Social events

Putney Town takes its social life as seriously as its rowing and we have events throughout the year. Listed below are some of the regular major socials that happen every year, but other events are often arranged around major sporting occasions such as Rugby World Cup.

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


January: Burns Night Quiz

Come along for a few drinks with haggis, tatties and neeps, and our famous burns night quiz too.

March: Ladies & Men's Dinners

We come together after the respective men and women’s heads of the river to enjoy some food, drinks and general merriment to celebrate the culmination of the winter season.

April: The Cancer Research UK 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!

June/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 Dinner Dance

The annual event when we get to peel off our all-in-ones and dress up for the night to reflect on our accomplishments, celebrate the club and present awards to those who have demonstrated outstanding achievement throughout the year both on and off the water.

August: Summer BBQ

After a year off, the summer BBQ is back in 2017 with a BANG! Expect games galore and mountains of meat! Definitely one for the family and the extended Putney Town family!

September: Hilda Mitchell Races

Restarted in 2014, we challenge our neighbours at Quintin to a three- boat race 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

The now infamous season starter party celebrates the graduation from our Learn to Row programme and welcomes all of our new and returning members.  There’s always games galore and we quite often end up with a halloween theme!

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

2017 Events

11 Mar: Ladies Dinner

25 Mar: Men’s Dinner

2 Apr: The Cancer Research UK Boat Races

30 Jun: PTRC@Henley Royal

15 Jul: Dinner Dance

5 Aug: Summer BBQ

Sep (TBC): Hilda Mitchell Races

21 Oct: Season Starter Party

16 Dec: Christmas Party & Pudding Races