opposite the Mill House is the Ashlett sailing club which is a section of the Waterside Sports and Social Club.
The Ashlett Mill Club also has rooms for hire, and hosts various functions throughout the year. The Club also serves hot and cold food with Curry Night once a week. The Mill has seen centuries of service producing flour, and towards the end of its working life it served as a hostel for labourers engaged in building the original AGWI (Anglo, Golf, West Indies) Refinery at Fawley in 1920/1921. The present Mill House bears the date 1816 and the initials T.B are set in the stone wall facing Calshot.
How to Join
The Club welcomes new members from all communities and provides a great social and sporting facility for all to enjoy.