The Club House offers a flexible indoor space for visitors and members attending sporting, business or social events.

The Clubhouse at Blackwell Meadows

Our clubhouse has excellent facilities to support both sporting and non-sporting events, and is available to book for private, business or recreational activities.

Within the clubhouse we have three main rooms each with a bar and flexible seating areas, we also have meeting rooms and office space which can be reserved on an ad hoc or repeat booking.

Access to the building and car parking

Entrance to the clubhouse is from the car park side of the building where we have extensive car parking.

The Tom Watson Club Room

As you enter the clubhouse from the pitch side we have the the Tom Watson club room and bar, with great views of the main pitch this room is available for hire for club members and public bookings.

Rugby match days

Open to members and spectators , the bar is open throughout the match serving food and refreshments such as bacon / sausage sandwiches, burgers chips, chilli.

Relax and watch the match or enjoy the atmosphere. viwe foorm pitch or sit in stands your choice.

Football match days

The Tom Watson room is open to spectators on match days, the bar is open before kick off and during half time. You are welcome to stay after the match unless the room is pre-booked for another function.

Lascelles Lounge – DRFC Members only on DFC match days

The Lascelles Lounge is a small private lounge, with seating for around 40 people and it's own bar area. It can be booked for both public and private events.

Furnished with sofas and tables, it provides a warm, relaxing space for more intimate groups including the MS Society, who book the room every second Tuesday of each month.

The Feetham Room

Situated on the first floor with excellent views over the main pitch, through full width windows, and externally, from the balcony. The Feetham room is used for hospitality events on match days, and can be booked for single or repeat bookings.

A large flexible space with it's own bar area, projector screen, tables and chairs which can be arranged to suit most applications. Darlington football academy currently use this room for classroom work Monday, Tuesday,  Thursday and Friday between 9am and 4pm.

The Bainbridge Room (Tarn Bainbridge)

The Bainbridge is a small board room style space, benefitting from full height windows over the our main pitch with access to the external balcony. This room is used by the club for private meetings and by the directors and their guests on matchdays.

The Bainbridge is available for bookings and is often used by local businesses and organistaions who want a room for private meetings, interviews or assessments. Our catering team can provide food and refreshments to suit.

Office space

In addition to our meeting rooms we also have additional office space in the building which are currently occupied by independant companies. If you are looking for office space please feel free to contact us and we will notify you if anything becomes available.

Alliance Medical

Telephone: 01325 369696
Alliance Medical are an independent provider of medical imaging services, working in close partnership with the local Clinical Commissioning Groups providing MRI scans to the communities of Darlington and it's surrounding areas.

Mobile MRI scanner at Blackwell Meadows

The mobile MRI scanner operates from inside a purpose built trailer that visits our site at Blackwell Meadows several times per week. Patients with appointments need to report to our reception, just inside the clubhouse, where they can relax prior to their appointment.

Feedback from patients about this service has been very positive, we have ample parking and the site is easy to access. Patients feel they are escaping the hospital environment and the possible delays caused by the need to use scanners for emergency cases.

Alliance Medical have a permanent office on site to provide a booking appointment service and a patient contact point for any queries.

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Telephone: 07535 454470

Sports massage therapy at Blackwell Meadows

Lynsey Hall is a VTCT Level 4 Sports massage therapist based within blackwell meadows.

Important information for parents, players and visitors

Boots and dirty kit is not allowed beyond the changing rooms.

Safeguarding. Access to changing rooms is strictly restricted to members of staff and coaching teams who will all have RFU DBS checks.

Club room bar opening times
Tuesday Open during and after training 6pm - 10pm
Thursday Open during and after training 6pm - 10pm
Match days rugby Open
Match days football Open noon - kick off & Half time
Friday Open 5pm to 8pm public access
Bookings call or email
Sarah Hall Assistant General Manager
Telephone 01325 36 37 77 | 07557 43 18 58
Catering & Refreshments
Blackwell Meadows bar tariff 2018
Blackwell Meadows Sample Menu 2018
Blackwell Meadows Sample Wedding Menu 2018
Bar / Club room The Tom Watson Room (capacity 150)
Lounge The Lascelles Lounge (capacity 40)
Function Room Feetham Function Room (capacity 100)
Meeting Rooms Bainbridge
Changing Rooms 10 plus rooms for officials