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Pub Club: For Men 55+

bar-209148_640Man over 55? Want to meet mates at the pub weekly?

Try Pub Club.

Friendly groups, no nonsense, just a good way to get out more and meet people. And a sneaky free half for first timers.  Not bad.

Call or email Jeff or Devon on 020 7231 7845 or at pubs@timeandtalents.org.uk for details, and come along to the next session – we’ll make sure you’re sorted.

Why do we do it?

It’s easy to end up with not much to do and nowhere to go as you get older, especially for men. Some of us just find we don’t socialise as much as we used to. So we decided to do something about it.

men-in-pub-3What do we do?

Well, it’s very much like going to the pub. In fact, it is going to the pub. We mostly talk, but we keep it interesting – maybe a bit of darts, a pub quiz, games, other stuff. Sometimes we invite people for a drink if we want to pick their brains. We’ve had health people come along for a swift half and a chat, people who can give advice, that kind of thing. But it really is just a group of guys in a pub.

Who pays for it?

You pay for your own drinks, and we’ll get a bit of food in for the group sometimes. The project is funded by health people at Guys and St Thomas’ Charity, because more doctors are recognising that older men get very isolated, and it’s bad for their health. Sorry to be serious, but you’re about 30% more likely to die early if you’re isolated. Which is a better reason than ever to go to the pub.

The big one: do you all get p*ssed?

Um, no. Landlords don’t like that much and neither do we. Everything in moderation, and if people get lairy we suggest they slow down a bit. Anyway hangovers are brutal over fifty.

Nobody has ever, once, got drunk at Pub Club.

Is everyone welcome?

Yes. If you’re a man and over 55 – up to any age – you’re in. It’s a friendly group – we’re always glad to see new people, that’s why we’re here. And we’re a real London mixture of people from all walks of life and backgrounds – inclusive, tolerant, diverse, and…

…So why is it only men?

You got us. For now, the project is focused men over 55. That’s because there are quite a lot of things out there for older people, but men don’t tend to go to them as much as women.  If you’re looking for things for older men and women together, try here – loads of stuff.

[Pssst. Want to set up a pub group for women? Get in touch with us at T&T.]

Any more questions? Drop us a line or give us a call.

Cheers!

Jeff and Devon.

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