Membership to Lake Yard Club

Join our Lake Yard Family

We are very proud of our club and love it when members bring their guests to us to relax and enjoy our unique setting, great food and welcoming service. We’re often asked about the whole ‘membership’ side of Lake Yard so hopefully this will answer a few questions…

How did the membership come about?

During the 1950s, the shipyard owners on the Lake Yard site sold part of the estate to the brewers Hall & Woodhouse for the construction of The Yachtsman. Upon the decision to add a bar facility at Lake Yard in 1996, an agreement was reached between the parties that one would be a pub and one would be a club hence Lake Yard Club and its membership.

Benefits of Membership

As a club member, you will benefit from between 10% and 20% discount on visitors prices on ALL food and drink. Our till system allows you to pay as you go, or charge your membership account with funds allowing you to enjoy your time at the Club without the worry of having change in your wallet! Statements are available on request from the office to see the activity on your account.

If you’ve been to Lake Yard before, you’ll remember the uninterrupted view of Poole Harbour – a view that not many people see thanks to our slightly off-the-beaten-track location. No noise of passing traffic, no busy pedestrianised walkways obstructing the view, just the club, our enviably located deck, a few masts and the water – perfect.

Lake Yard Club and the sense of secluded escapism enjoyed over breathtaking sunrises and sunsets is something very special. Come and be part of our magic.

We also put on a varied and social programme catering for all tastes & occasions.

The club is available for functions on request and only to members that have been with us for over 1 year. Please contact the office for more information on 01202 674531

How much does it cost?

Membership runs from January 1st – December 31st.

Single Annual Fee of £100

Everyone is going to pay the same amount for their membership. “One rule for all” – that sounds fair doesn’t it? Our new annual membership fee of £100 will entitle you to one card and this card can be used by you, your spouse or partner and your immediate family. You will have one account and one card with one address and one email linked to your account.

Single Membership Account

The card will be in one name but extra names/ cards can be added to the account for an additional fee of just £25 per person. We will add any extra name to your account and give that person their own card but remember you will only have the one membership account.

There will no longer be joint memberships or family membership.

Now we know that change can be hard and we know there are bound to be some questions, so if you are in anyway confused and need clarification, just drop us a line and we’ll do everything we can to smooth the path into our new system. We’ve still got some concessions available for mooring and marina customers – just ask and we’ll let you know if you qualify.

(Please note membership is not pro-rata’d throughout the year)

Who are our members?

Our membership reaches all ages, backgrounds and spans a large geographic area.

As a club we mean different things to different people…

Locals love Lake Yard as their ‘on the doorstep’ venue. Our marina & mooring customers start and end their day on the water here
For boat owning members, we’re a waterside cafe – pick up a mooring and come dine! For most, we’re the hidden gem of Poole Harbour – rich in heritage, taste and quirkiness.

Great! How do I sign up?

It is simple. Application forms are available in the clubhouse or downloadable here as a PDF.

New members & Existing members renewal form, click here to download

Download 2019 Club Membership Form Here:-


LakeYard Club Membership Form 2019

If you know a current member, put them down as a proposer. If not, don’t worry. Send your completed form in to us anyway and we’ll give you a quick call to introduce ourselves.

We love staying in touch and in these times of superfast technology email is by far the quickest and most effective way to make sure you stay up to date. We promise to keep your information private and we wont bombard you with emails. If you don’t have a computer, please tick the relevant box on the form.

Fill in the payment details at the bottom of the form, send this in and we’ll process your application.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Guidelines for Private Events  2019

Events and Functions at Lake Yard Club

We are a members club located in a prime position on the waters edge of Poole Harbour.

We have a small clubhouse with the ability to extend out with clear view marquees, seating a very maximum of 90 people.

Our kitchen is very small and struggles to cope with large numbers, and we always strive to keep the kitchen open for members to dine.

We will consider hosting your event, but the following conditions must apply:

  • You must be a Member of Lake Yard
  • Sole use of Lake Yard is not possible
  • Minimum cover charge will apply, dependent on event
  • Minimum charge is usually about £25 for a 2 course supper
  • Lake Yard has a very individual and unique style, any event will need to be in keeping.