Are you a man over 55? Want to meet some new mates and have a chat at the pub weekly? Come along to our 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.

Why not come along and see what you think at our next session? We’ll make sure you’re sorted.

If you’re interested in finding out more about our Pub Club, just call John Mahoney on 020 7232 5663 or email him at johnmahoney@timeandtalents.org.uk.

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.

What 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 pretty much is just a group of guys in a pub.

Who pays for it?

You pay for your own drinks, and we’ll sometimes get a bit of food in for the group. The project is funded because more doctors are recognising that older men can get very isolated, and it’s really 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 come and join us at 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 start to get lairy we suggest they slow down a bit. Anyway, hangovers are brutal over fifty. No one needs one of those…

Nobody has ever got drunk at Pub Club, and we want to keep it that way.

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 – all-round good company.

So why is it only for men?

You got us. For now, the project is focused on 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 – we offer loads of good stuff.

Any more questions? Just send us an email or give us a call.

Cheers!