Social events

Next event: Christmas Cheese and Wine Party and Plum Pudding Races – 16 December 2017

With a packed social calendar, Putney Town takes its social life as seriously as its rowing with events throughout the year. The membership revels in the opportunity to come together at a club event and catch up with friends old and new!

From quiz nights and Oktoberfest to the Awards Dinner there is something for everyone

Listed below are some of the regular major socials that happen every year, with this years calendar on the right.

We also have regular club socials on a Thursday night, throughout the winter months after club circuits at 18:45 and 19:45.

Some of our events through the year are ticketed, don’t miss out and get your tickets at

2017/2018 Events


9 September – Senior Squad’s Starter BBQ

17 September – Hilda Mitchell Races

14 October – PTRC Oktoberfest (Ticketed Event)

28 October – Season Starter Party / L2R Party

16 December – Christmas Cheese & Wine Party & Plum Pudding Races


27 January – Burns Night (Ticketed Event)

17 March – Senior squads night out

24 March – University Boat Races

13 May – Ron Eggleton Cup

6 July – PTRC picnic @ Henley Royal Regatta

21 July – Annual Awards Dinner (Ticketed Event)

22 July – Annual General Meeting

4 August – Summer BBQ

January: Annual Burns Night Quiz

The famous PTRC Burns night quiz returns for its 257th appearance. A firm club favourite, test out your quizzing credentials against your fellow club members accompanied by a traditional burns night supper and an even more traditional dram of whiskey or two.

Burns Night does sell out so be sure to get your tickets early! Tickets can be brought here:

March: Spring Dinner

To celebrate the culmination of the winter season the Senior Squads and Masters Squads come together after their respective head races for our Spring dinner.

Rumour has it this yeah will have a fairground theme….. Tickets can be brought here:

March: University Boat Races

Located at the finish of the course, Putney Town’s club house offers one of the best locations to watch the race. One of the few days of the year that the club is open to the public, save yourself the frustration of fighting with the crowds to get a drink around Putney and Hammersmith and come and enjoy the race on the big screen with ample space and easy access to the bar then hop out a few minutes before the end to see the crews coming through the finish. Not to be missed!

July: PTRC@Henley Royal

On Friday of Henley Royal Regatta, Putney Town descends onto the riverbank outside the Barn Bar at Henley to enjoy an afternoon picnic, glass or two of Pimms and gentle rowing critique before ending the evening dancing the night away in the Barn Bar.  Blazers strictly optional!

July: Annual Awards Dinner

With Henley over and a summer of pot hunting to look forward to, we take a breath to look back on the season, our accomplishments, celebrate the club and present awards to those who have demonstrated outstanding achievement throughout the year both on and off the water.

A champagne reception, two course dinner and live band all set the atmosphere for the party of the year!

Tickets can be brought here:

August: Summer BBQ

Even if summer doesn’t always arrive, the summer BBQ is a firm fixture in the social calendar, with games, races and enough food to keep even the hungriest rowers happy. Definitely one for the family and the extended Putney Town family!

September: Hilda Mitchell Races

Restarted in 2014, we ignite a bit of local rivalry with our neighbours at Quintin Boat Club.  We stage three races (Men, Women and Masters) followed by a party hosted by one of the clubs.  In 2017 the party returns to Putney Town so expect a big one!

October: Season Starter Party

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October: PTRC does Oktoberfest

New to the calendar this year, we are bringing the flavour of Potsdam to PTRC. With a selection of local and German beer and food to suit all tastes, what more can you ask for from an evening.

Tickets can be brought here:

December: Pudding Races and Christmas Party

We kick off our Christmas celebrations with our annual Pudding races – where randomly selected crews are pulled from santa’s hat and raced outside the clubhouse in festive outfits.  What could go wrong!

We meet racing crews off the water with a steaming mug of glogg followed by  wine and cheese, it’s the perfect end to the year with Putney Town.