The Members, Staff and Board of Directors of The Hartley Country Club are delighted to wish Charles H Ellerby an extremely happy day on the wonderful occasion of his 90th birthday on Monday 12th April.

Congratulations Charles!


Set in picturesque grounds of 10 acres, Hartley Country Club is a private club, wholly owned by its members, offering a unique combination of sporting & social facilities open seven days a week all the year round.

The beautifully kept grounds in the Kent countryside are the perfect setting for two cricket pitches, one of the best bowls greens in Kent, six top class hard tennis courts (two of which are floodlit) and an attractive petanque terrain. Add to this the three squash courts, a snooker room housing two full-size tables and a sprung floored hall where table tennis is played, it completes the facilities available to those who wish to partake in the slightly more energetic activities available.

The clubhouse, which has been providing hospitality to members and their guests for over eighty years, contains two bars serving a good selection of beers, lagers, wines and spirits. The bars operate full licensing hours and an extensive menu of excellent value food is available at lunchtime and the evening in a lively and friendly atmosphere.

Adjoining the bar is the main hall. This provides the venue for many social events ranging from sports’ section presentation dinner and dances, to children’s pantomimes at Christmas.

The hall and the small bar are available to hire for wedding receptions, family events or other functions.

The Club is situated in the centre of the village of Hartley and is about seven miles from both Dartford and Gravesend.


Latest update – April 2021

Due to the current covid restrictions, we are only open for takeaways at the below times.

The takeaway menu can be found here.

Kitchen (Afternoon) Kitchen (Evening) Bar (Afternoon) Bar (Evening)
Monday 17:00 20:00 17:00 20:00
Tuesday 17:00 20:00 17:00 20:00
Wednesday 17:00 20:00 17:00 20:00
Thursday 17:00 20:00 17:00 20:00
Friday 17:00 20:00 17:00 20:00
Saturday 12:00 20:00 12:00 20:00
Sunday 12:00 20:00 12:00 20:00

The above opening times are to keep in line with the current Government requirements and also reflect the times when the Club is extremely quiet when it is not viable to keep the kitchen open.

Although the past six months have been extremely challenging, we are working hard to ensure your visits to the Club will not only see the best service, but will reflect a safe and enjoyable environment.

You will undoubtedly be aware that it is now mandatory to wear a face covering when inside the Club building. You should always wear this except when seated.

To comply with the ‘Track and Trace’ requirements, it is also mandatory to leave your basic details on your arrival at the Club. This can be done manually or by scanning the QR code.

The Club is operating full table service only. Members are not permitted to approach or stand at the bar. We kindly request you do not leave your table unless it is to use the toilet facilities or are preparing to leave.

We would also remind you that at the present time we have a no cash policy and request you pay for all purchases by Debit / Credit card, preferably contact-less. This includes topping up your personal Clubcard.

We acknowledge that these procedures can appear inconvenient at times but assure you they are necessary to keep us all as safe as possible.

Looking ahead, we have planned a Themed Night with a difference and in addition we are already working on a Christmas menu.


HCC Team




Once you become a member of Hartley Country Club you are able to join the Bowls, Cricket, Petanque, Snooker, Squash, Table tennis or Tennis sections.

All have fantastic facilities and play social and competitive sport internally and in county leagues and competitions.



As lockdown is eased once again, we are delighted that Tennis is once again one of the first sports that can be played both socially and competitively.

The HCC has 6 well-maintained hard courts, two of which are floodlit, and they are set in a quiet, leafy corner of the HCC grounds.

The aim of the Tennis Section is to encourage as many people as possible to enjoy playing Tennis and we are always keen to welcome new members.

Coaching is available for adults who are new to Tennis or who need to refresh their rusty skills and we have a new “Tennis Fitness” class to music for those who may prefer a more fun approach to the game. Junior Coaching is also available for different age ranges.

We particularly want to encourage families to join and have introduced a Family membership rate for up to 2 adults and 3 children which works out at less than £12 a month.

If you are interested in joining, do come along or make contact with the office who will direct you to one of the Committee, who will be only too pleased to  give you the opportunity to visit the Club and try out tennis as a guest before making any commitment.

The cost of memberships is as follows:

Adult – £95*                    Family (up to 3 children) – £135*
Under 18’s – £30*           Students – £40*

(Parental supervision required for children under 13)

*All Tennis section players must be members of the Hartley Country Club.

This affords use of the Club seven days a week including the pleasant bar/restaurant and the opportunity to join other sports section.



We have two very experienced coaches called Michel and Angie Suleau. Both were recently successful in being nominated for Kent Tennis Awards. Michel was runner-up as Coach of the Year and Angie was successfully named Best Referee and Tournament Organiser. With members of their team, they run friendly and accessible classes for all ages where the accent is on fun while learning new skills.

Sundays :  11.30am – 1.00pm, “Rusty Rackets.” Any age. £11 per session, starting 4th April. – This is a class for anyone wishing to start tennis from scratch or who wants to revive old skills!

Mondays5.00 – 6.00pm, “Mini-Federers” (children 10 years and over) £7.50 per class, starting 12th April.

Mondays: 6.30- 8.00pm, Senior coaching. £11 per session, starting 12th April.

Thursdays: 11.30am – 12.30pm, Cardio fitness tennis to music. Any age. £7.50 per session. Starting 8th April. This is a new fun class for any adults of any age to come and get fit to music using some tennis skills!

Saturdays:  2.00 – 3.00pm, “Mini- Murrays” (5 – 10 years) £7.50 per class, starting 3rd April.

Non- Club members are welcome to join these classes as “taster” sessions for a trial period.

For all coaching enquiries, please contact Judy on 07739 226883 or e-mail or contact the Club office.




The Club is situated in the centre of  the village of Hartley and is about seven miles from both Dartford and Gravesend.


PHONE     01474 702176 (OFFICE) / 01474 709030 (BAR)

ADDRESS    Culvey Close, Hartley, Kent, DA3 8BS



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