Guide on the Hornby Working Mens Club & MSA Inc

The Hornby Club is a modern, cosmopolitan venue which welcomes members and guests with its elegant ambiance. Located at 17 Carmen Road, Hornby 8042, Christchurch, it is a versatile spot where you can enjoy dishes, drinks, functions, sports and social activities. There is live music on a weekly basis.

Full membership is open to people over the age of 18. Moreover, junior membership is available to those between the ages of 16 and 17 years old as long as they have written approval from their parents. In addition to a collection of benefits, members can also enjoy the club’s shuttle service. Here is more about this social center and its amenities.

Food, Bar, Sports & The Pokies

The club provides a wide collection of amenities. They include the Club Cafe, the Chalmers Restaurant, the Main Bar and function rooms too. You can also find the Westview Lounge, sports and social activities as well.

The Chalmers Restaurant

Featuring elegant decoration and exquisite furnishings, the Chalmers Restaurant provides a reliable location for wining and dining. Capable of holding up to 220 people, it is ideal for families, groups, couples, singles and kids too. In addition to a menu of sumptuous dishes, the restaurant also hosts functions and events. It has accessories to make this possible such as fully functioning air conditioning, a screen, HDMI projector and cordless microphones.

The Main Bar

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Members, guests and visitors thoroughly enjoy this section of the club. With a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, patrons can enjoy their days or nights out here. The Main Club has seating for up to 400 people. Moreover, it combines leisure with sport. There are 28 big screen TVs showing a variety of SKY Sports and Trackside action too. As such, you can sip drinks and enjoy watching your favorite sports while having a bet at the great TAB.

The Pokies Games

The Hornby Club has all the best pokies for you to have a crack on, they have around 18 slot machines for punters.

The Function Rooms

Open to members and affiliated members from other New Zealand clubs, the Alpine Function room provides state of the art facilities for hosting events. You can hold your anniversary party, conference, wedding party and corporate meeting here. The resident professional chefs can perform catering for your event while the bar staff also present refreshments on request. You are welcome to bring along your own entertainment.

The club has function rooms such as the Alpine room with a capacity of 80, the All Sports room with a capacity of 450 and the Chalmers Restaurant with a capacity of 220 people. To book a room for your event, you can simply call 03 349 9026.

Sports and social activities

The Hornby Club provides a variety of sports for its members. There is a dedicated darts room, 6 snooker tables and 6 pool tables which you can play on and enjoy. Cricket, cribbage, euchre, golf and indoor bowls are also provided here. With other options such as rugby, table tennis and billiards, members can pick the most attractive sport to participate in.

About the Hornby Club

This social center was officially incorporated on 24th May 1956. Having began with a small membership of only 300 male locals, it has grown to a membership of 8,000 members today. The club has an official monogram featuring iconography from its humble beginnings. Having began as simply a space where the locals could gather, drink and eat in solidarity, the club has grown to a social complex with a host of amenities and investments too.

Joining the club

The process of joining the Hornby Club is straightforward. People can join in Full or Junior membership status. The cost of membership is $31 per year. To join, simply download an application form from their official website. After printing and filling it in, you can take it to the official headquarters of the club. There is also a rule book in the site as well.


The Hornby Club is a comprehensive venue with all social and meeting facilities under one roof. It is the hub of its neighborhood and has a rich, decorated history.

Club Hours


Phone 03 349 9026


Map and address

Hornby Working Mens Club & MSA Inc
17 Carmen Rd, Hornby, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand

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