The Worshipful Company of Butchers and City Livery Events

WCB Croquet Competition

Ever thought you needed a new outlet for your usually well-hidden competitive streak? Are you interested in bowls but don't fancy the uniforms? Croquet is for you! Join us on 31 July at the stunning Sussex Croquet Club, Brighton, for a fun family day out.

Join our WCB Croquet players for a fun family day out

The WCB Events and Engagement team invite you to the Inaugural Butchers croquet competition. If you ever imagined that croquet was the refuge of only those with time, money and a large garden, you were mistaken! Croquet is for everyone who is willing to have a go and can aim a ball roughly in the right direction.

Golf croquet is played in pairs and you will be playing 5 matches over the course of the day. Luckily the course is much shorter than the 18 holes you might be imagining and there are fewer hazards. There will be tea and coffee available on arrival, a BBQ lunch and afternoon tea and cakes - it is all rather civilised when not competing! There is also a pay bar available. Mallets & instruction will be supplied so please just arrive in comfortable clothes, appropriate for the great British seaside weather. 

This is intended to be a fellowship event so no experience required, but be reassured that there is a surprising amount of beginners luck to the game too! It is such a fun and surprisingly addictive game, played in beautifully kept surroundings of the club, who also play the host to the world championships. Hopefully with plenty of sunshine to enjoy as the competition hots up. 

Cost is £55 per player (spectators welcome at a discounted rate) and we only need 20 players to make this event viable and as an extra incentive, the highest finishing Liveryman pairing will go forward to represent the Butchers in next year’s hotly contested Inter Livery Event! 

If you are itching to join in the fun but don’t have a second player, fear not! Individual players will be paired before the day. Children and grandchildren welcome to play and the club have suggested 12+ years, but its proximity to the beautiful quiet shingle beach just across the road could be a wonderful way to make a day of it for those not able or wishing to join in the tournament. 

For more information, please contact Warden Steve Chick on 07801 675053 or email

Look forward to seeing you there.

Events details

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9.30am for 10am start
Sussex Croquet Club, Southwick, Brighton
Spectators welcome at discounted rate
£55 per player